Friday, April 26, 2013


Several of our newest authors are garnering attention for their book releases. Check out the Northeast Texas Writers' Conference and see who wrote a script on the history of jazz. The juke joint is jumping over at the Weekly Round-Up!

RICHARD MARRANCA, has been getting some love for “Dragon Sutra in the Community College Humanities Association spring newsletter with an article about his book release. An article about the book release appeared in “Visions,” a local newspaper and the New Jersey Chapter of Fulbright announced the release. At the New Jersey College English Association conference in March, a signed copy of the book was raffled off. Kudos!

OTP Publisher, Billie Johnson, is delighted with the cover of about-to-be-released novel, “Mariachi Murder,” written by D. R. RANSDELL. The cover is set against the backdrop of a golden sunset...steamy!

HELEN OSTERMAN, author of the Emma Winberry Mystery series, was on two panels at The Midwest Mystery Showcase in Waukesha WI on Sat. April 21 at Martha Merrill's Books.The newest in Helen's series is "Locked Within," coming soon from OTP.


ROBERT WEIBEZAHL, author of “The Dead Don't Forget,” is featured on in Rockville Centre, NY:

ROBERT was also featured on Ventura County (CA) Conejo Vallley Guide:

Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, JAMES CALLAN will be at the Northeast Texas Writers' Conference selling his books, including the two 2013 books from Oak Tree Press: his latest mystery, “A Ton of Gold” and his booklet on character development, “Character: The Heartbeat of the Novel.”

NAN MAHON, author of soon to be re-published “Blind Buddy and Mojo's Blues Band,” has written the script for a musical journey from the past of an original American art form. History of the Blues will be presented at the Sheldon High School Performing Arts Theater, April 27 at 7 p.m. The show is made possible by a grant from the City of Elk Grove Committee for the Arts, Elk Grove, CA. Both professional and student musicians will be under the direction of producer, bandleader Gary Mendoza. This will be a performance that will rock the house in the style of those who came before them in the juke joints and cabarets of the past.


JIM CALLAN, author of  “A Ton of Gold,” gave an interview via his protagonist in Cleansed by Fire” over at:

He was also interviewed by Dawn Roberto at Dawn's Reading Nook:

On his own blog, Jim interviews Vanessa Riley on platform building:

JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” offers writers some ideas for mining our pasts in search of story material.
Have a look:

LESLEY DIEHL, author of “Dumpster Dying” and “Chilled, Grilled and Killed,” is hosting JANET GREGER on April 28 to talk about the psychology of losing weight and creating a murder mystery in her newest release Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight.”

MARJA MCGRAW, author of the Bogey series, is reposting from an earlier Oak Tree blog about how awkward moments can inspire a mystery;

MARILYN MEREDITH (“Dangerous Impulses”) talks about some of the things she does to promote her books:
She also explains why not everyone should write a book:

CHRIS SWINNEY, author of soon-to-be-published “Gray Ghost” talks about “Uncatchy Phrases.”

1 comment:

Augie said...

Thanks Sunny for taking the time to keep us updated on Oak Tree Press. Augie