Friday, May 8, 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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Mary Montague Sikes, artist and author of numerous works, has been working hard on new events promoting and discussing her novels! She was featured on a blog where she discussed Evenings of A Dragonfly. In addition, Mary has an upcoming book signing event, which shall be held tomorrow, May 9th! It will be at the Gloucester Arts on the Main in Gloucester VA.


It's a busy week for Beryl Reichenberg, OTP children's picture book author. On Thursday, May 7 she was at the Paso Robles Library teaching kids how to make book marks for Mother's Day from 3 to 5. Saturday, May 9, she will be at the San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza with a bookmaking booth at the MiniMaker faire which is held each year. The community is invited to teach or demonstrate a craft or other invention to the public. This event is popular with both kids and their families and is from 10 AM to 3 PM. Last year's event drew over 4,000 people. "I had great fun teaching families how to make accordion books and displaying my books. I always make contacts at these events that result in future events and book sales. Drop by if you are in the area."

Nicholas Checker, author of Scratch

"In following up my piece on theme-related events, this past week a theatrical reading of my Oak Tree Press novel, SCRATCH, was featured in conjunction with an outdoor cat adoption at the region's largest independent book store facility. The great story contained in this link, by Day feature writer, Rick Koster, says it all!"

This week's Blast from the Past book is Behind the Redwood Door by Otp author John M. Daniel. Give it a quick read; it may turn into a long read! "Guy and Carol Mallon own a used bookstore on the north coast of California, a land of rocky shores and redwood forests, with a rich history of gold, lumber, Native Americans, and hardy entrepreneurs. They are content with their small-town life until Pete Thayer, their friend and the publisher of the local alternative newspaper, is stabbed to death behind their favorite tavern. Urged on by Pete’s girlfriend, River Webster, Guy begins to poke around, uncovering a past festering with power politics, a newspaper war, a multi-generational family feud, marijuana traffic—and murder. Guy’s investigation takes him from the town square to the harbor to the forests and into the mountains, where he must confront evil in the form of a bully nearly twice his size."


Richard Marranca, author of Dragon Sutra, recently had a poem published in Rockhurst Review and finished teaching Modern Poetry at College of New Jersey. He also just finished a collection of stories to be published this fall, "Philosophy of Flight & Other Stories." 

Yes, it's Cinco de Mayo. Viva! But television news turns Dac's thoughts in a different direction. Read his blog to find out more!

Here is what Ronald Wendling had to say about a new experience with his novel, Unsuitable Treasure: "I spend much of the summer in New Milford, a small town in Susquehanna County, PA.  The Pratt Memorial Library is a small, nearly self-sustaining old structure close to the heart of town.  I gave the library a copy of Unsuitable Treasure, my just published memoir, it was read almost immediately by the former librarian there, and it is my understanding that there is now a waiting list. One reader at a time!"

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

Nice one, Jesus! You do good work--and so do the OTP authors.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Jesus, for doing a good job with the Weekly Roundup!

Thonie Hevron said...

Thanks for the updates, Jesus. This is another good one.

Beryl Reichenberg said...

We all appreciate your efforts, Jesus. Thanks, Beryl