Friday, October 3, 2014

WEEKLY ROUND-UP FOR OCTOBER 3, 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, 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…

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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!
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CAN I GET A DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!!!!


PATRICK LINDER and his book “Ghost Music” earned a 2014 Readers Favorite Book Award at the 2014 International Book Awards this year! With a record number of entries in this year's contest, PATRICK finished in 4th/Honorable in the Mystery Category. PATRICK has been invited to Miami for the Awards Ceremony. You can read more at PATRICK’s blog: patricklinderbooks.com

A BIG Congratulations to you, PATRICK! And please help him spread the word of this awesome honor! How about being my chosen Featured Book of the Week?

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Oak Tree Press is proud to announce 4 more new books!


“Lincoln 9”
by DAVE FREEDLAND

When Bethany Crutchfield failed to show for Sunday brunch, and her father’s phone calls remained unanswered, it became apparent that concern was warranted regarding her welfare.  Police officers from “America’s Safest City,” Irvine, California, discovered a gruesome homicide scene which established Bethany as the first in a series of murders that would ultimately span over a decade. Lincoln 9 follows the career of Lieutenant Scott Hunter, the consummate cop who rises to a level of responsibility that enables him to lead a team of detectives on a mission aimed at connecting the clues toward solving these crimes.  His tactical skills and martial arts accomplishments serve as enhancements to his ability to capably work the streets as well as analyze conflicting trails of evidence.  These talents not only instilled confidence in the members of his elite unit, but drew the attention of an attractive co-worker remarkably matched in interest and intellect.



“Malignancy”
by J. L. GREGER

This is the fourth book in GREGER’s medical mystery series after “Coming Flu,” “Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight,” and “Ignore the Pain.”
In “Malignancy,” men disguised as police officers shoot at Sara Almquist twice in one day. The real police suspect Jim Mazzone, a drug czar currently awaiting trial in Albuquerque, will order more hits on Sara. After all, Sara was the key to Mazzone’s capture in Bolivia while she was consulting on public health problems there. Thus when colleagues in the State Department invite Sara to arrange scientific exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba, she jumps at the chance to get out of Albuquerque. Maybe, she should question their motives.



“Druids”
by NICHOLAS CHECKER

"Druids" is a medieval fantasy adventure of an isolated young man, born with an eerie cryptic sense that earns him the suspicion and contempt of those who fail to see it as a gift. It is a story that speaks for anyone deemed out of synch with the norm. Within this tale, our young druid acolyte joins with two renowned knights -- overtly caught up in a gender rivalry -- on a perilous quest that holds not only the fate of their broken feudal kingdom in hand, but their very souls as they contend with a monstrous elemental horror.



“Clowning Around”
by BERYL REICHENBERG

This is the story of Charlie, a young clown fish who delights in performing antics for the children who come to the aquarium to watch the action in the fish tank.






CAROLYN NIETHAMMER’s new book “The Piano Player” has been featured on Venture Galleries.











UPCOMING EVENTS


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. http://www.newtownartgallery.com/galleryevents/index.htm








BERYL REICHENBERG, OTP children's book author, will have several book forms on display in a group show at the Paso Robles Library on October 2 running through the end of October. Her art piece, Hanging Book 3, continues to be displayed at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art until the middle of October. 

BERYL will also be attending the Santa Barbara School District brunch on Saturday, October 4 starting at 10:00 am. Held each year, this event brings together children's authors, teachers and students for a tasty feast and talks from local children's authors. Chaucer's Bookstore in Santa Barbara will bring attending author's books from their store for sale, including BERYL's  books. "Chaucer's is always supportive of local authors and promote their books whenever they can." 


BERYL reports that her event at the Whiz Kids Toy Store, "Clown Around at WhizKids" this last weekend was a success. "I find that holding an event with a couple of children's authors brings in more customers and makes running and publicizing the event easier. Our books complement each other because we write about different themes. Working with friends, makes the job much more enjoyable." This event was also pre-launch publicity for her new Oak Tree Press book, “Clowning Around.” 


MICHAEL ELDRIDGE, author of “Jack of Harts” http://tinyurl.com/Jack-of-Harts will be at the Miami County Harvest Balloon Festival and Creative Arts Fair in Troy, OH on October 3 & 4.









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, THONIE 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.


VIRGIL ALEXANDER, has been asked by the The Phoenix Metro Center Barnes & Noble to return for another signing as part of their Mystery Month recognition. VIRGIL will be signing “Saints & Sinners,” and “The Wham Curse” this Saturday, October 4, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

On Sunday, October 19, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, VIRGIL will be signing both books at the Bullion Plaza Museum in Miami, Arizona during the Miami High School Class of '64 fiftieth reunion.

VIRGIL has been featured in The Mesa, Arizona, Beehive newspaper. It has a great review of the book in the current edition.  This is very exciting since it has a circulation of 400,000!  http://arizonabeehive.com/arizona-native-publishes-saints-and-sinners-the-second-book-in-a-series/ 


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: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea/events/ 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. http://www.ozarkcreativewriters.com.
http://tinyurl.com/A-Fair-to-Die-For


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. http://tinyurl.com/Mother-Rabbit





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.

On November 6, ANN will be the featured speaker for the Peters Township Referrals group at their event at the Sharp Edge Brasserie in McMurray, PA at 5:00 pm. My presentation is called "Write a Memoir - and Try Not to Laugh." She will also be selling and signing books at this event.



AMY BENNETT, author of “End of the Road” and “No Lifeguard on Duty” will be at the Open House for the Alamogordo Public Library (Alamogordo, NM) on October 18 at 1:00 pm where she will be giving a book talk and signing her books. And just brought to my attention is that AMY’s books have gotten 29 Five-Star Reviews on amazon.com! Wow!







MARILYN MEREDITH, author of The Rocky Bluff P. D. Series will be at the Great Valley Bookfest on Saturday October 18 from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. The Bookfest is located at the Orchard Valley Shopping Center in Mateca, CA. MARILYN will be on Stage A at 2:00 pm talking about writing two mystery series.

On Saturday, October 25th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, MARILYN will be participating with the Central Coast Sisters in Crime on a panel about the age of E-Publishing at the Atascadero Library in Atascadero.



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. http://tinyurl.com/Year-w-o-Christmas

The Year Without Christmas” has been selected as the November book of the month by the St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish book club!

On Monday, November 17th, at 10:00 am, JOHN will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Council of Catholic Women held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Fredericksburg, VA.



KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” will have a book signing at Barret Bookstore in Darien, CT on November 29. 

In December, Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT will have KEN come and speak at their Christmas Book Fair. Ken is pictured here at his author panel and signing last week at Barnes and Noble.



BLOG CORRAL


LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” continues with her memories of her 50th reunion banquet. Next week: Final mental snapshots. http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com/










DAC CROSSLEY, author of The Border Trilogy is having an Open House this Saturday, October 4, from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Musicians, writers, preachers and other scoundrels, please join DAC for words, music and adult beverages. Bring your instruments and your inspiration. Come and see DAC’s Dream Cabin. Directions: Go North on hwy 29 through Danielsville. North of Danielsville, turn right on hwy 281. Continue 281 across the Broad River and up the bank. Take the second named left: Cheek Pulliam Road. A mile and a bit down Cheek Pulliam, take the second named left. Bud Freeman Road (dirt.). Continue Bud Freeman Road, through the gate, bear right at the Dog Statues, down the hill, through the second gate. See the cabin on the left.


S. L. SMITH, author of “Murder on a Stick” will be blogging about how her protagonist, Pete Culnane, got his last name. Please join her on October 6 at http://marjamcgraw.blogspot.com/











ANN HOWLEY, author of “Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad” will be featured on DelSheree Gladden's Edible Bookshelf website on October 7. Her guest post is called "Why Write A Memoir When You Can Make Things Up?












JOANN SMITH AINSWORTHauthor of the paranormal thriller, “Expect Trouble,” will be a guest author on Tempting Romance on October 9.











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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6 comments:

John M. Wills said...

Love the covers!

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Thanks Jeana and Suzi for all your good work on our behalf. Beryl

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

This was great--and what an amazing bunch of authors!

Carolyn Niethammer said...

OTP authors are really working hard to promote their titles. Wish I could take a basketful of these books and go hide out in a remote cabin and just read, read. Honored to be part of such a hard-working, talented, and ambitious group.

Amy Bennett said...

Love to share the round-up with all my friends!

Nancy LiPetri said...

I won a copy of Dac's book and am looking forward to reading yet another OTP author's work. Carolyn, I need that reading hideout too!