Friday, June 19, 2015

Weekly Round Up June 19, 2015

GOOD WEEKLY! It's time again to join me under the Oak tree for the Weekly Round Up! We will be talking about all the events happening in the up coming week and where all the happenings will be! Another exciting week full of fun. So come and join me!

Quote of the Week:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

A reminder from Jeana...all OTP books are on Manic Readers...

Everyone is invited to go to OAK TREE PRESS's page on Manic Readers to Oak Tree Press  You can click on the title  of your choice and have a free read of any of our books :)


There is still plenty of time to polish up your manuscript and get it in to our judges. Since 1999, we have been publishing the winners of our in a heartbeat, you can go from an author-in-waiting to a published author! 

We are looking for mysteries, romances, Westerns and hard-edged cop/true crime stories.

See all the particulars on our web site;

Ghost Writer is now available as an audio book!       Lorna tells us the copies are selling online. She says, "The book seems so much more powerful hearing it. The voice artist really loved the story, and it comes out in her performance."

"When unemployed computer programmer Nan Burton inherits a California beach cottage from her great-great-aunt, she’s delighted. But she’s in for a huge surprise: The house is haunted by the ghost of famous romance writer Max Murdoch (pen name Maxine DuBois) who insists Nan complete his last novel, threatening to keep her from sleeping until she agrees. The ensuing clash pits youth against the long-dead but still egotistical author with humorous and moving results."

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Bert  Silva's novel is now available on KINDLE!!*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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Amy M. Bennett, author of the Black Horse Campground mystery series, will be signing copies of the third book in the series, “No Vacancy”, at Barnes and Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces, NM on Saturday, June 27 from 1-3 p.m.

She will be having another signing on Saturday July 11 at Barnes and Noble at
the Fountains at Farah in El Paso, Texas from 1-3 p.m. This is her second signing at a Barnes and Noble in her home town!
On Sunday, July 19, she will be signing copies and giving a talk at Treasure House Books and Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM (Old Town) from 1-3 p.m.

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Thonie Hevron, author of By Force or Fear and Intent to Hold will be signing books at the Street Printing Festival in Sebastopol, CA on June 21 from 11-5pm. Admission is free.

 By Force or Fear by Thonie Hevron
"From the first paragraph, you know this is not a lighthearted read, but one that will be filled with fright and might. Meredith Ryan is a cop, just like the author was in her former days, and thus the setting of real life drama jumps off every page. Well written, the story weaves between several potent issues to a dramatic ending. Plus, I liked spending time with a woman who works in this risky arena, learning how she mixes her personal world with the constant threat of danger. Thonie Hevron has written a book with moments of terror, excitement and enough humor to release the tension. I think you will enjoy reading By Force or Fear."

—Linda Loveland Reid is author of Touch of MagentaSomething in Stone, and Past president of Redwood Writers.

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Book industry insiders Larry and Lorna Collins

​Presented by the Writers of Kern...​
June 20:  Larry and Lorna Collins discuss how the publishing industry has changed over the last ten years—and continues to change. Sharing their journey from the old model (agent to acquisitions editor for a NY publisher) through indie presses, to self-publishing, they will discuss the process and the requirements for those who choose this route.
Saturday, June 20
9:45 a.m. to Noon
Clarion Hotel - 3540 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93308-6229
$10 entry ($5 members).
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ILENE SCHNEIDER. will be at the PUBLIC SAFETY WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE  in July, and then AUGUST 7-9: DEADLY INK, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ,  Ilene has been chosen as FAN GUST OF HONOR Congratulations, Ilene!! 

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Liz Martinez will be making a presentation on writing, with a book signing afterward, at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, on June 26 at 2pm 

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Saturday, June 20, Marilyn Meredith will be the featured speaker at Tulare Kings Writers. She will share her thoughts on how to create and sustain a mystery series. This is in the Blue Room at the Tulare County Library, 200 W. Oak in Visalia, CA.


"Blast from the Past"  

"GRILLED, CHILLED and KILLED" By Lesley A. Diehl

In the second Big Lake Mystery, Emily Rhodes, retired preschool teacher and bartender turned amateur snoop, wonders if she is destined to discover dead bodies. This time she finds one of the contestants at the local barbeque cook-off dead and covered in barbeque sauce in a beer cooler.  She should be used to stumbling onto corpses by now and the question of who killed the guy should pique her curiosity, but Emily decides to let Detective Lewis handle this one, at least until she figures his theory of who did the deed is wrong, wrong, wrong. 


“Lesley Diehl’s new southern mystery has it all, suspense, intrigue, romance and a killer title, Grilled, Chilled and Killed.”
 website and blog

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That's our Round Up for this week!  

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

Good Roundup, always great to hear what our authors are up to.

John M. Wills said...

So much talent on display.

Jackie Taylor Zortman said...

Another week showcasing our super busy fellow authors.

John Addiego said...

Great roundup, JJ, and I love your quotes and comments!