Friday, March 6, 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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Dig the Grave, by April Knight, was published on March 2! Here is the synopsis: "Cameo Easton is a completely honest person. She never lies, she pays her taxes, and obeys all the rules. So why does she have a human skull hidden in the detergent box in her laundry room and a body buried in her flower garden? When Cameo’s brother, Drake is tragically killed in a car accident, she inherits his house in the quiet suburbs of Seattle. While planting flowers in the back yard she discovers a human skeleton. She decides not to call the police until she discovers the identity of the body in her yard. She begins investigating her nice friendly neighbors and discovers none of them are what they appear to be. Little old ladies have dark secrets, a mysterious Scotsman carries a gun and her brother’s best friend has a bigger secret than she ever dreamed."

The Tucson Festival of Books is coming up soon! It's right around the corner and we hope to see as many people there! The festival is at the University of Arizona, March 14-15. We shall be set up at booth 116. Hope to see y'all there!


This week, Ann K. Howley, author of Confession of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad, will be interviewed by Fran Joyce for her monthly column about local authors in Mount Lebanon Neighbors Magazine. Good job Ann! Seems like a wonderful opportunity to network and also acquire local publicity in your area.

Lorna Collins' husband, Larry, has attempted and succeeded in making his science fiction novel a reality. (Way to go!) The McGregor Chronicles: Book 1 – Saving Mike is now available on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon. As such, Lorna Collins has blogged about on her blog:


Dave Freedland, author of Lincoln 9, will be speaking at a police conference and signing books on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The event is the Oregon Association of Reserve Police Officers’ Conference.

More information may be obtained at the Oregon Association of Reserve Police Officers' website:

Illene Schneider, author of Unleavened Dead, will be at attendance and participating in an upcoming event next week. Here is what Illene Schneider had to say about this development: "Friday the 13th (that's March 13) will be a lucky day for me. At 10:15 AM, I will be on a panel at Crimelandia, the 2015 Left Coast Crime conference in Portland, OR (less snow than Portland, ME). It's called: How Did That Body Get There?: The Amateur Sleuth."

Please post the following when you have the opportunity in the Weekly Round Up. On Friday March 6 (today), Tekla Dennison Miller, author of Mother Rabbit, will be the keynote speaker for the Women's Resource Center's annual Extraordinary Woman luncheon at the Henry Strater Hotel, Durango, Colorado. This year's theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." This luncheon is one of several programs celebrating Women's History Month. Woah, this sounds like an awesome experience, but also a great honor to be the keynote speaker!



Beryl Reichenberg, OTP children’s book author and artist, reads to a first grade class at Los Ranchos Elementary School on Thursday, March 5 at 11 AM for Reading Across America, an annual event designed to encourage kids to read. She’ll be reading her picture book Clowning Around.  This story is about Charlie, a clownfish, who likes to entertain children who come to his aquarium. When the other fish become jealous, they hide him in a treasure chest at the bottom of the tank. This plan backfires and all the fish eventually learn a valuable lesson about cooperation.

Carol Alexander, author of The Big Squeal, featured in the newspaper with a whole page!


Dismal River by Wayne Dundee is this week's Blast From The Past book! Here is the excerpt:
"The Nebraska Sandhills of the 1880s are a vast, untamed expanse of treeless, rolling hills scoured by harsh wind and blistering sun. Into this rugged landscape former Indian scout Lone McGantry reluctantly agrees to lead an expedition of explorers and adventurers headed by an English lord. The hardships of the environment soon become secondary, however, when other threats—both from within and without—overtake the expedition. Deceit, betrayal, stampeding buffalo, a raging grassfire, and a band of ruthless marauders all must be dealt with. The very survival of the expedition is at stake. Lives will be lost and the banks of the Dismal River will be scorched and stained by blood before the ordeal is finished."

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1 comment:

Beryl Reichenberg said...

It's nice to read about all these events and see how busy everyone is thanks to you Jesus. Beryl