Friday, June 5, 2015

WEEKLY ROUND UP JUNE 5, 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, www.oaktreebooks.com/bookstore.html, 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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NEW ARRIVALS
Albert Vande Steeg's book, The Black Band, has now been released on Kindle! Check it out on the following link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YQ4D1KC?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
"The half inch wide black velvet band that is placed around the Peace Officer’s badge symbolizes the grief and pain that grips the heart behind the badge. The Black Band begins at the graveside service of Officer Augustino as he is laid to rest. The sound of the bagpipe drifts over the departing crowd as they drift back to their duties fighting crime, corruption or mourn with friends and family. The story brings the reader into the hearts and lives of these cops at work and at the cop bar where they tell stories to unwind and try to make sense out of the lives they lead. The stories bring insight into the anxiety while working their beats and at home where wives and children wait to hear news of which officer was slain. The Black Band portrays cops at work, catching burglars in the act of committing crimes, discovering evidence of a robbery/homicide during a routine parole check and attempting to clean up prostitution and drug dealing."
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Oak Tree Press author Tom Coffey is going to have an event at this bookstore on June 15th, 7 pm. Here's the link and ( http://www.onemorepagebooks.com/events.html ) you'll see him listed on the calendar.










Radine Trees Nehring is back on schedule this spring for Saturday book events at Harps, an Arkansas Grocery chain that welcomed her for several years before family demands and moving to a new home caused a hiatus.  She has a vendor number with Harps, and customers who choose to buy a book pay for it (or them) along with grocery selections. Sales normally number over two dozen of the assorted books she displays.  OTP novel, A FAIR TO DIE FOR, is often the book generating the most sales. The wonderful cover art has something to do with this, Radine says. Most people in Arkansas are familiar with the War Eagle/Hobbs State Park area that the book's cover and story feature.  She also says one very special thing about these events is the number of people who stop at her table to chat and, even if they don't buy a book, take post cards, flyers, and/or her business card, saying they'd like to purchase books later.  Others ask about books' availability at the local library. (They are.)

PAST EVENTS
Hello OTP Authors: I, Tom Coffey, will be reading from my new book, BRIGHT MORING STAR, and signing copies at The Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan's Tribeca section on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. If you're in the area, I'd love to meet you.





GREAT DAY AT THE LOCAL AUTHORS' FESTIVAL -- GROTON LIBRARY! Delighted with the turnout and hospitality at the Town of Groton Public Library's inaugural Local Authors' Festival! Sold more copies of my two novels, Druids and Scratch, met a number of talented, amiable writers -- all of us sharing the same quest -- and have nothing but glowing things to say about the library staff. I look forward to doing this again and giving another presentation there! 








Oak Tree Press Author Susan Sagarra’s novel, Cracks in the Cobblestone, was featured in the June 3 issues of West Newsmagazine and Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. Sagarra was the inaugural managing editor of West Newsmagazine for nearly 15 years. The combined circulation of both newspapers, which serve communities in St. Louis County and St. Charles County in Missouri, is more than 130,000 households. Click here to read the articles:





Beryl Reichenberg, OTP children's book author, will be at the Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria on Saturday, June 6 starting at 1 PM promoting her books and conducting a bookmaking class for kids. "We'll talk about Monarch butterflies and I'll be reading from my two OTP butterfly books: When Caterpillars Dream and Butterfly Girls. After the class, I'll be at a bookmark making station where kids and their families can make their own bookmark. The Curious Cup Bookstore has been particularly supportive of local authors over the years."

Beryl also received a five star review for her recent, children's picture book, Clowning Around from Manic Readers. "I'm grateful for Lindsey Armstrong's review and  hope her grandson enjoys my book." 
REVIEW – Clowning Around by Beryl Reichenberg


BLAST FROM THE PAST
Spooky Tells is this week's Blast from the Past!

Sarah “Spooky” Knight, a clairvoyant private detective and Detective Michael Balcher of Las Vegas Police Department are thrown together in a suspenseful race to outwit The Ice Man, a dangerous man who stumbled upon Spooky’s deepest secret—the fact that she can teleport. When he corners Spooky on a casino rooftop, Balcher tries to save her, but they are forced over the edge. In a mid-fall rescue, Spooky grabs onto Balcher and teleports them back to her bedroom. The process indelibly entwines themthrough perils and trials and a few sensual escapades, they eventually master their newfound power and turn it against The Ice Man. 

BLOG CORRAL


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1 comment:

Ann K. Howley said...

Dac, now I'm dying to know what the History Channel got wrong about the Texas Revolution. Sounds like they definitely should have consulted you!