Friday, June 26, 2015

Weekly Round Up June 26, 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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From Helen Osterman..."Saturday, June 27th. Old Campground Festival in New Lennox, Il. United Methodist Church. Jeanne Meeks and I will be selling books. The sun will be shining. Come out and enjoy the day."

10 AM to 4 PM."

And from Douglass Seaver...
I will present my novel, The Fourth Rule, at ThrillerFest’s Debut Authors’ Breakfast in New York City on Saturday July 11. The onsite Barnes & Noble bookstore will be selling the book, and the event program will feature this year’s debut novels. If you’re attending ThrillerFest, please join us Saturday morning for breakfast!

Ron Wendling tells us...

  " On Saturday, June 13, my wife and I
held another of our annual Wine Tastings at our place on Page Lake in Northeast Pennsylvania. We placed my memoir (Unsuitable Treasure: An Ex-Jesuit Makes Peace with the Past) on display for our friends in the neighborhood.  In mid-July the book will be displayed again on the book table at a Writers’ Conference in Monrose, PA , where I will have the pleasure of lunching with the many aspiring and accomplished writers from far and near who attend the conference each year. On July 28th I will be reading from the memoir at River Read Books in Binghamton, NY. And on August 9th I will be participating in a local community group scheduled to tell their stories at the Old Mill Village Church on the Green, which is located  behind the bandstand in the town center of New Milford, PA. "

A Review for Matilda!

Drue's Random Chatter
I actually give this story 3.5 stars. This is the perfect little story to read to a child who has difficulties taking naps. Matilda doesn't want to take a nap, but she finds out after she stops ti... (full review)

Beryl Reichenberg, OTP children’s picture book author, will be doing her monthly kid’s class at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Saturday June 27 from 3 to 4 PM. This month’s book is an altered book. “We will read one of my children’s books entitled, “Elephant Families in the Wild” and then altered it by folding and adding text and punched out shapes and drawing to make an entirely new creation. I’ll provide the books, punches, paper and other supplies and the children, and even some brave adults, can provide the creativity.” Beryl will also have her other books for sale as well. 

Going to Press this week!!!
A new title...already collecting great reviews!

"A very clever, extremely well-done romp that somehow manages to make the birth of a granddaughter, the Mafia and global warming all work brilliantly ensemble style. A fine, fun story that is not without serious depth and warmth. I loved it.”
--Ed Gorman, Writer of the Sam McCain series
“A funny, fast-paced crime story whose serious points pack the wallop of a forty-five.”
--Terence Faherty, Shamus-winning author of the Scott Elliott series.
"A hilarious, albeit chilling, eco-Mafia novel--a new species. Lopresti knows his mobsters, his New Jersey, and his science, and knows how to make it all sing.” 
--SJ Rozan, Edgar-winning author (as Sam Cabot) of SKIN OF THE WOLF
“Robert Lopresti's GREENFELLAS has a great concept and vivid characters, both criminals and commoners. There's snappy patter and a fast-moving story, and it's funny, too.  Elmore Leonard fans (and everybody else) should snap this up immediately.”
--Bill Crider, bestselling author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes mysteries


That wraps up the Round-Up for this week. I hope everyone enjoyed our news!

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Billie Johnson, Publisher



John M. Wills said...

New books, new contests, what's not to like?

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

What a wonderful talented bunch of authors.

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Thanks Billie, It's a nice roundup. Keep them coming. Beryl

Doug Seaver said...

Thanks for the extra work, Billie.

hou said...

When Doug strikes out on his own to corner the murderer and no one knows where he went.
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