Friday, November 23, 2012


While we're all recovering from turkey and pumpkin pie overload, a troop of OTP authors gathered at their prospective blog sites to confess why they became writers. Also, the rabbi is playing Blog Tag, the professor has another “vlog” up, and Sally sips Mai Tais by the cyber seashore. All that and more on the Friday Round-Up!

WHY I BECAME A WRITER was the topic de jour for Thanksgiving Day. You can see OTP authors' responses at these websites:


TERRY AMBROSE, author of soon-to-be-published “License To Lie,” participated in the Read Local - San Diego booth to help promote literacy in San Diego

MARK BOUTON, author of  the FBI thriller “The Sacrifice,”spoke to members of the Farmer's Union in Wheaton, KS, on 11/19/12, where he discussed his FBI career and his writing.

JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of the soon to be published “Mann of War,” has a video blog up on growing up in Los Angeles.

He also discusses how writing a mystery is akin to writing a sonnet at Novel Spaces:

Who would SALLY CARPENTER like to sip Mai Tais with on Waikiki Beach? Find out over at Life's a Beach 

No sunscreen needed!
BOB CAWLEY'S book, “Components of Murder” and “Who's Got the Money?” by MORGAN ST. JAMES and MEREDITH HOLLAND got shout-outs in the Las Vegas Review Journal as two of the Southern Nevada-Centric books now on the market.

CAROL CRIGGER received a review for “Three Seconds to Thunder” in the Spokane Coeur D'lane Living online magazine. She also has a futuristic fantasy out by Amber Quill Press.

DENNIS GRIFFIN, author of “Vegas Vixen,” has a video interview posted on You Tube:

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” wants to know what you're thankful for this year.

Too much turkey? Then find out Who Killed Tom Turkey over at MARJA MCGRAW'S blog:

RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” (and in the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame) talks about her misadventures in researching with the Dames of Dialogue:
Rabbi ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of the just-now--published “Unleavened Dead, is playing Blog Tag with other authors to talk about “My Next Big Thing.” 

MORGAN ST. JAMES and MEREDITH HOLLAND, authors of  “Who's Got the Money?” are pleased to announce they are finalists in the 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards.


Cora said...

Definitely a fun blog hop today.

Terry Ambrose said...

Definitely an interesting concept! I might have to try it if it happens again.

Morgan St. James said...

Thanks for keeping people up-to-date on all of the great things happening for Oak Tree Press books and authors. Sunny, you are one of the hardest-working people I know in the industry.

Proud to be part of the family!

Sunny Frazier said...

Back atcha, Morgan!

C.L. Swinney said...

Excellent Round-Up Sunny. The stuff you do is in the trenches work-necessary and difficult. But you never give up and you always put out amazing blog material. Thank you so much for your diligence. Now, on a lighter note, I've got to wipe off my UC grime to take a real decent photo for the cover of my upcoming book, Gray Ghost. This ought to be interesting.....