Saturday, May 30, 2015


Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up everyone! First off, I would like to apologize for the late post. I was not paying much attention to the days of the week this week. 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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Cindy Ladage, author of When Matilda Made Time Stand Still, will be at the Quincy Bookstore for a book signing from 1-4 at the Quincy Mall in Quincy, IL on May 30th!

She expects there to be lots of engaged readers with lots of inquisitive questions and much enthusiasm!

Small but interested audience last night at the Moorestown Library. But Illene Schneider's next appearance promises to be a crowded one – if the weather cooperates better than it did last night.

She'll be exhibiting her books at BooksNJ 2015, Sunday, June 14, 1:00-5:00 PM, on the grounds of the Paramus Public Library.

And speaking of panels, she's been asked to be on one there (time TBA):

Killing in New Jersey:  Murder in the Garden State The BooksNJ website ( promises:
“an amazing day for readers and writers,” with 100+ authors, “Readings – Panel Discussions – Storytelling – Face painting and Crafts -- Book Sales – Book Signings”

"Shortly after the April publication of my [Ronald Wendling] memoir, Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past, I read passages from the book at an event held at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where I still do some teaching. The event was sponsored by a group supporting student recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. 

As one who was once a member of the Catholic religious order known as the Jesuits, I was particularly pleased by the presence there of four longtime friends, all still Jesuits, and particularly of Father Anthony Berret who has been my colleague in the Saint Joseph's English Department for many years. Father Berret is a fan of American popular culture and he especially enjoyed the passage I read on the superstars of the Buffalo, New York wrestling matches that my father took me to see when I was a kid in the nineteen fifties! His own recently published book, Music in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: Unheard Melodies, studies the popular music of the ragtime era and the jazz age in Fitzgerald's works."

Carolyn Niethammer, author of The Piano Player, received a great prize! 

Her book, The Piano Player, was an International Book Awards finalist in the Western Fiction category.

Congratulations, Carolyn!

A Fair to Die For by Nehring Radine is this week's Blast From the Past! Read more about the book below:

"It’s October, craft fair season in the Ozarks, and Carrie and Henry are helping their friend Shirley sell her quilts and Baby Cuddlys at the War Eagle Craft Fair. After a mysterious cousin with ties to drug dealers appears, danger stalks the fair. When Carrie is abducted by killers following a breakfast at War Eagle Mill, she’s afraid she won’t escape, because—though her aim in life has always been to help others out of problems—no one who can help her knows where she is. “There is no me out there to help me.”


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

Excellent as usual. What a great bunch of authors!

Ivga Stark said...

If only I had used for my academic needs. No doubt I've got a great mark.