Friday, November 7, 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…

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“Carry Me Home” by TARA WILLIS

Following the passing of their invalid father, the poverty-stricken Montoya children and their mother are barely surviving, as together, they wage a daily war against the ravages of extreme poverty, racism and a system bent on separating and destroying them.  Nine months after her husband’s death, his widow makes the difficult decision to accept an advantageous marriage proposal from a close friend, for the sake of her nine young children.  Her eldest, thirteen year old Celina, is hurt and angry about the remarriage which appears, to her, a betrayal to her dear father’s memory.  Just as the young family is growing close, a stranger from the past appears and reveals the shocking secret Celina’s mother has kept for many years; a secret that will test the Gonzalez family’s love for each other and leave them changed forever. . .

TARA WILLIS is hosting a book launch for "Carry Me Home" on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Palmer Public Library in Palmer, AK. She will have 50 copies of her book available for sale/signing as well as refreshments and door prizes!
"Carry Me Home" is my pick for the Featured Book of the Week.

JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble” is having a Goodreads giveaway from November 6 through November 12. Be sure to log into the following link and sign up to win!

HEATHER SMITH THOMAS, author of “Beyond the Flames” has written a new book: “Horse Tales: True Stories from an Idaho Ranch.” It is a collection of 22 non-fiction essays about the horses that helped define the author’s life in Idaho ranch country. It is a unique memoir infused with the brand of wisdom that can be acquired only through an existence built around livestock and land. In the tradition of James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small), Thomas centers each story around a specific animal, along the way sharing lessons on life, family and stockmanship. At 282 pages and priced at $24.95 this book is published by the Colorado media venture The Frontier Project Inc. The book is available from and other booksellers.

CAROL ALEXANDER and MISS LIBERTY were recently featured in the Herald and Review newspaper in Decatur, IL. The article told about CAROL going to Russia to hand deliver a copy of "The Big Squeal" to the Moscow Library. MISS LIBERTY is quite the international star now!


BERYL REICHENBERG, author of children’s books, has two local events scheduled this week to launch her new book “Clowning Around.” Today, November 7, she will be at the Gallery at the Network in San Luis Obispo from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in conjunction with Art After Dark, a monthly art event. She will be signing her books, talking with visitors and demonstrating accordion book making. Tomorrow, November 8, she will be at Whiz Kids Toy Store from 11:00 – 1:00 pm in San Luis Obispo again signing books. There will be a raffle and a craft project for kids. “I enjoy talking with the public at these events. Although selling books is important, it is interacting with my readers (kids) and their parents that is the most fun."

J.L. GREGER, author of "Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight," "Ignore the Pain" and "Malignancy" is a busy girl this month. She's visiting MARILYN MEREDITH's blog with a guest blog on "Novel Ideas" on November 9,  signing copies of "Malignancy" at the Menaul Book Exchange in Albuquerque on November 15, and participating in in the Balloon Museum Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on November 16. The latter is a new event started by an author to increase book sales at Christmas. Authors in Albuquerque are eager to see if  this event attracts consumer attention. J.L. will also be at Under Charlie's Covers, her favorite book signing location in Bernalillo, with Bug on November 22.

KEN OXMAN, author of “Reluctant Assassin” will be speaking about his writing experience at the New Canaan Inn in New Canann, CT on November 10 at 11:00 am.

KEN will be at having 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. 

THONIE HEVRON, author of “Intent to Hold” and "By Force or Fear" will be speaking to the Rohnert Park Rotary about the Writers Life on November 11

TEKLA DENNISON MILLER, author of “Mother Rabbit,” will be the guest author at the TWRAHS book group reviewing “Mother Rabbit.” The event will be hosted by Connie Jacobs, Durango, CO on November 12.

JOHN M. WILLS, author of “The Year Without Christmas” 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 on Monday, November 17, at 10:00 am.

JOANN SMITH AINSWORTH, author of “Expect Trouble” will join local authors in an Author Event Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Urban Promise Academy, 3031 18th Street, Oakland, CA. Authors will read excerpts from their novels. JOANN will read from her paranormal thriller, “Expect Trouble.” Proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the Academy to purchase library books.

On November 28, JOANN will be at CWC-Fremont's Book Signing Table at Newpark Mall on the Black Friday Weekend.

On December 1, JOANN will contribute to the December Virtual Book Fair 2014 Blog Post.

CATHY STRASSER, author of “An Uncertain Grave” will be at WREN on Main Street in Bethlehem, NH on Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 pm. They will be celebrating the New Hampshire Writers Project (NHWP) Writer's Week!  CATHY and three other authors will be offering short readings and signing their books. Light refreshments will be served.

BILLY BEASLEY, author of “The River Hideaway” has two Barnes and Noble signings in December. On December 7, BILLY will be at Barnes and Noble in Jacksonville, NC from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. On December 13, he will be at the location in Wilmington, NC from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Stop by and see BILLY if you are in the area and get an autographed copy of “The River Hideaway!”


DAC CROSSLEY, author of the Border Trilogy, has a new blog post to share.

LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer” is in Hawaii! I am so jealous! She blogs about her first trip there:

SHARON ARTHUR MOORE, author of “Mission Impastable” has been busy with National Novel Writing Month! You can learn a lot from SHARON with the following contributions:

Write more in less time and not be as tired? SHARON uses use the Pomodoro Technique®

While these tips are aimed at surviving and thriving during National Novel Writing Month, they can apply to any time you want to focus intensively on your book. Part 1 in this series at

Because she is tied up with National Novel Writing Month, SHARON re-ran a popular old post about the 5 types of women men go for and how to use that in writing

SHARON shows part of the planning she did for her National Novel Writing Month entry, Potluck”

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. 

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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:

Eileen Obser said...

Great job, as usual, Suzi. Thanks for all your hard work!