Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weekend Edition Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV is today, February 6, 2011, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game is between the
Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.

It's a well known fact that Seekers love football,

but we're also very excited about today because it's the
National Day of Uninterrupted Writing.

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.

Seekerville was honored to have writing veteran Lyn Cote with us on Monday. Her post was called Powered Up Sentences in Seven Steps. Winner of Lyn's Love Inspired Historical Her Healing Ways is Dianna Shuford.

Tuesday we had a workshop in a post with our guest, marketing consultant and YA/MG writer Shelli Johannes-Wells. Her post was The Biggest Marketing Bang for your Buck. Winner of a marketing book is CatMom and winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Jessica Lawson.

Wednesday A New "Kid" Visited Seekerville. Thank you to JoAnn Durgin for stopping by. Winner of her debut release from Torn Veil Books, Awakening is Pepper Basham.

Thursday Love Inspired author Audra Harders shared Are You Ready for Your Booksigning? Winners of Rocky Mountain Hero are Eva Maria Hamilton and KC Frantzen.

Friday was our February Contest Update. The winner of a Seekers Steeple Hill Love Inspired 3-pack, including Glynna Kaye's latest release, Second Chance Courtship is Cindy R Wilson.

Saturday Camy Tang was featured in The Best of Seekerville from the Archives with her post Some Deep Point of View Tips. Winner of an Anonymous Critique in our First Five Pages Critique giveaway is the very brave Jill W.

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Barbour author Mary Connealy's post is called Stephen King on Writing~A Memoir of the Craft.

Tuesday: Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson shares in Seekerville today.

Wednesday: Revell author and Seeker Julie Lessman is your hostess with her post called “Stupid in Love." Stop by for a chance to win one of Julie's books!

Thursday:Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne says, "LET'S MEET THE MEN OF ALLEGANY COUNTY!" Come join us on Thursday to celebrate the upcoming release of Reunited Hearts ! Two lucky winners will receive promo copies of Reunited Hearts (once Ruthy receives copies, of course!!!), one to a reader and one to a writer.... and there just might be a little more action going on but ya' gotta come by and check it out.

Friday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe has a special post called The Smartest Writing Advice I Ever Got, with words of wisdom from Seekers and Friends. Tina is giving away note cards from one of her favorite Etsy crafters, The Paper Mason. Check it out here.

Seeker Sightings

Second Chance Courtship Sighting in Colorado!

Check out Mary Connealy and her baby calf pictures over at On A Western Trail Blog...NOW!!

Mary will be on Words Seasoned with Salt, Monday, February 7th to launch a new series entitled: Love At First Thought. Because stories start from somewhere and sometimes in the most unexpected places.

You can also find Mary on Trish Perry's blog, February 7th, Reading, Writing, and the Stuff in-Between.

Join Mary February 12th from 1-3 at Crossroads Book Store in Sioux Falls, SD.

If you would like a signed book and can't get to Sioux Falls,
Phone Crossroads at Toll Free: 1-800-843-3715
And the nice people there will take your name (and your money) and get a book signed and mailed to you.

Crossroads will be hosting an Author booksigning featuring four nationally published authors on Saturday, February 12th from 1 - 3 pm. The Authors are: MARY CONNEALY - author of western romances including "Black Hills Blessing" and "Doctor in Petticoats." ROSE ROSS ZEDIKER - author of Christian romance novels including her latest "Lily of the Field." ERICA VETSCH - a Heartsong romance novelist featuring her latest work "The Marriage Masquerade." SUE SCHMIDT - a Sioux Falls author who will be signing her book "Finding Faith Through Fibromyalgia."

Audra Harders was interviewed by The Denver Post for their Valentine's Q & A section. A special feature: Valentine's Day from a Romance Author's point of view. It was fun and she doesn't want you to miss it, BUT, the link to the article won't go live until, Monday, February 7. So PLEASE check back on Monday for a direct hot link to the article. Until then you can find the Denver post here.

Here's the live link to Audra's interview, as promised.

Ruth Logan Herne will be on Words Seasoned with Salt on Friday, February, 11th as part of a new series. The theme is Love at First Thought, The Beginning of Stories.

Janet Dean's
March Historical release, Wanted: A Family, is available for preorder. It releases on March 8.

Random News

  • 2011 More Than Magic Contest for Published Authors low on entries sensual contemporary series, romantic suspense, novella, romantic comedy and Single Title. Entry Deadline March 1. Grand Prize: $525.00 cash prize - equivalent to RWA National Conference registration fee.

That's it,

but what would National Day of Uninterrupted Writing be without snacks?
And I say we forgo the chips & dip and go for the good stuff.
Stuffed Strawberries from the gals at From Blah to Ta-Daah!


  1. Let's see...

    Super Bowl Sunday.

    Here's queso and chips. The little weenie dogs and hot dogs both wrapped in crescent rolls. There's chili - with beans and without. There's also cheese and cold cuts cut into footballs [to go with the football shaped Ritz and Oreos].

    There's also a veggie tray.

    Cuz you have to have one at a Super Bowl party. Even if it seems out of place.

    I'm keeping the Chick-fil-A nugget tray for myself. And my family. And the friends who are coming over later. I don't think 120 nuggets would be enough to feed Seekerville and the rest of us.

    Congrats to the winners!!!

    I have managed to get some writing done and have a bit of inspiration for later [thank God!]. Mostly I spent the last couple of days trawling the Internet looking for pictures of my characters. I discovered that one of them is Paul Walker from Fast and Furious. He's Ben. That's all there is to it ;). He's the only one quite so famous...

    Looks like it's going to be another great week in Seekerville! Thanks, ladies!

  2. Thanks Carol.

    MMMM crunch crunch

    Ready for some good ol D.P. also! Gotta have D.P. since it's from Waco, not far from Big D. Bound to be the official drink of the Super Bowl (well, besides Bud...) :)

    Maybe I can get in a bit of writing tomorrow. Sure need to.

    THANK YOU Seekerville. I won Audra's book! FANTASTIC!

    Looking forward to it!

    Just heard Melanie Dickerson saw her new cover, but she's holding out on us! Can't wait...

    Go Packers!

  3. All I have to say is GOOOOO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. Thanks for the chili (with beans), Carol. It's delish.

    Congratulations to the winners!

    And what rock have I been hiding under? I didn't know Melanie sold another book. Congrats, Melanie! What? When? To whom?

  5. Oh, yeah. I forgot. You are after all Steeler Girl. This is like going to the ball for you Cinderella.

  6. Ooooh! I'm looking forward to the new releases! Congratulations Seekers.

    A Day of Uninterrupted Writing! It's official. Although I do like to have at least one junk food break...
    Those strawberry things look yummalicious, Tina.

    Congratulations to the winners this week. Once again another big week coming up--need I say it? You guys are good!

  7. I'm bringing Philly Cheese steaks to the table, AND...

    Hosting a 1/2 Superbowl Party for my daycare kids and parents.

    Yup. We gather, eat, watch the Puppy Bowl and kitten half-time show (the kids do, anyway!) and they all go home at half-time to tuck the youngsters into bed. We start with Philly Cheese steaks and go from there...

    And punch. You can't have a proper fancy party without punch. :)

    Tina, I love the pic. Oh my stars, stinkin' adorable! Just love it.

    I'm leaving pumpkin pie bars for snacking. And I'm wishing I had an uninterrupted writing day... Next week. For certain.

    Hope it's a great game for all and that Dallas survives the weather and throws a grand party. A little dicey down there right now, they're not exactly used to this weather. Talk about an understatement!

  8. Thanks for another great weekend edition. Lovely company while I munch on brekkie. :-)

  9. Is it Super Bowl Sunday already? I remember when the game happened just after New Year...oooo, I hate dating myself, LOL!

    Uninterupted Day of Writing sounds grand. Hmm maybe I can switch that to Day of Reading?? I'm so behind on entries to be read, let alone the books I want to read--books by Seekers and friends!

    Thanks for the chili CarolM and the queso! Love the stuff. Philly Cheese Steaks? I can see my breakfast today is NOT going to be very traditional, LOL!

    Great post as usual, Tina!

  10. Renee? I heard the Steel workers are miffed because the mills won't shut down for the Super Bowl. How ocmpletely thoughtless of those mill owners!!!

  11. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraFebruary 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Congrats to all the winners. Looks like next week will be another great week! I am a Cleveland Browns fan however I am rooting for the Steelers tonight!! See everyone next week! Oh and I brought my chili cheese dip and some sodas. Enjoy!

  12. Congrats to the winners. Next week looks like one not to miss (like every other week, of course LOL).

    And I just have to say, I just finished "Wanted: A Family," and LLOOVVEEDD it!! PREORDER, people. DO IT!

  13. Love, love, love Ruthie's new cover.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

  14. Aw man, Teenster, what a SUPER post!!! Yeah, yeah, I know I'm probably the only one corny enough to say that, but it's the day for corn, right?? Corn tortilla chips with Buffalo Chicken Dip, Corny Dogs, Shrimp and Corn Chowder ...

    The football pic is drop-kick adorable!!!! I swear you could give Keith a run for his money with your talents, Tina!!HIGH FIVE to all the winners this week -- YOU ROCK!!!

    I've got mini rye pizzas, Buffalo Chicken Dip and a sausage/cheese/fruit plate in the fridge for this afternoon for both Seekerville and here, so GO STEELERS!!!! (In honor of Renee ... :))

    And The National Uninterrupted Day of Writing??? I WISH!!!!


  15. A Super Bowl writing kind of day. I like it! :)

    Congrats to the winners!!

  16. Hi Ruth:

    I made Philly Cheese steaks last night. I always cook these myself. I think a New Yorker has a natural edge!

    I hope you fired bell peppers and onions and that the steaks were not more than a 1/8 of an inch thick.

    I have to be for the Steelers because they have the best owners in all sports.


  17. Special Note:

    “Wanted: A Family” is available to download or order for immediately delivery right now at eHarlequin. Wonderful book.

    I just finished “A Hope Undaunted” , a perfect book if you are snowbound, and it has one of my all time favorite romance scenes in it. Can’t wait to post it!


  18. I won Audra Harders first book! Yeah! I can't wait to read it! Thanks!

    And congratulations to all the winners this week!

    Enjoy the Super Bowl everyone!

    This commercial is supposed to air at some point and if you like kids and Star Wars you might think it's cute too... enjoy:

  19. Love it, Eva!!!! LOOOOVE IT!!!

    But if you really want to laugh, check out Casual Friday from last year's Superbowl Ads. Warning: People in underwear. I loved it as we have casual Friday at my office.

    Okay, back to National Uninterrupted Writing Day.


  21. LOVE the picture of those "familiar-looking" football players! And I'm THRILLED to win the marketing book--Thanks SO much!! ~ Yum - - the food today sounds wonderful (as usual!) and I'm tossing in some Peach Punch (made with Georgia peaches, of course!) and some "Double chocolate" chip cookies - Enjoy! :) Blessings, Patti Jo

  22. Yummy food today! Everyone getting ready for the game?

    I'm watching the comercials!

    Loved Casual Fridays, Tina! What a hoot!

  23. Stuffed strawberries?

    I think that's a little wimpy for Super Bowl food.

    Still, I'd probably eat them. :)

  24. Gulp. Oh my, someone is going to read the first five pages of my first WIP. I'm scared! :O Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Way to WRITER UP, Jill!

    No pain, no gain. No risk, no reward. No bloodshed, no....

    Okay someone fill in the last blank for me .....

    Crossword Puzzle Queen???

  26. It's not WIMPY for National Day of Uninterrupted Writing, MAAAARRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!

  27. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. Church, dinner at mils, with the whole fam, except for one, who had to work.

    Nap, and now church again. I'll check back in later.

    Don't anyone injure themselves around the buffet while watching football, okay?

  28. Tina, just watched the ad.
    It's so silly. :)
    I don't want to imagine it for real. lol

  29. OH, I love the photo of you football players!! But there's one I can't figure out! I'll keep looking.

    What a game! Just a couple of minutes left to go...

  30. Renee, I knew you'd be cheering your Steelers! My BIL is a huge fan. I bet you're biting your nails right now.

  31. It was a hard fought game and I'm sad we lost but thank you all so much for brightening my day by cheering for my team!

    XOXO~ Renee
    and just b/c they still have my support...GO STEELERS!

  32. I don't where I should post this, but I got my Janet Dean book in the mail and it was soooooo good. A big hooray for winning a great book on the Seekerville site!!