A little reminder from those of us left on Unpubbed Island. It's almost April. We are moving into the second quarter of 2009. Are you still moving in the right/write direction with your writing career?
Stay tuned to Seekerville for more opportunities to keep yourself on track.
This week in Seekerville:
Monday: Zondervan and Steeple Hill Suspense author, Camy Tang, on Writing Goals
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will be interviewing Shef House author and Christian Fiction Online editor, Michelle Sutton.
Wednesday: The Writer's Guide to Insomnia by Tina Russo
Thursday: Audra Harders (Just in Time) shares in Seekerville today.
Friday: April Contest Update.
Special Dates in Seekerville:
April 14, 2009 : Jeane Wynn, President, Wynn-Wynn Media, LLC will be in Seekerville to answer your PR questions. Jeane and husband, Tyson, founded Wynn-Wynn Media in 2001. Jeane began in publishing in 1989. Clients include The WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Thomas Nelson, DC Cook, and Hachette, serving authors such as Max Lucado, Karen Kingsbury, Robin Jones Gunn, Melody Carlson, Liz Curtis Higgs, Lisa Samson, Tina Ann Forkner and many others.
April 30, 2009: Agent Natasha Kern, of Natasha Kern Literary Agency will be in Seekerville. Natasha has 24 years of experience in the publishing industry. Before founding her own agency in 1986, she worked as an editor and publicist for New York publishers (Simon & Schuster, Bantam and Ballantine). Natasha has personally sold more than 850 books as an agent and worked on close to 1,000 books during her career in publishing.
Your Seekerville Weekend News:
From The New York Times:
Unusual Sleuth, Unusual Setting, by Gina Bellafante.
From Publisher's Weekly:
By Jim Milliot
"A new Web site that features 1.8 million author Web pages has been launched by Filedby, Inc., a new company founded by former Ingram executive Peter Clifton and industry analyst Mike Shatzkin. Filedby.com host Web pages that provides a brief biography and a list of works for all American and Canadian authors. Users can login and write reviews or make comments about authors. Authors, or their publishers, can update or link to the page."
From Publishers Lunch:
Stacia Decker and Danielle Chiotti have joined Firebrand Literary as agents. Decker was previously an editor at Harcourt; Chiotti was formerly a senior editor at Kensington.
Got Kids? Specifically of the girl variety. Check out the Scholastic site for a chance to win furniture from the set of the Meg Cabot webcast of her book, Allie Finkle's Super Sleepover.
Have you checked out the Harlequin Romance Report 2009?
From Publishers Weekly:
Harvest House has launched AmishReader.com, an interactive website for fans of Amish-themed fiction. The site promotes titles and also offers a “question of the week” featuring reader-submitted questions about the Amish or Amish fiction titles or authors. Yes, there will also be recipes.
Christy Award Finalist, Mary Connealy is on tour in Michigan this week. Check here for her complete schedule.