This weekend we're celebrating audio books.
Sandra Leesmith is giving away five audio books to weekend commenters.
Winners choice of one audio book. Your pick from from these titles!
Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
We Have Winners
Giveaway rules can be found here. Drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow us the 6-8 weeks per our legal page to get your prize sent out.
** Effective 5/31/16 all winners are required to submit their address and phone number to verify their identity even if they win an e-prize. This is due to scammers attempting to claim prizes. ***
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!
Weekend Edition Winners of Mary Connealy's No Way Up are Winnie Thomas, and Rachael Koppendrayer.
Janet Dean is your hostess Monday. She shared about chacterization in her post "Put Meat, Not Fat, on the Bones of Your Characters." Dawn Leonard is the winner of The Bounty Hunter's Redemption.
We were super excited to have Villager Meg Brummer guest host in Seekerville on Tuesday with "The Art of Drive-By Writing." Vince is the winner of a Seeker Book of Choice.
Author and professional coffee drinker, Jaime Jo Wright was our guest on Wednesday, with her post, "End of Chapter Hooks." Sandy Smith is the winner of her choice of a print or e copy of The Cowboy Bride's Collection from Barbour Publishing, featuring her novella, "The Cowgirl's Lasso!"
Thursday Erica Vetsch returned with "You've Got Style." She shared the ins and outs of an author Style Sheet. Katie Hart is the winner of His Prairie Sweetheart!
|“…sit back. Relax. Kick off your shoes, put up your feet, and get your ear buds in. It’s audio book time!” ~ David Radtke|
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Today we bring you a contest primer along with advice from divas, with a post called, "How to Be Successful in Romance Writing Contests: And Stop Throwing Away Money." Let's get ready for the big end of year contests (the Genesis and the Golden Heart) NOW. Lots of information. Bring your questions. The prize vault is open!
Tuesday: Come on over and join in the First Annual Strawberry Festival with Ruth Logan Herne! June is berry month in the Northeast, and what better way to celebrate that than to chat about why SMALL TOWN ROMANCE is such a hot seller in multiple genres, and nobody loves sweet Americana more than the Ruthinator. Come on over for some old-fashioned strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream and let's talk about Main Street, U.S.A. and romance!
Wednesday: Brandy Vallance returns to Seekerville with her post, "Writing Scared: The Best Way Out Is Always Through." Stop by to chat and you could win a copy of Within the Veil, her brand new release.
Thursday: Tina Radcliffe brings you "Angst, Torture, and a Very Bad Day: Conflict!" Let's share the pain. The prize vault is open.
Friday: July 1. The Best of the Archives with Tina Radcliffe, bringing you a second look at professional jealousy with her post "I AM NOT..." Comments are closed on Fridays to give us all more writing and reading time.
|How Audio Books Promote Literacy|
Summer reads from Seekerville authors!
Love Will Find a Way. Coming soon from beloved Seekerville authors, Sandra Leesmith, Myra Johnson and Cara Lynn James.
No Way Up! Releasing in July from Mary Connealy. Preorder here.
Her Unexpected Family. An August release from Ruth Logan Herne. Preorder here.
California Gold Rush Romance Collection featuring Pam Hillman. Available August 1. Preorder here.
Castles in the Clouds from Myra Johnson. Releasing August, 26. Preorder here.
It's not too late to stop by the Yankee Belle Cafe and check out the Hutzler Banana Slicer. You'll be glad you did. And if you check out the blog post and come back to Seekerville and tell me you did, I'll put your name in for a $10 Amazon gift card. While a comment in Yankee Belle Cafe is appreciated, don't have to comment unless you want to. But anyone who already commented is already entered in. I am an equal opportunity briber. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.
GIVEAWAY on Julie Lessman's Journal Jots blog in honor of NATIONAL KISSING DAY (June 24)!! So come on by to check it out and enter to win an ecopy of both Julie's new contemporary, Isle of Hope, or it’s brand-new prequel, A Glimmer of Hope. And if you already have IOH, Julie will substitute with book 2 in the Isle of Hope series, Love Everlasting, which releases this September, so either way, it’s win-win! Note: Check Julie's blog out next week, too, for the cover reveal of Love Everlasting!! Here's the link:Julie's Journal Jots Blog
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links. Lots of news this weekend. Pace yourself!
Congratulations to Diva Laurie Tomlinson. In her own words: "Can't be more thrilled to announce my first book contract with Harlequin Heartwarming!" http://bit.ly/28IJUXX
The 2016 RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony will be streamed live on the Internet on Saturday, July 16, starting at 8 p.m. PST. The URL is http://www.rwa.org.
Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) will conduct its 27th annual summer coaching conference August 15–18, 2016, at the Red Lion on the River Hotel (Jantzen Beach) in Portland. For more information check them out here.
Business Musings: The Midlist Rules!(Kristine Kathryn Rusch)**
How Much Christian Content Should a Christian Fiction Book Have? (Ask BHP)**
Overcoming the Emotional Obstacles to a Writing Career (Writers in the Storm)**
7 Ways to Have a Jane Austen Summer (Gilead Publishing Blog)
And the Bride Wore Black (Romancing History)
The Legal Side of Writing for Anthologies (Writer Unboxed)**
Book Promotion: 10 Ways to Build Your Author Mailing List without Paying for Facebook Advertising (ALLi)
25 Things People Say to Writers—And How We’d Like to Reply (The Write Conversation)
Dangers for Prawny Authors (The Passive Voice)**
10 Goodies to Help the Plot-Twistiness of Your Crime Novel (The Graveyard Shift)
Why Indie Presses are Opening Bookstores (Literary Hub)
‘The Oxford Comma’s Unlikely Origin’ Video Goes Viral (GalleyCat)
Overdrive Helping Librarians Reach New Readers (DBW)
9 Visual Tools to Create Awesome Social Media Images (Social Media Examiner)**
Short on time? Check out these links and come back later for the rest! **
Chasing Publishing Trends (JA Konrath)****** Loving this article! Tell us what you think of a Seekerville coloring book-any and all suggestions accepted- to get your name in the draw for a $10 Starbucks gift card. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.*******
We expect you to have lots to talk about this Weekend Edition! Bring on the comments and have a great reading and writing weekend.