Sunday, September 1, 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, events, reviews, blogs and more to share with you as we head into the Round-Up…

BILLIE JOHNSON, Oak Tree Press Publisher, is busy finalizing the plans for WORDSTOCK. Race and Place is the theme for this premiere book event of the Pacific Northwest to be held October 5 and 6. OTP will be in booth #1001. BILLIE is working on a catalog of the titles that will be on display at the show. If you haven't signed on for this event, there is still time! Just contact BILLIE at OTP has had a great response, so we can hold the cost at the early bird rate of $25. If you wish to simply provide freebie materials--bookmarks, postcards, or other logo materials promoting your book, that will be fine. Simply mail your package to our new California address. For the authors who have signed on, please contact us so we can inform you on how to check in as part of our group.

HELEN OSTERMAN launched her new title, “Locked Within” last weekend. She tells me it was a huge success. The room was full and the book seller was pleased with the sales. Sounds awesome, HELEN. Congratulations on another great book! HELEN is also having a video trailer made for “Locked Within.” I can’t wait to see it and share it with our Round-Up readers.

CORA RAMOS, author of “Dance the Dream Awake” is proud to announce that her book cover is on the Sisters in Crime national newsletter rotation at the bottom of the page! See it here:

BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP Children's Book Author, has another review for her two new picture books, "When Caterpillars Dream" and "Butterfly Girls." DBR books calls these books "fun educational reads for kids ages 3 to 6" (especially if they) "like Monarch butterflies and have a passion to learn more about them". The review goes on to say that the illustrations "are simple, bright and engaging." For a full reading of the review following this link:

TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie” was the guest speaker at the Rancho Belles women's club on August 27. His presentation focused on what scams and cons are perpetrated against seniors and how to not become a victim.

MARTA CHAUSEE, would like to announce that the kindle edition of "Murder’s Last Resort" will be free for download this holiday weekend on Friday through Monday at the following link.

J. L GREGER’s book “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight” will be featured in Rebecca Dahlke’s All Mystery Newsletter September 7th - 13th. This book’s kindle edition, along with "Coming Flu" the first in this series, are both on sale for$2.99 through the end of September on Follow this link for the newsletter:


W.S. GAGER, author of the Mitch Malone Mystery series will be at the Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday, September 8, from 11 am - 5 pm. She will be in booth #47 with other Michigan Mystery Writers. GAGER's latest Mitch Malone Mystery is "A Case of Volatile Deeds." On September 14 and 15 she will be at the Kalamazoo Street Rod Show at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday.

On September 09, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ, RICHARD MARRANCA and the library invites you to an evening about the culture and history of Southeast Asia. His book “Dragon Sutra” unfolds across Southeast Asia and is about politics, history, travel, Buddhist monks, the adventure of living, and more. There will be a slide show, a brief reading from the novel, and a question and answer period. RICHARD was awarded a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich, as well as six summer study grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has a doctorate from New York University and is an Assistant Professor of English at Passaic County Community College. In Asia, he studied yoga and meditation and spent time with a hill tribe. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.

LESLEY DIEHL, author of “Grilled, Chilled and Killed,” will have an interview article on her southern cozies in the September/October issue of Southern Writers Magazine. The article can be accessed on September 1 at

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” will be at the Wall Township Library, 2700 Allaire Rd., Wall Township, NJ on September 10 at 7:00 pm. The panel discussion is sponsored by the New Jersey Authors Network.


MARILYN MEREDITH, author of “Dangerous Impulses” has a new interview up at The Potpourri Parlor, A Potpourri of Promos, Reviews and Articles from Chelle. Lots of great questions and answers to learn more about MARILYN.

JOHN DANIEL, author of "Behind the Redwood Door" bids farewell to Elmore Leonard on his blog this week and also introduces his forthcoming novel, "Hooperman."

DAC CROSSLEY, author of the upcoming “Revenge of the Texas Ranger,” posts in his blog about an all-time great historian. And DAC asks the question, but what would he do today?

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. I am sorry for the late edition this week. My dog has went missing and I have been searching for her day and night. Please excuse the delay.
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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The Stiletto Gang said...

Thanks, I need to let you know more often what I'm up to and where.

Actually this is just me, Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

Eileen Obser said...

Nice job, Suzi. Glad to know all the latest info!

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Suzi's Roundup is one of the best part of OTP's blog. I check it out every week just to see what everyone is doing. Great job everyone! Beryl

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Suzi's Roundup is one of the best part of OTP's blog. I check it out every week just to see what everyone is doing. Great job everyone! Beryl