Friday, April 4, 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,, 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…

OTP has two new Ebooks out this week. "Sweet Dreams..." and "Murder a la Christie"
Both are available on for $2.99...

APRIL KNIGHT's "Sweet Dreams 50 Romantic Bedtime Stories for Big Girls" is a delightful collection of short stories.

SWEET DREAMS offers funny, tender, inspiring romance stories for busy women who don’t have time to read for long periods of time. Every story is different, takes less than 10 minutes to read and will touch your heart and make you smile. The stories are designed for women to read while they ride a bus, have a cup of coffee, let their children take a nap or just before they go to bed at night. The stories are about imperfect people searching for perfect love.  The stories are about young love, old love, lost love and re-found love. The characters are unforgettable and range in ages from early twenties to their seventies so will appeal to a wide audience.  This is a book people will not be able to stop reading and will talk about it at work the next day.

MARILYN LEVINSON's "Murder a la Christie"
I would like to share that within one small hour of her ebook being released MARILYN was tagged in a post on Facebook by MUST READ: Must Read wrote: "New $2.99 classic/cozy mystery for now available for Kindle: Marilyn Levinson's well reviewed "Murder a la Christie" in which the members of a Golden Age of Mystery Book Club starting getting knocked off one by one And Then There Were None style (3/29/14)"
“Murder a la Christie” got a great review by Sandra Murphy at Kings River Life Magazine. Sandra says she hopes it turns into a series!

You can 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 cafĂ©, 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 is running a promotion on the Ebook version of “Unleavened Dead” from April 7 – 22 in honor of Passover. It will only be 99 cents! Be sure to grab that up and tell your friends!
ILENE also got a nice mention from Carolyn J. Rose. “. . . recently departed from Unleavened Dead, an enjoyable "quiet" or "gentle" mystery - meaning very little, if any, gore or gunfire.”

SHARON ARTHUR MOORE got word that Mission Impastable” was in the book carousel on the national Sisters in Crime website! She reports that it was quite a thrill to see it there. I am thrilled for you! I am going to the website right now to try to catch this marvelous cover!  Huzzah!
SHARON is blogging 26 days in April as part of the A-Z Blog Challenge. She is doing so on the topic of food terms/cooking techniques/food names at www.sharonarthurmoore.blogspot.comwith some book plugs thrown in!



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.
Then on April 9 at 3:00pm, BERYL will be teaching children how
to make a butterfly book that can be hung in their room at Whiz Kids Toy Store in San Luis Obispo. She will also be discussing her stories and her writing process. Children from seven to fourteen are invited. Contact the store for more information.
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.

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, releasing her own western historical, “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” 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” has some upcoming events to share with us:
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.


DAC CROSSLEY, author of the Border Trilogy has a salute to springtime on his popular blog. I always love to read DAC's matter what his subject is...he is so entertaining. Probably even when he doesn't mean to be.

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” blogs about her friend, Barbara Hodges, who is not only an author in her own right, she is also a friend to other authors. Find out how:

As I mentioned up above, SHARON ARTHUR MOORE is doing the A-Z blogging challenge this month. A = Al Dente and All-Purpose Flour and B = Bard and Braise. Yesterday's letter was C for Chiffonade and Cut-In.  I am loving these! Check it out at

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.
 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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Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Another great post, Suzi. Your work looks so professional it does OTP proud! Sharon

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

You really do a great job with this and we should all be thankful for the extra publicity you give us. I know I am, thank you, Suzi!

Bookworm said...

Thanks, ladies! There always seems to be some kinks to the formatting on this blog. And I am a little OCD when it comes to things looking perfect so this really bothers me! But hearing your nice comments sure does make me feel better! Have a great weekend! ~ Suzi

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Don't worry Suzi, it looks wonderful. Many thanks. I put this on my facebook page. Beryl