Seekerville wants to give a congratulatory shout out to the 2009 ACFW Genesis finalists--and a loud and enthusiastic woo-hoo to those finalists who are friends of Seekerville! We're looking forward to the ACFW Conference in Denver, where we can personally congratulate you.
2009 ACFW GENESIS FINALISTS
David W. Fry
Christy LaShea Smith
Eileen Astels Watson
HISTORICAL ROMANCE (six finalist entries due to a tie, but one is a
Jody Hedlund (double finalist with two entries)
Mary F. Allen
Kelly Ann Riley
SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/SPECULATIVE FICTION:
Marie Wells Coutu
Kasey L. Heinly
Diana Sharples (double finalist with two entries)
Next Week In Seekerville:
Monday: Steeple Hill, Love Inspired author, Missy Tippens is your hostess today.
Tuesday: Hurry Up and Wait with Tina Russo.
Wednesday: Steeple Hill author, Margaret Daley will visit Seekerville wearing her ACFW Conference, Volunteer Coordinator hat.
Thursday: Strong Emotional Reactions, Part I with Zondervan, and Steeple Hill Suspense author, Camy Tang.
Friday: Strong Emotional Reactions, Part II with Zondervan, Steeple Hill Suspense author, Camy Tang.
We have a winner.
Congratulations to EC Spurlock,
who won a copy of Courting The Doctor's Daughter
in Janet Dean's Monday, A Dose of Love blog post drawing.
Mary Connealy can be found at a panel discussion and book signing at the Mayhem in Midlands conference on May 22 & 23rd, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska. Check her blog for the schedule.
Mary is also is giving away a free copy of her soon to be released romantic-comedy cozy mystery, Nosy in Nebraska, to one lucky new newsletter subscriber. Sign up here.
Southern charmer Missy Tippens will be on the Five Scribes blog, hosted by Audra Harders, Monday, May 18th.
We spotted Janet Dean's Courting Miss Adelaide in the Thorndike large print hardback edition. Beautiful cover!
You can catch up with Julie Lessman here:
May 16, LifeWay Bookstore in St. Louis, Missouri -- 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM she'll be book signing with Irene Hannon, award-winning author of romantic suspense.
May 15-17, catch the review of A Passion Denied and book giveaway at ...Just A Thought blogspot.
May 18-22. An entire week of "Pure Passion" with a series giveaway and individual book giveaways and a writer's critique at My Friend Amy's blog.
May 18-23, interview and book giveaway at Patty Wysong's blog, Patterings.
Tina Russo can be found washing dishes on Unpubbed Island.
Market, Industry and Etc. News:
Good News! You can now eat chocolate and save the planet. Check out Endangered Species Chocolate.
From Galley Cat:
Amazon Opens Kindle to Bloggers
"Amazon.com, Inc. has created a self-service method for bloggers to add their content to the Amazon Kindle--offering writers a 30 percent cut of a subscription price that Amazon will determine.
Any blogger with an RSS feed can participate after filling out an online form--the blog should be available within 12 to 48 hours. Kindle users can subscribe to the blog, and content will be automatically updated via Amazon's wireless system."
And...did you know Cheryl Wyatt (Ready-Made Family) is running a Kindle Contest from April 1, 2009 through June 15, 2009? Winner will be notified on Independence Day of this year. Only her newsletter subscribers will be eligible to enter. To join her newsletter, visit her web site and sign up in the newsletter space provided. Cheryl respects your privacy and will not share your e-mail address with a third party.
"Charging for online publications is looking more appealing among publishers as we see News Corporation, and The New York Times Company leaning towards the idea of putting up pay walls either for part or all of their websites. Tough advocate for paid online content, Rupert Murdoch announced News Corp is considering charging within a year. "That it is possible to charge for content on the web is obvious from the Wall Street Journal's experience," he said in reference to growing WSJ.com subscription revenues. He said that they might start the moves in the next year."