Friday, April 18, 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…

Manic Readers has four Oak Tree Press books on their website in their Free Reads section. Here are the links:

“Choloma Moon” by Anne Schroeder

BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP children's author and illustrator, has a new review of her book “Ants on a Log.” DBR books calls it a "tasty treat for young readers" and says that the book "finishes with humorous irony which even young readers will appreciate." DBR books has reviewed several of BERYL's other books which can be found on their blog: For the full review, go to

LESLEY DIEHL has had two of her books reviewed by Delanna of Night Owl Reviews. “Dumpster Dying” received a perfect 5 and “Grilled, Chilled and Killed” received a 4.5. Simply awesome! These two books’ titles are among my very favorites of all time! To read the reviews, click the links below:

HELEN OSTERMAN, author of “Locked Within” and the Emma Winberry Series has just published a short story available as a kindle on The title is Emma Winberry and the Flash Drive.” It’s priced at just $.99!

Only a few more days to win a copy of D. R. RANSDELL’s latest book, “Island Casualty!” Oak Tree Press is hosting a give-away on Goodreads. The contest runs from March 24 - April 24, 2014. There are 10 copies available. Click the following link under the descriptive blurb below for the giveaway. If you can’t wait for the giveaway and want your own copy now, simply click the book cover on the right sidebar of this blog under my Featured Blog Book of the week. 

When Andy Veracruz heads to Greece for a holiday, the mariachi player expects to spend afternoons swimming and nights making love. At an outdoor café, he meets a fellow traveler who accidentally leaves behind a package. Before Andy can return it, the man is found floating in the harbor, and Andy and his girlfriend are run off the road by whizzing bullets. To protect his friends, Andy starts doing undercover work by substituting in a bouzouki band, but further “accidents” call for drastic measures. The more Andy becomes entangled in the complicated web that connects the island’s inhabitants, the more he realizes he must rip apart the whole story before he’ll be free to go back home.

ILENE SCHNEIDER asks do you need a break from cleaning your kitchen for Pesach? (Or from filling Easter baskets?) You can read about someone else’s pre-Pesach travails instead. Her popular book “Unleavened Dead” is on sale from now until April 22 for only $.99!

THONIE HEVRON, author of the upcoming “Intent to Hold” is excited to announce that OTP will be publishing the first book in her Nick and Meredith stories. “By Force or Fear” is the first of three in the series. The second, “Intent to Hold” will be available on July 13th. “Intent to Hold” was the winner of the OTP Police Blotter contest held last year.


EILEEN OBSER, author of “Only You” will speak to students about memoir writing and read from her book at the Seventh Annual SCCC Creative Writing Festival on April 23 at the Riverhead campus from 11:00am – 12:00pm. There will be an open reception and reading during the launch of East End Elements, the campus literary magazine, in the Lyceum Gallery of the Montaukett Learning Center. Excerpts from Only You” and an interview with EILEEN are in the publication.
Set in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Only You (And You Alone) relates Eileen Obser’s personal experience growing up in Queens, New York – how the mores of that era and the dictates of the Catholic Church led to her unhappy, doomed-to-fail marriage at eighteen to a nineteen-year-old boy from their candy store crowd.  After much research of the period, which is reflected throughout the memoir, with the news of the day, the music and popular culture, newspaper, magazine and book excerpts, plus her own journals, diaries and photographs, and including interviews with family and friends, Eileen shows how two naïve, uninformed teenagers were influenced by social and religious pressures, to disastrous consequences.

The official release of “Only You” will be at the Romany Kramoris Gallery, 41 Main Street in Sag Harbor on Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 pm. EILEEN will read and sign books. Refreshments will be served and live music performed by local, renowned singer Jim Turner (50s rock and roll, in keeping with the many songs cited in the book).

Another reading/reception for “Only You” is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, at 7:00 pm at the Connetquot Library in Bohemia where EILEEN has been teaching memoir writing for over six years. More readings will be scheduled at libraries, bookstores and other venues on Long Island. These will be posted on EILEEN’s website:

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. "End of the Road" was the winner of the OTP Dark Oak Mystery contest.

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


MARILYN MEREDITH, author of the recently released “Murder in the Worst Degree” will be having the official book launch for the 10th book in the Rocky Bluff P. D. Series on May 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Porterville Art Gallery.

BONNIE KELLY author of Wild Justice” is being interviewed by Barbara Hodges on Red River Talk Radio on the Internet at 3:00pm on May 20.


JOHN DANIEL, author of “Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery” is a guest this week on Patricia Gligor’s blog. Please stop by and say howdy!

MARILYN MEREDITH is doing a blog tour this month and the person who follows along and comments on the most blogs will get to have their name used for a character in the next book! Go to MARILYN’s newsletter to see the complete list of blogs. But the following is what is on tap for the coming week.

SHARON MOORE, author of “Mission Impastable” continues her blogging 26 days in April as part of the A-Z Blog Challenge. She posts on food terms/cooking techniques/food names at
DAC CROSSLEY, author of “Revenge of the Texas Ranger” asks you to take a look at his tribute to the women of the Texas revolution. He also reminds us that the days are marching across the April calendar. Don’t forget to enjoy them! Great advice!

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:

Beryl Reichenberg said...

I pined this, posted this and noted it. Good job all of you! Beryl