Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Weekend Edition Is Brought to You by the Letter

We Have Winners!

The letter S brings you the word...sorry. I totally Spaced on last Saturday.

Book winner of Ruth Logan Herne's, Name That Book Contest is Courtney.
Now drum roll please. The book will be called


Monday our guest was the fabulous Vickie Mcdonough, sharing with Writing Contests~My Story. Winner of her newest release, The Anonymous Bride is Lori (SugarandGrits).

Cheryl Wyatt challenged you to share your bloopers on Tuesday with her post, She Said What? Seven winners of her upcoming release (her seventh), Steadfast Soldier, are:

  1. Walt
  2. Maria
  3. Sheri
  4. Aaron
  5. Pamela T
  6. Jackie
  7. Julie H Steele

Debby Giusti and her daughter Liz presented Laptop Ergonomics on Wednesday. The winner of Killer Headline is Linda (Desertrose).

On Friday Seekerville welcomed Janet Kobobel Grant of Books & Such Literary. The chocolate winner is Lorna!

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Seeker Pam Hillman is our hostess today.

Tuesday: Just back from the Desert Dreams Conference in Arizona, Seeker Sandra Lee Smith is blogging today.

Wednesday: Seekerville welcomes Waterbrook Press author Mona Hodgson. Her post is entitled The Truth In Fiction and she'll be giving away a copy of her book Two Brides Too Many.

Thursday: Madame Zelda was right. Another friend of Seekerville sold. Today Zondervan debut author, Melanie Dickerson is our guest. She'll be sharing on the YA market and giving away a copy of her upcoming release, The Healer's Apprentice.

Friday: May Contest Update and the prize vault is open.

Save The Date

May 3 & 4: Steeple Hill Historical author Renee Ryan.

May 5: Executive Editor, Steeple Hill Books, Joan Marlow Golan.

May 7:
Heartsong Presents author Shannon Vannatter.

May 12: Harlequin First Reader Patty Hall.

May 14: Harlequin American author Leigh Duncan.

May 17 : Revell and Steeple Hill Love Inspired author (and RITA finalist) Irene Hannon.

Mark your calendars because on Friday May 5th, Seekerville will be commemorating Executive Editor, Joan Marlow Golan's visit with a 9-5 giveaway day. We'll mark the hours with drawings for all kinds of lovely Seekerville friendly prizes. Our 9-5 will be East and West Coast inclusive. So if you are in PST we will be giving away prizes until it is five pm there also. That's actually 12 hours of giveaways. Don't miss the fun.
Seeker Sightings

Congratulations to Cheryl Wyatt who won the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Steeple Hill Love Inspired, with Read-Made Family (April 2009).

Cheryl will be signing at the RT Booklover's Convention Bookfair in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, May 1 from 12-2.

Congratulations to Camy Tang who's Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Intent is a finalist in the National Reader's Choice Awards. Winners will be announced at the RWA National Conference in Nashville.

You can find Camy at Girls God and the Good Life on May 27th, blogging about about Teddy Grahams.

Debby Giusti will be presenting a workshop on Building Suspense in Any Genre to the ACFW WORD Chapter in Buford, GA, on Tuesday, April 27.

May 1st, Myra Johnson will be at the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc, conference, Write Every Day 2010.

Mary Connealy's latest release, Wildflower Bride is now available, early, on Amazon. It's already shipping and it's been spotted in a few bookstores.

First reviews are in for Wildflower Bride:

You can find Mary on Petticoats and Pistols on Wednesday, May 4, writing about The Squirrel Cage Jail
. She'll be giving away a signed copy of Wildflower Bride too!

d...Mary will be at The Book Clinic In Nebraska City with Stephanie Grace Whitson May 1st, 10 a.m - 12 p.m.

The Book Clinic 205 South 8th Street Nebraska City, NE 68410-2447
Stephanie and Mary will be there as part of the annual Arbor Day Festival. Come get a book and spend the weekend touring Arbor Lodge, home of J Sterling Morton, the Lied Center, attend the parade and seeing the beautiful Arbor Day Farm.

Random News


Debra E Marvin said...

Madame Zelda is so clever!

I'm looking forward to Miss Melanie's post! Congratulations my friend.

Thanks Seekers for another great week.

I've started the coffee but what are we eating that starts with S?

Scones? Spanish Omelettes? Spanakopita (mmmm, even good cold!)

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Congratulations to ALL the winners!

Nicola said...

Congratulations Cheryl and Camy - that's wonderful! :-)

Thanks to all the lovely ladies at Seekerville for all your inspiring and uplifting posts every week. It's a pleasure to share your news and catch up with you all.

Love and blessings,
Nicola x

Rose said...

Look at all those winners! Congrats everyone.

Lots of things to look forward too.

Julie Lessman said...

Savvy, smart and simply sensational ... another succinct sample of valuable Seeker information with sass!

"S" is my favorite letter, Teenster, maybe because its curves are so sexy!

Thanks for another stellar Weekend Edition ... seriously!


Mary Connealy said...

You KNOW spending Arbor Day at Arbor Lodge is the right thing to do. Still time to buy those plane tickets. :)

Mary Connealy said...

And as for Madame Zelda? Doubt her at YOUR OWN RISK.

Congratulations MELANIE!!!!!!!!!

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations, Camy and Cheryl!

Looking forward to more exciting posts coming up. Seekerville is the place to be!

Walt M said...

Camy and Cheryl, way to go!!!!!

It's Saturday morning and I've finished the our weekly breakfast of pancakes and bacon (the boys' favorite). Now I'm getting beat like crazy in Wii games.

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

to all my SEEKERVILLE friends and SISTERS.

I get to play today. I get to play today. I finished a msc and now I get two weeks of freedom before the next one.

Maybe I'll go plant a tree with Mary.......

Courtney said...

I'm Courtney, and I commented on the Name That Book post! Does that mean I won?!?! LOL! I never win giveaways!
I haven't gotten an address is clp1777(at)aol(dot)com.

Thanks, if I did win. And if there is another "Courtney" and I didn't...oh well.

Anne Barton said...

Today's theme is taking me back to the days of Sesame Street. Did anyone else learn how to read from that show? Congrats on finishing your story, Tina!!!

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

Thanks Anne.

Well Courtney it must be you.

Yeah, well we get around to emails eventually. Thankfully we are not perfect. That would be so boring.

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

How about Conjunction Junction? Anyone remember that??

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Courtney, yes it's you!!!

We wanted to wait and announce it today in proper Seekervillian fashion.

So yes, you've won a copy of something....

A really nice book, I'm told, by a new SH author with really good hair...

She's old so she has to press her good points often!!!

I'll e-mail you to get your snail addy for a copy of Waiting Out the Storm once it's in my hot little hands.

Then you can tell us what you think!!!




KC Frantzen said...

Simply smashing!

Congrats to all the winners!! Love that title by the way... What a Seeker week. :)

(I skipped several days and missed Ruthie's good news so Congrats to Ruthie also!!!

Steve made some spaghetti hot dish with extra garlic if anyone is hungry...

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

Ooooooooooooohhhh, pasta. Yummers.

Courtney said...

Yes, perfection is most def boring! Thanks so much! I appreciate it! I'm a bookworm, so I like to get books anyway I can...have two coming in the mail from Amamzon as we speak.
Can't wait to read one by Ruth Herne!


Lindsey said...

Hey Everybody it looks like a great week!!
And Melanie I cannot wait till Thursday your new book coming out sounds so amazing, the medieval era Is some of my favorites! :)

Debra E Marvin said...

Conjuction Junction? What's your function?

Vannetta Chapman said...

Hi ladies. I was given one of your bookmarks at the Desert Dreams Conference. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for the encouragement. : )

Ruth Logan Herne said...


I'm so proud of you getting that manuscript done!!!!


Good job, Sistah!

Dancin' in upstate!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Ah, Vanetta, we have secret agents everywhere!!!!


Ruth Logan Herne said...

And I am so in on pasta.

Anyone got dessert? No time to bake today and the pie is old.

Can't eat old pie.

I'm wrinkling my nose just thinking about it!

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thank you ladies SO much! I simply can't wait to read Vicki's book. :)

I'm also looking forward to getting my hands on Wildflower Bride.

Enjoy your day!
~ Lori

Mary Connealy said...

Old Pie?

So strange.

I spent yesterday in the Squirrel Cage Jail. Speaking of strange. We had a good time though.
A lot of Seekerville friends were there.
Lorna (Yay Chocolate) Rose, Dawn and Shari all spent the after noon in stir.

With me.

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

You found Seekerville friends in jail with you??

How did this happen to occur?

You in jail I can see..but with friends???

Helen Gray said...


Does this mean we get a WE for each letter of the alphabet?

Missy Tippens said...

Great W.E. once again, Teenster!

Hey, Vannetta! So good to see you here! :)

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

Helen, you are scaring everyone. (hehehehe)

Regina Merrick said...

OK, I saw the pictures of the group of "jail birds," and they looked like they were having WAY too much fun!! LOL

And Lorna didn't even have her CHOCOLATE yet!

Sounds like a great week coming up! I may have to get up earlier this week to stay caught up!

Debby Giusti said...

Thanks, Tina. Great updates, as always. Looking forward to the upcoming week in Seekerville.