Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Round-Up for June 14, 2013

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone. Let me take a moment to thank SUNNY FRAZIER for giving me the opportunity to do this very important job. I also have to give her a pat on the back because you Oak Tree Press authors have a LOT going on! It has been quite an eye opener to compile all of the information this week. I hope I can continue to do as fine of a job as she has been doing. Please send me all of your happenings, big or small. If I miss a beat please let me know, you can reach me, SUZI YAZELL, at Also, here is a picture of me, so you all can put a face to my name...I guess that is appropriate since I have been corresponding with you for almost two years! With that said, on to the Round-Up!

MARILYN MEREDITH has received many 5 star reviews on Amazon for “Angel Lost” the 7th book in her Rocky Bluff P. D. series. Reading through these reviews, it seems that her entire series is a huge hit! LORNA COLLINS, OTP author of “Ghost Writer” says it is the best of the series – so far. Way to go, Marilyn!


ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” has a very nice review by Denise Zendel. Click the following link to give it a look:


CHRIS KULLSTROEM, author of "Deadly Roles," continues her series of seminars. The latest being,"Drawn to the Dark: The Social Benefits of Halloween.” Her website is

OTP would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to JOHN M. WILLS, author of the upcoming novel “The Year Without Christmas.” John would like to announce the launch of his blog which is dedicated to writing and related matters. I took a peek at his blog and it looks great! Welcome to the OTP family, John.

On June 13, JAMES CALLAN, author of "A Ton of Gold" had an interview on Paul Western-Pittard's site, "That Thing I Said." I took a look at the site, which is wonderful, but James' interview isn't posted yet. Please keep an eye out for it at:

On June 17, JAMES will have an interview as author of "Character: The Heartbeat of the Novel" on Mary Lou Writes at
Also on June 17, he will have an interview on Heidi Glick's blog. Wow, James, you have been busy!

MARJA MCGRAW, author of The Bogey series, is featured on the Kittling: Books, Your Scene of the Crime blog. It’s an in-depth interview with great questions. Please take a look at the following link:
Cathy at Kittling:Books also read and reviewed “Bogey Nights.” She said that she really enjoyed the book. Here is a separate link for that review:

BERYL REICHENBERG, children's picture book author, has two new books published by Oak Tree Press. "When Caterpillars Dream" and "Butterfly Girls" are both about Monarch Butterflies. Told in a fantasy format, these books include many facts about Monarchs and their migration patterns. They will delight children ages three to seven. Both books are now available through Oak Tree Press. Just look at these covers, so colorful, I think they are fabulous!

MIKE BEFELER, author of “The V V Agency,” gets a nice mention on the Boulder Bookshelf website


SUNNY FRAZIER, author of "Fools Rush In" has an interview over at Maria Ruiz' site on how a book goes from submission to production. Check out the following link:

ROBERT WEIBEZAHL, author of the just released "The Dead Don't Forget," offers copies of his book to two lucky winners at a Good Reads Giveaway. The contest runs until June 25.

Students from a local school went to visit Miss Liberty recently. Everyone received a "Liberty's Legion" lapel pin. “By joining Liberty's Legion, they will wear these pins on their own summer vacations and, as a band of ambassadors, just like Liberty, will encourage friends, relatives, and fellow travelers to come to Taylorville and view ‘the world's only statue of Abe Lincoln and a pig,’” said CAROL ALEXANDER. Carol's book, "The Big Squeal" is going to be available as paperback soon and is getting a lot of attention. The photo below is of the real Miss Liberty being visited by the children.


On June 15, J. L. GREGER and her canine companion, Bug, will be doing a question and answer period on J. L.'s OTP books, "Coming Flu" and "Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight" at the Menaul Book Exchange (9409 Menaul Blvd., Albuquerque).


 On Wednesday, June 19, WENDY GAGER, author of The Mitch Malone series, and three other local authors talk about our road to publishing at the Newaygo Area District Library at 6:30 p.m. in Newaygo, Michigan. For details, go to:

BERYL REICHENBURG, author of children's books, will be at the Coalesce Bookstore on Main Street in Morro Bay, CA on Saturday, June 22 from 2 pm to 4 pm to sign her Wildlife Series books, “Wild Africa, Elephant Families in the Wild,” “Wild Hippos” and “Backyard Birds.” She will also be demonstrating how to fold accordion books to children. Drop by and join the fun! 


JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of  “Mann of War,” is downsizing his living space to open up space for more adventures:

On June 20, J. L. GREGER, "Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight," will be the guest blogger on the TBR blog. Her title is "Why is dieting like solving a murder?"

JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” wonders about how "historical" a historical novel has to be, on his blog this week. How far back in time do you need to set the story? check it out:

DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy, has a blog post about chigger mites. Also, old favorites of Dac's; the topic of his dissertation and his renewed interest at the Museum. But right now - when will chiggers appear? Let him know, if you would!

What stops writers from entering writing contests? Afraid of competition or is there something more at stake? SUNNY FRAZIER can't help but wonder--and write about the conundrum.

Also, here is a link to SUNNY's monthly blog for Novel Spaces. I love her title: Is that a cowlick in your bangs or are you just happy to see me?! Check it out, it is a great read:

JAMES CALLAN, author of “A Ton of Gold,” had a guest blog titled, "Quiet Time is Quite Important" on www.venturegalleries,com.

That wraps up the Round-Up! Our Oak Tree Press Authors are busy, busy, busy! Be sure to share the link to our blog so we can get the word out on our awesome authors and everything they have been doing. Have a great weekend everyone :)


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

Good job, Suzy!

Billie Johnson said...

Suzi! I am impressed! Nicely done!

Billie Johnson, Publisher

Beryl Reichenberg said...

I think we all are impressed. Thanks, Suzi in keeping this part of OTP's blog going. Beryl

Sunny Frazier said...

Excellent job! And, it was fun to finally "see" you!

Bookworm said...

Thank you all for the nice comments! Makes it all worthwhile :) said...

Great to "see" you here, Suzi. I look forward to more of your weekly round-ups.

Yana Olson said...

Great job...Suzi i am impress...!!

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