Friday, November 29, 2013


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! OTP hopes everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for dropping in on our blog. 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…

TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie” was one of the authors signing books at the Literacy Bash hosted by Romance Writers of America - San Diego Chapter on November 16. On November 21, he was interviewed by Authors on the Air host Pam Stack. The podcast can be heard on Authors on the Air. TERRY also interviewed New York Times Bestselling authors Phillip Margolin (about his latest release, "Sleight of Hand") and CJ Lyons about her new release, "Broken." The interviews are available at

BERYL REICHENBERG, author of The Mysterious Case of the Missing Birthday Cake,” is featured on Cathy Cole's website, Kittling Books. Normally Cathy features adult mysteries, but this time she has included a children's book about a missing birthday cake and how forest animals, working together, find the cake and the thief. Click on the link to read the whole article:

CORA RAMOS, author of “Dance the Dream Awake” has a nice review over at King’s River Life magazine this week. Also getting a nice review is MARILYN MEREDITH and her book “Spirit Shapes.” Be sure to read the reviews and enter to win a copy of both books! Hurry, the winner will be chosen on November 30.

VELDA BROTHERTON, author of “The Purloined Skull,” is featured on The Authors Corner at the Mustard Seed with a nice review. Learn more about this great book and learn more about VELDA at this link: 

This week I have chosen a lovely Christmas themed book for the featured blog book of the week. "Daddy's Christmas Angel" by MARY MONTAGUE SIKES is a sweet book that you will not be able to put down. Click the book cover on the right side bar to order your copy today!                                                                                                               
In Daddy’s Christmas Angel, seven-year-old Kathleen Ryan connives to have her father meet her second grade teacher. However, the only commitment David Ryan wants is to his daughter, and Angie McAllister wants no commitment other than to her own independence. Will Kathleen’s schemes change both of their minds and lead to romance? This book is “Sleepless in Seattle” meets “Love Story”.

BERYL REICHENBERG, children's picture book author, is supporting Small Business Day on November 30 by participating in a raffle of one of her children's books at the Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria, CA. She has another giveaway planned for her book “Butterfly Girls” with for the end of the month, as well.

BERYL also has recently published a new book with CreateSpace, “A
Real Dragon,” with illustrations by Elise Hudson, a ten year old girl. Written by BERYL in verse, this story is about a young dragon who wants to learn how to breathe fire and roar like an adult with potentially disastrous consequences. See BERYL's website: or for more information.
DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy has a book signing scheduled at The Globe in Athens, GA on December 1 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. You can catch him again on December 14 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Athen's premier book store, Avid Bookshop on Prince.
DAC is the spotlighted author this week on JEANA’s Oak Tree Press Author’s Page on Facebook. Take a look:

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” can be seen on December 12 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at A Novel Idea, Chapter Two, Landis Marketplace, 631 E. Landis Ave., Vineland for a book sale and signing.
JOHN M. WILLS has a December 5 speaking engagement and will address the Lake Authors writing group and discuss his Christmas novel, “The Year Without Christmas.” He will also be signing copies.

Then on December 14, JOHN will be signing copies of “The Year Without Christmas” from 11:00am –1:00pm at the Winchester Book Gallery in Winchester, VA.


MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of the upcoming “Jack of Harts” has a brand new blog. Check it out and welcome MIKE to the OTP family at

DAC CROSSLEY, author of the just released “Revenge of the Texas Ranger,” wishes a very happy holiday to all, whether you're lighting candles or eating turkey. Or tamales! A new post on his blog tells of his adventures on a San Antonio weekend.

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead,” has a blog post up about A Birthday to Remember: Why Nov. 22 reminds her of her cousin as much as it does of JFK.

EILEEN OBSER, author of the upcoming memoir “Only You,” has written a holiday blog about a custom not heard about much these days, or ever. She hopes you enjoy reading it and that you'll leave comments. EILEEN wishes a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and a Happy Hanukkah, too!

JOHN M. DANIEL, author of “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery,” was a guest on Melodie Campbell's fine blog. He discussed a few opinions he has about how to write funny (something Melodie does so well). Please drop by and check it out:

JOHN also appears on fellow OTP author JAMES R. CALLAN's blog, talking about choice and change in fiction. Check it out:

JANET GREGER, author of “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight” supports small business by posting a blog "Celebrate Small Business Saturday at an Independent Bookstore" on her blog.  J. L. Greger's blog

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” has her husband, Larry, guest blogging on why he never intended to write science fiction—until now.
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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Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Good job as usual! Thanks for your hard work!

Eileen Obser said...

Thanks for mentioning my Thanksgiving blog, Suzi. Hope you enjoyed the holiday!