Here on the island, the celebrations are over, the decorations are being put away, but we hope you will carry this week's messages with you into the next 360 some days as we continue to travel this writing road together in 2011. Stay tuned because some exciting events planned on Unpubbed Island because everyone needs a writer's retreat every now and again.
Have We Got 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.
Santa Claus is coming to Seekerville...a couple of days late. And on Monday, Mary Connealy gave away a copy of her January 1, release, Sharpshooter in Petticoats. The winner is Katy.
Tuesday Sandra Leesmith brought us, Believing in the Goals You Set for the New Year. Winner of Tina Radcliffe's The Rancher's Reunion is Digging for Pearls, and Winner of Rocky Mountain Hero by Audra Harders, is CatMom.
Wednesday friend of Seekerville Anne Barton gave A Toast to Seekerville. Check out those toasts!! Winner of a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card is Erica Vetsch.
Thursday, Tina Radcliffe presented What's Your One Word. Have you got yours yet? She also gave away two copies of Myra Johnson's One Imperfect Christmas. Winners are Jackie S. and Julie Hilton Steele.
Friday Madame Zelda Rocked Christmas Eve all day long and into the wee hours of the night. And she gave away prizes as well.
- 5pm - Love on Assignment by Cara Lynn James-Winner CatMom
- 6pm-4 copies of The Rancher's Reunion by Tina Radcliffe-Laura, Andrea, Susan Mason & Lorna Faith. Since Susan already BOUGHT The Rancher's Reunion, we are adding, Lady Dragon Keeper as a winner and Susan can have s Seeker recent release of her choice.
- 7pm-Ten dollar Starbucks gift card winner is Tina P and winner of Ruth Logan Herne's Waiting Out the Storm is Leigh and Made To Order Family is Sherrinda
- 8pm-Christmas Peril by Debby Giusti-Winner Renee C
- 9pm-4 copies of Courting the Doctor's Daughter by Janet Dean-Winners, Tori Lynn, Dawn Ford, Rose Ross Zediker, and Susie Sheehey.
- 10pm-Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy -Winner Julie Hilton Steele.
- 12 Midnight EST Happy New Year-4 copies of Rocky Mountain Hero by Audra Harders-Winners Hannah, Walt, Rogenna Brewer & Melanie
- 11 pm-Donald Maass' The Fire in Fiction by Mary Connealy and an extra copy by Tina Radcliffe to winners, Kav and MJ.
- 12 Midnight MST Happy New Year- Mary Buckham & Dianne Love's Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story That Sells by Glynna Kaye-Winner is Helen Gray.
- 12 Midnight PST Happy New Year- A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman-Winner Debra Marvin.
- Special Lurker Prize: For anyone who has never commented in Seekerville-a surprise package. The winner is Kathy Brasby.
Finally, on New Year's Day, Madame Zelda was again your hostess: The Best of Seekerville from the Archives and First Fives Page Critique/Characterization with Madam Zelda . Winner of a Five Page Critique is Lorna, and Madame Z made us pick a second winner because she IS THAT WONDERFUL. The second winner is Carol.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Genesis winner Pam Hillman is your blog leader today.
Tuesday: Steeple Hill author Tina Radcliffe is chatting today. Her post is Winnie the Pooh and Writing Too, and she's got copies of The Rancher's Reunion to giveaway.
Wednesday: Join friend of Seekerville Vince Mooney, of Philosophy of Romance for a special post called, Author Branding & Author Tags: What’s Best for You? Plus a Contest! Participants will have an opportunity to win Seeker releases of their choice.
Thursday: Love Inspired debut author Audra Harders is your hostess and she'll be giving away a hunky Rocky Mountain Hero.
Friday: January Contest Update. The prize vault is OPEN.
Philosophy of Romance has named Made To Order Family it's 2010 Book of the Year!
Don't forget, Love on Assignment, the second in the Ladies of Summerhill series, a January release, is now available.
Tina Radcliffe has a special contest that's already begun and goes through January 31st, to launch The Rancher's Reunion. All the info is on the book's very own website at www.thesullivanranch.com
Look! We have a store sighting of Audra Harders' Rocky Mountain Hero.
Sharpshooter in Petticoats, Mary Connealy's third in the Sophie's Daughter's Series will be available January 1st. Preorder here.
You can also preorder, Glynna Kaye's February release, Second Chance Courtship!
Janet Dean's March Historical release, Wanted: A Family, is available for preorder.
- Thank you to Pepper Basham and Words Seasoned with Salt for her gracious salute to Seekerville called Have You Hugged A Seeker in 2010?
- Top Publishing Stories of 2010 (GalleyCat)
- Kindle, Stieg Larsson Amazon's Top Best Sellers 2010 (Pub Weekly)
- If you're a fan of Harlequin SuperRomance or a writer targeting the line, you won't want to miss the Super Author's Blog Launch Party, Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7, 2011! Daily drawings for Super Prizes! They're giving away books, books and more books! Your comments to the blog automatically enters you in the Grand Prize drawing for an Amazon Kindle and a $25 Amazon gift card to be given away Monday, January 31, 2011. And don't miss those Super Author posts and visits by Super Editors!
Congratulations to friend of Seekerville Gina Welborn on her sale to Barbour. Which reminds us to remind you to be smart and look for opportunities like this one:
- Your Ideas Are Needed (The Edit Cafe)
Have a great week, Seekerville!