Friday, April 12, 2013


Welcome to the weekly round-up everyone!

It's an Oak Tree Press reunion in July! Meeting in Vegas for the Public Safety Writers Conference are
LORNA COLLINS, ILENE SCHNEIDER, JANET GREGER, SUSAN VONDRAK, CHRIS SWINNEY, MARTA CHAUSEE, publisher BILLIE JOHNSON, acquisition editor SUNNY FRAZIER and conference organizer MARILYLN MEREDITH. More OTP authors will be coming and will be mentioned in next weeks round-up. The event happens from July 11-14. This is the place network with retired and active duty law enforcement types, plus there are contests for published, unpublished, short stories and articles.

MARILYN MEREDITH announced that  her latest Rocky Bluff PD mystery is up on Kindle.

Kids books are featured on Houston Style Magazine. You can see a review for "My Name is Huber" a story of a very old tractor by JANE AUMANN and CINDY LADAGE.

There is also a review for "The Big Squeal" by CAROL ALEXANDER. A delightful read about a pig with ties to Abraham Lincoln.


Children's book author BERYL REICHENBERG will teach a class for school aged children on Tuesday, April 16, at 3:30 at the Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria, CA. She shows how to make folded book forms and write stories, where story ideas come from and basic story format. The children will then have an opportunity to write and illustrate their own stories in their newly made books.

Over at an online site called Talking Points Memo, an Amazon ad was spotted for MARY MONTAGUE SIKES“Williamsburg Inn,” one of a series of hotel books by the author. Great product placement! 

Mary Montague Sikes is a guest on The Edible Bookshelf and on Terry Odell’s blog this week. She is promoting her novel, Night Watch, set in Trinidad. Here are the blog links:

She is also participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge and is creating a painting a day for the month of April. Some of the paintings relate to her books. Please visit her when you can at and follow the progress of her paintings.

ENE SCHNEIDER, author of "Unleavened Dead" is interviewed at Make Mine Mystery.

Over at Night Owl Reviews, MARTA CHAUSEE received a terrific one for  “Murder's Last Resort.”  

SUNNY FRAZIER, author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries, did a video interview for Kings River Life:



JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of  “Mann of War,” writes about the best and worst cars in detective fiction over at Venture Galleries:

In honor of April Fool’s Day, JOHN DANIEL (“Behind the Redwood Door”) writers to in 99-word stories with the theme “The Joke’s On Me.” See what they came up with:

How's that e-book experiment going, WILLIAM DOONAN? Check out the progress at Novel Spaces:  Doonan

MARJA MCGRAW, author of the Bogey series, blogs about errors in books:

Marja also has an interview with Jean Henry Mead

MARILYN MEREDITH “Dangerous Impulses” is answering questions over at Dawn's Reading Nook:
Marilyn also confesses what it really means to be an author:


Sharon Arthur Moore said...

I signed up for the PSWA Conference, too! I can't wait to meet all of you! Sharon Arthur Moore (newbie OTP author)

James R. (Jim) Callan said...

What an active group. Glad to see you're doing a book signing, Doug, before you head back to PV. And the rest of you, if you haven't seen Sunny's video interview, you should take 5 minutes to watch it. Congratulations, Sunny.

Sunny Frazier said...

Sharon, that's great! I'm mega curious to meet you. People, this woman runs circles around me in marketing.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Mike Black is another OTP author who will be there.

Eileen Obser said...

Always a pleasure to read through this each weekend. So glad to see your interview, Sunny. Next best thing to meeting up with you in person.

William Doonan said...

This is always inspiring to read. I'm impressed by how active this community is.