Saturday, October 5, 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…

It’s time for the Wordstock Book Festival in Portland, Oregon this weekend, October 5 and 6. JANET GREGER, MARILYN MEREDITH and BILLIE JOHNSON will be pushing OTP books at the Oak Tree Press booth #1001. Have a great time ladies! And here's to a successful book fair.

PATRICK LINDER, author of the newly released “Ghost Music” is the featured author this week on Oak Tree Press Authors' page on Facebook. JEANA THOMPSON, OTP Public Relations Manager, has dedicated this page to spotlight our fine group of authors. Check in often, you may be the featured author! I have also chosen “Ghost Music” as the featured book this week on the OTP Blog. Check out that great cover! Here is the link for the Facebook page, go give it a “like.” And to order this great new title from OTP just click on the cover on the right hand column of this page.!/pages/Oak-Tree-Press-Authors/210979042259140

BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher, is interviewed this week on Kings River Life. Learn more about loveable BILLIE and Oak Tree Press at the following link:

Kings River Life Magazine has a special Facebook page for their mystery section. Mystery authors are welcome to post any events or book releases they have coming up on the following page. Simply “like” the page and start posting:

J. L. GREGER has received a great review of “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight” by fellow OTP author BERYL REICHENBERG:
Janet Greger writes a thoroughly enjoyable murder mystery without the clich├ęs of car chases and gun toting, swaggering detectives. Her book is a welcome relief. Many of us enjoy more character development with our plot. With Janet’s book, we find the interplay of diverse personalities in the close and sometimes hostile atmosphere of a top-notch, competitive, medical school setting. The mystery opens with one murder and then another, with threats of more to come. Yes, there are also stolen romantic moments, betrayal, dark secrets and academic misconduct. These elements are played out against a backdrop of colorful, ambitious characters in their climb up the academic ladder. The multi-layered mystery has all the twists and turns of a conventional murder mystery. Along the way, the reader is treated to a crisp, flowing writing style, peppered with ironic, humorous asides by the main character, Acting Dean Linda Almquist. We are also introduced to the world of cutting-edge, medical research and in particular weight loss, one of the hot topics of the day. Janet is well suited to be the author of such a book. She was a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a professor and Associate Dean of a medical school. Readers can be assured that the academic intrigue is true to life and the scientific information is accurate. Yes, murder is indeed a new way to lose weight. Pick up a copy of Greger’s, five star book today and enjoy. -Reviewed by Beryl Reichenberg, Author and Illustrator of Children’s Books and lover of mysteries.

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” tells her fans that the wait is over! You can now read her new short story “Miami Snow” in the Fall 2013 issue of Mysterical-E Magazine. Or follow this link:

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. 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! Here is the link for Miss Liberty's facebook page:

TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie” recently posted three book reviews in his "Crime Fiction" column: "Original Death" by Eliot Pattison, "The Russian Endgame" by Allan Topol, and "Killing Custer" by Margaret Coel. On September 29, TERRY published his weekend Scam Tip, this time covering Linked-In email scams. And on October 3, he published an interview with Margaret Coel.


VELDA BROTHERTON, author of the upcoming “The Purloined Skull” will be at the Springdale Library, Arkansas Authors Fair, October 5 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. 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 1:00pm-3:00 pm. VELDA 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.

ROBERT WEIBEZAHL, author of “The Dead Don’t Forget” will be doing a book signing on Saturday, October 5 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Mrs. Figs' Bookworm, 93 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 805/482-1384. Go get your autographed copy.
ROBERT has recently been interviewed on JOHN M. WILLS blog. Follow this link:

BERYL REICHENBERG, author of "Butterfly Girls," will be attending the annual Breakfast with the Authors hosted by the Santa Barbara County Education Department on October 5. Parents, teachers and students will mingle with children's authors over breakfast. The program will include speakers and discussions.

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 10 at 6:30pm for a book reading and signing. ILENE will also be appearing at Magna Cum Murder (October 25-27) in Indianapolis, IN.

JOHN M. WILLS, will be launching his new book “The Year Without Christmas” on Saturday, October 12, at the Salem Church Library in Spotsylvania, VA. The event is, "The Parade of Prose," which features open mic readings by participants, a panel of published writers (JOHN will be one of the panelists) and a guest speaker. Scheduled from 9:30am-4:30pm, the event is open to the public and features a writer's workshop.

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, author of “Dangerous Impulses” also has a booth at the event. Stop by and see these lovely ladies.

J. L. GREGER and her beloved dog, Bug, will be at the Farmington, NM Public Library on October 17 at 6:00pm. J. L. will speak on "Science in your Fiction" and sign copies of “Coming Flu” and “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight.” Bug will supervise.

AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” has a book talk scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 4:00pm at the Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso, NM. Copies of “End of the Road” will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Ruidoso Friends of the Library.
On Monday, October 21, AMY has a book signing at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso campus bookstore, 709 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM. The signing will be 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.


DAC CROSSLEY, author of the upcoming “Revenge of the Texas Ranger” invites everyone to his final September entry on his Western Blog.

JOHN DANIEL, author of the upcoming “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery” has a blog this week titled "Warm Sheets: Sex Scenes in Fiction." (Don't worry, it's rated PG!)


J. L. GREGER, author of “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight” and "Coming Flu" has a guest blog on October 6: "Writing is like Dieting" at Marni Graff's blog 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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1 comment:

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Great blog--fun to read what we're doing while we're doing it.