Friday, February 7, 2014


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…

Oak Tree Press is now on Pinterest! I am working on getting book covers and blurbs uploaded as time allows. Are you on Pinterest? Drop me an email so I can "follow" you and let's get this Pinterest party started y'all! Come and “follow” us:

My Featured OTP Blog Book of the Week ...

SHARON ARTHUR MOORE is pleased as ‘punch’ that her new book “Mission Impastable" is now available. This is the first 'course' in the Dinner is Served series. Please forgive the puns, here is a little ‘taste’ of her book:

How can it get any worse for a personal chef business than your first client dying of food poisoning? Alli and Gina scramble to make “Dinner is Served” a success, but those pesky police questions into their role in the death of Gina’s hospital boss force Alli to take the investigation into her own hands. The dreaded “Dragon Lady” at the hospital spawned a number of killer-candidates whose lives would be easier with her out of the way. Alli just has to find out which one while clearing their own names.

D. R. RANSDELL, author of “Mariachi Murder” got a sweet review in the Arizona Daily Star last Sunday. The feature has several southern Arizona authors but our D. R. is right on the top of the page! Check out this link:

TERRY AMBROSE, author of “License to Lie” wrote an article for Kings River Life Magazine about early female pioneers in the crime-fiction genre. The article, which included quotes from several New York Times bestselling authors, was the most-viewed article for the week of February 2 and can be found at Kings River Life also ran a review of Terry's new McKenna mystery, calling it a "very fun and engaging novel."

RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of “A Fair to Die For” has a fantastic review and interview by Tammy Snyder up at the Arkansas Book Reviewer website. They are also having a give-away of the book, the 7th in the To Die For series. Here are the two links:

ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” and “Chanukah Guilt” has a nice mention in an article about recommended Chanukah books in the November 2013 edition of The New Hampshire Jewish Reporter (‎, p. 10). Reviewer Merle Carrus wrote in part: “Chanukah is the jumping off point for “Chanukah Guilt.” [The author's], mysteries are similar to the popular Rabbi Small series by Harry Kemelman, “The Day the Rabbi….” Carrus goes on to say thatThese light, entertaining mysteries are solved by a local small town rabbi, while also introducing the members of the rabbi’s congregation and teaching a little bit about a Jewish holiday .... If you enjoy this book, look for another by Rabbi Schneider: “Unleavened Dead” a Passover-based mystery.”

JOHN LINDERMUTH, author of “Sooner than Gold” has a new short story that has just been published: "A Noose With His Name On It." Find it and read it on The Western Online Webzine:


HELEN OSTERMAN, author of “Locked Within” will be attending the Love is Murder Conference at the Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9. HELEN will be on two panel discussions.

J. L. GREGER, author of “Ignore the Pain” will be having two book signings at Hastings stores in Albuquerque. The first on February 7 (Coors and Montano corner) and the second book signing will be on February 21 (Wyoming Avenue). To increase the interest at book signings, she brings along a coca (the raw material for cocaine) tea bag cover from a restaurant in La Paz. GREGER got the basic idea for Ignore the Pain” from coca tea.

GREGER recently posted a guest blog "Is there a CSI effect?" with British author Paula Acton on February 3:

BERYL REICHENBERG, author of “When Caterpillars Dream” will be holding a class for school aged children on making a Valentine book at Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles on Saturday, February 8. The class will run from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Contact Sasha at 805-238-9800 for more information.

BERYL will also be visiting Hawthorne Elementary School in San Luis Obispo on Monday, February 10. She will be reading one of her stories to a first grade class and attending a meeting with the school's fourth grade writing club. "I always enjoy meeting with children and sharing my books and talking about writing."

AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” is having a book signing event at Wal-mart Supercenter, in Ruidoso Downs, NM (26180 U.S. Highway 70 E.) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 16. Stop by and meet AMY and have some refreshments.

AMY would also like to announce a very special event. She will be having a book signing at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, April 26 in her own home town of El Paso, TX. The signing will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and AMY will be signing copies of “End of the Road.” The Barnes and Noble is located at The Fountains at Farah (9521 Viscount, El Paso, TX).

ROBERT RICHTER, author of the newly released “Something Like a Dream,” will be attending workshops and selling his new book at the 10th Annual Lake Chapala Writers Conference in Ajijic, Jalsico, Mexico, February 16-28. He will also be selling copies in the authors’ pavilion at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 15-16 in Tucson.

MARILYN MEREDITH, author of the Rocky Bluff P. D. series has some upcoming events to share with us. On April 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, MARILYN will be joining the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime for a book signing at the Coalese Bookstore. On April 14 at 10:00 am, she will be speaking at the Porterville Library for National Library Week. And then on May 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm will be the official book launch for “Murder in the Worst Degree” at the Porterville Art Gallery.


DAC CROSSLEY, author of “Revenge of the Texas Ranger” is a guest on Sweethearts of the West. This one so deserves your attention. Celia Yeary does a great interview with DAC and it's a beautiful blog site. One that DAC is happy to have his novels displayed on. See the interview on: and see Celia’s own blog at

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” is featured on Love Your Authors on Facebook. Check out the sweet romance anthologies for Valentine's Day gift giving.

JOHN M. DANIEL, author of “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery” invited writers to send in stories with the following title or first line: “I promised my parents I would never tell this to anyone...” for this month’s invitational 99-word story collection. Here are this month’s stories, and a fine bunch of family secrets they are.

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...

As usual, OTP authors are busy as bees! Good Roundup!

Janet Greger said...

Suzi, thanks for pulling all our activities together for the Round Up.
JL Greger

Dac said...

Suzi, thainks for the mention of my appearance on Sweethearts of the West, courtesy of Celia Yeary.

Celia, in turn, was a guest this week on Dac Crossley's Western Blog (you DO follow my blog, right?). Celia has some interesting comments on the differences between southern romance novels and western romance. And the future of paper books.

Beryl Reichenberg said...

I just joined Pinterest and am happy to see OTP there as well. Beryl

Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Another winning round-up. I've been posting on FB and Twitter. Thanks so much for featuring Mission Impastable this week. It was fun to see it there!

Bookworm said...

Glad you all are continuing to support the Weekly Round-Up!

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