Friday, July 5, 2013


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone. I hope you all had a nice holiday. Oak Tree Press is on the move to California. Billie is on her way across the country with her daughter, Kiersten. She will get there just in time to go to the PSWA conference in Las Vegas. Take some time to relax when you get there, Billie! Meanwhile, back on the ranch, Oak Tree Press has news to share from our authors.
BERYL REICHENBERG, children's picture Book author, has revised her brochure detailing all five of the books currently published by Oak Tree Press, including her most recent books: “When Caterpillars Dream” and “Butterfly Girls.” These brochures are available at all her sales outlets, distributed at events and used as part of her promotional packet. Website:
New reviews have been posted on her website. CINDY LADAGE (“My Name is Huber”) calls "Butterfuly Girls" "a feast for the eyes and a joy for the mind," saying "This children's book introduces children to the world of butterflies in an educational and creative way." 

“Butterfly Kisses ignite powers of flight in two little girls, who celebrate summer with a winged friend name Beauty. Vibrant pictures capture joyous interludes between the adventurous girls and dancing Monarchs.  Gentle insights tug at the heart as one season’s ending promises new beginnings. Young children will marvel at the fantasy while other readers will be surprised at the emotional impact.” – CAROL ALEXANDER, Co-author of “The Big Squeal” with Liberty the Pig and keeper of Friendship Garden, a sanctuary for butterflies.

And here is a nice review of “When Caterpillars Dream:” “Exquisite imagery and purposeful prose trace the miraculous journey of these floating wonders. Finally, I understand the mysterious life of Monarch butterflies, from unwrapping chrysalis to mighty athlete. This literary flight of fancy will captivate children and transport adults.” – CAROL ALEXANDER, Co-author of “The Big Squeal” with Liberty the Pig and winner of the Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting awarded by the national Education Writers Association.

A few weeks ago, we told you that HELEN OSTERMAN, author of “Locked Within,” had entered a contest with her story “The Night I Became Audrey Hepburn.” She won! Congratulations Helen! The contest was held by Midlife Collage, see the Winner's Circle page for details.

RADINE TREES NEHRING, “A Fair to Remember” has a very nice interview up at Your Scene of the Crime blog. Also, there is a review of her book on the same site. Here is the link so you can take a look:

EILEEN OBSER, author of the upcoming memoir “Only You,” would like to share her website with you. As a writer, teacher, and an editor, her website is full of good reading. EILEEN will also be doing a book for OTP on Memoir Writing. More details coming soon. Check out her website: 


CAROL ALEXANDER, "The Big Squeal," will be having the children from the Summer Reading Program in Taylorville, IL come to her home to meet MISS LIBERTY on July 17th . They will be having a snack of Pigs in Blankets, of course! If you haven't caught word of this book, it is simply delightful! "The Big Squeal" and all of these Oak Tree Press books are available at

AMY BENNETT is ready to launch her new book! On Saturday, July 27, Books, Etc., and independent book store in Ruidoso, NM will be hosting a book signing for her 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!)

HELEN OSTERMAN will be at the American Library Association Convention on Sat. July 29 at the Sisters in Crime booth. Mark your calendars! She will be handing out postcards and book marks for her new title, “Locked Within” which is the 5th in the Emma Winberry Series. Helen has a nice webpage:


CAROL CRIGGER, author of the China Bohannon western mystery series, has a guest blog at SunSpot with Meg Mims. Carol's books include, "One Foot on the Edge," "Two Feet Below" and "Three Seconds to Thunder." I love those titles! Be sure to read the interview. Follow this link:

From June 30-July 6, J.L. GREGER, “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight,” will be the guest on Pat Gilgor's Getting to Know You Blog. Check out this blog and get to know J.L. (and her dog, Bug!) What a great blog Pat has. I seen alot of familiar names there.

DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy, always has news to share on his blog. Oak Tree Press will be publishing three books of DAC's. "Guns Across the Rio," "Return of the Texas Ranger" and "Revenge of the Texas Ranger." More information coming soon! Here is the link to Dac's blog:

JOHN DANIEL, “Behind the Redwood Door” blogs this week with a tribute to his favorite writer, born 100 years ago. JOHN hopes you'll stop by:

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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1 comment:

Beryl Reichenberg said...

I hope the kids enjoy their pigs in a blanket, Carol. Beryl