Friday, July 3, 2015

Weekly Round Up July 3, 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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We are looking for mysteries, romances, Westerns and hard-edged cop/true crime stories.

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Better post this tonight, since I have to be at work early tomorrow... I'll be at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces, NM tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, June 27 from 1-3 p.m. signing copies of my latest Black Horse Campground mystery, "No Vacancy"! Hope to see some of you there and please spread the word to anyone who might be interested in my series!

July is going to be a busy month!  On Saturday July 11,  Amy will be at the Barnes and Noble at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway Blvd, West, Ste. 120, in El Paso, Texas from 2-4 pm.  She’ll be signing copies of “No Vacancy”, the third book in her award-winning Black Horse Campground series.
On Friday July 17, Amy will be presenting her books at the Alamogordo Downtown Merchants Association Art Walk from 6-8 pm. The event takes place on New York Avenue, Alamogordo, NM and features entertainment, food trucks, and various artists presenting their wares!
On Sunday July 19th, Amy will be at Treasure House Books and Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Old Town Plaza, across from the church) from  1-3 pm.  She’ll be signing copies of her Black Horse Campground series and giving a short book talk.

In addition, Amy has been invited to participate in the second annual Celebrate Authors event sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces, NM on September 20th. This event was created to showcase authors from the southern region of New Mexico. It will be held at the Picacho Hills Country Club from 1-3 pm, and refreshments will be provided.

Channing Whittaker wants to let OTP know he had an author’s guest blog on OmniMysteryNews that was posted
today.  Let's share this on Facebook!

On Saturday, June 27th at the South Hills Relay for Life, all proceeds from the sale of Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad since the beginning of the year were donated to the American Cancer Society. Also, my husband and I, aka Team Do-Gooders Doing Good, tag-team ran 30 miles at the event (in the rain!)to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life. Tired legs but grateful heart!

Children's book Author, BERYL REICHENBERG, will be signing and selling her picture books at the Gallery at the Network on July 3 from 6. to 9 pm in San Luis Obispo for Art After Dark. Beryl will also be demonstrating how to make a flag book to celebrate the Fourth of July. "It's an easy book form. Everyone is welcome. Think red, white and blue. Think fireworks and celebration. Bring your creativity." 

Here's the link to KINGS RIVER LIFE'S review & giveaway of Marilyn Meredith's latest novel. Please post your Facebook and Twitter lists and get some attention for this very worthy ezine that does so much to promote and review our titles.

Robert Richter says, "Hola!  I want to announce the my short story “Reina’s Three Husbands,” has just been published by Egret Books.  It’s an E chapbook featuring Cotton Waters and is the first story in a collection called “The Blue Coast Cases” that OTP will publish next year.  Also by Egret Press, an anthology of Mexico writers being published next month will feature an chapter from my novel, Something Like A Dream, published by OTP in 2014."

Author John Wills says, "I'm preparing for the upcoming writers conference, in Las Vegas, where I'll be a participant on two panels discussing, first, The Art of Writing Novels and Short Stories; and second,The Art of Writing Non-Fiction--From Articles to True Crime."

Author Bert Silva says, "Today I've acquired another 35 copies of my new  book published by Oak Tree Press which I'll sell or distribute. I've displayed this crime novel at a writer's meeting that I chair, Central Coast Writers in Morro Bay, CA. Loyal members purchased several. Believe me, I twisted no arms. I'm doing a signing at Coalesce Bookstore on July 25 in Morro Bay. It's a genuine pleasure becoming another OTP author!!"

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

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Thonie Hevron said...

A classic example of "better late than never." Lots of good info and so many busy authors.

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Congratulations Bert. I remember talking to your group about children's stories. They're a lively and dedicated group. I'm sure they are all supportive. Do you belong to SLO NightWriters? If so, I'll look forward to seeing your books for sale at our monthly meetings. Good luck with your signing. Beryl

John M. Wills said...

So many opportunities for readers and authors.

Janet Greger said...

Boy, everyone is busy. This one should really interest writers looking for a publisher.

Ann K. Howley said...

Kudos for getting the Roundup out today, a holiday for many!

Holli Castillo said...

As usual the OTP authors are a busy group. You can always find something new to read from Oak Tree.

Billie Johnson said...

Thanks for the great comments!

Nancy LiPetri said...

Wishing everyone a Happy Fourth!

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

Again a great showing of busy OTP authors!

Jackie Taylor Zortman said...

Every week I am amazed at what a group of hard-working authors we have. I'm late posting due to three out-of-town house guests who are out shopping at the moment. Happy Independence Day to all.

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