Friday, January 23, 2015


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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No new releases of books, but new release of information about book giveaways!
What's FREE on Goodreads this Week?
This week on Goodreads we have something special! We are giving away books! The one's that are coming up are: The Fourth Rule, Murder's Last Resort, and Sweet Dreams! Get them now before the offer runs out!


Ann K. Howley, author of Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad, was recently giving a presentation about "How to Write a Memoir" at the Upper Saint Clair Library. She was selling and signing books in addition to her presentation.

Some might not know this, but Ann K. Howley is a long time supporter of the American Cancer Society, and until June 27, 2015, she is donating proceeds from the sale of her book to the ACS to support the South Hills Relay for Life which will take place on that date. Sounds like an awesome way to get a good book and do something good for others!

"Retirement is murder for this NJ rabbi--Newsworks"
Ilene Schneider, author of Unleavened Dead, was recently featured in the Prime Time section of News Works. This is what she had to say bout the experience: "I'm honored and pleased to be featured today on the Prime Time section of News Works, the blog for WHYY, Philadelphia's PBS station. My thanks to writer Stacia Friedman for doing such a good job distilling the essence of my ramblings. (And for introducing me to such a good veggie Chinese restaurant.) And to photographer Emma Lee for spending so much time trying to figure out how to make staring at a laptop monitor look dynamic." Sounds awesome Ilene, if you want to read the article, you may do so here:

Douglass Seaver, author of The Fourth Rule, recently had a full page feature in a local newspaper announcing the publication of his book.
Moreover, he also had a launch party at R. J. Julia's bookstore. They have a good turn out with roughly 50 people! Douglass Seaver reported that people really enjoyed the look and feel of the published book! To the left you can see the featured article!


Scratch now in paperback from Oak Tree Press: Tale of loyalty, friendship and courage set in the mysterious world of feral cats. A legendary tomcat sets out on a quest to save two warring clans from a greater peril stalking them all. (Reviews on Book signing, Sat, Jan. 24th, 11:00 AM at Bank Square Books, Mystic. (Copies signed by author!)
in paperback & Kindle from Oak Tree Press website and
: Magical tale of a teenage mystic who joins with two rival knights to save a ruined land from a druid lord's deranged sorcery. (Reviews on Available at Bank Square Books, Mystic; Book Trader Etc, Groton; Book Barn, Niantic. (Copies signed by author!)

Thonie Hevron has been tagged to emcee the third Copperfield's Bookstore/Redwood Writers Fiction Book Club on May 26th. She will be introducing author Arletta Dawdy and Huachuca Woman. She will facilitate discussion about the book. Look for Thonie's book, Intent to Hold, for a fall selection!

Ronald WendlingRonald Wendling had this to say about a recent trip: "Last summer I was at a Writers’ Conference in Montrose, PA, where I attended a session devoted to the planning and holding of a Launch Party. Then April Lindner, my colleague in the English Department at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, invited me to the launch of her young adult novel “Love, Lucy,” which will be held at a winery in southeast New Jersey at the end of this month and which my wife and I will be certain to attend. Sometime in the spring I will launch my upcoming memoir, Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, and while it may not be the party to end all parties, I think it can’t help but benefit from what I have learned about the launch experiences of other writers. Everybody loves a party!"

Blast From the Past
This shall be a new section where we showcase a book that has been published a few years ago, but still retains its original appeal. This is what Publisher Billie had to say about this seciton: "As part of the exercise of setting up our new web site, I had to review our entire roster of titles, and I was struck at the number of really fine titles in our backlist. So, we are going to highlite titles from prior seasons, so we book shoppers can take a second look."
This week, we feature Elaine Busby. She has done two titles with us, both good stories, engaging romances.


Robert Weibezahl, author of The Dead Don't Forget, has embarked on a new literary project: to read the complete works of his favorite writer, Graham Greene. He will be chronicling the experience on his new blog, 26 Grahams, which can be found at and he hopes you'll follow his "Adventures in Greeneland."

  Sharon A. Moore, author of Mission Impastable, has some new blogspot information for us. Guest blog opportunity: The second Tuesday of each month is when Sharon has guests posting at her three blogs. If writers want to post at "Parsley, Sage, and Rosemary Time", "Write Away", or "Romance Righter", please contact her at
Also, Sharon is writing a continuing series on Twitter for writers. The latest post is part two of how to get re-tweets.

Police Procedural mysteries are very different from cozies. In this continuing series on sub-genres in mystery,Sharon gives the elements and tips for how to write one.

Sharon posted part two on how to use tropes better in writing characters.

That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoyed this week's Round-Up! I look forward to your emails!

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Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Nice work, Jesus. But it does look like we all need to pony up some more items for you! Thanks for providing this forum.

Ann K. Howley said...

Thanks Jesus! I'm so impressed with the new section that promotes previously published books. What wonderful commitment OTP demonstrates to its authors.

John Addiego said...

This is a great variety of titles! Oak Tree's website and blog are really classy. Nice work, Jesus!

Billie Johnson said...

Nice work, Jesus! I love seeing all the things that our authors are doing!


Beryl Reichenberg said...

Graham Greene is one of my favorite authors. It's nice to see that people are still reading his books. Beryl

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

Good job, Jesus, looking great!

Holli Castillo said...

OTP has such a diverse-- and busy--group of authors. It's fantastic that a smaller to mid size publisher can offer so many different genres to appeal to so many different audiences. There's definitely something for everyone at Oak Tree Press.

John M. Wills said...

A bit of something for all readers to enjoy. OTP covers it!

Janet Greger said...

The varied nature of this blog was great.Thanks to everyone.