Friday, July 26, 2013


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! July is coming to a close and August is almost upon us. Summer beach reading will soon be replaced by autumn and beyond that, snuggling in winter with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. I don’t know about you but I believe every time of year is a good time of year for an Oak Tree Press book! Be sure to check out our website,, for a complete list of all the great books we have available. But now, for your reading pleasure, our authors have news, book signings, launches, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…


JAMES CALLAN’s book, “A Ton of Gold,” is currently featured as the Mystery of the Month on Patricia Gligor's blog, at

Also, Patty Wiseman will feature “A Ton of Gold” on her Facebook Fan page for a week beginning Monday, July 29.

JAMES sure knows how to keep his books and his name in the spotlight.


TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie,” was busy this week with his columns on, where he posted an Interview with Daphne Award Winner Joanna Campbell Slan and information about Two Facebook 'Like' scams revealed. Always interesting reading on TERRY's column.

LESLEY DIEHL, author of "Grilled, Chilled and Killed" has a very nice review up on Kittling:Books. Cathy did the review and says, "good characters, good humor and good story." It doesn't get much better than that! See the whole review here:


SHARON A. MOORE, author of the upcoming “Mission: Impastable,” has a spot in the July-August issue of the Writers Tricks of the Trade Ezine. The ezine is published by OTP author MORGAN ST. JAMES, “Who’s Got the Money?” You can find SHARON’s mention on pages 15-18 of the following link:

AMY BENNETT is ready to launch her new book this weekend! On Saturday, July 27, Books, Etc., and independent book store in Ruidoso, NM will be hosting a book signing for my debut mystery novel, “End of the Road” (2012 winner of the Dark Oak Mystery contest) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  The bookstore is located at 2340 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345.
On Sunday, July 28, the official release party for “End of the Road” will be held at Noisy Water Winery, 2342 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM.  This event is a wine and cheese reception and is by invitation only (so anyone who might be visiting in the area and would like to attend can visit AMY’s website and request an invitation if space is still available!)  Guests will be offered samples of the winery’s award-winning Jo Mamma’s White sweet white wine which is mentioned in the novel!  Also, anyone who wishes to order signed copies of the book may order them from Noisy Water Winery (which happens to be her part-time employer!)

ROBERT WEIBEZAHL will sign copies of his new crime novel, The Dead Don’t Forget,” at Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, California, on Saturday, August 17 at 2 pm. The book features screenwriter Billy Winnekta, introduced in ROBERT's debut crime novel, The Wicket and the Dead. The new installment in the acclaimed mystery series once more finds the amateur detective reluctantly investigating a peculiar Hollywood crime. Barnes & Noble is located in the Westlake Promenade, 160 S. Westlake Blvd, Thousand Oaks, 805/446-2820.

P. J. NUNN, author of “Angel Killer,” has a whole week full of reviews, posts and blogs. Wow, she is one busy author! Be sure to check out all of the following links:

Monday, Aug 5-Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews,
Tuesday, Aug 6-Book Review at Miki’s Hope, 
Wed., Aug 7-Character Guest Post at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem,
Wed., Aug 7-Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook,
Thurs., Aug 8-Guest Blog at Inside BJ’s Head,
Friday, Aug 9-Guest Blog & Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook,
Friday, Aug 9-Book Feature at Tales of a Book Addict

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead,” wants you to visit her blog for a guest post by new author Kristen Elise, author of “The Vesuvius Isotope.” Just click this link:

While you are there, take a look at ILENE's biographies. I say biographies because she has two! An "official" bio and a "real" bio and I will tell you they are fabulous. And they are very impressive!

JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” tells us that on his blog this week, he describes the beginning of his journey to the Isle of Wind, a tale with a hero, a princess, and a Giant named Clobber! Check it out:

JOHN also posted a piece on the Oak Tree Press blog, bragging (his word, not mine!) about his forthcoming mystery. For a joyous bit of BSP, visit

SUNNY FRAZIER, author of “Fools Rush In,” has a blog over at Buried Under Books. The blog is on the Virtue of Being a Quitter.

The following is a quote from the post that I absolutely loved! Be sure to click the link above and read the whole article. ~"The optimist blindly believes that when one door closes another door opens. Maybe. Failing that, I’m not adverse to jimmying the lock to check out what’s on the other side. It’s only a misdemeanor."...Sunny Frazier

DAC CROSSLEY, author of “Guns Across the Rio,” has a sunny blog to share. He says the sunshine today reminded him of an afternoon spent long ago, when his world was much simpler and the future stretched off into the distance. He invites you to read his blog and also gives relaxed summer wishes to all.

J. L. GREGER, author of “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight,” is doing a guest blog titled “Are your writing problems: wine, waste paper, or manure?” at Marilyn Meredith’s Musings on July 30.
I cannot wait to read this one! Mark your calendars!

That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Weekly Round-Up as much as I enjoy posting it for you.
As always, if you have something you would like to submit to the Round-Up, send me an email at Big or small, old or new. I would like to keep our corral full of news! Comments, questions or suggestions are welcome too.
Have a great weekend, everyone.~ Suzi

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

Excellent job as usual!

Eileen Obser said...

Thanks for this, Suzi. Lots of good information once again.

Bookworm said...

Thank you! Thank you very much! :o)