Friday, July 31, 2015

Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015


It's Weekly Roundup time again at Oak Tree Press—our last roundup of the month. Where does the time go? Please check out our bookstore for a complete list of all the great books we have available. We have something for everyone!

We're so glad you've stopped by again this week. Here as always, for your reading pleasure, we have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more from our authors to share with you. 



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"A book is a device to ignite the imagination."

~Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

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A reminder from Jeana: All OTP books are on Manic Readers!

Need help choosing a great book to read?
Check out our sample chapters on

We have plenty to choose from. Just click on a title and you will be directed to a free read! These sample chapters will be updated frequently, and new releases will also be featured.




OUR WRITING CONTESTS ARE OPEN!
    There's 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 contests. In a heartbeat, you can go from an author-in-waiting to published writer!
    We are looking for mysteries, romances, Westerns and hard-edged cop/true crime stories. Read about the guidelines at our website.

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AWARDS

Oak Tree Press had a great showing in the Public Safety Writer Association's 2015 Writing Competition. The contest results were announced at the recent PSWA conference in Las Vegas (July 16-19), and we are proud and excited to have so many winners on the list! Congratulations to all whose talents and creative achievements were recognized by PSWA.


J.L. Greger won first place in the Fiction Book, Published category for her medical thriller Malignancy. In the novel, men disguised as police officers shoot at Sara Almquist twice in one day. The real police suspect that Jim Mazzone, a drug czar currently awaiting trial in Albuquerque, will order more hits on Sara. After all, Sara was the key to Mazzone’s capture in Bolivia while she was consulting on public health problems there.

 So when colleagues in the State Department invite Sara to arrange scientific exchanges between the U.S. and Cuba, she jumps at the chance to get out of Albuquerque. But maybe she should be questioning their motives.

Janet thanks Billie and OTP for having faith in her novels. 

 






John M. Wills won third place in the Fiction Book, Published category for his novel Healer. Healer tells the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Anderson, whose short life has been full of daunting challenges. A birth defect and the death of his parents force him to live with his Aunt Staci.

That situation becomes untenable for Billy and he chooses to live on the street. One day things change dramatically when Billy receives the “Gift of Healing.” Not only does Billy’s own life take a dramatic turn, but his new gift also affects those around him. Is this gift a blessing or a curse?

John was also awarded won first place in the Flash Fiction, Non-Published category for "Monica's Surprise," and he won both second place and an honorable mention in the Poetry, Non-Published category for his works "Goodbye" and "First Responders," respectively. 







Ed Traylor was awarded second place in the Fiction Book, Non-Published category for his forthcoming thriller, The Crossing, which tells the story of Racheed Ul-Bashar, a Pakistani whose grandfather and sister are killed in an American drone strike in Pakistan. Driven by revenge, Racheed develops a minutely detailed plot, a synchronized strike on three American cities on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He contacts Juan Rodrequs, a violent, ruthless drug cartel leader in Juarez, Mexico, who agrees -- for a price -- to help by moving terrorists and supplies across the border.
All goes well until Diego Garcia, a trusted ally and confidant of the cartel leader, is stopped in Illinois for a speeding violation while transporting 400 kilograms of cocaine. Facing significant prison time, Garcia becomes an informant for the FBI Terrorism Task Force to save himself. But unbeknownst to him, the other terrorists, or the task force, Racheed and his partner decide to enter the U.S. at a different location, forcing the FBI Task Force to scramble. Will they be able to eliminate the threat to some of America’s largest cities and most cherished attractions? 






Albert vande Steeg received an honorable mention in the Fiction Book, Non-Published category for his novel The Black Band. 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.





Other PSA winners included Joseph Haggerty, Jr., who was awarded first place in the Poetry, Published category for "To Live and Die in DC"; second place in the Short Story, Non-Published category for "A Father’s Honor"; second place in the Non-Fiction Creative Non-Technical, Non-Published category for Justice Undone; and third place in the Poetry, Non-Published category for "Working the Street 24-7-365."







Jackie Taylor Zortman won first place and an honorable mention in the Non-Fiction Creative Non-Technical, Non-Published category for The Beginning and the End and The Ride to Hell's Fire River, respectively.







Ron Corbin, who received first place in the Non-Fiction Creative Technical, Non-Published category for It's Just a Matter of Time; first place in the Poetry, Non-Published category for "Tell My Wife I Love Her"; and third place in the Non-Fiction Creative Non-Technical, Non-Published for Go FISH.







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D.R. Ransdell, author of Island Casualty and Mariachi Murder, received an honorable mention for her short story "The Distractor" in the 2015 Arizona Mystery Writers Contest. The story is about some tricky dealings at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. The reviewers commented that the characters were strong and believable and the setting was quite evocative of their experiences at the gem show. They advised her to send the story to a publication as soon as possible -- which she did! In case you're looking for your own cool setting, her travel blog this week covers Montmartre.




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JoAnn Smith Ainsworth was a top-ten semifinalist in the published book category of the East Texas Writer's Guild's 2015 First Chapter Book Awards for her novel Expect Trouble. The first chapter of the novel was featured this week as the Monday Sampler on the Venture Galleries blog this week. "If you’re looking for an award-winning paranormal romantic thriller, this is the book you want to read," the bloggers write. You can read the commentary and the exciting first chapter here.

About Expect Trouble: The U.S. government recruits psychics to find Nazi spies on the East Coast during WWII. Opening herself to ridicule by revealing she’s clairvoyant is the last thing U.S. WAVE Livvy Delacourt wants, but when Uncle Sam needs her skill to track Nazi spies, she jumps in with both feet. Join this emotional journey through paranormal realms of fast-paced suspense and supernatural battles as U.S. Navy psychics pit themselves against their Nazi counterparts.


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REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin published a story about the Ontario Police Museum that ended the article with a promotion for Albert vande Steeg's The Black Band, which is available for purchase at the museum. Albert serves on the board of the museum and is a longtime advocate for police officers. The newspaper describes the museum as "a real under-the-radar community treasure that chronicles the history of the police department over more than a century."







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UPCOMING



Virgil Alexander will be signing copies of his newly published novel The Baleful Owl at the Eastern Arizona Historical Museum on Saturday, August 8, from 11 am to 2 pm. The museum is housed in a historic building in Pima, Arizona, a small town in Graham County near Safford, Arivaipa Valley, and the San Carlos Apache Reservation, all of which feature prominently in his stories. Virgil is also the author of Saints & Sinners, which was published by OTP in 2014. 






Nicolas Checker author of the Druids and Scratch, will be participating as a guest panelist at the annual Pi-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, being held July 31 to August 2 at the Sheraton Hotel, Bradley Airport in the Windsor-Hartford area in Connecticut. Nicolas says, "my inspiration for fantasy adventure writing came from the great J.R.R. Tolkien, the magnificent Michael Moorcock, and adventure gaming with gaming master Steve Loyd. So being on an authors' panel for this subject is a weekend I anticipate with pride and accomplishment!" The Cover designer for Druids, Katherine Loyd, has also been invited as a guest panelist.





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RECENT

Ronald Wendling attended a book signing and read from his memoir, Unsuitable Treasure, at RiverRead Books in downtown Binghamton, New York, on July 28.

In the book, Ronald recounts how his choices were influenced by his father's addiction. Ronald attended a Jesuit high school in Buffalo, New York, at the same time his father was recovering from alcoholism. But Ronald’s mother, unable to forgive her husband for his past mistreatment of her, fostered in her son a need to make up to her for his father’s sins and so delays the separation from her necessary to his growing up.

He entered the Jesuit order at seventeen, his father died of cancer shortly afterward, and nine lonely years later he left the Jesuits having discovered under their tutelage that he was not one of them. His marriage, his children, his career teaching literature, and the writing of this memoir all taught him mercy, especially to his body, and helped him bridge the gap between his appreciation of the Jesuits and the necessity he felt to leave them behind.



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BLOG CORRAL

Nancy LiPetri was the guest on fellow OTP author Marilyn Meredith’s blog Marilyn’s Musings on July 30 and 31, where she talks about reader responses to her novel, The Wooded Path

She writes, "My fascination with psychology and the power of the subconscious lead my characters to struggle with confusion and temptations. I am happy to hear that my characters often reassure women that they are not alone in their secret dilemmas and midlife experiences, and that they see some of themselves or their friends in the story." You can read the entire blog post here

Nancy sends a big thank-you shout-out to Marilyn (aka F.M. Meredith) and continues to work on her sequel to The Wooded Path.

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That wraps up the Roundup for this week! We hope you enjoyed our news.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weekly Roundup July 24, 2015


It's Weekly Roundup time again at Oak Tree Press. We're so glad you've stopped by again. Please check out our bookstore for a complete list of all the great books we have available. Perhaps you're headed on a relaxing vacation and need a good book to get you there or help you enjoy your stay. You're sure to find an OTP mystery or memoir to interest you, no matter what kinds of stories you like.

Oak Tree Press had a great presence at the Public Safety Writers Association annual conference last weekend. Several of our authors placed in the association's writing competition. We'll have complete details in an upcoming blog post. But now, for your reading pleasure, we have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more from our authors to share with you. 

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"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was."

~Ernest Hemingway

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A reminder from Jeana: All OTP books are on Manic Readers!

Need help choosing a great book to read?
Check out our sample chapters on

We have plenty to choose from. Just click on a title and you will be directed to a free read! These sample chapters will be updated frequently and new releases will also be featured.




OUR WRITING CONTESTS ARE OPEN!
    There's 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 contests. In a heartbeat, you can go from an author-in-waiting to published author!
    We are looking for mysteries, romances, Westerns and hard-edged cop/true crime stories. Read about the guidelines at our website.

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REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

Susan E. Sagarra was interviewed earlier this week by Omnimystery News. The topic was her new mystery Cracks in the Cobblestone, and the interview delves into Susan's writing and research process for the novel as well as her writing life in general. She also talks about her work in progress, which has some interesting things in common with Cracks in the Cobblestone. You can read the full interview here. 

Cracks in the Cobblestone is a cozy mystery with some elements of the paranormal and suspense. The novel follows the stories of two independent young women beginning their adult lives in vastly different worlds. Amelia Thornton is the feisty 25-year-old owner of a school for young ladies whose husband vanishes along with large sums from the school and town coffers. Hardworking reporter Meghan Murphy encounters a strange presence at Mug’s Pub, her favorite haunt while on assignment. The untimely death of grieving detective Harrison Parker deepens the mystery of the missing husband and money. Unknowingly linked by a mutual obsession with the Titanic tragedy, the women cross paths to reveal a long-buried secret in the quirky town of Tirtmansic.



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Book reviewer Kevin Tipple this week reviewed John Lindermuth's Fallen from Grace in his blog Kevin's Corner. Tipple praises the book, writing that Fallen from Grace "is an engrossing and complex mystery that quickly pulls readers into the world of Sheriff Tilghman. A world populated by fully developed characters in all walks of life that give rise to side stories and details. A world that is slowly changing before readers eyes as these are the waning days of the telegraph, gas lights, etc. A world that is full of history and mystery as well as the occasional funny moment. You can read the full review here.

About Fallen from Grace: As the 19th century winds to a close, Sheriff Sylvester Tilghman of the small Pennsylvania town of Arahpot ponders his biggest problems: finding a new deputy and convincing his true love, Lydia, to marry him. But an early autumn day finds Arahpot’s usual tranquility shaken when a stranger is fatally stabbed. Upon seeing the victim, Tilghman recalls witnessing a strained encounter between him and Valentine Deibert, an obese man with a wife half his age who had recently moved to Arahpot. The sheriff questions Deibert who denies knowing the victim. Tilgman is unconvinced, but lacks a connection until the widow arrives in Arahpot. Suddenly Sylvester is plunged into investigating two murders. As he works through an abundance of motivated suspects, Tilghman finds himself in danger. And worse -- Lydia is pushing her obnoxious cousin as a candidate for deputy.

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Reviewer Jessyca Garcia, writing for Reader's Favorite, recently gave 4 out of 5 stars to Ann K. Howley's humorous memoir Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad. "I found all her stories funny and unique," Garcia writes. "I enjoyed reading about her life and recommend this book to anyone who has had a good deed backfire on them." The complete review is here.

Confessions of A Do-Gooder Gone Bad is a wry, humorous coming of age memoir about a well-intentioned “problem child” raised by conservative, evangelical Christian parents in Southern California during the sixties and seventies. As she naively stumbles through her youth and young adulthood, one misadventure after another, she also struggles to reconcile her ultra-Christian upbringing with women’s liberation, prejudice, protest, and poverty during this turbulent era, eventually gaining a different perspective of faith in a world more complicated, terrifying, and wonderful than she expected. 

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Lorna Collins was featured this week at the Library of Erana blog in both the author spotlight and as a guest blogger. In the interview, Lorna talks about the books she has written, some of which are co-authored by her husband, Larry. She also describes the process of turning books into audiobooks, which she and her husband have done for the titles for which they have audio rights. One of those books is the OTP title Ghost Writer. You can read the full interview here.

Lorna's guest blog post is about the importance of research in writing and the process for completing it. Check it out -- you might find a few new tips for your own writing!  

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RECENT

Ann K. Howley just returned from a fabulous and successful trip to the West Coast to promote Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad. On July 15th, Ann spoke to an enthusiastic crowd at the Live Oak Public Library in Arcadia, California. (Check out that big poster on the wall that the library made to promote the event!)

Then I had the opportunity to talk about writing a memoir and sign books for patrons of Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas on July 19th.  

And of course, one of the highlights of her trip was stopping by The Orleans after my book signing to meet Billie and fellow OTP author Joe Haggerty.


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BLOG CORRAL

Dac Crossley took his own advice from a previous post on his Western Blog and started reading more books. He just finished reading The Firecracker Boys, which is about the father of the hydrogen bomb and his attempt use nuclear weapons to dig a harbor in Alaska.

The long history of that failure brought back some memories from my time at Oak Ridge National Lab. One of those memories is the topic of his July 23 blog entry. Dan is the author of three OTP books, Code of the Texas Ranger, Guns of the Texas Ranger, Revenge of the Texas Ranger.


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BLAST FROM THE PAST

OTP author Denise Weeks, writing under her alter ego Shalanna Collins, was a top-ten semi-finalist in the East Texas Writers Guild's 2015 First Chapter Awards for published books for her young adult/fantasy novel April, Maybe June. Her novel, Nice Work, was the 2012 winner of OTP's Dark Oak Novel contest, and it is our blast from the past this week.

About Nice Work: Jacquidon Carroll has problems. She's diagnosed with diabetes and laid off from her job the same week, but that's nothing compared to being a suspect in the murder of her ex-boss. Jacquidon is convinced her replacement -- a young woman recruited from an Internet sex site -- is the real killer. To clear herself, Jacquidon steals information from the boss’s computer and the young woman's diary. The clues lead through a network of local sex clubs and the seamy underside of the BDSM (S&M) lifestyle. By the time Jacquidon gathers her evidence, the murderer is on the same page -- and intends to stop her.

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That wraps up the Roundup for this week! We hope you enjoyed our news.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Weekly Roundup July 17, 2015

It's time again for the Oak Tree Press Weekly Roundup! As always, thank you for dropping in. Be sure to check out our bookstore for a complete list of all the great books we have available. Let one of our compelling novels brighten your day or help you unwind in the evening! We have a book to suit every taste.

As you may know from reading the Oak Tree Press blog, this weekend is the Public Safety Writers Association annual conference. Publisher Billie Johnson and no fewer than a dozen OTP authors are in Las Vegas for the conference, which is open to anyone writing crime and mystery fiction or non-fiction, technical writing for public safety magazines in print or online or anyone interested in writing. OTP authors will be participating in panel discussions and workshops, giving presentations and exchanging notes with fellow writers and readers. We'll have updates and more from this event in future blog posts.

But now, for your reading pleasure, we have news, book signings, events, reviews, blogs and more from our authors to share with you. 

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"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and 
the most patient of teachers."

~ Charles William Eliot, president of 
Harvard University (1869-1909)


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A reminder from Jeana: All OTP books are on Manic Readers!

Need help choosing a great book to read?
Check out our sample chapters on

We have plenty to choose from. Just click on a title and you will be directed to a free read! These sample chapters will be updated frequently and new releases will also be featured.




OUR WRITING CONTESTS ARE OPEN!
    There's 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 contests. In a heartbeat, you can go from an author-in-waiting to published author!
    We are looking for mysteries, romances, Westerns and hard-edged cop/true crime stories. Read about the guidelines at our website.

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AWARDS


Thonie Hevron, author of By Force or Fear and Intent to Hold, was awarded third place in the East Texas Writers Guild First Chapter Book Awards for her work in progress, With Malice Aforethought, a mystery thriller.
 

Thonie passed along this note about her win: "Jeana Lomprez, our lovely book promo department, put me on to the East Texas Writers Guild Book award, and I want to remind authors that OTP really does work for us. You may not see everything, but behind the scenes, Billie and Jeana are working. Many other publishers, but especially small presses, do not provide this kind of support. And it was my choice to enter the contest. I'm happy I did."

Contests like these always attract a large number of entrants. Standing out from the competition is truly an accomplishment.
Congratulations, Thonie, and thanks for the kind words! 

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REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS


Doug Seaver will be the guest on “Books and Things with Tom” on Saturday, July 18, at 9:00 a.m EST. The show airs on Comcast and TVC Channel 12. Doug will be discussing his novel, The Fourth Rule, and chatting about his writing in general. The show also aired yesterday.

The Fourth Rule tells the story of one secret born when a Green Beret returns from Vietnam and disappears. Two decades later, the CIA approaches the soldier’s younger brother, Matthew Grant, to uncover what happened. Matthew denies knowing anything, but the CIA doesn’t believe him, and thus begins an intense struggle between the CIA, hell-bent on protecting its own and continuing its illicit clandestine activities, and a not-so-ordinary citizen, who has to risk it all to protect his secret and right a terrible wrong from the past. 

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From July 15 through July 19, Jackie Taylor Zortman is the guest author on fellow writer Evelyn Cullet's Evey's Writers Blog. Stop by and read excerpts from her new release, Footprints in the Frost, as well as Evelyn's review of the book.

Footprints in the Frost was the 2014 winner of the Public Safety Writers Association Writing Competition and tells the story of homicide detective Max Richards, who has been assigned a challenging serial rape case. The complexities of the case monopolize his time on the clock and soon spill over into personal time he’d prefer to spend with his girlfriend, Sami, who owns a local bookstore. Together, they consider whether they can navigate a future together amid the demands of their jobs.


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Nicola Furlong was interviewed on Sandra Robbin's Christian Romance - Southern Style blog, chatting about life and writing. The interview touches on Nicola's published books, writing projects, and quirkiest creative effort to date, Unnatural States. Nicola is the author of the mystery Teed Off! Find out more about Nicola's work at www.nicolafurlong.com.




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UPCOMING



On Sunday, July 19, Amy Bennett will be at Treasure House Books and Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW, in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Old Town Plaza, across from the church) from 1 to 3 p.m. She’ll be signing copies of her Black Horse Campground series and giving a short book talk. The series includes three mysteries: End of the Road, No Lifeguard on Duty, which was recently awarded The Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval, and No Vacancy.





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Richard Paolinelli has been confirmed for a November 7, 2015, appearance at CampbellCon in Campbell, California. While primarily focused on sci-fi/fantasy, the convention will also feature pop culture and other artistic venues. Richard will be promoting his sci-fi work as well as his mystery-thriller, Reservations, due to be released by OTP in September.

Reservations is the first in a four-book series. This full-length novel -- Richard's first in the genre -- follows Special Agent Jack Del Rio as he tracks a killer in the four corners of the American Southwest.






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RECENT

Debut authors' dinner
Last weekend, OTP authors Eileen Magill and Doug Seaver attended ThrillerFest in New York City. They joined other debut novelists at a special dinner on July 10, were introduced to some 300 conference attendees at breakfast the next morning and then had an opportunity to sign their books at lunchtime on Saturday, July 12.

Doug saw fellow OTP author Ken Oxman’s novel, Reluctant Assassin, in the bookstore (but missed the author himself if he was there).
Doug Seaver signs books at Thrillerfest

"From my perspective, ThrillerFest was a super event," Doug says. "I encourage other OTP authors to join the International Thriller Writers organization if they don’t belong."






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Radine Nehring spent last weekend at the Harps Food in Rogers, Arkansas, talking with customers while introducing and selling her books. She reports that she sold 30 books, talked to a lot of nice people and made several good contacts, "including (as always) many who took my business and book cards and said they would buy a book later."

Gratifyingly, she also had several customers stop by and tell her that they had bought a book the last time she signed in the store (about two years ago). These readers either bought another book that day or mentioned that they had purchased one elsewhere.
 
These visits have also yielded invitations to a number of promotional opportunities such as book club visits and talks at meetings. Radine was at the store from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, and had this to say of her effort: "Hard work. Is it worth it? I sure think so."










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Nicholas Checker took a trip this week to The Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut, which continues to sell copies of his two novels, Druids and Scratch. After replenishing their supply of copies, he stopped at the East Lyme Public Library and signed the copies of both of his books that they have for borrowing. "A decent day it's been!" he said of the effort.




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BLOG CORRAL


On Wednesday, July 15, Thonie Hevron's Just the Facts, Ma'am blog featured a discussion of community-oriented policing by Captain Craig Schwartz of the Santa Rosa Police Department.

On Sunday, July 19, retired LAPD Sergeant Hal Collier will talk about some of the crazy characters he's known through his 35-year career.



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That wraps up the Roundup for this week! We hope you enjoyed our news.

We look forward to your emails! If you have a news item you'd like to submit to the Weekly Roundup, please send the details to weeklyroundup.items@gmail.com. Photos welcome!

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