Friday, September 19, 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…

We are extending the deadline on this year’s Writing Contests. We need more entries! Spread the word for us, tell your friends, scream it from the mountaintops! If you would, please mention on your social media and in your networks. Several categories are available and complete details are at
JEANA LOMPREZ, OTP Public Relations Manager, has hooked up with Manic Readers to spotlight several OTP books. These sample chapters will be updated frequently and new releases will also be featured! 

Need help choosing a great book to read ? Check out our sample chapters we have plenty to choose from.... Click on the title and you will be directed to a free read!


CAROLYN NIETHAMMER, author of “The Piano Player” cooked lunch for 60 and invited friends to the Tucson rollout of her new book last Sunday afternoon. The event doubled as her delayed 70th birthday party. CAROLYN took over a local bar and renamed it Frisco Rosie's Saloon. The piano player/singer she hired to impersonate Rosie sang a medley of the old saloon songs of the 1880s and '90s.  Guests were invited to wear their best western duds and many did. They got into the spirit and took home 38 copies of the book! 

JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH has a book trailer of “Expect Trouble” that has just been released on YouTube. It is done in the style of a WWII news announcement at a movie theater. Enjoy! YouTube (1:43):

JOANN is also giving away an autographed copy of “Expect Trouble” on Goodreads running from September 18 – 24.

On September 22, JOANN will be the featured "Ask an Author" Q & A event on from 4:30 - 5:00 pm. PT.

JOANN will be a guest author on Tempting Romance on October 9.

THONIE HEVRON, author of “Intent to Hold” is featured on Venture Galleries. Click the following link to read about the book and also learn more about THONIE...

DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy is now featured on Western Ebooks. Here is a link to his Author Page, Book Page and also a Free Sample! I have chosen "Guns of the Texas Ranger" as my Featured Book of the Week.

Here is a link to his Book Page: 

Here is a link to his Free Sample Page: 


MARY MONTAGUE SIKES, author of "Jungle Jeopardy" is one of two visiting artists at New Town Art Gallery in Williamsburg, VA. During September, October and November, she will display her novels and the coffee table book, “Hotels to Remember,” in addition to her paintings. Pictured at right is a piece of MONTI's fabulous art.

JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” will be signing copies of his books at the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Spotsylvania, VA on October 19 from noon – 3:00 pm. 

MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts”  will be at the Ohio River Book Festival in Huntington, WV on September 19 & 20. Then on October 3 & 4, MICHAEL will be at the Miami County Harvest Balloon Festival and Creative Arts Fair in Troy, OH.

KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” will be having a book signing at Elm Street Books, in New Canaan, CT on September 20 from noon - 2.30 pm and he is on an Author Panel at Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT on September 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

D.R. RANSDELL, author of “Island Casualty” will be giving a writer's workshop for the Tucson Sisters in Crime on September 20th. Topic? How to test potential line editors for quality control. Here is a link to read more about it:

BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP children's book author, will be giving an enrichment class for four weeks at the Almond Acres Charter School in San Miguel for elementary school children over the age of seven. The class will run once a week for four weeks, starting Wednesday, September 24 until October 8.  It will feature book forms including BERYL's "Clap Your Hands" book. 

BERYL will also be attending the Cuesta College Writer's Conference in San Luis Obispo, CA on September 19 and 20 and will be selling her children's books at the conference. 


Join some fellow OTP authors at the Oakhurst Library Authors Faire. Published authors, instructors and critique groups are welcome! The event will be September 27 starting at 10:30 am. Connect with fans, sell and sign your books and network with other authors. There is NO COST to authors, agents, publishers, editors, illustrators and others involved in the literary arts. Oakhurst Library Community Room 49044 Civic Circle Drive, Oakhurst, CA 559-683-4838

BILLY BEASLEY will have “The River Hideaway” kindle edition on sale for only 99 cents from September 26 – 28. Be sure to take advantage of this special buy!

NICOLA FURLONG will also have “Teed Off!” kindle edition on sale for only 99 cents from September 27 – 28. Another special buy to stock up your kindle!

THONIE HEVRON, author of “By Force or Fear" will be at the San Rafael Police Blue Choir Reunion on October 4.

THONIE will be a featured reader at the Fountain Grove Lodge at 4210 Thomas Lake Harris Dr, Santa Rosa on Monday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 

Then on October 8, she will be at Star of the Valley Catholic Church Women's Club monthly meeting speaking on the Writers Life.

Looking forward to November 11, THONIE will be speaking to the Rohnert Park Rotary about the Writers Life.

RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of “A Fair to Die For,” continues her promotion of Arkansas' special places. She will appear at the Fall Festival celebration at Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area in Arkansas on Sunday, October 5th. There will be special events for adults and children in several areas of the park, Arkansas' largest at over 12,000 acres. RADINE will be showcasing her novel “A Fair to Die For” at a signing table in the Park's Visitor Center from 1:00 to 5:00.  (Some events in the novel take place in the park, as well as at fall craft fairs in the area.)  The park is east of Rogers, Arkansas in the NW corner of the state. For more information see: 479-789-5000. 20201 East Highway 12.

RADINE will also be signing books at the Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, AR (where another of her novels is set) on October 9-11 in the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and Conference Center.

Join BILLIE JOHNSON, OTP Publisher and MARILYN MEREDITH at Taste the Arts on October 11. Come and see all the great creative work in the Central Valley and visit OTP's booth while you are there.

TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit,” along with ALYCE BONURA who the memoir was written about, will present and sign books at the Westwood Public Library, 1246 Glenwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 310-474-1739 on October 11 at 2:00 pm.
Then on October 13, TEKLA and ALYCE will be at the Burbank Central Library auditorium, 110 North Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank CA 818-238-5562 starting at 7:00 pm. 

ANN K. HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad” will be signing books on October 16 at the Authors' Zone Pittsburgh Book Awards Ceremony at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh. The event starts at 5:30 pm.


LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” continues with memories of her latest school reunion on her blog.

SHARON ARTHUR MOORE, author of “Mission Impastable” has been busy blogging. Check out the following links:

An old post SHARON wrote for the OTP blog was picked up by The Food Daily an online Twitter newspaper!

SHARON shares a book marketing strategy for authors planning a virtual, online book launch. See “10 Steps to Launch Your Book Virtually”

She also wrote about 11 steps for putting together a successful traditional, onsite book launch

On the second Tuesday each month, SHARON writes about mysteries for See what her 12 steps to writing the traditional mystery are

SHARON’s character Alli, a personal chef, makes her own seasoning blends with these recipes. She does it to save time and money, but also to make foods with unusual flavors

SHARON’s second place short story in the PSWA competition was published by Kings River Life Magazine! You can read “The Bloody Knife” here

The relationship is complicated. As a tribute to her mother who died September 7, she wrote Mothers and Daughters

Here is another tribute to her mother: Everything I Know about Cooking Started with My Mother

“Food Grieving” is a bit of a light-hearted look at how some of us grieve loved ones

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.

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Beryl Reichenberg said...

I can see we all have been busy. It's invigorating to be part of such a lively crowd of writers. Beryl

Thonie Hevron said...

Thanks, Suzi, for the wonderful blurbs! Such a pro-active group!

Jackie Taylor Zortman said...

Seems like things are hopping for most of us at OTP. It's fun to see what everyone's doing. Nice job, Suzi. I love your new profile picture, too.

Ann K. Howley said...

I loved Joanne's trailer with the old WWII era pictures and music. So well done!

And Suzi, thanks for always pulling everything together so beautifully!

Nancy LiPetri said...

Thanks for another great Round-Up. The link to manic readers is a nice way to find out more about the titles, too.