Friday, September 28, 2012


A golden nugget in this week's Round-Up is info of a paying market for Western short stories. There's an ode to Pennsylvania and an announcement for October's blurb fest: paranormal authors. Find more buried treasures for savvy authors in the Round-Up.

 JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of the soon to be published “Mann of War,” interviews Morgan St. James over at 

STEPHEN BRAYTON, author of the newly-released “Alpha,” discusses author reactions to critiques.

SALLY CARPENTER, author of “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper,” won a copy of “Gift of the Bouda” by Richard Farnsworh at the Big ARC Giveaway over at Buried Under Books:

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” hosts Marilyn Meredith over at 

LESLEY DIEHL, author of “Dumpster Dying,” compares cows to publishing (???): 

WILLIAM DOONAN (“American Caliphate”) asks “How much of an god are you?” 

 JOHN LINDERMUTH announced that “Fallen From Grace” and several other of his novels have found a home on the shelves of the Laurel, MD, Public Library. What an honor!
John also pens an ode to Pennsylvania at His story, “The Tempting of Tommy” is podcast over at Tales of the Old West. This is a paying venue, so dust off those Westerns, folks! 

MARJA MCGRAW, author of “Bogey Nights” and “Bogey's Ace in the Hole,” hosts Marilyn Meredith, who talks about what happens when a river floods (and a bit more): 

 More stops on MARILYN MEREDITH's “Raging Waters” blog tour: 

RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” will be signing at Steve's Books in Tulsa, OK, from 1-3 pm. on Oct 6. On Oct. 7, Radine takes part in the Fall Festival at Hobbs State Park in the visitors center from 1-4 pm.

MARY MONTAGUE SIKES spoke last Sunday at the “Meet the Author” book fair at the West Point Branch Library in Virginia. The Civil War was the theme, a tie in with Monti's book, “A Rainbow For Christmas.”

 MORGAN ST. JAMES has a You Tube trailer up for “Who's Got the Money” at http://youtube/TtF_k8NBYDY or direct link 

 BERYL REICHENBURG will be signing her children's book “The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake” on Sept.29 from 2-4 at Coalesce bookstore in Morro Bay, CA.

Oak Tree authors made a fine showing at the all-genre blurbfest over at TBR.

Authors and the books they blurbed were: HOLLI CASTILLO: “Jambalaya Justice”

CAROL CRIGGER: “Three Seconds to Thunder”
LESLEY DIEHL: “Dumpster Dying”
WILLIAM DOONAN: “American Caliphate”

JACK EVERETTE and DAVID COLES: “The Back of Beyond”
SUNNY FRAZIER: “Where Angels Fear”
 JOHN LINDERMUTH: “Practice To Deceive”

 MORGAN ST. JAMES: “Who's Got the Money?”
In Oct. the blurbfest is for paranormal authors.


C.K.Crigger said...

Great Roundup as usual, Sunny and Billie. I love this feature on the blog!

donna morang said...

Sunny, I'd like your help finding the Western writing contest. I swear I looked high and low for it. Gracias!

Sunny Frazier said...

The site and submission guidelines are at

I'm thinking about entering a story as well. Their idea of a "Western" is pretty broad.