Saturday, August 21, 2010

Weekend Edition Yearbook Time

A BLAST from the past as once again we bring you Seekerville Yearbook Photos....

Seekerville Football Team

Voted Queen of the Prom, Julie Lessman

We Have Winners!

Monday Seekerville welcomed Belle Bridge Books author Maureen Hardegree. Winner of an autographed copy of Haint Misbehavin' is Connie.

Hope you didn't miss Cheryl Wyatt on Tuesday with......and the survey says!: The Lodown on LoCash plus GIVEAWAY! KC Frantzen won the writers guide book and candle winners are:Gail, Deb Marvin, Melanie D, Sally, Shirley, Dianna and Barbjan.

Wednesday Debby Giusti brought us Gadgets Writers Love. Winner of a $10 Starbucks giftcard and the Debby Giusti title of their choice is BlueRose.

Seekerville welcomed Harlequin Historicals author Pam Crooks back on Friday with, Covers--the Clever and the Unique. Not! Winners of The Lawman's Redemption are Kirsten Arnold and Cynthia.

Drum Majorettes of Seekerville

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Seekerville's special visitor today is the official ACFW Conference photographer for the 2010 conference, Amber Zimmerman, of The Clik Chick Photography. She will be taking appointments for a photo session with authors at conference. Today she's blogging with us and giving away a free session for one lucky person attending the ACFW conference! A $40 value!!

Tuesday: Avalon Books debut author Sandra Leesmith is your hostess today in Seekerville.

Wednesday:Seeker Tina Radcliffe posts, Do What You Are today. Stop by for a chance to win a copy of Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.

Thursday: Today we're thrilled to have Valentine Series author Curtiss Ann Matlock in Seekerville. Curtiss Ann is blogging about 'Being a Writer' She's also giving away a copy of her new book Little Town Great Big Life.

Friday: Seekerville welcomes Barbour Publishing author MaryLu Tyndall. MaryLu's post is called, What I Learned About Great Chapter Hooks from Lost. She's also giving away a copy of Surrender the Heart to one lucky commenter.

Cheryl Senior Year

Ruthy Senior Year

Save The Date

August 31: Revell author Lorna Seilstad.

September 1: Heartsong Presents author Rose Zediker.

September 7: Kensington author Marilyn Brant.

September 10: Zondervan author Melanie Dickerson.

September 16: Multiple Golden Heart finalist Anne Barton.

September 24: Heartsong Presents author Vickie McDonough.

September 28: Avalon Books Editor Lia Brown.

Missy in Typing class

Seeker Sightings

Stop by Camy's Story Sensei Blog to sign up for her Synopsis writing class that runs from October 4th to October 31st, 2010.

NEWS FLASH!!! Check out Julie Lessman's new website feature called "Journal Jots," where Julie journals almost daily to her reader friends, updating them on the "Winds of Change" series ... exciting news on her books or giveaways ... when her next newsletter is due out ... what scene she wrote that day ... fun things she will be doing ... or even prayers or revelations from her personal daily devotional time. For the inside scoop, stop by and take a look!

Win a signed copy of Julie Lessman's upcoming release, A Hope Undaunted OR your choice of one of The Daughters of Boston books, Thursday, August 12 through Thursday, August 26 at Writing Roseanna.

Monday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 25th: Character Spotlight on A Hope Undaunted's Katie O'Connor and Cluny McGee (with pictures!) at Relz Review blog. Win a signed copy of A Hope Undaunted OR your choice of one of The Daughters of Boston books.

Win a signed copy of A Hope Undaunted OR your choice of one of The Daughters of Boston books, Thursday, August 19 through Saturday, August 26 at Patti Lacy's Blog.

Mary Connealy is doing a book signing in Rochester, MN with Seeker buddy, Erica Vetsch, on Saturday, TODAY,August 21st, from 12 noon to 2 pm Christian Book & Gift, 815 N. Broadway,Rochester, MN 55906 Phone: 507-289-2590

Part of Christian Book & Gift's grand re-opening. There will be a three day festival including games, refreshments and fun. If you'd like a signed book call ahead and Christian Book and Gift will be glad to sell you one and get Mary or Erica to sign it.

Author Signing 12-2 pm. Featuring:
1. Mary Connealy “Black Hills Blessing,” Montana Marriages Series, Sophie’s Daughters Series, and Lassoed in Texas Series
2. Eric Vetsch “Marriage Masquerade,” “Bartered Bride,” “Engineered Engagement,” and “Clara & the Cowboy”
3. Cheryl Ricker “A Friend in the Storm”

Sandra, Future Rock Stars of America Club

Random News

  • The Launching A Star Contest is low on Inspirational and Romantic Suspense categories. Great Opportunity! Entries accepted in all categories until Midnight EST September 8th.

  • RWA’s 2011 Conference NYC. Note the date changes! The Literacy Autographing will be on Tuesday, June 28, and the Awards Ceremony will be Friday, July 1. Conference registration will open online as usual in January, with forms and full conference information available in the February RWR.

And you are enjoying your PB&J sandwich and working hard on your WIP, here's the Forbes List of the Highest Paid Authors.

Keep Writing!


  1. Tina, I'm in awe.

    Coffee's on!


  2. Coffeeeeeeeeeeee, come to momma!!!

    All nighter coming up.

    Happy Writing Seekerville.

  3. All nighter? All right! Go Tina!

    I was just trying to think of the lame stuff we used to sign in yearbooks. As if anything in the seventies was not 'cool!'


    Groovy weekend edition. U are 2 much!

    Thanks for the candle. I shall burn it in homage to the LoCash Cowboys and Cheryl's post which made me remember there is life out there somewhere beyond the cave of work and . . . work. hmmmm.

  4. LOL. The pictures are just soooo....LOL. Very clever weekend edition. Loved the book furniture. I especially liked the book room...that would be a neat office. Or maybe even a house, combined with straw bale technology. :-)

  5. Outstanding Pictures!

    Tina, the weekend edition never fails to put a smile on my face.

    Congrats to this weeks winners. Have a great weekend everyone.

  6. Queen of the Prom???? NOT!! Of course with that picture, is it any wonder????

    TEENSTER ... like Rose said, you never fail to put a smile on my face either ... especially those yearbook pictures from the other WE -- except I want Ruthy's hair, because that's what I wore in the 70s (the curls you have me in are dead on for my senior picture, however, so cold chills on that one!!).

    SUPER CONGRATS to all the winners -- way to kick butt, guys!!

    Go, Tina, on the weekend marathon writing!! And happy weekend one and all!


  7. HAPPY SATURDAY, SEEKERVILLE! You've outdone yourself yet again Ms. Russo Radcliffe!

  8. Those pictures are so cute!
    I'm in book heaven this morning! I just won Ruth's new book @ Season's of Humility and now I get to read one of Debby's books, too. I'm so excited!
    This may be the one and only morning I'm in a decent mood. (So not a morning person)!!!! :)
    Thanks y'all!

  9. That picture of Missy is actually how she still looks almost exactly.

  10. Hello from
    Rochester Minnesota!!!

    Erica Vetsch and I are having a book signing here today along with Cheryl Ricker. You can go to my blog for details. Come if you're around.

    I got here last night and Erica and I had one of those priceless three hour dinners you get with a friend every once in a while.

    I have to get off the computer now and go have a three hour breakfast with her. YAH :)

  11. Ha, love it Debra Marvin.

    How about...

    Yours til Niagra Falls.

    Have a great summer.

    Can't wait for Senior Year.

    May the Force be with you.

    Thanks for helping me make it through Algebra 1.

  12. I would have made a GREAT football player. I know no fear!

    Loved Sandra as a rocker. ROFLOL

  13. AWESOME post, Tina! Loved the pictures, esp. Missy in typing class. That one brought back memories.

    And I had no idea Tina was a football center. That is the friendliest-looking offensive line I've ever seen. Maybe you all should sneer a little or something. Eye black would help too. Just trying to help.

  14. Missy is looking a little like Melanie Griffith in her photo.

    In my sr. yearbook everyone had their hair the same. Long, parted in the middle. Very Hippy UnChic.

    I don't suppose we can get you Seekers to do your REAL yearbook photos . . . or can we?

    Rock On!

  15. Thanks for the informative Weekend Edition, Tina! And the hilarious photos. You do know how to have fun on a Friday night, don't you Tina!?!

    Wish you were coming to Indy next month!!! I want to see you!

  16. I don't want to scare you Melly, but someday I plan to get a life and then I will outsource the weekend editions to a company on a remote island in the Pacific..not far from Unpubbed Island.

  17. Anne, we're a very polite team.

    We say excuse me before we tackle.

  18. LOL, I don't doubt it. You probably bake brownies for everybody too. :)

  19. Actually, baking brownies is a good defensive move. While the opposing team tackles the brownie plate, the seekerville can run for a touchdown! (I hope that is correct football terminology as the only sport I really follow is figure skating.) :-)

  20. Too funny... Congrats all you winners.

  21. Oh my gosh, how FUN!! Tina, how did you get it so right? I DID try to go for the Farrah feathered bang look in junior high! :)

    You know, I had a little trouble figuring out some of the photos. It's hard to recognize someone without their regular hair!!

    Thanks for all the great links!

  22. THIS was an absolute riot! LOLOLOL! Tina, you are amazing.