Friday, December 19, 2014


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! As always, 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
"History is where her heart is for Alaskan author Tara Willis, who made her first stab at historical fiction with a 20-chapter novel when she was just 10 years old. Now 30, Willis had her first book published this past October, though it wasn’t the “Captured in Communist Russia” she wrote in elementary school. “Carry Me Home,” released by Oak Tree Press, was just one of 20 ideas whirling around in her head, waiting to be published, she said." You can read the full article:

The River Hideaway, by Billy Beasley

Billy has this to say about his recent book signing: "Book Signing at Barnes and Noble yesterday was very successful. I can't say for sure how many sold. I can estimate a bit based on the stacks of books on each side of me they kept replenishing. But they did tell me that the store had sold 51 books in December. I feel pretty comfortable saying 45 at least were sold yesterday in the 3 hours." Way to go Billy! Sounds like it went well!

Thonie Hevron, author of By Force or Fear
Just in time for the holidays, Thonie Hevron and a cadre of local writers (from California Writers' Club/Redwood Writers Chapter) appeared at the Rohnert Park Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire on November 27th and 28th. All authors sold enough books to make the event worthwhile. So much so that the group is already looking into more fairs during the year and especially at the holidays. Sound impressive Thonie, good job!

The Big Squeal, by Carol Alexander
Elvera Gray, recently posted a remarkably positive review on Carol Alexander's The Big Squeal. Here is an excerpt of the review:

"I enjoyed reading the adventures of Liberty the Pig. The author masterfully intervened the historic events of the past with modern life. Both children and adults will benefit from reading this wonderful book, learning something new and enjoying the rich language. It definitely broadens children's outlook. I believe that most children after reading information, well-presented by Carol Alexander, about Lincoln's work in Illinois, will be inspired to read some more books about one of the most popular American presidents! I am so thrilled that the book was presented to the Russian State Library of Foreign Literature! Moreover, it will be translated in Russian, so that not only those children who learn English can read it. I am sure Russian children will appreciate it not less than American kids! I do hope that Carol Alexander will continue to write interesting educational books for children! I am sure that teachers and parents of students will be really appreciative for her creative endeavors. Good luck for the Author!"

The Reluctant Assassin, by Ken Oxman
Recently, Ken Oxman was working hard signing books at his book signing events! In this picture, he is signing a copy of Reluctant Assassin at Barrett's book store in Darien, CT. In addition to that, he participated in an author panel at Barnes & Noble in Norwalk, CT. Keep up the good work Ken! 


This 20th, 11am-1pm, Billy Beasley, author of The River Hideaway, will be having a book signing at Two Sisters Bookery. Here is an excerpt of his book: "The year is 1967 and Wilmington, NC, like much of the country, is embedded in racial turmoil. Two boys on the brink of manhood--Bret Marin and Clarence (Money) Wilkins--forge an unlikely friendship that alters the course of their lives forever. Bret and Money find their friendship tested by the racially charged times, by the cruel demands of an overbearing father, and ultimately by an allure that develops between Bret and Money's sister, Teke." Good luck on the up and coming event, Billy!

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Beryl Reichenberg said...

It's nice to see the Roundup back. Thanks. Beryl

Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Wonderful, Jesus. Thanks for providing this for OTP. Nice to have you with us on the team.

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

Good job, Jesus!

Thonie Hevron said...

Thanks for the great round-up, Jesus. You had big shoes to fill but you've already slipped into them nicely! Have a wonderful Christmas!