I don't know how Oak Tree Press authors have time to Christmas shop or hang decorations—they all seem to be out there doing promotion! Looking for books to stuff your stocking or author-friendly sites for marketing? Ho, ho, ho, just check below!
TERRY AMBROSE, author of soon-to-be-published “License To Lie,” revealed the biggest challenge that he faces as a writer as well as his answer to the oft-asked question, "Which is most important, character or plot?"
He also participated in The Next Big Thing blog chain on his website at terryambrose.com on Tuesday. And, on Friday, was a guest on the Mystery Writing is Murder blog where he talked about the importance of "The Next Paragraph." mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com
You can listen to MARK BOUTON, author of the FBI thriller “The Sacrifice,” on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork/2012/11/15/book-discussion--host-fran-lewis-11-15-2012
http://johnbrantingham.blogspot.com He also has reviews up for OTP titles “A Midsummer Night's Gunfight” (by JASON HUNT); “Walk-In” (by HONORA FINKELSTEIN and SUSAN SMILY); and “Who's Got the Money?” (by MORGAN ST. JAMES and MEREDITH HOLLAND). And, if that wasn't ENOUGH, he just got word that is poetry book is going to be published with Moon Tide Press. He's not waiting 'til Christmas to celebrate!doing readings and meeting people face-to-face as part of the promotion process at
LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” will be at the holiday Boutique on Saturday from 10-4 at Del Obispo St, San Juan Capistrano. Over on her website she takes issue with plotting issues in recently read novels. http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com
MARTI COLVIN, author of “Blue Ice,” is being interviewed at http://romancingtheheartinterviews.blogspot.com/?zx=e9ed1d221282e2fa
Over on http://spunkyseniors.blogspot.com LESLEY DIEHL (“Dumpster Dying”) discusses what writers can learn from Agatha Christie and Dorothy Gilman about creating senior sleuths that last over the decades.
The TBR blog, hosted by Cate Masters, is a strong supporter of Oak Tree Press. This week she has an interview with WILLIAM DOONAN (“American Caliphate”) and TERRY AMBROSE. tbrtheblog.blogspot.com
Seven students in JOHN BRANTINGHAM'S creative writing class at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA, are combining their expertise to write a 50 page research paper on SUNNY FRAZIER'S thriller, “Fools Rush In.” This is a genre authors' dream come true.
MARJA MCGRAW, author of “Bogey Nights” and “Bogey's Ace in the Hole,” got a last minute invite to sell books at Santa's Hualapai Wonderland from 1:00-5:00 on December 1. It will be held at the Haulapai Mountain Park, Kingman, AZ.
Over on her blog, Marja finds you can learn something about writing while target shooting.
Who can keep up with MARILYN MEREDITH??? She's at three blogsites this week to talk about her Deputy Crabtree series and her Rocky Bluff police series.
BERYL REICHENBURG announces that her children's books are on sale at Hatch, an eco-gift shop in Monteclaire Village, Oakland; as well as Chaucer's Books in Santa Barbara. She blogs about sales outlets at http://berylreichenberg.com/godaddy.com/Blog/Blog.html
MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of Daddy’s Christmas Angel, talked about her writer’s journey to the Christopher Wren Society at the College of William and Mary. She read her short story at the Chesapeake Bay Writer’s Club All Stars competition. She had a book signing featuring A Rainbow for Christmas at the College of William and Mary Barnes & Noble store. Daddy’s Christmas Angel was featured on the front page of the Lifestyles section of the Tidewater Review. Monti was featured in an article in the Petersburg Progress Index.