Friday, January 9, 2015


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! Sorry for late post, but I was adding some last minute additions! 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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Scratch by Nicholas Checker

Scratch is a chilling tale of loyalty, friendship, and courage – set in the mysterious world of feral cats. It also contains reflections of how cultures too often misread and mistrust one another, leading to ends that might have been avoided. White Saja, a renowned tomcat of the wild woodlands, returns to his old haunts to rescue his onetime clan from a gruesome fate. It leads him on a fearful quest into the brooding Dark Woods where he and a reluctant rival must seek the aid of a dread creature whose very name has long invoked terror in them all. Enter the pages of Scratch and discover unrelenting adventure!


Stuart Rosebrook of "TRUE WEST MAGAZINE named Cholama Moon as his pick for non-traditional Western Historical novel of 2014. Anne Schroeder's
historical Western novel set in Central California was published by OTP in April, 2014.

Anne is serving as 2015 President of Women Writing the West, a national organization in Denver, CO. WWW is open to men and women who write fiction or non-fiction about the expanded American West, Canada or Mexico.

Nancy LiPetri is happy to report receiving multiple new 
reviews for The Wooded Path on Amazon this week. 
Give it a click and check them out.

4.9 out 5 stars, doesn't sound too shabby to me! Good job Nancy!


Douglass Seaver, author of The Fourth Rule, is going to have a launch party at R. J. Julia's Bookstore this coming up week. Attached is a photograph of the bookstore!

Friday, January 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. R. J. Julia’s in Madison, Connecticut’s premier bookstore, will be the site of the launch party for Douglass Seaver’s new novel, The Fourth Rule. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Books will be available for purchase.
If you are in the area, please come! Visit the blog section of Doug’s website for an invitation –

Ann K. Howley, author of Confessions of Do-Gooder Gone Bad, is hard at work for the new year! She has been networking and promoting, and luckily, she has a quite a few speakign events planned for 2015! 

The next one coming up is Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7PM. Ann K. Howley will be speaking at Upper St. Clair Public Library, Upper St Clair.

Shortly after, she will have another event Saturday, February 7, 2015,at noon. Ann will be be signing and selling books at Tracy's Treats Boutique in Whitehall, PA for American Cancer Society Fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the South Hills Relay for Life.

Sounds like some big events!

Fun with Acrylics

Mary M. Sikes will be at the Gloucester Arts on the Main in Gloucester, VA Saturday Jan. 17th 10am to 4pm, to share her acrylic techniques with everyone!

A full day of wonderful instruction with an experienced artist with lots of tricks to improve our Paintings! All levels welcome - $45

Mary M. Sikes is an award-winning Virginia artist. After studying painting and sculpture at the College of William and Mary, she earned a MFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has studied painting and experimental mixed media with Robert Burridge, Mary Ann Beckwith, Janet Rogers, Mary Alice Braukman, Pat Dews, Karen Aide and other well-known workshop instructors.

Thonie Hevron's Intent to Hold has been selected as Book of the Month for the new season of the Copperfield's Books/Redwood Writers Book Club. The book will be highlighted one evening with discussion and Q&A in the fall. 

Awesome possum, way to go Thonie Hevron!


Are you feeling guilty about your News Year's resolutions? You know you should learn a bit more about recent scientific discoveries, but don't have the energy to plow through a technical article in Smithsonian Magazine, let alone read a non-fiction book.

You could learn a little about a highly touted (but still unproven) cancer vaccine the easy way. Race along with a fictional woman scientist in the thriller, MALIGNANCY, as she accepts a risky assignment in Cuba.

Marilyn Meredith aka F.M. Meredith, author of Murder in the Worst Degree and various other novels, wrote about slowing down on
And over on she asked the question, Any Big Plans for 2015?

Sounds like interesting reads on both of these blogs!

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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Beryl Reichenberg said...

Hi Jesu, I sent you in a blurb for this week and didn't see it here. Did you get it?? I also sent one in in December and it didn't appear. Do I have the correct email address: Or maybe they just got lost in the shuffle. Let me know. Beryl

Jesus Martinez said...

I'm sorry about that Beryl. I checked my email and did receive an email from you, but it only had the following message: "I sent mine. I hope he got it. Beryl."

Yes, that is my correct email address. I believe they might have gotten lost in the shuffle.

If you email me your information, I can update this week's round up?


Beryl Reichenberg said...

Sounds good, Jesus, I assumed that was the problem. These things happen. So thank you for your willingness to post next week. I'll send it off to you along with other information for this next week probably Monday If you don't receive it by Tuesday, let me know. I posted my enquiry here because I wasn't sure the email address was correct. Beryl

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

Good job as usual.

Sharon Arthur Moore said...

Nice round-up, Jesus. I am one of the guilty ones who realizes she hasn't sent anything until it's too late each week. New Year's Resolution: Get the darn details to Jesus! lol