A post conference buzz can be described as a sensory overload euphoria combined with deep exhaustion. It is evidenced by swollen ankles, and babbling, along with goofy grins accompanied by blank, glazed eye balls and a twitch.
That perfectly describes those of us returning from the RWA conference in NYC.
We Have Winners!
Thanks for your patience as we get our prizes mailed out. Things have been busy around here but we hope to get all caught up this week.
Carol M is the winner of The First Five Pages critique from last weekend's Weekend Edition RWA NYC .
Avalon debut author Sandra Leesmith shared today in Seekerville with "The Library-A Writer's Delightful Friend." Winner of Price of Victory goes to Julie Hilton Steele Percival the Naughty Prairie Dog to Jodie Wolfe and Hector Wants to Play to travelingStacey.
Wednesday's prize vault winner from the July Contest Update, of Julie Lessman's A Hope Undaunted is Cathy Shouse.
Thursday we were live from RWA New York City with photos from the Tuesday Literacy Signing. Surprise book winners are CatMom and Helen.
Saturday we brought you The Best of Seekerville from the Archives with Mary Connealy's post, What's Going On in Her Head? The Five Pages Critique winners (yes two of you are winners) are Natalie and Marion.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Seekerville is closed. Happy 4th of July!
Tuesday: Barbour author Mary Connealy is BACK! Join her for "The Five Book Collision."
Wednesday: We welcome guest blogger and multi-published author Trish Perry to talk about Humor. And she has a special giveaway!
Thursday: Love Inspired author Audra Harders is here today. You don't want to miss her fun post!
Friday: We are delighted to welcome back Love Inspired Historical author Winnie Griggs!
Seeker Sightings & Final RWA Photos
Missy Tippens is being interviewed and talking about A Family for Faith on the Splashes of Joy blog on July 6. She'll be doing a giveaway!
Pam Hillman's debut release Stealing Jake, available for download for reviewers.
Congratulations to Debby Giusti who WON the traditional category of the National Readers Choice Awards with Killer Headline.
And now for the Awards Ceremony photos! (click to enlarge)
Debra Clopton, Darlene Bucholtz, Cara Lynn James
Fran McNabb, Debby Giusti, front, Tina R.
Donna Alward, Tina Radcliffe
Cara Lynn James, Tina Radcliffe, DebbyGiusti
Debra Clopton & Missy Tippens
Golden Heart Winners & Cousins, Anne Barton & Lisa Connelly!
The amazing Angi Morgan
(who lost a cool 99 pounds!) My hero!!
Tina Radcliffe, Janet Dean, Mary Connealy and Anita Mae Draper.
Random News and Conference Comments
- RWA Meets Colbert Nation (Beyond Her Book)
- E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage and Innovation (PC World)
- Interview with Senior Editor Love Inspired (My Book Therapy EZine)
- The Truth About Book Editors (GalleyCat)
Overheard at RWA:
As Karen Templeton won her RITA for Welcome Home, Cowboy (Silhouette Special Ed.), she said, (paraphrased) "This is for all the category authors who get asked 'When are you going to write a real book?' Karen held up her RITA, "This is as real as it gets!"
Irene Hannon, RITA winner for In Harm's Way, quoted as saying, as she held her RITA, "The honor for this gift goes to the giver!"
Maire Shelley, Golden Heart winner in Historical Romance for The Dark Lady. Quoting her late father, "If a child has a dream of the stars, the least a parent can do is give them a ladder."
From the GH/RITA Awards show: "Do one thing every day that scares you."-Eleanor Roosevelt.
"The New York Public Library has the highest circulation of ebooks in the US. The number one genre is romance" Agent Steve Axelrod.
"Nobody will remember how long it took you to write (the book), they'll just remember how good it was." Jennifer Crusie.
Donna Alward (Harlequin Romance author) "Make sure your characters are down but not out. It's not the tragedy that makes characters sympathetic, but how they rise above it."
Congratulations to Sharon Sala!!
That's it, see you next year at RWA 2012 Anaheim, California July 25-28, 2012.
Have a great holiday!