Monday: Missy Tippens talked about Advent and how to focus on the true reason for the season. The winner of an original angel painting by Missy is Connie Porter Saunders!
Tuesday: Julie Lessman, our forever CDQ (caffeinated drama queen) shared a lovely poem of the ups and downs, joys and doubts of her Christmas story - told only as Julie can! A signed paperback copy of any of her books goes to Trixi. And additionally, she's giving away 4 e-copies of her latest Christmas novel, A Dream Fulfilled. The winners are Anne Rightler, Naomi C, Jackie Smith, Sharon Timmer.
Wednesday: Ruth Logan Herne makes Advent come alive for us today! She's also offering books and chocolates in a prize pack. The winner is Paula Schreckwhise. Congratulations, Paula!
Thursday: Sandra Leesmith shared her visit with Mrs. Claus and how changes had been focal points of their year. We had two winners of Sandra's book, Love Heals: Mindy and Wilani.
Friday: Annie discussed Christmas traditions and encouraged us to re-read the Christmas books we hold dear! The winner of a surprise box of books is ainnirbard.
Monday: Jan Drexler Is our hostess. We'll be talking about a simple Christmas...and there will be a giveaway!
Tuesday: Welcome Janet Dean back to Seekerville as our guest today! She's talking about 'keeping Christmas' and has a Two-For-One book to give away!
Wednesday: Debby Giusti provides an Advent reflection and giveaway! Be sure to stop by and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing!
Thursday: Carrie shares a very special Christmas tradition in her family - and on her parents' tree every year! She's giving away a book that will help in those lists we're making this season.
Friday: Winnie Griggs is our hostess
In case you missed Mindy's post last week, here's a glimpse of the cover for her April Love Inspired book, Her Colorado Cowboy.
Preorder your copy here.
And Ruthy wants to remind you that her friends at Harlequin.com and Love Inspired Books are giving you a FREE RUTHY READ online! Yes, a lovely Christmas novella set in Shepherd's Crossing (her new series!!! THE NEWEST OF THE NEW!!!!) is free online like an old-fashioned serial... one chapter a day, Monday through Fridays. There are 20 chapters... and ten are online now! Then five this week... and five Christmas week. Oh, how sweet it is!
Here's the link: LINK TO RUTHY'S STORY
LOVING THE TEXAS STRANGER
An assassin takes a shot and hits two people with one bullet.Natalie Brewster, a deep undercover agent for a group that doesn’t officially exist, saw the gunman aiming. He definitely waited, lined up the shot, and tried to kill both of them. Nat and Case Garrison hit the ground bleeding. They both come up shooting and kill the assassin—but that just makes him mad.
Now Case and Nat, who have never before met, have to figure out what they have in common to make them prey for a killer.
And they have to do it while running for their lives because, despite the two of them being highly skilled at keeping a low profile, the killer keeps finding them. They are running at break-neck speed, hiding with all the skill of long-time undercover agents, and falling in love with a passion that might be part of what brought a killer down on them.
Jan invites you over to Amish Wisdom, where is sharing about simplifying Christmas...is there a theme here? Stop by and enter for a chance to win a copy of "The Sound of Distant Thunder!"
|Here's the link!|
AMISH SAFE HOUSE
By Debby Giusti
Hiding in Plain Sight
The second thrilling story in the
New Love Inspired Amish Witness Protection continuity!
After Julia Bradford’s son witnesses a gang shooting, hiding in witness protection on Abraham King’s Amish farm is the only hope the Englischer and her children have. Even as danger closes in, Julia is drawn to the community’s peaceful ways—and the ex-cop turned Amish protector. But when their location is discovered, can Abraham protect her family…and possibly have a future by her side?
AMISH CHRISTMAS SECRETS
By Debby Giusti
Safe Haven for the Holidays
The thrilling Amish Protectors conclusion
Leaving the nursing home where she works, Rosie Glick’s accosted
by a man demanding incriminating evidence her murdered boyfriend
stole—until Ezra Stoltz scares him off. Now with a killer dead set on
silencing the Amish single mother, Ezra must hide Rosie and her baby
to keep them safe. But can he expose a sinister conspiracy in time
to save the woman he secretly loves?
Two Questions to Ask for Stronger Character Goals and Motivation by Janice Hardy at Fiction University
10 Rules of Writing Large Casts of Characters by K. M. Weiland
Learning From Fairytales: Storyworld Building by Rachel Hauck at Learn How To Write A Novel
Writers Beware of The Legal Pitfalls: Disclosures by Karen van den Heuvel at Thyme For Writers
Rants & Raves: Commas and Compound Sentences by Amanda Cabot at An Indie Adventure
Plot Gardening (complete with podcast!) with Chris Fox at The Creative Penn