Friday, September 13, 2013

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 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, www.ShopOTPbooks.com, 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…

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 Amazon.com. Follow this link for the newsletter: http://allmysteryenewsletter.com




ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” entered a flash story, “Perfect,” in the Golden Donut contest sponsored by the Writers Police Academy. It placed in the top ten. Congratulations! http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/the-winner-of-the-2013-golden-donut-short-story-contest-is/#
The contest was to write a 200 word story based on a specific photo. ILENE invites you to see the photo and read “Perfect” on her blog: http://rabbiauthor.com/

ILENE gives thanks to author Jill Yesko for posting a 5-star review of “Unleavened Dead” on Amazon. Here is part of her review: “Kudos to ILENE SCHNEIDER for some of the best plotting I've come across all year. I was kept guessing who dunnit until the last chapter. I also laughed out loud several times (while guffawing to myself almost every chapter) at Schneider's wry humor. Her characters are believable, warm and will be familiar archetypes to readers of any religion, race or creed.” You can read the full review, and all of the other 4- and 5-star reviews, at: http://tinyurl.com/pr5kkad

You can read an article about ILENE SCHNEIDER in the latest issue of the NJ Jewish News: “Creating a sleuth who’s a woman Rabbi.” Read it at: http://preview.tinyurl.com/o22qwfj

See ILENE on September 22 from11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Congregation Ahavat Olam Sisterhood Sukkot Brunch, 106 Windeler Rd., Howell, NJ – with the topic of “What Makes a Jewish Book Jewish?”


JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of “Mann of War” will be discounting the kindle version of this title to 99 cents from September 22 – 29 on amazon.com. Be sure to take advantage of this special offer. If you prefer paper books, "Mann of War" is our featured book of the week. Just click on the book cover on the right hand column under Blog Book Feature.







UPCOMING EVENTS

W.S. GAGER, author of "A Case of Volatile Deeds" and the Mitch Malone Mystery series will be at the Kalamazoo Street Rod Show on September 14 and 15 at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds. You can see GAGER from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Start your engines and get on over there this weekend!







OTP Children’s book author, BERYL REICHENBERG, will be teaching a class to make a basic accordion book. The class will then talk about how to write a story, where story ideas come from and the children will have an opportunity to write and illustrate their own story in the books they have made. BERYL will share some of her own children’s books with the class in addition to books written by other children. A pizza snack will be served. BERYL has been writing and illustrating children’s stories for six years and has nine books currently available at the Curious Cup Bookstore, including her two new books about Monarch butterflies, "When Caterpillars Dream" and "Butterfly Girls." The event will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Curious Cup Bookstore, 929 Linden Ave. in downtown Carpinteria. Seating is limited. Please pre- register.

BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher, is getting ready for the Virginia American Library Association conference exhibit in Williamsburg September 26-27. Several OTP titles will be on display including MARY MONTAGUE SIKES Hotels to Remember collection: “Scenic James River,” “Hotel DuPont” and “Williamsburg Inn.” Also MONTI’s “Daddy's Christmas Angel” and “A Rainbow for Christmas.” JOHN M. WILLS new release “The Year Without Christmas” will also be displayed. It's starting to sound a lot like Christmas!




ROBERT WEIBEZAHL, author of “The Dead Don’t Forget” will be signing books at the Sisters in Crime booth at the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 29. Stop on out and meet ROBERT and get an autographed copy of "The Dead Don't Forget."









On October 12th, JOHN M. WILLS is hoping to have a launch party for his novel, "The Year Without Christmas.”  The launch will be held at his local public Library in conjunction with the monthly meeting of his writers group, The Riverside Writers. The Parade of Prose, an event in which members read excerpts of their work and author panels are held, JOHN will be serving on one.





BLOG CORRAL

JAMES CALLAN, author of “A Ton of Gold” has a full schedule of blogs and interviews for your reading pleasure.
September 9 A guest blog on the use of metaphors and similes on Annette Irby's site at www.Seriouslywrite.blogspot.com
September 12 A guest blog up about dialog on Venture Galleries at http://bit.ly/184lFZV
September 16 An interview on Jo Huddleston's blog at www.johuddleston.com.
September 16 A guest blog about dialog on Annette Irby's site at www.seriouslywrite.blogspot.com
September 18 An interview on Dames of Dialog at https://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/

DAC CROSSLEY, author of the upcoming "Revenge of the Texas Ranger" has a Texas Ranger entry on his blog last Sunday morning. www.doccrossley.typepad.com










JOHN DANIEL, author of the upcoming “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery” invites you to this week's blog post. It features 99-word stories submitted by readers. The assignment: odd jobs and career changes. http://johnmdaniel.blogspot.com/








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 otpoffice@aol.com. 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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