News from OakTara Authors

2008 - 2010

* “The Messenger,” by Tim Spitzack, received a positive review in an article in November 2010 issue of the Minnesota Christian Chronicle:

*The Midwest Book Review gave "The Messenger," by Tim Spitzack, a FIVE-STAR rating on Read the full review at: or at

* review of Vernon Anley's book Carnival of Lies:

* Richard Wunderlich created a TV ad for his novel Tomorrow's Paper and it has been shown several times on the local channel in his home town.

*Watch the CBS feature on The Berlin Wall and Bruce Judisch’s Katia:

*Jason Blevins, author of The Last Fall, organized an Amazon Blitz Day on October 17. By the end of the day, The Last Fall was #9 in Medical Fiction and #2,285 in overall ranking of all Amazon Books!

*The Trilogy, by Christine Sunderland, is being listed on new site:

*Tim Spitzack's television interview:

* K. B. Schaller, author of Grey Rainbow Journey, will give a complimentary reading at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. Following the reading, she will sign copies of her book in the Museum Store.

* Recent media articles on Tim Spitzack's new book, The Messenger:




* Schedule for Deborah Lynne's book signings for her new book, Be Not Afraid:

                 - Saturday 8/7, at Barnes & Noble @ CitiPlace (Baton Rouge) from 11 - 12:30

                    - Saturday 8/7, at Cavalier House Books on Range in Denham Springs from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                    - Saturday 8/28, at The BookRack on Airline Hwy in Prairieville from 11 AM -1:00 PM

                    - Saturday 9/4, at Borders in Mall of Louisiana, from 2 PM to 4 PM

* Review of Deborah Lynne's book Be Not Afraid:

*Alison Pickrell's book The Last Cordate is nominated for the Clive Staples Award, click here to vote:

* Christine Sunderland's book Offerings won the bronze medal in the IPPY Independent Publisher Awards for 2010:, #16, Religious Fiction.

* Jarrod Stephens' donated a copy of his book Family Field Days to the USS Kentucky, a nuclear submarine. Now the book is in the ship's library.

*Christine Sunderland placed an ad in the National Catholic Register:

*Lynnette Bonner received a review from Coffee Time Romance. They gave Rocky Mountain Oasis 4 cups (out of five).

* On May 7, 2010, Alison Pickrell spoke at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, which is a church of over 15,000 members.

* Lynnette Bonner will interviewed on June 8th at 11:30 a.m.

* Lynnette Bonner's website won a prize from Coffee Time Romance:

* Country Magazine published an article about Jarrod Stephen's home--before and after photos:

* Kiki Bel Monte-Schaller, author of Gray Rainbow Journey, was featured in the Sun-Sentinel:,0,5514131.storyj


* Craig McLaren's book The List is number 9 on Amazon's hottest new releases in the political fiction category

* Craig McLaren's book The List is one of Tower Book's top 50 bestselling books in the Military category


* Offerings by Christine Sunderland is a finalist for a Reader Views Literary Award in the travel and inspirational categories.

* Michael Swiger’s Lethal Ambition continues to be the #1 entry in “legal and political fiction” on

* Check out the great reviews of Christine Sunderland's new novel, INHERITANCE, in The Feathered Quill and Reader Views.


* Michael Swiger's books with OakTara have cracked Amazon Kindle's top ten legal thriller lists since appearing there a month ago.

* Joanne Bischoff's novel, CRY OF MY HEART, won the Nancy Bayless Award for excellence in writing from the San Diego Christian Writers Guildfor 2009.

* GRAY RAINBOW JOURNEY by OakTara author K.B. Schaller won the Multicultural category for The National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. The book was also a finalist in two other categories: religious fiction and mystery & suspense. Congratulations!

*A lovely review of
Christine Sunderland's latest novel, OFFERINGS, by Kirkus Discoveries

* John Craig McDonald's books, AN EARLY FALL and AMONG HIS PERSONAL EFFECTS, were recently reviewed in the prestigious contemporary Christian magazine, Radix.

* TOMORROW'S PAPER by OakTara author Richard Wunderlich won the Futuristic novel category of the2009 Canadian Christian Writing Awards . Congratulations!

* Four of Sharon McAnear's books are featured in the fiction section of the Christian Post.

* Moody Radio produced a dramaticized program on best-selling OakTara author Michael Swiger. The program about Michael's life was heard on more than 1,800 radio outlets around the world. The Cleveland Plain Dealeralso profiled Michael Swiger.

* Hunter Darden's new book by OakTara, TAPESTRY, was reviewed in the Elkin Tribune.

* Don Ranneyand Ray Wisemanwere interviewed on the Tony Kayradio show on the World Radio network.

* WHEN COBRAS LAUGH by Ranney and Wiseman was a finalist in the
2009 Canadian Christian WritingAwards (Contemporary category).

* A wonderful review of
Alison Pickrell's OakTara novel, DEN OF LIONS, by the Blogger News Network

* OakTara author Ray Wiseman received the 21st annual Leslie K. Tarr Award for outstanding career achievement at The Word Guild Award Gala (home of the 2009 Canadian Christian Fiction winners).

* The former religion editor for Publisher's Weekly, Phyllis Tickle, says that
Paul Wallis' new book by OakTara, THE NEW MONASTIC, is "seductive" and "a fine read." Check out the other reviews of his book.

Christine Sunderland and her new novel, OFFERINGS, was profiled in ChristusRex.  Christine's first novel was featured in Read theKirkus Discoveries review of PILGRIMAGE by Christine as well.

George Duncan's OakTara novel, A DARK ORANGE FAREWELL, was profiled in the North Florida News Daily. Another of George's OakTara novels, A WINE RED SILENCE, was a finalist in the 2008 Clive Staples Awardfor Christian Speculative Fiction

* Cliff Leigh's OakTara novel (THE WORDSMITH, THE KID AND THE ELECTROLUX) was reviewed in the
Christian Book Lounge.

* Deborah Galiley(three books with OakTara) profiled in the Messianic Jewish Children's Bible Project

* Antony Barone's book trailers and interviews on YouTube

* New OakTara author Susan Prudhomme is profiled in Christus Rex.