Friday, August 16, 2013


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Thank you for dropping in. Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. 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, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…

TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie,” has read and reviewed fellow OTP author CHRIS SWINNEY’s debut novel “Gray Ghost.” Read the review here:

TERRY also recently interviewed Edgar-award winner Chris Pavone how winning the award has affected his writing. The interview can be found at

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” would like to share what Michelle Perin, Chairperson of the Public Safety Writers Association Writing Contest, had to say about her book. Judge’s Comments: What a wonderful story. Although I didn’t know many of the words and the customs weaved into this novel, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by learning them. I felt pulled into a whole new world. The plot was interesting and the characters unique. I liked this story from the beginning to the end.

JACKIE TAYLOR ZORTMAN, author of “We Are Different Now,” has been featured on the Compassionate Friends Facebook page. JACKIE tells me they allow authors to do this one time only. They have 660 chapters in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam offering help to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members during the grieving process after a child has died.

More than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened. They will decide in the fall if “We Are Different Now” will be carried in Centering Corporation, their official bookstore and North America's oldest and largest bereavement center carrying over 400 resources for grieving families. Congratulations on this great feature, JACKIE. And good luck!

BERYL REICHENBERG’s children's picture book "Ants on a Log" has been reviewed by They call the book "charming and engaging" and note that it is "A great book about Jack the Rabbit who won’t eat vegetables until he eats “Ants on a Log” at school and finds it delicious. Gradually his mother persuades him that vegetables can be tasty. Do you have a child that isn’t in to vegetables? Maybe this little book can help."


ROBERT WEIBEZAHL will sign copies of his new crime novel, The Dead Don’t Forget,” at Barnes & Noble in Thousand Oaks, California, tomorrow, August 17 at 2:00 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.

BERYL REICHENBERG has two events tomorrow, August 17, 2013 at the Curious Cup Bookstore, 929 Linden Ave in downtown Carpinteria, CA.

From 11:00 am to 12 noon she will be teaching a class about the publishing industry and talking about how to publish your own book.

This class is for budding authors and parents who wish to learn how to self-publish stories written by their children.

From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the same location, she will be signing and talking about butterflies and her two new children's stories, “Butterfly Girls” and “When Caterpillars Dream.”

CAROL ALEXANDER, author of “The Big Squeal” and MISS LIBERTY the pig will be at the Illinois State Fair at the Looking for Lincoln display. Come and see a life size replica of the only statue in the world of Abe Lincoln and a pig. Be sure to rub Liberty the pig’s nose for good luck! This is the namesake for MISS LIBERTY, who helped CAROL write “The Big Squeal.” The fair runs through Sunday, August 18, 2013.

BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher and CORA RAMOS, author of “Dance the Dream Awake” will be attending the Yosemite Romance Writers of America (RMA) this Saturday, August 17, 2013. "Dance the Dream Awake" is our featured book of the week on the OTP blog.

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” will have a book sale and signing at the Paperback Exchange, 703 ½ 9th Ave., Belmar, NJ on August 18 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.

ILENE will also be attending Killer Nashville August 23rd - 25th in Nashville, TN. Her panels include: Friday, August 23rd, 10:10 am - 11:40 am, “Hardboiled Heroines and Feisty Female Sleuths/Strong Female Protagonists;” and on Saturday, August 24th, 11:20 am - 12:20 pm, “Fiction on the Fringes: Writing about Other Cultures, Closed Societies and Countercultures.”


HELEN OSTERMAN, author of “Locked Within” is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st to be on Morgan Bailey’s Author Spotlight. Mark your calendars, HELEN is always a delight!

DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy, invites you to last Sunday evenings’ blog It's about A Question of Numbers at:

JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” says few words about his favorite publisher. It just so happens, it is his wife!

P.J. NUNN, author of “Angel Killer” has a busy schedule this week. Catch her if you can!
Monday, August 19 – Book Featured at Books R Us
Wednesday, August 21 – Book Featured at Confessions of a Reader
Thursday, August 22 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, August 23 – Book Review at Literary Winner

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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Eileen Obser said...

Thanks for the Round-Up, Suzi. Always interesting to find out what's going on with all the authors.

Billie Johnson said...

Another excellent round up, Suzi!

Jackie Taylor Zortman said...

I think you are doing a wonderful job with the Round Up, Suzi. Kudos!

Holli said...

Glad to see not only what OTP authors are up to, but that we have so many now. OTP publishing good books helps all of its writers.

marja said...

Thanks for doing this, Suzi! It's great to see how much so many are doing. Wish I could keep up. : )

Marja McGraw

Bookworm said...

Thank you all for the nice comments! ~ Suzi