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Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at email@example.com. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! - See more at: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-weekend-edition_13.html#sthash.Tjfn2Th6.dpufGiveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books!
On Monday, Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean called “All aboard!” the Publication Train. We hopped on before steam engine 9670 pulled out of the depot. We wore running shoes to keep from falling to the tracks as she lead us from car to car. The winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is The Artist Librarian.
Love Inspired Historical and indie author Lacy Williams was with us Tuesday sharing a facet of herself you may not be aware of with her post, "Secrets of an Indie Author Cover Designer." Winner of a $10 Amazon stocking stuffer in honor of her visit is Rachel Koppendrayer ! Winner of a print copy of A Cowboy for Christmas is Natalie Monk.
Debby Giusti blogged on Wednesday about "Advent Anticipation," with a look at the Nativity story and writing techniques used in scripture. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, Debby held a drawing for a copy of Holiday Defenders and a special surprise gift. The winner of Debby's drawing is Sandy Smith!
Belle Calhoun returned to Seekerville today with her post, "Thinking Outside the Box and Trusting your Instincts as a Writer." She shared the behind the scenes of her latest Love Inspired release Heart of a Soldier! The two winners of her print release from Belle are Marianne Barkman and Jill Weatherholt. The two additional winners of print or ebook are Connie (from Kentucky) and Jennifer Smith.
Friday Walt Mussell returned to Seekerville with , "A New World For Writers...And Fans." We checked out the new world of fan fiction and Kindle Worlds. To celebrate, the release of his latest Kindle Worlds fan fiction, he's giving away five copies of Even Bodies Fall From Trees. Winners are: Vince, Mark Abel, DebH, Chill N, and Sherri Shackelford.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday:Pam Hillman is your host today. Pam and the friendly monkeys from PicMonkey and MailChimp will show you how to create a newsletter that’s so easy any monkey can do it. You’ll be saying, “Now, why didn’t I think of that!”
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will talk about "Ways to Show Love." We write romance after all. And to show her love, she will offer e-copies of Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection and Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection. Each winner will receive an e-copy and also an e-copy for a friend. If you already have your copy, then you can name two friends. By next weekend we ought to be able to kick back and enjoy a great Christmas read.
Wednesday: The Best of the Archives and a giveaway!
Thursday: Seekerville is closed to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Friday: The Best of the Archives and a giveaway!
Ruthy is on hand over at Coffee Cups & Camisoles: Coffee Chat with Ruth Logan Herne! for the next few days! Come by, check out the giveaways and get your name tossed in a high-tech style cat dish for a chance to win Her Holiday Family (Kirkwood Lake) and Hope for the Holidays, both editions!
Random News & Information
Congratulations to the 2014 ACFW First Impressions Winners with a special shout-out to Anna Weaver Hurtt and Tanara McCauley.
Check out the Kindle Voyage e reader!
Don't forget to enter the 2015 RWA Golden Heart® Contest. Entered works and related contest fees must be submitted to RWA's contest site by the deadline of January 12, 2015: The Golden Heart contest is open to 1,200 paid entries. Once again Seekerville is offering two entrants in the inspirational category a refund of their entry fee. The goal is to keep that category open. Once you enter, submit proof of entry to email@example.com. Share this information with your writer friends. Winners will be announced once RWA announces that the category made it.
Twitter Tips for Today's Authors (The Future of Ink)
What Traditional Publishing Learned in 2014 (via The Passive Voice)
12 Ways to Create a Mailing List That Will Sell Books (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.)
Library Journal Announces Christian Fiction Awards (Christian Retailing)
My Favorite Digital Tools in 2014 (Jane Friedman)
Consistency Can Trump Problems (The Editor's Blog)
Write Better: 3 Ways To Introduce Your Main Character (Writer's Digest)
Merry Christmas, Seekerville!