Sunday, January 23, 2011

Seekerville Weekend Edition

With the Western Stock Show in Denver this month and all those Seekerville cowboy releases, it's time for another salute to the cowboy.

And Harlequin says 2011 is the YEAR OF THE COWBOY

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We Have Winners!

Please contact Seekerville through our new web email if you are a winner and if needed, provide your snail mail address. Please note our giveaway rules in the right lower column of Seekerville. We'd like to remind you that we allow 6-8 weeks to mail out prizes to accommodate our busy writing schedules. Thanks for your patience.

Monday was the great Fudge vs. Broccoli Choice with Love Inspired author Missy Tippens. The chocolate winner is Jan Christensen.

Love Inspired author Cheryl Wyatt was your hostess on Tuesday. The four winners of Steadfast Soldier from her Writers! Ramp that Tension! post are: Tina Pinson, Jackie S, Kav & Patricia W.

Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti brought you Crunch Time on Wednesday. The winner of Countdown to Death and a $10 Starbucks giftcard is Cindy W.

18,000 words in 13 and a half hours. Love Inspired Suspense, Zondervan and Guideposts Books author Camy Tang blew us away! Winner of a free 30-minute telephone mentoring session is Jessica Nelson.

Friday Sgt.Radcliffe brought you The Unpublished Author's Boot Camp Manual for 2011. She also promoted herself as she was merely a Spec 5 in the Army! Winners are:

1. One query letter critique.-Virginia
2. One ten page critique.-Jodi (Digging for Pearls)
3. One five page critique.-Rita
4. One copy of The Rancher's Reunion-Sandy

In our weekly The Best of Seekerville from the Archives and Five Pages Critique we shared Cheryl Wyatt's, Episodic Writing--An Editor's Definition. Winner of a five page anonymous critique is Preslaysa.

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Genesis winner Pam Hillman is your blog leader today.

Tuesday: Join Avalon debut author Sandra Leesmith in Seekerville today.

Wednesday: Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shares with her post "What's Holding You Back? Part 1: FEAR." Stop by for an opportunity to win a copy of her February release, Second Chance Courtship.

Thursday: Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James will be your hostess.

Friday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome back Kregel Publications author Patti Lacy .

Seeker Sightings

Don't miss this wonderful review of Glynna Kaye's second Love Inspired release, Second Chance Courtship at Musings of Edwina.

Cara Lynn James will interviewed by Trish Perry's blog, Reading, Writing and the Stuff In-Between on Jan. 27th. And she's giving away a copy of Love on Assignment.

Start planning now. A triple threat is coming. Join Mary Connealy, Rose Ross Zediker and Erica Vetsch signing February 12th from 1-3 at Crossroads Book Store in Sioux Falls, SD.

Trot on over to the eHarlequin Community on Friday, January 28 and join Audra Harders as she's interviewed on Pubbing 1.0 and 2.0: Lessons from new and established authors. This is a great feature Harlequin offers for new and established authors to spill a bit about themselves. Look for you there!

Tina Radcliffe is excited to be a guest on Patricia Woodside's blog, Readin N Writin with Patricia. Stop by on Thursday January 27th for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My First Sale." And she's giving away a copy of The Rancher's Reunion.

If you're considering joining the Love Inspired monthly book club, so your books can be delivered right to your mailbox each month, here's the link and a nice little promo for Tina's book.

Thank you to Morgan, editor of the
RT BOOK REVIEWS Magazine web edition for this great opportunity. Check out the Author Home Page for Tina's Debut Author Spotlight interview.

Janet Dean's
March Historical release, Wanted: A Family, is available for preorder. Another beautiful historical cover.

Missy Tippens April release, A Family for Faith, is available for preorder and releases from Amazon on March 22!!

What a fun cover!

Random News

  • At Harlequin, Emily Rodmell has been promoted to associate editor at Steeple Hill Books.(1/21/11 Publisher's Lunch)

  • Stop by The Writer's Alley for a great post on Agents that features several of our Seeker authors.

Before we send you off into the week...

We wish to send out huge congratulations for friend of Seekerville Keli Gwyn on her first sale to Barbour!!!

Picture courtesy Ricardo's Cowboy Cupcakes


  1. YAY JAN for winning chocolate! =D

    [She's the other mom I've mentioned several times ;)]

    Here's Panera cinnamon rolls and potato soup in bread bowls.

    Spent like 6 hours there tonight and got lots of writing done :).

    I've got Dr. Pepper IV drips for anyone who needs them...

  2. Coffee pot's ready for 4 a.m.

    Congratulations to winners!!

    Looking forward to next week's posts.

    Some great links. Thanks for keeping us informed.


  3. congrats all winners

    i got to walmart today and no LI books there were the LIH and 2 LIS but no LI.
    I hope they have Febs when I go back next week.

  4. Congrats Keli and all winners too! Lotsa pretty covers and good reads coming right up. Great links, Sarge. On my way to check them out!

  5. LOVE cowboys. Great lineup.
    Congrats winners!


  6. Congratulations to all this week's winners and a special chorus of woots for Keli!

    Potato soup in a bread bowl sounds heavenly right now.
    Thanks for another great week!

  7. Thanks so much for highlighting my review of Glynna's book "Second Chance Courtship." I hope that my review of her book, and all the books I review, will bring the authors much publicity and higher sales!

    Congratulations to all winners!

  8. AUDRA! Congrats on your ROCKY MOUNTAIN HERO cover being used by Harlequin to promote 2011 as Year of the Cowboy!

    Congratulations again,KELI, on your first sale!!

    And thank you EDWINA for all the great reviews you've posted "around town" for my SECOND CHANCE COURTSHIP! What a delightful surprise to find them on the bookseller sites!

    And thank you for another COWBOY weekend edition, Tina! I think I need to watch "True Grit" (the Duke Wayne version, of course!) and his "Angel & the Badman" -- filmed in northern Arizona back in the 1940's when the Red Rock Country of Sedona was still wide open space and not blanketed with houses, hotels, restaurants and shops. Sure wish that area had been made a state or national park before it was overrun by developers.

  9. Helen, loving the coffee!!!! Thank you!

    And Teeeeena, great WE!

    YAY FOR EMILY RODMELL! Well-deserved move up!

    Sorry to be gone this week. My beloved father-in-law is knocking on heaven's door and I know you all understand how important that is.

    Please keep us in your prayers for Dad's peace and comfort. You're such a blessing to every one of the Seekers and we covet your prayers and friendship.

    Bless you all.

  10. Congrats to all! Next week looks like another great one.

  11. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraJanuary 23, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    Congrats to all the winners! Next week looks like another great week. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.

  12. YEE-HAW, what a way to kick off the new week -- COWBOYS!!! YAY, TINA!!!

    SUPER CONGRATS to all the winners, to Keli for her sale to Barbour (some pretty fancy shootin', Pilgrim), and to Audra on her ROCKY MOUNTAIN HERO cover being used by Harlequin to promote 2011 as Year of the Cowboy!

    Here's to a great week ahead, and to celebrate, here's our cowboy quote of the week: "Life's tough, pilgirm and it's even tougher if you're stupid." --John Wayne


  13. Keli

    Congratulations on your sale to Barbour!!!!!!

    You're starting the year out right!

  14. Cowboys, cowboys, cowboys...can't get enough of them. I can see why Harlequin is declaring it the year of the cowboy!

    Congrats to all the winners, looks like another great week lined up for us...

    Now, I'm having one of those cowboy cupcakes for breakfast.

  15. Ruthy...

    Will lift your family up in my prayers.


  16. Hurray!!! Keli!

    Hope you all have a productive week.

    Carol, I can no long drive by Panera's without thinking of you!!

  17. Oh my, the year of the cowboy. Can life get ANY better than that? The National Western Stock Show is in Denver every January, running the second and third weeks. Is it a hoot, or what? I've got to be careful or I'll spend my month's paycheck and then some on all the vendors goodies and RODEO tickets!!! LOL! Great times!

    We can never say enough Congratulations! around here, can we? Keli Gwyn, your sale to Barbour is way overdue. Proud of you, girlfriend!

    Edwina, great review of Glynna's SECOND CHANCE COURTSHIP! It's next TBR and I can't wait to go back to Canyon Springs!

    Tina, as always, another great WE...YeeHaw!

  18. Thanks for sharing in my excitement. Seeing my news in the WE was way cool.

    Love you guys and appreciate your support and encouragement. I wouldn't be where I am today without the Seekers and friends of Seekerville who have helped me in countless ways. You. Rock!

    I look forward to celebrating with many of you this year as you set sail. Brace yourselves, though. Once you set foot on that boat, it takes off at speeds that will throw your head back. Talk about a joy ride. =)

  19. Isn't every year the year of the Cowboy? ;o) If not, something's wrong in America.

    Congratulations to all the winners and Audra for your book cover being used to promote the year of the cowboy! Congrats to Keli on your sell!

    Ruthy, you and your family are in my prayers. God bless you all.


  20. I am looking forward to Patti's post! I enjoy her books. :) Fun post this weekend, thanks!!

  21. LOL Tina! At least I'm memorable for something ;).

  22. LIS question...

    Was reading on Camy's blog part of the first chapter of an LIS book. Are they in stores like Walmart the month they're out [this one is Jan 2011 release] or the month after or...?


  23. Glynna, I didn't realize that movie was filmed near Sedona. I remember the first time I saw the Red Rocks from the interstate. What a beautiful area!

  24. every year can be the year of the cowboy as far as I'm concerned with a few military and such tossed in here and there for variety!

    ooh panera...


  25. CarolM, they're on the shelf the month they release. The LI's come out the first of the month. The LIS mid-month. I never can remember for sure on LIH, but I think it's first of month also.

    So check for the January book now! :)

  26. Great WE, Tina!!

    Audra, that's so cool to see your book right there among the cowboys! I just love your hunky cowboy cover.

  27. NM :).

    DH found the book for me when he went to the store ;). Know what I'm reading this afternoon...

    Except I also have The Rancher's Reunion sitting here...

    Decisions, decisions...

  28. Congratulations to all the winners both Seekers and friends. Will remember you, Ruthy, in prayer. Again huge congrats to Keli on the contract with Barbour and to Audra in her debut being selected in the Harlequin line up. Love Patti's books and glad to see she'll be here. Thanks, Tina, for the WE.

  29. hugs Ruthy will be praying.


  30. Congratulations to all the winners! And I'm very excited for Keli on her first sale! ~ Ruthy, will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    Blessings from Georgia,
    Patti Jo

  31. I l-o-o-ve cowboys. And their horses :) I'm so glad to see they're making a comeback.

    Ruthy, all my best to you and your family.

  32. I'm reading, THE RANCHER'S REUNION by Tina Radcliffe and can't put it down! I'll be purchasing more of her books in the future.