Life has been a bit stressful, and very busy lately, hasn't it?
When you find your eyeballs rotating independently and your sanity hanging by a thread, it's time for an Unpubbed Island Intervention.
This weekend we are opening up the island for some R&R.
So pull up a hammock.
Breathe in. Breath out.
Listen to the ocean breeze, read the Seekerville Weekend Edition and ...
We Have Winners!!!
Susan Mason won a copy of Shirley Jump's release, A Princess at Christmas. Thanks to Shirley for being with us and for her post, I'm On Facebook...Now What?
Congratulations to 12 Seekerville visitors who posted on Monday's blog interview with Deborah Smith and won books courtesy of BelleBooks. Missy Tippens will be contacting you. Many thanks to Deborah for her generosity!
Lori (sugar and grits)
Sleuthing in Seekerville winners are Stephanie Newton and Nina Pierce. Please contact Tina (tina at tinarusso dot com) Thank you to Colleen and Shaun for answering our PI questions!
Glynna Kaye shared her ACFW Rocky Mountain High and Spotlight on Steeple Hill on Wednesday. The lucky winner of her debut release, Dreaming of Home, is Rose.
Many thanks to 2009 BOTY winner, Elizabeth White for joining us with her post, Play Nice. Congratulations to Lisa Jordan and Patricia W, who both won an Elizabeth White release.
Friday we were thrilled to have Steeple Hill historical writer, Winnie Griggs sharing on Getting From Here to There:Transitions. Winner of her release, The Christmas Journey, is Patricia W.
The Seekerville Treasure Hunt is almost over. Soon we'll open the Treasure Chest and announce the winners.
Giveaway ends at 12 midnight PST, Thursday, October 1st.
Winners will be announced in the Sunday, October 4, Weekend Edition by Captain Jack Sparrow.
All maps will be entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize of a $50 dollar gift card from Christianbooks.com
All maps and non conference entries (except the grand prize winner) will be entered into a drawing for one of 10 sets of Seeker books. That's ten sets of two books each. Book title prizes are randomly picked.
All maps and non conference entries (except the grand prize winner and the book set winners) will be entered into a drawing for one of four copies of the Donald Maass new release, The Fire In Fiction.
Guidelines can be found here.
(If you don't have time to mail your map, go ahead and scan it and email it to Tina.)
Next Week In Seekerville:
Monday: Two-time Golden Heart finalist Anne Barton is back in Seekerville with her post, Friends, Buddies, and Sidekicks.
Tuesday: Barbour Publishing author, Marcia Gruver returns to Seekerville.
Wednesday:Cool Beans! NavPress author Erynn Mangum will be here.
Thursday: Seeker and cowboy writer, Audra Harders post today.
Friday: This is it!! Seekerville Book-In-A-Week (BIAW) Preparation Day. Sign up starts today. We'll announce the great prizes for participating.
Saturday: October Contest Update and BIAW sign up continues.
Sunday: Weekend Edition and final day to register for BIAW.
Mary Connealy is signing her books today in Norfolk, Nebraska from 10 until noon at the Abbey Christian Store.
Be sure to stop by and see Mary's newly launched web page. Sign her guest book!
Friday, October 2, Glynna Kaye will be posting at the Love Inspired Author's Blog.
Check out Myra Johnson's, One Imperfect Christmas, book launch here.
Cheryl Wyatt's, Soldier Daddy releases on October 1.
U.S. Air Force commander Aaron Petrowski leads pararescue teams, yet can't find one nanny for his three-year-old twins? The widowed father is returning to duty, but not without the best care for his beloved boys. So when Sarah Graham applies, the young woman surprises everyone by passing inspection. Until Aaron discovers Sarah has a secret tied to a tragedy in his past. He can't keep her in his employ—or in his heart. Until his brave little soldier boys teach him a thing or two about love.
The Seekers visit the Colorado State Capitol .
How can you save money by entering the Linda Howard Award of Excellence contest?
1) Unpublished? Enter before October 1 and save $5
2) PRO? Enter before October 1 and volunteer to be a 1st round judge and
save $10. If you enter October 1 or later, save $5.
(Published authors can save $5 on first book entered in the Gayle Wilson Award
of Excellence if they volunteer to be a first round judge for the LH AoE.)
Must be emailed by October 11, 2009 10 p.m. central
Finalists should be announced by January 1, 2010
Revised final entries must be emailed by January 14, 2009 (with synopses)
Winners should be announced on March 20, 2010 at the Silken Sands Conference
////For interviews and links about our final judge editors, go to
romancemagicians.blogspot.com the week of September 28!\\\\
Categories and final judges:
Series/Short & Long Contemporary - Susan Litman, Editor, Harlequin
Single Title - Latoya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishers
Suspense (series or single title) - Megan MeKeever, Associate Editor, Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster)
Historical - Alicia Condon, VP, Editorial Director, Dorchester
Unique Genres (Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy, Time Travel) - Heather Osborn,
Acquisitions Editor, Tor
Romantic Sensual and Sizzling (Erotica) - Raelene Gorlinsky, Editor, Ellora's Cave
Young Adult - Natashya Wilson, Senior Editor, Harlequin Teen
Inspirational - Tina James, Senior Editor, Love Inspired Suspense & Love Inspired Historical, Steeple Hill
That's it for this edition.
Now close your eyes and enjoy that hammock!