Friday, April 3, 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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Cracks in the Cobblestone, by Susan Sagarra went to press earlier this week! Here is the Cracks in the Cobblestone's excerpt: "Two women take a crack at adulthood in vastly different worlds. Their mutual obsession with the Titanic tragedy brings them together to solve a long-forgotten mystery in the quirky river town of Tirtmansic. Amelia Thornton is a feisty 25-year-old owner of a school for young ladies that is sinking in debt. A grieving detective comes to town to investigate when Amelia’s money–and husband–disappear. But the detective’s plans go awry. Later, an odd presence reveals itself to cub reporter Meghan Murphy as she walks on the town’s rickety, brick-laden street. Could the spirits inhabiting the cobblestone street and both women’s favorite haunt lead them to the long-buried secret of what happened."


The final galley proofs of Ronald Wendling's memoir, Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, are now awaiting delivery to the printer.

Meanwhile, he will be giving a reading from the book at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he teaches part-time. This is what Ronald had to say about the reading: "The two passages I have selected to read concern how my father’s addiction to alcohol and his recovery from it affected me as a child and a young man and how writing about that development helped me let go of the past. The reading will take place on Tuesday, April 7th, at 6:30 pm in the President’s Lounge in the Campion Student Center at Saint Joseph’s. It is co-sponsored by W.A.D.E (Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education), a group on campus that supports recovery from addiction, and by the English Department’s Writers Series, which brings authors from on and off campus to read from their work. "

Douglass Seaver, author of The Fourth Rule, has some big news for us all! "I’m excited to announce that I am one of five debut authors selected by the International Thriller Writers to join New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline on April 17 at the Palm Beach Peril. This major event will introduce Lisa’s latest noel, Every Fifteen Minutes, and will include readings, a panel discussion and book signings. I will be there to discuss and sign copies of The Fourth Rule.

The event will be held at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library in Delray Beach, FL beginning at 2 p.m. If you are in the area, please join us!"

Amy M. Bennett's second book in her Black Horse Campground mystery series, No Lifeguard on Duty, has been awarded the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval!
Moreover, on Friday, April 17, Amy will be participating in the Alamogordo Historic Downtown Art Walk, held every third Friday of the month, from 6-8 p.m.  She will be selling and signing copies of all three books in the Black Horse Campground series.
Keep up the good work, Amy!

On Thursday, April 9, Eileen Obser, author of Only You, will be speaking about and reading from her memoir, Only You, at the Huntington Library in western Suffolk County, starting at 2:00 p.m. This is a large, well-regarded library where she had the pleasure of teaching in 2010-2012.

This month of April, OTP author Mary Montague SIkes (Monti) will participate in the "A to Z Blog Challenge" creating paintings for show by Farrah Ferand, the heroine of my latest book, Evening of the Dragonfly.


Illene Schneider, author of Unleaved Dead, had a function a few days ago. On April 1, 1:20pm-2:40pm: Temple University Life Long Learning Society, The B. Batsheva Friedman Lecture Series, 425 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA; presentation on “Yiddish: A Fun Look at the Common Language of European Jews.” (

"A zissen Pesach to all of you who celebrate. (And for those of you who don't, please save me some Easter candy for after Pesach.)" -Ilene Schneider

28 Local Authors Book signing at the Gloucester Public Library in Gloucester, VA. Mary M. Sikes, author of Evening of the Dragonfly, shall be in attendance.

"Threatening telephone calls and strange cars with dark-tinted windows plague artist/teacher Farrah Ferand. Recovering from the tragic loss of her mother, Farrah is trying to adapt to the life of a small-town art teacher when she encounters Dirk Lawrence, a mysterious stranger. Her attraction to him is immediate and electric until Farrah discovers Dirk is part of the Lawrence and Pendesky investment firm that led to her mother's downfall a few years earlier."


This week's Blast from the Past is W. S. Gager's, A Case of Infatuation! Crime Beat Reporter Mitch Malone’s rules are simple: He never lets the blood and guts he covers bother him. He always works alone and he hates kids. He breaks all three when he agrees to smuggle a potential witness out of a house with two mob-style-hit dead bodies. When the FBI accuses him of the murder, he goes into hiding with a bombshell intern who doesn’t talk and a precocious preschooler. Mitch works his contacts to escape his roommates only to find they hold keys to a bizarre story of disappearances, terrorists and the perfect hamburger recipe.

This week Lorna Collins considers the Ideal age, if at all any, in a relationship.
How do you feel about age? Read my answer:

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John Addiego said...

Great round-up, Jesus, and thanks for including the bit about my reading! Lots of good books and good events to celebrate!

CUCI SOFA said...

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Beryl Reichenberg said...

Congratulations to you all who have new books coming out. I'm always in the market for a good book. Beryl