Saturday, June 27, 2009

Seekerville Weekend Chocolate Edition

Now wouldn't this make writing more interesting?

(The chocolate keyboard concept by Michael Sholk.)

Milk, dark or white? Which is your favorite?

For health benefits, ask for dark. Dark chocolate contains flavanols which are potent antioxidants. Recent studies show they boost brain cells, reduce cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure. Studies are now underway to determine the effect of flavanols in fighting cancer. Still not convinced? Check this out..

Science Daily, February 22, 2007. Boosting Brain Power — With Chocolate. “A study led by Professor Ian Macdonald found that consumption of a cocoa drink rich in flavanols — a key ingredient of dark chocolate — boosts blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours. -------So get thee to a dark chocolate! ASAP!

Many thanks to Laurie Schnebly Campbell, who presented, Your Hero's Fatal Flaw.

Winner of Lauries' book, Believable Characters: Creating With Enneagrams , is Debra Marvin. Congratulations, Debra.

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Summerside Press, Abingdon Press author Sandie Bricker is our guest.

Tuesday:Barbour author,
Kaye Dacus in a Seekerville encore visit.

Wednesday: Conference Insider: With a Special What Not To Wear appearance by Marlena Fortune.

Thursday: Seekerville darling, and resident of hut #4,
Audra Harders is your hostess.

Friday: July Contest Update, with a special book giveaway!

Save The Date

July 8: Special Feature: The Ghosts of Conferences Past

July 10: Heartsong author, Erica Vetsch is coming to Seekerville..

July 17: Writer
Pepper Basham is our guest.

July 29th: Welcome to 5280: Denver The Mile High City

July 30th: Dorchester, Western Historical author,
Caroline Fyffe joins us with a fun post.


September 17-20 : Seekerville LIVE at the
ACFW Conference in Denver, Colorado.

October 5-10 : Seekerville's very first BIAW (Book-In-A-Week).

Seeker Sightings

(Chocolate Shoes From Gayle's Chocolates)

Mary Connealy is thrilled to announce Montana Rose releases Wednesday, July 1.

Left pregnant and widowed in the unforgiving west, Cassie is forced into an unwanted marriage to rancher Red Dawson.

Red Dawson can't turn his back on the spoiled, snooty, beautiful woman. Now he's got himself a wife he's sure God never intended.

While Red tries to survive Cassie's efforts to be a good ranch wife and Cassie tries to use her own mind instead of meekly obeying for the first time in her life, an obsessed man plots to make Cassie his own, something he can't do as long as Red lives.

You have a chance to win a copy of Montana Rose by subscribing to
Mary's newsletter before July 1.
Wednesday, July 1. you can find Mary at
Tina Dee's Books, where you will also have the opportunity to win a copy of Montana Rose.

Missy Tippins sightings:

You can find Missy at Novel Journey on Wednesday, July 1. Stop by!

Julie Lessman can be found: July 27th, TODAY!!! Guest Author Spot and Book Giveaway (winner's choice of one of the books in The Daughters of Boston series) on Prairie Chicks Write Romance.


  1. Does anyone know how to get your dog to sleep in on a Saturday?

    I'm so excited to be the winner of Laurie's book that I am jumping on to say a big thank you to her and to Seekerville for the opportunity!


    Ya'll are the best!

  2. Congratulations, Debra.

    Thanks to Laurie for her generosity too!!

    Hope everyone has a nice weekend and may your chocolate melt in your mouth not in, hand.

  3. I love dark chocolate--for medicinal reasons, of course. I think I'll have a piece of Dove dark chocolate right now to boost my brain power so I can finish the great American novel. Oh, has that already been written by Margaret Mitchell?

  4. I'm a little bit picky about my chocolate after spending a summer in Europe. My favorite is Lindor truffles, the dark chocolate ones, by Lindt. Mmmmm. I only like certain brands of milk chocolate. Dark is best. :-)

    But those chocolate shoes really gave me pause. I was imagining eating those things. Would you start with the heel?

  5. Yummy Post, Tina!

    Dark chocolate is my favorite but I'll eat milk chocolate too...a little fussier about white.

    Actually, I have a dark chocolate Milky Way that's going to be my treat this afternoon for getting alot (I hope!) done on my proposal, thank's to Tina's post about My family and boss are having lots of fun with that.


  6. I got my coupon in the mail,Rose!! Um, now to find it in my office. Lord, what a messssssssssssss.

  7. What a blog you have here! You never cease to amaze me with your clever posts. Now if I had the time to study all that you offer here, I'd be a fabulous writer.

    I'll get back here later today to soak up another dose of your fine offerings.

  8. I have to say I've never had a shoe fetish and I hate buying shoes, but the ones you've shown are positively yummy. Wouldn't mind having a drink out of those any day. Edible shoes. Who knew?

    Great post Tina. As always, your creativity astounds me.

  9. A chocolate keyboard?


    Not so good for productivity, however! lol

  10. How could anyone get work done with a chocolate keyboard? I would only be able to type numbers by the end of the day because everything else would be gone.

  11. I grew up near Pella, Iowa -- founded by the Dutch -- and well remember that yummy chocolate that came in the shape of wooden shoes!

    Thanks again for all your work on the weekend edition, Tina!

  12. LOL, Pepper you are too cute.

    ooooh, Glynna that sounds wonderful.

  13. I want to melt the keys off that keyboard!!

    So cute, Tina. :)

  14. Can I just be honest here? It really just doesn't matter to me. I like chocolate. All chocolate. I have been known to lick brown paint thinking it might be chocolate. But now, unfortunately, I must look at my keyboard with great disdain wondering why oh why it isn't a much tastier version! Sigh.

  15. LOL, Jenny.
    I love all varieties of chocolate, too. :)

  16. Jenny, Jenny, Jenny. You rock. Not only do you have really good music on your web page but your are honest. A trait that is highly under appreciated.

    My name is Tina and I keep a can of chocolate frosting at the back of the refrigerator, hidden behind the baking soda box.

  17. Tina,
    That explains it! I'm repainting my kitchen cabinets in a milk chocolate color and was wondering why I suddenly had an urge to lick my fingers. Hmmm.... This could be a dangerous project.

  18. lol - Pepper! Too funny. We might need to think twice about painting anything chocolate!

  19. Since chocolate is supposed to have the same chemical reaction as being in love, couldn't we call eating it research? :o)


  20. Tina, thank you so much for stopping by my AustenFest!! :)

    And as for all this cool chocolate--OMG!!! I don't know which I like better: the chocolate keyboard or the chocolate shoes... May I have both?!