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JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” shares a very nice review of his book by Inez Gilbert:
"Very enjoyable reading, could not put the book down. The novel is full of compassion and personality as it describes the lives of friends in turmoil. I found myself laughing, crying, and at times having chills as I read this most memorable novel."
On October 12th, JOHN is hoping to have a launch party for his novel, "The Year Without Christmas.” It 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), is also on the agenda.
TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie," was recently one of the featured speakers at the Paradise Hills Readers & Writers event sponsored by San Diego Public Library. TERRY continues his Scam Tip of the week series with a post of particular interest to anyone with a website. The post is titled How Scammers Prey on Unsuspecting Webmasters.
Only a few days left to catch three OTP kindle titles on sale on amazon.com. J. L GREGER’s “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight” and "Coming Flu" the first in the series, are both on sale for $2.99 through the end of September.
JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of “Mann of War” will be discounting his title to 99 cents through September 29th. Be sure to spread the word on these great deals!
MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of “Jungle Jeopardy" shares two articles about her work in newspapers in Petersburg and in West Point: Here are the links: http://progress-index.com/lifestyles/artist-has-life-long-love-affair-with-color-1.1558656
Last Saturday, MARY MONTAGUE SIKES participated in the Williamsburg Book Festival (photo at right.) Next week, she is doing a book signing and art presentations at Cielo Bella Gallery in Sedona AZ. Her novel, "Eagle Rising," is set in Sedona.
CAROL ALEXANDER and MISS LIBERTY, authors of “The Big Squeal” are calling all cooks! If you have a favorite "Pigs-in-the-blanket" recipe, please submit it to MISS LIBERTY’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/libertypig. (Give her a "like" while you are there.) MISS LIBERTY and friends will hold a taste test. Reviews will be reported and a prize will be awarded. "The Big Squeal" is soon to be published in a Second Edition with a special bonus package on Abraham Lincoln's Eighth Judicial Circuit. This is believed to be the first ever kid-friendly look at the circuit, which launched Lincoln's presidency!
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 by and see him this weekend.
ROBERT will also be doing a book signing for "The Dead Don't Forget"on Saturday, October 5 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Mrs. Figs' Bookworm, 93 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 805/482-1384
VELDA BROTHERTON, author of the upcoming “The Purloined Skull” will be at the Springdale Library, Arkansas Authors Fair, October 5 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. VELDA will speak and have her books available at the Ozark Creative Writer's Conference in Eureka Springs October 10-12. A special book launch for her latest book, "The Purloined Skull" will be held at The Trolley Line Book Shop in Rogers on October 19 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. She will talk about what it was like to switch from historical romances to a dark, gritty and sexy mystery and how she pulled it off.
ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” will be at the Ohav Shalom Sisterhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner, 944 Second St. Pike, Richboro, NJ on October 10th at 6:30 pm for a book reading and signing. ILENE will be appearing at Magna Cum Murder (October 25-27) in Indianapolis, IN.
BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher, has taken a booth at the Visalia Taste of the Arts festival. The event takes place October 17th-19th. MARILYN MEREDITH, author of “Dangerous Impulses" also has a booth at the event. Stop by and see these lovely ladies.
AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” has a book talk scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 4 pm at the Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso, NM 88312. Copies of “End of the Road” will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Ruidoso Friends of the Library. Then on Monday, October 21 AMY has a book signing at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso campus bookstore, 709 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345. The signing will be from 12 noon to 2:00 pm and AMY will be available to answer questions from university students. This event is open to the public and the bookstore will add “End of the Road” to its collection of books by local authors available for purchase.
DAC CROSSLEY, author of the upcoming “Revenge of the Texas Ranger” has a new blog entry up: a bit of Texas history, and Georgia, and the way to win an election. He recommends a Texas history book for your shelf - "Seat of Empire," by Jeffrey Stuart Kerr. The embattled birth of Austin, Texas. See DAC’s blog at: www.daccrossley.typepad.com
EILEEN OBSER, author of the upcoming memoir “Only You” invites you to read her new post about blogging and the daily routines of writers and artists. EILEEN hopes you enjoy it and appreciates any comments! Let's go welcome this new OTP author to the family. www.eileenobser.com/blog.
JOHN DANIEL, author of the upcoming “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery” writes this week about the magic that happens when you experience, or write about, falling in love. http://www.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.
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Have a great weekend, everyone.~ Suzi
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