The coffee is hot and we have lots of information to share today.
Congratulations to Terri Tiffany who won her choice of a book from the Daughter's Of Boston series. Terri posted on Julie Lessman's post, Life on the Edge.
Thank you to Lynette Bonner of Writer's Journey for giving Seekerville The Lovely Blog Award!
Next Week In Seekerville:
Monday, Christy Award finalist, Seekerville's very own Mary Connealy posts.
Tuesday, 10 Things To Do With a Coconut, with Tina Russo.
Wednesday, The 9 Lives of a Writer. How To Land on Your Feet, with multi-published author Holly Jacobs.
Thursday, Audra Harders is your blogging hostess.
Friday, June Contest Update--and another Seekerville giveaway.
Save The Date:
June 12: Harlequin and Silhouette author, Cheryl St. John will be in Seekerville.
June 19: E.J Slusher joins us today.
June 24: 2009 Golden Heart finalist Anne Marie Becker.
June 26: We will be visiting with western historical, Zebra Books author, Tracy Garrett.
June 29: Summerside Press, Abingdon Press author Sandie Bricker is our guest.
June 30: Barbour author, Kaye Dacus in a Seekerville encore visit.
September 17-20 : Seekerville LIVE (not just yearbook photos) at the ACFW Conference in Denver, Colorado.
October 5-10 : Seekerville's very first BIAW (Book-In-A-Week).
Mary Connealy's devotional will be up at the Circle of Friends Ministries on Wednesday June 3rd.
You can follow Missy Tippens this week here:
Love Inspired Authors blog June 4
Margaret Daley's blog May 31-June 5
Prairie Chicks Write Romance blog May 30
Julie Lessman can be found:
Monday, June 1: Blogging and a book giveaway (winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series) on the Five Scribes blog.
June 1-5, Interview and book giveaway (winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series) on Melissa Owen's blog.
Saturday June 6, at Borders Sunset Hills -- 1:00 to 3:00 PM, St. Louis, Missouri.
THE KNIGHT AGENCY SUMMER TOUR EXTRAVAGANZA
With Debby Giusti!
Deidre Knight, agency president and award-winning paranormal romance author, USA Today bestselling author Jennifer St. Giles, Debby Giusti, Shannon K. Butcher and Maria Geraci are all hopping on the TKA tour bus for a whirlwind weekend of book signing events in the Atlanta area. Besides meeting these fab authors one-on-one, you'll have the opportunity to ask them your pressing writing-related questions in the "How To Get Published" Q&A session preceding the book signing. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity.
- This weekend is your last chance to bid.
- From Cindi Myers Market Newsletter
Abingdon Press is the publishing arm of the United Methodist Church. A strong nonfiction publisher, Abingdon has moved into the inspirational fiction realm. Abingdon publishes romance, historical romance, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, mystery, or biblical fiction novels. "The goal of our titles is to engage the hearts and minds of readers. We strive to illuminate the human condition and express God's grace through a variety of stories." Download and read the first chapter of each new novel on their fall list at http://tinyurl.com/og7h22.
Find Abingdon's submission guidelines at http://tinyurl.com/o2xrql
And check out page 72 for Seekerville's own Myra Johnson's debut release, One Imperfect Christmas.
- A woo-hoo shout to our friends of Seekerville who finaled in the TBL and IRCC!
Lisa Karon Richardson
Ann Lee Miller
And to the FHL 2009 Inspirational Reader's Choice Finalists!
We're thrilled that Seeker Julie Lessman is a finalist!!
Along Came a Cowboy by Christine Lynxwiler (Barbour)
Blue Heart Blessed by Susan Meissner (Harvest)
When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall (Waterbrook)
Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas by Sandra D. Bricker (Summerside Press)
A Time to Heal by Linda Goodnight (Steeple Hill)
Hidden by Shelley Shepherd Gray (Avon Inspire)
Long Historical (3rd Place Tie)
A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman (Revell)
Courting Emma by Sharlene MacLaren (Whitaker House)
A Promise to Believe In by Tracie Peterson (Bethany House)
My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Bethany House)
Hideaway Home by Hannah Alexander (Steeple Hill)
Family of the Heart by Dorothy Clark (Steeple Hill)
Promises, Promises by Amber Miller (Barbour)
Waiting For Daybreak by Kathryn Cushman (Bethany House)
Where Do I Go by Neta Jackson (Thomas Nelson)
Lying On Sunday by Sharon K. Souza (NavPress)
Shadows at the Window by Linda Hall (Steeple Hill)
Double Jeopardy by Terri Reed (Steeple Hill)
Healing Promises by Amy Wallace (Multnomah)
Almost Home by Susan Page Davis (Barbour)
Stuck On You by Rhonda Gibson (Barbour)
Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn (Faith Words)
- Holt Medallion Award finalists calls are going out!
Congratulations to Julie Lessman. A Passion Most Pure finaled in two categories -- Long Inspirational and Best First Book.
With 31 hardcover novels reaching number one and 45 total books on the list, author James Patterson has earned the Guinness World Record for the "Most Entries on The New York Times Best-Seller List."
Guinness will bestow the award Saturday May 30th at BookExpo America in New York City. The record will be recorded in "The Guinness World Records 2010," which comes out in September. (Source GalleyCat)
- From Book Business
"Wherever women are, we are,” says Malle Vallik, director, digital content and interactivity for Harlequin Enterprises. You’ll hear this mantra uttered by other Harlequin executives, but it is much more than corporate speak. It is part of a “deliberate strategy,” says Vallik, and the driving force behind Harlequin’s evolution over the past 60 years.
It is for such innovation that Book Business named Harlequin as the Publishing Innovator of the Year, honoring the company at an awards dinner March 23, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo.