Friday, March 28, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR MARCH 28, 2014

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Thank you for dropping in. Spring is officially here! Oak Tree Press has lots of news in our corral today. Be sure to check out our website, www.ShopOTPbooks.com, 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…

I can tell the weather is warming up. Our OTP authors are getting out and about again! Lots and lots of appearances and book signings coming up. Be sure to check back in every week to our Upcoming Events. And for those of you who haven’t got anything lined up yet, get out there with your books so I can put your events in the Round-Up! My perfect world would be every OTP author being in the Round-up at least once a month.

MARILYN MEREDITH aka F. M. MEREDITH is proud to announce that the latest Rocky Bluff P. D. Mystery is now available on amazon.com! "Murder in the Worst Degree” is the 10th book in the series. These characters have become my friends and this town has become my town. I love to read MARILYN’s books! http://tinyurl.com/md7cequ

“Officer Gordon Butler is called to the scene of a body washed up on the beach, a new police chief makes changes, a rapist attacks two women, Ryan and Barbara Strickland’s baby is born, but he faces an even bigger test, Detectives Milligan and Zachary follow a twisted path of clues to find a killer in Murder in the Worst Degree.”

ANNE SCHROEDER announces “Cholama Moon” is officially out! Now available at amazon.com this book is sure to be a big seller. I love this cover!  Information on the official launch party is below under Upcoming Events.
“A historical western set in Central California in the 1870s, amid earthquakes, drought, banditos, remoteness and human failing. Young Virginia Nugent’s privileged life ends with the death of her mother and her father’s guilt-ridden descent into addiction. She is conflicted in her love of the ranch and her desire to escape until an old cowhand’s loyalty and a Southerner friend of her late mother offer hope that she can change her destiny.”

 
Today I have a couple of fabulous stories to share with you.
 
DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy, tells us that a year ago he was in San Antonio signing at a book store. A nice young man named Brian Burney talked with him for a while and bought a copy of “Guns Across the Rio.” When he left, he gave DAC his card. He was an actual Texas Ranger from out in Odessa! Then guess what happened recently? Mr. Burney sent the book back to DAC and it was autographed by over 100 Texas Rangers! DAC says that sometimes it seems as though you are flinging your words off into empty space and they fade away into the void. It is these little touches that keep him writing.

DAC blogs about wonderful surprises waiting in the mail. Take a look at his blog at: www.daccrossley.typepad.com

OTP recently received an email from Ralf M.M. Stultiens all the way from the Netherlands. He told us about his Queen of Crime Library which contains over 5,700 books in over 55 languages. He was looking to get a copy of “Murder a la Christie” by MARILYN LEVINSON. His library contains many Agatha Christie related books from all over the globe. In September, there is an annual Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, UK, in which Ralf will have his own AC exhibition. He wants to give a copy of “Murder a la Christie” to Mr. Mathew Prichard, Agatha Christie’s grandson and chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd.!
Award winning author John Curran (“Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making” and “Agatha Christie's Murder in the Making: Stories and Secrets from Her Archive”) has something to say about the Queen of Crime Library:

“I applaud Ralf's initiative in collecting every edition of every Agatha Christie book and only sorry that I did not think of it first. I can see from the photograph that one Hercule Poirot would also approve of the neat and orderly arrangement - 'Order and method, mon ami'! In years to come the library will provide a valuable resource for future historians of detective fiction and for bibliographers of The Queen of Crime. And to encourage others, I have already donated copies of my two contributions to the ever-growing library of Christie-related literature.'


We are so excited that our own MARILYN LEVINSON’s “Murder a la Christie” will be included in this library. And that Agatha Christie’s grandson will have his own copy. For more information on the Queen of Crime Library, you can find him on facebook at: www.facebook.com/QueenOfCrime.

 
MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of “Jungle Jeopardy,” recently spoke about the Power of Words at the Authors Luncheon, York River Circle of King’s Daughters in Gloucester VA, on Friday, March 21. She also focused on her author’s journey during the talk. More than 200 tickets were sold for the luncheon. Here is a link to a story about the event: http://www.tidewaterreview.com/features/va-tr-clubs-kings-daughters-sons-0319-20140318,0,3300892.story


 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
SHARON ARTHUR MOORE will sign copies of “Mission Impastable”and her other books at the Authorpalooza book signing Saturday, March 29 from 12:30 - 4:30pm at Dog-Eared Pages Bookstore in Phoenix.
 
SHARON will blog 26 days in April at “Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary Time” for the annual “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge.” Each day is a different alphabet letter in a chosen category. About 1700 bloggers participate, so it’s a great place to connect with new blogs and find blogs that you can swap blog guest posts with. She invites you to join in, too, while there is still time to sign-up.
SHARON put up a blog post about the Left Coast Crime Conference she just attended and how it differed from other conferences. That post is on “Write Away” at http://samwriteaway.blogspot.com/2014/03/left-coast-crime-conference.html
 
BERYL REICHENBERG, author and illustrator of children's 
stories, will have her books and other art work featured in a group show at the Gallery at the Network during the months of April and May. Titled "Unique Expressions", the show will include her five OTP children's books and her fiber baskets and sculptures. The show will open on Friday. April 4 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. Drop by the gallery at 778 Higuera in San Luis Obispo and meet BERYL in person.
 
 
 
 
ANNE SCHROEDER will celebrate the launch of her new book, “Cholama Moon,” the first in a series of historical westerns, on Sunday, April 6 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at the Pioneer Museum, 2010 Riverside, Paso Robles. ANNE will give a brief author talk about her series. Refreshments and a raffle will be included. The event is open to the public. Here is the amazon link to the book: http://www.amazon.com/Cholama-Moon-Anne-Schroeder/dp/1610091299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395970503&sr=8-1&keywords=cholama+moon

 
 
 
AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” 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 - 4:00pm. The Barnes and Noble is located at The Fountains at Farah, 9521 Viscount, El Paso, TX.

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

ROBERT RICHTER, author of "Something Like A Dream" will be having a book signing at Hokes Books. Ogallala, NE April 26 from 12:00 - 2:00pm. Stop in and see ROBERT and get your own autographed copy. More to come from this series, folks! 

MARILYN MEREDITH has some upcoming events to share with us. She will be showing off that new release, "Murder in the Worst Degree." Have you checked out MARILYN's website at www.FictionForYou.com ? Chuck full of good stuff!


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.

April 14 at 10:00 am, she will be speaking at the Porterville Library for National Library Week.
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.


BONNIE KELLY author of Wild Justice” rented a booth at Cowgirls and Conchos, April 12 from 10:00 – 4:00pm. It's in San Luis Obispo County. On May 20, KELLY is being interviewed by Barbara Hodges on Red River Talk Radio on the Internet at 3:00pm.

ANNE SCHROEDER will also be at this event in San Luis Obispo County
on April 12, with her new western historical, “Cholama Moon.”

 

 
BLOG CORRAL

JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble” will be blogging up a storm in April. Save the following links:
4/7/14 - Tempting Romance guest blogger (http://temptingromance.blogspot.com).

4/8/14 - Guest author on Broadcast from the Bistro Online Radio - author interviews, tips for bloggers and authors.
4/16/14 - Blog post at Savvy Authors (Savvy Authors - Writers Helping Writers ).



EILEEN OBSER, author of “Only You” blogs about music, how much she loves it and how she uses it in her writing. Tune in, sing a few bars of "yes!" and give her some playback. Go to: http://eileenobser.com/blog/?p=675

 

 
ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” blogs about how and why she became a writer on fellow OTP author LORNA COLLINS blog: http://lornacollins-author.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. As always, if you have something you would like to submit to the Round-Up, send me an email at otpoffice@aol.com. 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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3 comments:

Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Suzi, you did it again! Great post and aren't we the busy folks! I will tweet and post on FB. Thanks for all you do to get our doings out there.

Bookworm said...

You are very welcome! ~ Suzi

Eileen Obser said...

Thanks for this week's round-up, Suzi, and for mentioning my blog.