Friday, May 22, 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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Jeana Lomprez, Public Relations Manager at Oak Tree Press, has been working diligently on a variety of projects! Recently, she set Murder al a Christie by Marilyn Levinson, kindle version to be free from May 29 through June 2. Don't miss this opportunity to read a great book, but also a FREE book!

Lorna Collins was successful in making her novel Ghost Writer into an audio book! You may obtain the audio at the following link!

OTP children’s book author, Beryl Reichenberg, will be at the Paso Robles ArtFest on May 23 from 10 AM to 4PM at a booth in the children’s area. Beryl will be showing kids and their families how to make a folded book form and selling her kid’s  books.

ArtFest is a community celebration of the arts and is held each year in the Paso Robles downtown park. It includes artist’s booths, food booth, live music, and booths where children can participate in a variety of art activities. "In Paso Robles, CA for the weekend, come join the fun and drop by my booth to learn how to make your own book."

On Saturday, May 23, Lorna Collins, author of Ghost Writer, will be speaking to the California Writers Club, Inland Empire Branch in Ontario, California. She will be presenting an interactive workshop on how to write the ‘elevator pitch.' 

Sounds like everyone, regardless of age, could learn something new and exciting!

The paintings created for Farrah Ferand, heroine of Evening of the Dragonfly, are up at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond VA. The space can accommodate only 14 of the 19 watercolor and acrylic paintings, all made during April, but I am very happy with the way the show looks. In fact, "Far Fields", the large acrylic painting I've had hanging at the top of my gallery for several weeks, is enhanced by the colors of the new exhibit.

The show will be on view at Crossroads Art Center until July, possibly longer. Crossroads, 2016 Staples Mill Rd., is open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday hours are: Noon to 4 p.m.
Coming Events Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 22 - Book Signing, Evening of the Dragonfly, at West Point Pharmacy, West Point
Saturday, May 23, 1 - 4 p.m. - "Paris Picnic" - Prince George Art and Frame, Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg VAGallery artists will paint in their own styles from a still-life setup 

, May 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Book Signing, Evening of the Dragonfly, at the William and Mary Barnes and Noble, Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA

Mary Montague Sikes, artist and author


Ann K. Howley, author of Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad, was notified yesterday that she won the First Place Prize for Nonfiction in the 2015 Pennwriters Writing Contest for a humorous essay she wrote called "Milking It."

Here is what Ann had to say in response to her momentous prize: "Woo hoo!"
Congrats, Ann!

This week, Nicola Furlong is in the Author Spotlight and being interviewed on Sharon Srock's site for extraordinary women.
Here's the link:


This week's Blast From the Past book is The Electric Sewer, by Trebor Nehoc. Trebor Nehoc has worked all over the New York City subway. And not just as a cop, but also as a sergeant and lieutenant. He has been assigned to everything from late night solo train patrol to an academy instructor and finally as an anti-crime supervisor. As they say here inNew York, he has been around the block, twice. Trebor has taken his years on the job and transcribed them into some very funny, very touching stories. With great wit, sharp details and some brisk writing, his War Stories describe what life was like down there in the Electric Sewer.


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

Good job as usual, Jesus!

Beryl Reichenberg said...

I wish I lived in Virginia. I'd like to see Farrah's dragonfly paintings. I bet they are spectacular! Beryl

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Beryl. Wish you were here as well. It was a fun show to hang!

Thanks for the great job, Jesus!

Lorna Collins - said...

Nice job. I've already posted it all over Facebook.

Dac said...

blog gets better all the time, Jesus!

Nancy LiPetri said...

going to try tweeting it!

Jackie Taylor Zortman said...

We have a group of amazingly busy authors. Nice job with the blog again, Jesus. said...

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It includes artist’s booths, food booth, live music.
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