Friday, August 2, 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, launches, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up… 
ILENE SCHNEIDER, has been notified of another honor for “Unleavened Dead.” It has been nominated for the Deadly Ink David Award for Best Mystery 2012-13. The conference is this weekend. Good luck, ILENE!

AMY BENNETT, author of the just released “End of the Road,” had a very successful book launch this past weekend. Her book signing at Books, Etc. in Ruidoso, NM resulted in selling every copy!  At her book launch party at Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso, NM she sold out of all the copies on hand and also pre-sold another two dozen copies. Congratulations on such a successful event, AMY!

D. R.  RANSDELL, author of “Mariachi Murder,” is the July/August blogger on the Sisters In Crime website. She writes about how she had to use all of her friends for "movie stars" in her promotional videos. Very funny!

CHRIS SWINNEY, author of the newly released “Gray Ghost,” would like to announce the release of his book on July 2, 2013 and share a review by OTP author SUNNY FRAZIER.
While on a fly fishing vacation to Andros Island in the Bahamas, narcotics detectives Dix and Peterson discover their fishing guides were killed when a sudden blast of gunfire fractured their speedboat, Gray Ghost. Local gossip has it that Gray Ghost went to the ocean floor with a hundred million dollars worth of cocaine in the hull. Dix and Peterson are drawn into helping their island friends, and chase down leads in Miami, as well as the Bahamas until they identify the diabolical plot of the man known only as The Caller…and then the trouble really starts.
"When two Miami narcotic officers take a fishing trip to the Bahamas, they can't leave the drug world behind...Deftly told by the author, detective and avid fly fisher Chris Swinney, this book will hook any reader of mystery fiction." —SUNNY FRAZIER, author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries

In his Crime and Courts column on, TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie,” reported on a multi-state scam affecting utility customers. He was also included in a study of paid advertising that was reposted on Self Publishing Review.

BILLIE JOHNSON, Oak Tree Press Publisher, will be attending the San Joaquin Valley Sisters in Crime meeting on Saturday August 3, 2013. This is the meeting dedicated to their annual Dead Bird Awards. The SJV chapter is also home base for author CORA RAMOS, whose novel, “Dance the Dream Awake” is a new OTP release.

BILLIE will also be attending the reorganizational meeting of the Tulare Kings Writers at the Tulare County Library in Visalia the following weekend. Yes folks, BILLIE is back in California! And back in action with appearances!

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.


CAROL CRIGGER, author of “Three Seconds to Thunder,” guest blogged on the Western Fictioneers blog last Saturday. The posting url is:

DAC CROSSLEY, author of the upcoming “Revenge of the Texas Ranger,” is thinking about August and clear skies (he hopes), the stars remind us that the days flow on. He wants to hear your sky stories at:

JOHN DANIEL, author of “Behind the Redwood Door,” explains the difference between Luddites and technophobes on his blog this week. Turns out he sympathizes a bit with both.

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” asks if you have ever stopped reading a book because you didn’t like the characters? Or have you gotten so involved with the characters you didn’t want the book to end? Find out how she writes believable characters. 


SHARON MOORE, author of the upcoming "Mission: Impastable" has been busy blogging. Check out the following links:

For those needing a primer on how to use Twitter, she posted at her general writing blog

She is featured on Tracie Banister’s Books by Banister about a recipe included in Mission Impastable and the story behind it.

She blogged on “Parsely, Sage, and Rosemary Time” about people giving her story ideas.

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead,” would like to thank Lelia Taylor for inviting her to post a blog on her Buried under Books site. It's about Amazon rankings and reading book series in order. Trust me: the topics do intersect.

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, August 5 – Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Tuesday, August 6 – Book Review at Miki’s Hope

Wednesday, August 7 – Character Guest Post at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Wednesday, August 7 – Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook

Thursday, August 8 – Guest Blogging at Inside BJ’s Head

Friday, August 9 – Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Friday, August 9 – Book Feature at Tales of a Book Addict

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...

Welcome back to California, Billie!! Beryl