Saturday, October 19, 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…

HELEN OSTERMAN, author of the Emma Winberry Mystery series, has been notified by Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore that her novel “Locked Within” was among the 10 best sellers for the 3rd quarter of 2013! Congratulations HELEN!

VELDA BROTHERTON, author of newly released “The Purloined Skull” has a nice interview on Female First Magazine. I have chosen this new release as the featured blog book of the week. Simply click the cover on the right hand column of the page to order your copy today. Learn more about VELDA at

BERYL REICHENBERG, author of “Butterfly Girls,” has been invited to talk at a local fifth grade class about her writing process, including where her ideas come from and the steps she goes through to write her stories. "When speaking to fifth graders, it's important to engage them in the discussion. I hope to excite them about writing and sharing their ideas on paper."


CORA RAMOS, author of "Dance the Dream Awake" will be speaking to Yosemite Romance Writers on Social Media on October 19 and check out an interview CORA had yesterday on Leanne Dyck's blog at:

BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher has taken a booth at the Visalia Taste of the Arts festival. The event takes place October 17-19. MARILYN MEREDITH also has a booth at the event. Stop by and see these lovely ladies.

I am pleased to announce MARILYN MEREDITH has a new E-book out titled "Indian Paintbrush." This is available as an E-book only on It is a historical family saga based on family genealogy. It follows four generations of dauntless women who follow their hearts across the western plains, often left to making their own way.

AMY BENNETT, author of "End of the Road" has a book signing at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso campus bookstore, 709 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM. The signing will be on October 21 from 12:00pm-2:00pm 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.

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” will be appearing at Magna Cum Murder (October 24-28) in Indianapolis. The event is being held at Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN.

ILENE's blog is the latest stop for MARILYN MEREDITH on her blog tour where she discusses the latest book (#10!) in her Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, “Spirit Shapes.” Find out just where the fictional town of Bear Creek is located, how to order the book, and how to win the chance to see your name in her next book.

JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” will be signing copies of his newly released novel at St. Matthews Catholic Church Craft Bazaar in Fredericksburg, VA, on October 27 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

JOHN is talking about his new book on LORNA COLLINS blog. Stop in and learn more about this great author at:

JOHN M. WILLS is the also the showcased author this week on Oak Tree Press Author’s Facebook page:


JAMES CALLAN is interviewing Fr. Frank DeLuca, the protagonist of JAMES’ mystery “Cleansed By Fire” on Peg Phifer's site. It will be up on Tuesday, October 22.

JAMES will also be blogging on the topic “Maybe the Debate Started with Shakespeare” on Ada Brownell's site on Friday, October 25.

SUNNY FRAZIER, author of “Where Angels Fear” has written a nice piece about finishing her latest novel, “A Snitch in Time” over at Novel Spaces. She tells me that the blog is more personal than she usually goes for but she hopes she gives a different perspective on the writer's journey. “We all have one and every experience is different. But, maybe we have common ground.” SUNNY would love to hear your experiences or hopes for your work in progress.

JOHN M. DANIEL, author of the upcoming “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery” has Thomas M. Atkinson as his guest for this week's blog post. A playwright and fiction writer that JOHN has admired for years, Atkinson tells a story to show how the creative process works for him. Stop by and meet Thom--you'll be glad you did!

DAC CROSSLEY, author of the upcoming "Revenge of the Texas Ranger" says he usually avoids this kind of thing -- but -- a political observation on his weekly blog:

EILEEN OBSER, author of the upcoming "Only You" has a new blog post up titled "Going to the Dump." Sounds interesting! Check it out at:
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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