Today Seekerville brings you a touch of Paris.
Grab a Café au lait and a baguette, and enjoy this week's weekend edition.
Nous avons gagnants!
Tuesday's, Networking at Conferences winner of a Seeker book of her choice is Rose. She chose God's Spirit Within Me by Sandra Leesmith writing as Sandy Wardman.
Wednesday Seekerville welcomed Zondervan Debut Author Melanie Dickerson. Winner of her debut release, The Healer's Apprentice, when it becomes available is Karen Barnett.
Seekerville was delighted to have Mona Hodgson in Seekerville on Thursday, sharing on The Truth in Fiction. Winner of Two Brides Too Many is Eva Marie Hamilton.
Friday's May Contest Update winner of The Art of War for Writers is MJ. Since this was such a popular prize, be sure to stop by Seekerville during our 12 hour Joan Marlow Golan interview giveaway marathon--we're giving away another copy!
La semaine prochaine à Seekerville!
Monday & Tuesday we have an all day workshop delivered in two days of posts with Steeple Hill Historical author Renee Ryan . Join us for The Art of Layering. Not only is Renee presenting but she is she's giving away two books plus a Series collection.
Wednesday: Seekerville will be commemorating Executive Editor, Joan Marlow Golan's visit with a 9-5 giveaway. 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 p.m. there also.
That's actually 12 hours of giveaways. Don't miss the fun.
Food courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Annual Spring Fish Fry, featuring their broiled or fried seafood platter complete with a fresh fruit bar and a dessert melange hosted by Ruthy and the Westside Sisters Bakery. Carrot cake courtesy of Mary Connealy. Coffee bar courtesy of Starbuck's.
Thursday: We are thrilled to have writer Theresa Rizzo with us today sharing about the Crested Butte Writers Conference.
Friday: Heartsong Presents author Shannon Vannatter sharing with, Where My School of Hard Knocks Collided with Contests. And she's giving away a copy or her release, White Roses.
Sauver la Date!
May 12: Harlequin First Reader Patty Hall.
May 13: RITA and Christy Award winner, Robin Lee Hatcher.
May 14: Harlequin American author Leigh Duncan.
May 17 : Revell and Steeple Hill Love Inspired author (and RITA finalist) Irene Hannon.
Camy Tang's Story Sensei Synopsis Class begins May 3rd and enrollment has begun for her July Self-Editing Class. Check out the details here.
Congratulations to Janet Dean. Courting The Doctor's Daughter finaled in The Golden Quill.
Janet's next release, Wanted: a Family, is a March 2011 release from Steeple Hill, Love Inspired Historicals.
Pregnant widow Callie Mitchell and falsely accused ex-con Jacob “Jake” Smith, a bitter orphan searching for his birth mother, stand against the disapproving town when Callie turns her house into a home for unwed mothers.
Mary Connealy 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.
Congratulations to Debby Giusti. Her Steeple Hill, Love Inspired Suspense, novella,Yule Die, which appeared in Christmas Peril, finaled in The Golden Quill.
Nouvelles au hasard!
- Bad Habits Make Good Character Growth by Jason Black (Author Online)
- Agents' Chapter 1 Pet Peeves. (Pay attention Izzy!)
- 2010 Edgar Award Winners Announced (GalleyCat)
- Best Book Publicity and Marketing Twitter Feeds (GalleyCat)
- From Publisher's Lunch(subscribe free here) : Scott Turow was formally elected president of the Authors Guild, taking over from Roy Blount, who served for four years. Blount's advice: "See this Google thing through, make sure Amazon doesn't take over the book industry, find out why e-book royalty rates are so shamefully low, and keep the digital pirates at bay. The rest should take care of itself."
- Thanks to Agent Kristin Nelson's monthly newsletter for turning me on to Shelf Awareness. BTW if you don't get her newsletter...you are missing out. I love the great tips agent Sara Megibow puts into her Tips from the Slush Pile column. This month she's talking about RWA Nationals and says -If I ask for 30 pages, it would be great if you could say - "heck, I have them right here on my iPhone - can I send them to you?" (Email me and I will forward this month's newsletter to you and then you can sign up for your own free subscription. Tina at Tina Radcliffe dot com.)
And I leave you with, The Best Baguette In Paris (Budget Travel)
Thanks to Michal for the translations!