A little known fact is that after a hard week of writing, working and hosting Seekerville, the Seekers head to Unpubbed Island for a little...
And it's been a busy week!! Thank you to all our guests, Dan Walsh, Judy Gann, Steeple Hill Senior Editor, Tina James and Lisa Jordan.
We Have Winners!
Monday: Winner from Janet Dean's post, Author Speak is Heather Bernard.
Tuesday: The winner of The Unfinished Gift, from our day with Revell author, Dan Walsh is Stamped by Grace.
Thursday: Winners from 9-5 with Steeple Hill Senior Editor, Tina James are listed here.
Next Week, Catch a Wave In Seekerville with:
Monday: Steeple Hill, Love Inspired author Missy Tippens is your hostess.
Tuesday: Danica Favorite McDonald will guest blog on Cohesive Critique Groups. Don't miss a live, interactive brainstorming session with Danica, and Cheryl Wyatt and possibly Camy Tang too.
Wednesday:Love Inspired Suspense author, Debby Giusti posts, and she'll be giving away a copy of her latest release, Protecting Her Child.
Thursday: Putnam, YA author Lara Zielin is coming to Seekerville. It's a Donut Days giveaway event!
Friday: Heartsong Presents author, Erica Vetsch is here for an encore.
Save The Surf's Up, Date, Dude:
November 27, Marlena Fortune returns and just in time for the first Christmas shopping
trip of the year.
November 30, Seekerville welcomes Bethany House debut author, Jody Hedlund.
December 2, Seekerville welcomes Barbour author and editor, Aaron McCarver.
December 9,Medical Romance author, Candace Calvert comes to Seekerville.
December 11, We are honored in Seekerville to have RITA Award Winner and Christy Award Winner, Tamera Alexander as our guest.
December 31, Madame Zelda's New Year's Eve Rockin' Party and join us for her 2010 Seekerville Predictions.
Seeker Surfer Girl Sightings:
Janet Dean will be talking about Courting the Doctor's Daughter at a book club luncheon on November 17.
November 19th Cheryl is blogging at the Steeple Hill Love Inspired Authors Blog.
November 20th, Joy Into The Journey Blog will feature a heroine interview from one of Cheryl's new releases.
November 17: Guest Blog and book giveaway on Inkwell Inspirations.
November 20: Guest Blog and book giveaway on Annette Irby and Dawn Kinzer’s blog, Seriously Write.
November 1 through 30, Julie is featured at Exemplify Online & Magazine.
Join Audra November 17 on Pepper Basham's Faith and Fiction on Fire for more, Who's Got Character?
For anyone northeast of Atlanta, Missy would love to meet you! And she'll be signing her new release. She's signing from 10 am-5 pm today, November 14, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, you can find Missy signing books at the Christmas in the Country Arts & Crafts Festival (books will be available for purchase) at
Winder First United Methodist Church.
Also, take part in Missy's blog tour this week for a chance to win books!
Nov. 11, review, Nov. 20, guest blog at The Romance Dish (a new blog!)
Nov. 17 at ...She Reads blog...
Nov. 19, 8-10 pm eastern (no password needed) e-Harlequin Live Chat.
November 16, Erica Vetsch's blog, On The Write Path,
plus Myra's giving away a copy of Autumn Rains.
November 19, Romance Your Spouse.
Join Myra on November 20, for a book signing at the Tulsa Cokesbury Bookstore, 11:00-2:00, One Imperfect Christmas.
Camy Tang will be guest blogging November 20 on Pepper Basham's Faith and Fiction on Fire for more, Who's Got Character?
Debby Giusti: Just in time for Christmas. Don't forget to preorder Debby's holiday Love Inspired Suspense release, Yule Die in the Christmas Peril release.
RWA Golden Heart. Registration ends November 16, CST. THAT'S MONDAY!!!! You may register online. Manuscripts must be submitted to RWA by December 2. Entry requires a complete manuscript and synopsis. Categories mirror the RITA, Contemporary Series; Contemporary Series Romantic Suspense / Adventure; Contemporary Single Title; Historical; Inspirational; Novel with strong Romantic Elements; Paranormal ; Regency Historical; Romantic Suspense; YA.
Golden Heart Awards: 2009 Golden Heart Statistics
Contemporary Series Romance: 103
Contemporary Series: Suspense/Adventure: 29
Contemporary Single Title Romance: 111
Historical Romance: 107
Inspirational Romance: 40
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements: 152
Paranormal Romance: 141
Regency Historical Romance: 62
Romantic Suspense: 110
Young Adult Romance: 46
Total entries: 901
Seekerville shared the news about the launch of Carina Press with all our friends, but there's more information at the the Carina Press site and the Carina Press Blog!
Here's the official Press Release in case you missed it:
Harlequin launches digital-only publishing house
Carina Press™ currently accepting submissions
Toronto, ON (November 9, 2009) – Harlequin Enterprises Limited, the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction, announced today the launch of Carina Press™, a digital-only publishing house that will operate independently of their traditional publishing businesses.
Carina Press is a digital-only publishing house whose eBooks will be sold direct to consumers through the Carina Press Web site and numerous third-party Web sites. Carina Press will publish a wide range of women’s fiction—from romance to erotica, science fiction to mystery, family sagas to choose your own adventures, horror to thriller and more, including every conceivable subgenre of these categories.
“As a digital-only publisher Carina Press is a natural extension to our business; it builds on our digital strength and leadership position. We expect to discover new authors and unique voices that may not be able to find homes in traditional publishing houses,” said Donna Hayes, CEO and Publisher of Harlequin Enterprises. “It definitely gives us greater flexibility in the type of editorial we can accept from authors and offer to readers. As well, we hope to reach a new group of readers with niche editorial.”
Brent Lewis, Vice President Digital, is delighted to announce Angela James is joining Carina Press as Executive Editor. A veteran of the digital publishing industry, James is a well-known advocate for digital publishing. James has enjoyed a long and varied publishing career including senior editorial positions at digital-first publishers. “I have admired Harlequin's digital initiatives for years, and have always thought of them as leaders in the digital arena, so I'm unbelievably excited to join the Carina Press team,” said James. “I believe Harlequin can bring digital publishing to the next level for both authors and readers.”
Lewis added, “Angela has been a key player in growing the digital marketplace for romance. Her experience and insight is a tremendous benefit to the Carina Press team.”
Carina Press is currently accepting submissions in all genres of commercial fiction. Carina Press will consider shorter length stories, genre novels between 50,000 to 100,000 words and longer and complex narratives of over 100,000 words. Carina Press will also acquire books that have
been previously released in print form, but for which the author has either retained digital rights or had digital rights revert to them. All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carina Press plans to launch in summer 2010 and will release new titles on a weekly basis. Between now
and the launch, readers and writers can follow the progress of Carina Press via their blog.
For full submission guidelines and more information on Carina Press please go to www.carinapress.com.