Friday, March 1, 2013

THE FRIDAY ROUND-UP


Publisher Billie Johnson is back from the Puerto Vallarta Writers' Conference where she met OTP authors DOUG DANIELSON and JIM CALLAN for the first time. Doug launched his next seaworthy mystery, “Sea-Duction,” and Jim his contemporary Western mystery, “A Ton of Gold.” The weather in Mexico is exceptional this time of year, but poor Billie came back to yet another storm waiting for her in the Midwest. Fingers crossed for spring.
Back on the homefront, OTP authors stayed busy with blogs, booksignings, newspaper interviews, , giving speeches, winning awards and recovering from a Southern California literary festival. Whew!   

Political corruption, real estate payoffs—and murder? TERRY AMBROSE, author of  “License To Lie,” interviews WENDY GAGER and discusses her latest Mitch Malone mystery “A Case of Volatile Deeds.”

New Orleans author HOLLI CASTILLO, author of  “Gumbo Justice” and “Jambalaya Justice” is now listed at Stop You're Killing Me under new additions for February. The site lists author name, character and book titles, with links to the author's website and Amazon links to buy the book(s). Time to climb on board this “killer” website!

MARTA CHAUSEE launched “Murder's Last Resort” at the San Gabriel Literary Festival and many Oak Tree authors were there to enjoy her special moment. For photos and more on the event, check out her blog:   


Also, he made Kristen Elise giggle with the “novel” ideas he discarded in a piece posted on Murder Lab (we're loving that site!):

SUNNY FRAZIER (“Fools Rush In,” and “Where Angels Fear”) and OAK TREE PRESS got a shout-out from Julie Luek on her blog Write In the Thick of Things. She urges authors to let their light shine when platform building: 



CINDY LADAGE and JANE AUMANN (“My Name Is Huber”) have a “Meet the Authors” event tomorrow (March 2) from 12-2 at The Sly Fox in Virden, Illinois. They also scored an interview in the Charleston, Ill. Newspaper. Way to go!

Another book launched at the San Gabriel Literary Festival was MARILYN MEREDITH's latest Rocky Bluff P.D. novel, “Dangerous Impulses.” You can see the great cover and hear what's next for Marilyn over at her “Musings.”

Overachiever of the week is Rabbi ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of  “Unleavened Dead.” This week, she spoke at the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment in Philly. Next week, March 6, she'll be giving a talk at the Book Club at 7:30 at Congregation Beth Tikvah, Marlton, NJ. Then she's moderating a panel discussion with members of the NJ Authors Network, on the topic "I've finished my manuscript; now what?" at the Evesham Township Library in Marlton.
The cherry on the sundae? A great review from Davida Chazan

18 comments:

Julie Luek said...

So great to see all the wonderful covers and all the areas you authors are getting the word out!

Sunny Frazier said...

We love giving you a shout-out, Julie. Thank you for your support.

Douglas Danielson said...

It was fun to finally get to meet Billie Johnson. She smuggled books down in her luggage so Jim Callan and I could have a great “International Book Launch.” Thanks, Billie!

Cora said...

Puerta Vallarta in winter. How envious I am! Great looking bunch of books being offered right now.

Jim Callan said...

Billie also brought down copies of CHARACTER: THE HEARTBEAT OF THE NOVEL, a newly released book from Oak Tree Press on how to make memorable characters. It was my first look at it, after turning it over to OTP to publish. Fortunately, Billie got the green light at customs and they didn't look in her luggage.

don helin said...

Hi Sunny: Looks like a great selection of books. Keep up the great work. Don

Anonymous said...

I feel so privileged to have spent time with Sunny at the San Gabriel Literary Festival, where I also met John Brantingham and a bunch of amazing Oak Tree authors, then traveled to Puerto Vallarta for the annual conference. There I met up with Jim Callan and Doug Danielson (not for the first time)...and with Billie Johnson herself! I'm still recuperating from traveling and networking and have lots of new books to read. March is Reading Month for me, for sure.

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Joe Nowlan said...

Glad you had a great trip, Billie. Welcome back!

marta chausée said...

Has been a glorious time to be alive and be an OTP author! Thank you as always, Sunny and Billie. xoxox Marta

Terry Ambrose said...

Back from a Kiwanis convention in beautiful downtown Burbank...crazy weekend and I'm just catching up. Thanks Billie and Sunny for the roundup!

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I'm on the verge of hopefully joining the OTP family and Wow - are these people busy! Everywhere I look an author is out there promoting. Sunny told me, in no uncertain terms, that being involved was getting involved - when you finally get a book out the work triples. As I read about OTP's authors exploits I see exactly what she means - a whole new demanding, exciting world beyond the writing of the book, Can't wait.

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