Friday, August 15, 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…

Only a few weeks left to enter the yearly Oak Tree Press writing contests! We have many categories to choose from: Dark Oak Mystery, Wild Oaks Western, Mystic Oaks Paranormal, Timeless Love Romance and Police Blotter. Novels must be 60,000 – 80,000 words, submitted electronically in a rich text, double spaced format, entry fee of $25.00 and submissions must be received by September 1, 2014. Grand prize in each genre is publication in paper and ebook formats! For complete information (including prizes, contract highlights, distribution and promo info) please visit

The following two books will be rolling of the presses soon!

“An Uncertain Grave” by CATHY STRASSER

A stray hiker reports finding a partially decomposed body on Mt Lafayette in the “North Country” –  the top third of New Hampshire around and the Franconia Notch –  where the rugged terrain and sparse population provides the space and isolation to keep any number of secrets. Cliff Codey and Mike Eldrich – New Hampshire State Troopers with the Investigative Services Bureau – set out to solve the case in spite of the weather, reticent locals, and a bored, nosy New York reporter and his ambitious girlfriend who compete with the troopers to discover the victim’s identity.  As the investigation widens, both teams contend with a variety of local residents who have secrets they don’t wish to share. A shadow from Cliff’s past soon intrudes on the current investigation, complicating matters further. All these threads combine as the killer prepares to take action to keep his secret and himself safe.

“A Duty to Betray” by KELLY MORENO

In “A Duty to Betray,” Dr. Ricardo Ruiz finds himself in a complicated legal dilemma when his sexually promiscuous AIDS patient, Taylor Tran, refuses to tell his lovers of his condition. Moreover, as Dr. Ruiz considers warning others of his patient’s illness, Mr. Tran starts plotting to make Dr. Ruiz his next victim. As their battle with each other approaches a fatal pitch, however, both men realize one can die long before one is dead.  The question in the story—as in life—is whether or not this discovery is made in time.


EILEEN OBSER, author of “Only You” ( has been interviewed by Linda Frank, producer of “The Writer’s Dream” on LTV, a Long Island television station on August 14. Be sure to send us a link, EILEEN!
There will be a book reading and signing of “Only You” at Canio’s Bookstore in Sag Harbor on Thursday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. Noted jazz pianist Amanda Trees of New York City will play rock and roll before and after the reading (631-725-4926.)

KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” is pictured here at the Norwalk Library after speaking to a full house. KEN also shares his book proudly on display at Barnes and Noble in Norwalk, CT. KEN will be at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT today, Friday August 15.

MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” will be at the Kirby Pines Retirement Community in Memphis, TN on August 15 at 6 p.m. There will be a cocktail party with refreshments. Stop by and meet MIKEY if you are in the area.

ANN HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad” 
has several events lined up to celebrate the launch of her book:

August 16 - Book Launch Party at Millrace Village, Northville, MI 5:30pm
August 23 - Book Signing at Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro, Northville, MI 11:30am
August 26 - Book signing at the headquarters of Herbein + Company in Reading, PA.
September 6 - Book Launch Celebration at Metamorphosis Center, McMurray, PA 5:00pm

BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway” will be having a book signing on August 16 at 3:00 pm at Barnes and Noble at 850 Inspiration Drive in Wilmington, NC. Come by and see what all the fuss is about, meet BILLY and get a signed book!

CAROLYN NEITHAMMER, author of the newly released “The Piano Player” is planning a Tucson launch of her book on August 26. 

CAROLYN will be signing copies of "The Piano Player" at the Bird Cage Theater in Tombstone, Arizona, where the novel is set, on August 30 during the Showdown in Tombstone weekend. This is the original building that functioned in the 1880s. How cool is this!?

TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit” will be the guest author at a Lansing, MI book group reviewing her book on September 10. The event is hosted by Denise Quarles. “Mother Rabbit” is a memoir written about Alyce Bonura who was a Playboy Bunny Mother.

JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” 

and “Dancer” 

will be signing copies of his books at the 1st Annual Book Fair at the Wilderness Branch Library on Friday, September 12 from 1:30 – 4:30.  He will also give a short talk about his writing experience.


ILENE SCHNEIDER, author of “Unleavened Dead” asks what is more important: real success or the illusion of success? Read her thoughts about how to promote yourself so you seem like a big fish in a big pond when you're a tiny bit of algae in a puddle. Oak Tree Press Blog: APPEARANCE IS ALL

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” is talking about saying I Love You on her blog this week.

DAC CROSSLEY, author of “Guns of the Texas Ranger” blogs about summer rushing along at his new cabin with a new computer.

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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Billie Johnson said...

good job as usual Suzi!!!

Nancy LiPetri said...

Exciting new titles and covers!

Amy Bennett said...

Okay, I just have to say that I am TOTALLY envious of Carolyn's book event in Tombstone! How cool is that??? Wish I could be there!

John Addiego said...

All these New books and great events all over the country. It's very exciting to see.

Holli Castillo said...

Thanks for the great info. As usual, OTP is hopping.

Ann K. Howley said...

Reading and enjoying Eileen's Only You right now. Beautiful, honest story. Looking forward to reading more OTP books!

Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Sorry I didn't make the deadline this week, but you had plenty to fill the pages! Super job, Suzi, as always.

Bookworm said...

Thanks everyone. The WRU is a favorite part of my week. And reading your comments...even better!