Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Party's Almost Over Weekend Edition

What a month! Happy Birthday to Seekerville!

Thank you for celebrating with us!! We hope you'll keep your eye on our Seekerville the Town, Web Page where we'll be posting news, announcements, freebies and contests. Check daily so you don't miss a thing.



We Have Winners

Not only do we have winners but we have the Seekerville Pitch Contest winners! Thank you to Love Inspired Historical, Associate Editor Emily Rodmell for judging and spending the day with us in Seekerville.

Here is a breakdown of the contest results.

21 entries! ! ! Congratulations for getting your work out there.

2 winners of a critique of a proposal

Joanne Barnaba (Seeking Patience)

Piper Huguely (A Virtuous Ruby)


5 additional requests for submission of proposal/no promise of feedback


Christina Rich (Yours For Eternity)

Melissa Jagears (Whichever Bride Stays)

Gayle Vanessa Link (Madeline’s Protector)

Jane Choate (Finding Faith)

Anna Taylor Sweringen (A Pearl of Great Price)


Emily Rodmell would like to emphasize that while these ideas held the most intrigue, it’s all about the writing, so the others shouldn’t be discouraged and can still submit queries through the regular channels.


We Have More Winners....

Congratulations to the Seekerville Read Me! Query Letter Finalists.

The following authors will have until Tuesday at midnight to "tweak" their query letters and send them back to seekers@seekerville.net where Ruthy will gather them in like baby chicks and send them off to Love Inspired Senior Editor, Melissa Endlich for consideration.

Finalists (in no particular order):

Clari Dees (Miss Meri and the Marshall)

Elizabeth Bysiek(A Pirate’s Heart)

Dianna Shuford (Charmed Deception)

Melissa Norris (Mercy Trail)

Elizabeth Bysiek (Tonight and Always)

Virginia Munoz (The Business of Love )

Huge thanks to all who entered this spontaneous contest! Your participation means a great deal to us in Seekerville, and your success is our goal.

And We Have EVEN MORE WINNERS!


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 here. All prizes are distributed within 6-8 weeks of winner announcements. But, please be patient! Out of country recipients may have a longer wait.


Monday we chatted with Tyndale's Digital First Initiative authors, Pam Hillman, and Lynne Gentry, Michael Berrier, Diana Prusik, and Russ Masterson . Winners of the Kindle version of the following ebooks are:

Virginia from KY - Cash Burn by Michael Berrier
Nancy Kimball - 40 Days Without Food by Russ Masterson
Elizabeth B. - Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman
Lyndee H - Reinventing Leona by Lynne Gentry
Cindy W - Delivery by Diana Prusik




Avalon & children's author Sandra Leesmith shared "Who Loves to Prowl Around in a Bookstore? How Do We Do That Online?" on Tuesday. Winners of one selection of Sandra's children's books are: Mary Curry, Jeanne T, Elizabeth B, Melissa Jagears, & Lyndee Please go to Children's Books by Sandy and make your selection.

Winners of a Seeker book are: Virginia (who lives in Pacific Northwest), Cindy W., Jackie S., and Casey H. Contact us at the Seekerville address and Sandra will email you with the list of books she has to choose from.

Winner of a copy of Price of Victory: Sally Bradley.


Wednesday
Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shared with A Writer's Garden. Since it's our birthday month, Glynna has picked TWO winners instead of one. Helen Gray & Dianna Shuford each get a copy of At Home In His Heart and a Paperwhite Indoor Growing Kit.


Thursday we welcome debut (in fiction) Barbour author Rose Allen McCauley. Rose blogged on "My Long, Winding, Waiting Road to Publication." Winner of her novella, Christmas Belles of Georgia, a Four-in-One collection is Tina Pinson.



Zondervan author Melanie Dickerson stopped by to talk about the Beauty & the Beast theme. Winners of two copies of her upcoming release, The Merchant's Daughter are Faye and Angela Bell.


Saturday we were
thrilled to welcome back literary agent Natasha Kern. In celebration we gave away books by her clients all day long!!! Winner's of her client's books will be announced next weekend in the November 5th Weekend Edition.

The winners are:




Our Fourth Wee
kly Prize!

This is our last weekly prize and the winner of a Kindle Touch is Debra Marvin.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Don't forget..we're giving away a Toshiba Netbook (loaded with Microsoft Office) at the end of the month from a random drawing of all our visitors. Winner announced midnight November 1st, EST.











Next Week In Seekerville


Monday: Not only is today the last official day of our month long 4th birthday party and move to Seekerville the Town, but it's also time for the Contest Update. We have lots of giveaways, so don't miss it!


Tuesday: Debut Love Inspired Historical author Jessica Nelson will be Double Dog-Daring you today! Stop by to chat, get inspired and maybe win a prize!



Wednesday:Love Inspired author Winnie Griggs will be with us to talk about Tracking Your Backstory. She'll be giving away a copy of her October release--Once Upon a Thanksgiving: Season of Bounty\Home for Thanksgiving (Love Inspired Historical) by Linda Ford and Winnie Griggs.



Thursday: Tina Radcliffe, Albert Einstein and a wet noodle are teaming up to bring you thirty lashes. So stick around. There's sure to be a prize in this somewhere!



Friday: Love Inspired debut author Lisa Jordan is our guest today with Scrapbook Your Writing Journey. Stop by for an opportunity to win her November release, Lakeside Reunion.



Seeker Sightings

More From The Yankee Belle Cafe: Hey, y'all ! We're booking people into the Yankee Belle Cafe for Pot Luck Mondays and Simply Saturdays! If you've got a household tip you'd like to share, a thought on raising babies, or a recipe that just makes people smile and gasp in wonder, gives us a shout out at yankeebellecafe@gmail.com! We'd love to share our forum with all o' youse! (note the combination of Southern charm and Yankee cynicism!) Send us an e-mail to our new Yankee Belle e-mail addy above and we'll get things rollin' with you!






Pam Hillman will be guest blogging with Shannon Vannatter on the Inkslinger Blog on Friday, November 4th with a romantic excerpt from her debut novel Stealing Jake.










Mary Connealy Sightings:

Monday, Oct. 31 join Mary on Katt's Scribbles

Joy Tamsin Davis is hosting Mary on Edgy Inspirational Romance on Monday, Oct. 31.

Mary is on Ausjenny's Blog on Thursday, Nov. 3rd








Debby Giusti will be blogging from Oct 30 to Nov 5, on Author Memories, talking about My Old Kentucky Home. Stop by and leave a message to be included in a drawing for The Captain's Mission.

November 3rd, Debby will be on Inkwell Inspirations.

On Saturday, November 5th, Debby travels to Birmingham, Alabama, for the
Southern Magic Readers' Luncheon. If you live close by, be sure to attend. Debby will host a table and is donating a lovely tote filled with patriotic goodies in honor of The Captain's Mission and her Military Investigations Series.





Julie Lessman Sightings: October 11 to November 14, 2011-Join Julie at Book Reviews by Lady Katy blog for a Q & A session and a chance to win a signed copy of any of her books including her upcoming release, A Heart Revealed.


October 31 to November 14, 2011-Join Julie at Debbie Lynn Costello's blog, Edgy Inspirational Romance, for a chance to win a signed copy of her new release, A Heart Revealed.







Gorgeous Cover Alert: Janet Dean's An Inconvenient Match. January 2012











Random News & Information











  • Publishers Launch Conferences has made slides presentations from the conferences available here. Lots of good info on the digital revolution! Click on any of the launch cities.

  • WAE Network is the first Social Network for Writers, Agents & Editors. Join WAENET.com for the opportunity to interact with agents and editors like never before!


  • Tired of being bombarded with the NEGATIVE daily?? Check out Call on Faith,




That's it! See you, Monday!!

98 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday Seekerville! The penguins reminded me how cold it is outside BUT they were singing and dancing so I wasn't too upset. ;-)

    Congrats to all the winners. It looks like it's going to be next week...besides the 30 lashes thing. LOL

    XOXO~ Renee

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  2. Super Congrats to all the winners!

    WOOHOO!

    And those who can send their proposals in - wowzers! Makes me wish I was targetting LIH!

    Saddened though that the party is almost over.

    Ah well. Life goes on!

    And so does Seekerville - the Town [something about that makes me think about Seekerville - the Musical with Julie leading all of us in 'A Kiss is just a kiss...'].

    Oh brother. Must be late.

    Time to hit the hay! ;)

    Happy Birthday Seekerville!

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  3. Insert "fun" between "going" and "to" in the previous comment. Typos are a sign I need sleeeeeep! :-P

    XOXO~ Renee

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  4. What a birthday celebration!!! Congratulations to all the winners!!

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  5. Here's da coffee! A row of big urns.

    Oh, goody, I get another book. Book worms love books!! Thank you, Glynna.

    Congratulations to so many winners.

    And thanks for the links.

    A wonderful month rolls on....and on...and on.

    Helen

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  6. Woohoo, I love it when I win, LOL.
    I'm trying to enjoy my time here in Seekerville because come 11/1... it will be all NaNoWriMo here at the desk. I might even unplug my internet connection to keep my honest =)

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  7. I've really enjoyed Seekerville's birthday party and the chance to win so many great prizes, but Debby Giusti gave me the best prize--suggesting I read The Artist's Way.

    Like a lot of writers I have more than my share of angst--okay, negativity--but I never realized how much that negative voice quenches my creativity.

    Debby, heartfelt thanks for giving me a hand-up to work with my creativity instead of against it.

    Warmly,

    Ann_Lee_Miller[at]msn[dot]com
    AnnLeeMiller.com

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  8. YAY! I'll be tweaking and primping and pruning and... I have to check the list again.

    Debra, congrats on the Kindle touch! bet your heart just about stopepd the way mine did when I saw my name next to the printer prize... *whew* Seekerville rocks!!

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  9. Wow! What a week we've had. Congratulations everyone. I'm excited about my wins too! Thank you so very much!

    I'm hate to see the Birthday party end tomorrow. But then again,at Seekerville there's always a party going on! Fun! Fun! Fun!

    Have a blessed day!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. Congrats to all the winners! I am so sad this birthday month is winding down. It's been so much fun.

    Next week looks like another great line-up of blogs.

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  11. Congrats, all you winners. : ) Thanks for a great month long, b-day bash, Seekerville.

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  12. Haha. You mean business, Nancy. I'm so happy for you! I think my goal is just to finish my WIP maybe in time to enter the Golden Heart NEXT year. lol. I hope that would give me plenty of room to polish. I have finally learned (though I suspected it all along) that I am NOT a fast writer. Sigh. NaNoWriMo might be just what I need! Maybe I'll do a JaNoWriMo in January! Or, even a DecNoWriMo on my Christmas break! Who says it has to be a four-week long thing? I'll take whatever time to write I can get! I could probably get a lot accomplished in three weeks if I would just put my nose to the grindstone.

    Good luck, Nancy! I know you'll go above and beyond to be successful at this year's NaNoWriMo!

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  13. Grabbing coffee!

    Oh, do not be sad to kiss the birthday month goodbye, my friends....


    Write. Write. Write. For those of you plugging yourselves into NaNoMo, you know that November is your get-ahead-of-the-crowd month because going into the holidays STRONG is huge in this biz.

    So excited to see all this stuff happening, and huge congrats to the finalists in BOTH CONTESTS!

    And stay tuned because you never know when we might be pulling a rabbit out of the hat.

    (I actually DO NOT HAVE a rabbit in a hat, it's simply a mix of terms)...

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  14. SUPER WE, Tina! And congrats to ALL the winners! Looking forward to next week- hoping I have time to get over here, since I AM NaNoing (for the first time - shiver shiver). Getting revved up! The birthday celebration has been AWESOME!

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  15. Coming back later, but wanted to say congratulations to all the winners! So exciting! Happy Sunday, all!

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  16. WooHoo! What a party!! I know everyone is excited about their prizes.

    Even though we've had fun we have learned a whole lot - I know I did.

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  17. The party's almost over??? It seeems like it just began!

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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  18. Happy Birthday Seekerville!! Sad the party's almost over :( Sure ya'll don't want to keep at it :)

    Congrats to all the winners! Have fun submitting those proposals!

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  19. Congrats to all the winners...am happy to be one! Thanks for a wonderful birthday month...and a month of learning!

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  20. Wow! What a way to start my morning! I'm a finalist in the Read Me! Query Letter Contest! I'm actually over 16 hours away from home while my sister and I sing at 3 little churches over the weekend, and I stopped to check Seekerville while we're waiting to get into the church this morning. I'm all psyched up and ready to praise God this morning!

    Thank you for all the good information this month and the fun contests. I feel like my OWN birthday has lasted all month, too. Happy Birthday, Seekerville

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  21. Well congratulations Clari!!! To you and all the PITCH and QUERY contest writers. This is a great opportunity.

    We are thrilled for you.

    The best part (IMHO) is these contests didn't have an entry fee.

    Tina the penny pincher

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  22. Whitney that's the spirit. Learn to play to your strengths.

    Way to go!!!

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  23. Aly/Ann what heartfelt words. Debby is totally the best isn't she?

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  24. Someone at my house made maple scones today! Passing them along to Seekerville.

    Have a wonderful day. And there are a few folks we have not been able to reach for prize recovery. So if you are here today please also check last week's prize list and make sure you claimed yours.

    10/23 Weekend Ed

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  25. Happy Birthday! What a week. It got some crazy :) Congrats to the winners! Who knew it was possible to learn so much while having fun?

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  26. Congrats to all the winners! what a great final weekend blast to the Birthday Party - and it isn't even over yet.

    Of course, every day on Seekerville is a party - we'll just find another excuse on Tuesday :)

    Ruthy, you had the best advice: write, write, write. Or edit, edit, edit! What a great way to spend our time.

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  27. Mega Congrats to all the winners and best of luck to all those sending in proposals!!

    Thanks for the great party Seekerville!!

    --Kirsten

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  28. Woohoo, congrats to all those winners!!! Wow, absolutely amazing prizes.
    Thanks for the industry links too. Those are very interesting!

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  29. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Stay safe on Devil's Night everyone!

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  30. This month's celebration has been so much fun! Hope Seekerville has had a very Happy Birthday!

    Can't wait to read Glynna's book, and I'm definitely "tweaking" my query letter. It will be in Ruthy's inbox by Tuesday. (Hopefully before Tuesday.)

    Seekers, you'll have to find another reason to party next month. :)

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  31. Congratulations Winners :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  32. WHOO-HOO, WAY TO GO, WINNERS!!!! YOU ROCK!!!

    Deb, soooo thrilled for you with the Kindle Touch ... I'm jealous, but I'll deal with it. :)

    Query winners -- SOOO excited for you guys, so break a leg ... or is that a finger???

    JANET!!!!!!!! Best cover yet, my friend -- I absolutely LOVE it!!

    HAPPY WEEKEND, ALL!

    HUGS,
    Julie

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  33. Happy Birthday Seekerville! Love your books, you have great authors. Thank you for doing what you do for us readers!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for a fun week! I've learned a bunch and gotten inspired to keep on keepin' on. Off to write right now. :)

    LyndeeH

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  35. You call the 30th devil's night in Canada? That's interesting.

    We call it All Hallowed Eve where I grew up.

    Interesting.

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  36. I canNOT believe the month is almost gone! That just happened way too fast. But I'm so thrilled I got to take part in different ways. ;)

    I love that you guys are able to hold contests with editors, that is awesome! And thanks to your editors that are willing to do it. :)

    I *think* I might be that Casey H...but I'm not sure. I guess I'll email and find out. ;-)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEEKERVILLE!!!!!

    I haven't said that near enough this month. So I'll say it again:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEEKERVILLE!!!!!

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  37. Special congrats to Debra M. for winning the Kindle!!! I am trying to not be jealous!! lol I do want one!

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  38. Devil's Night?? Creepy!! Makes me want to stay in!

    I'm so easily scared I don't even watch kids's shows that have spooks in them. I wasn't that way until I had my first child. Weird!!

    But, like Tina, we call this All Hallow's Eve and celebrate it as the day leading up to All Saints' Day. Whoo-hoo! Now that's a party!!

    Just think of all those saints in heaven rooting for us as we are 'staying the narrow path'. So many friends we'll only see after we leave this life.

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  39. Congratulations to the many, many, many, many, MANY, MANY winners!!!
    What a week in Seekerville!

    Happy Sunday!

    OH - and just in case you might want to win a gift pack from me - check out www.maythek9spy.com. Sign up for May updates to be included in the drawing Nov 1st!

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  40. Great weekend edition...again!!!! You ladies sure know how to throw a party!!!! I've been a wallflower this month but I've enjoyed lurking now and again. :-)

    Ohhhh and great cover, Janet!!!! Can't wait to read it!!!!!!!!

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  41. BTW,remember everyone still has a chance to be on the party clean up crew. Have mop will travel.

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  42. Hi Aly,
    I was thrilled to read your comment. So glad THE ARTIST'S WAY is helping you jail the Negative Voice! We have enough negatives in life...we don't need to create more!

    Don't forget the positive affirmations!

    I can write!
    I can write!
    I can write!

    YAY, Aly! Keep us posted on what's happening with your unleashed creativity! All good stuff, I'm sure.

    Hugs and lots of love!

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  43. Congrats to all the winners! Thanks for submitting your pitches and query letters...without submitting you wouldn't have won!

    And thanks to all our faithful villagers who stop by each day and make it all so much fun.

    We are a family, and I love each of you.

    Enjoy this beautiful day...sunshine in Georgia. Leaves in full color. Gorgeous.

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  44. Beautiful Sunday in Seekerville!

    A big congratulations to all Winners!

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  45. Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful opportunity and everyone's sincere congrats. My first 3 chapters of SEEKING PATIENCE, my inspirational Regency, is on its way to NY!

    I'm thrilled to be one of the 2 winners chosen for a critique and a proposal. :)

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  46. Josie, we are thrilled for you as well!!!!

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  47. What? Like Are You Serious. This Debra Marvin? I'm hoping it's me because I am crying and the dog is looking at me funny.

    I've been reading ebooks on my ipod which I love and having hand pain from having to scroll so often. And Text-to-speech may mean I get more than two books a month read!

    Are You Serious?
    Oh this is too much. My birthday is in October along with Seekerville and I couldn't be happier. Christmas came early (okay no remarks from you folks who had snow in October!)

    Thank you Thank You THANK YOU!!!!
    I feel so blessed! I wanted to drop in and congratulate all the winners, especially those who have been given a hand up in the query department. I hope to hear new contracts come from them!

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  48. I can't believe the party is almost over! What a great month it has been.

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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  49. Congratulations to ALL the winners!!! And this coming week looks like another great one with super postings. (I'm especially eager for Thursday with Tina, Albert, and the noodle---hmmm...sounds like a rock band from the early 70s, LOL). Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Please enjoy the cupcakes I brought---each one is decorated with an icing "yellow jacket" on the top - - in honor of our Georgia Tech team beating Clemson last night---WOOHOO!! ~ Hugs, Patti Jo :)

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  50. Congrats to Debra Marvin! I'm so excited you won the Kindle Touch! How wonderful! I'm still hoping I might get one for Christmas, although that would be a Christmas miracle! Ha!

    And I am excited that Angela Bell and Faye won a copy of my book! Woohoo! I will send it to you just as soon as I get my author copies.

    It's been a great birthday month. I hate to see it end. Yay, Seekerville!

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  51. Yay, Josie! Good for you. Keep us posted!

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  52. Debby, I wish I was going to the Birmingham luncheon just so I could see you!!! HOpe you have a wonderful time!

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  53. Deb!!!! Way to go!!!

    Congrats on winning the Kindle. Happy Birthday!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

    Submit your snail mail address so we can order the Kindle and have it delivered to your mail box!

    Smiling!

    Hugs!

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  54. Alas! Again I did not win. But entering usually required, and I've been meeting myself coming and going this week, so no time to stop by.

    Congrats to all who did (and hey, I'm still in for the big prize :)

    The coming week sounds wonderful. I'll have to carve out time.

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  55. Congrats to all the winners!
    Janet, your new book cover is FANTASTIC!!! Oh man, lovely

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  56. Oh and a particular congrats to the brave souls who entered the query and pitch contests.
    BIG congrats!
    How exciting!!

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  57. The comments are making me weepy. I think we'll need the mop to dry up my tears.

    Debra, I think it is so awesome how God orchestrates things. Congratulations on winning the Kindle. I love mine.

    Thank you, Seekerville, for the wonderful support, education, the awesome opportunities to get our work in front editors, and the friendship!

    May God bless each of you beyond your imaginations for paying it forward the way each of you do.

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  58. Hurray! Congrats to the winners. I'm looking forward the line-up next week :)

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  59. Tina, Einstein, and a wet noodle?? Now I'm dying to know what that post is going to be about. What a hook!

    Janet, the new cover is so beautiful! Gotta love that pink hat.

    Congratulations winners!!!

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  60. Congrats to all the winners! It has been a great month! What fun to have a birthday last all month! Most people just get a day but Seekerville got a whole month! Congrats to Debra for winning the Kindle. Way to go! It looks like another great week coming up though. I'm still crossing my fingers for the Netbook. I sure would like one! Keep on doing what you are doing, ladies!

    Valri

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  61. Wowsers! What a lot of winners! Congratulations one and all!

    And I LOVE Janet's new cover!! Those historicals have really started having some stunning covers. Good covers definitely influence one to buy the book!!

    Another fantabulous week at Seekerville. Looking forward to next week.

    Until then, happy writing.

    Cheers,
    Sue

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  62. Seekers, thanks again for a wonderful month. I've learned so much, and it's been a blast to read all the comments and "get to know" people a little better. :)

    I've got a mop--set me to work (and remember to feed me chocolate!)

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  63. Crap.

    I'm getting choked up. I know, saying crap is not classy, but it's perfect for when you guys get me all gooney...

    Our purpose here is give back and pay forward.

    We're just tickled pink that you're along for the ride of our lives. Can I hear an AMEN????? I love that we get to ride together. And NO CAB FARE, LOL!

    Tomorrow is our All Soul's Day... We have a prayer remembrance book and for two weeks people have been jotting down names of people/families they want lifted in prayer.

    And then All Saint's Day on November 1st.

    This soul is just grateful for every one o' youse! And Casey, we love that our editors and agents are willing to do contests off the cuff like this. They rock. We are so blessed!

    Hey, I've got M&M's! I'm putting them in a BIG BOWL and we can all share.

    That's how nice I am.

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  64. Oh just what I need, chocolate! I've had me a day today. It all started when I had a freak accident in the bathroom at church. No it's not what you're thinking but that's all I care to share.

    I blame it on the doctor. He put me on new blood pressure meds yesterday that made my skin crawl and put me into a deep sleep. From what I'm told I had conversations that I do not recall. One of the twins was standing in the corner. Her dad asked why and she said I told her too. I do not remember that. Poor baby.

    Not taking anymore of those pills!

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  65. Thank you Seekervillers for a fabulous month. How do you do it , provide so many opportunities all month long? This has to be one of the best sites for the unpubbed on the web. Happy Birthday and thank you.

    Gayle Vanessa Link, aka Vanessa Riley

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  66. Vanessa,
    I hope this takes you one step closer to publication!

    Thanks everyone for your congrats. I'm still smiling and looking pretty goofy about the new toy coming my way.

    Thanks again Seekers!

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  67. I'll tell you the secret to how we do it. We think about what we wish had been available when we were on the island and then we pray and make it happen.

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  68. Vanessa Riley. Mark my words - that will be a household name before long. The woman knows how to write!

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  69. Amen to Tina and Ruthy!

    M&Ms? Yummy!

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  70. Congratulations to all our winners!!!! Especially to the pitch and query letter winners!!! Way to put your work out there!

    Big celebratory hug to Debra for winning the Kindle!!!! Wahoo!!

    I'm sorry to see Seekerville's birthday month almost over. What a blast this has been! Thanks all for making October a fabulous month!

    Aw, Julie, thanks for liking the cover for An Inconvenient Match! You're a sweetheart!

    Lots of Seekers visiting blogs this next week! What fun!

    Janet

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  71. Congrats to all the winners! Won't it be neat if one of the LIH pitch winners end up publishing their book by this time next year?

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  72. congrats to all of the winners! what a month this has been!

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  73. hey what is NaNoWriMo? I have seen a bunch of you guys writing it and i think i may have missed something.
    :-/

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  74. Lay Dragon Keeper,
    that would be fantastic if one of the winners were pubbed by this time next year! maybe they will. :-) congrats to everyone who placed in the submission contests!

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  75. I'm looking forward to Madam Zelda's recap and predictions at the New Year. More FOS (That's Friends of Seekerville) to be published.

    Na National
    No Novel
    Wri Writing
    Mo Month

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  76. does anybody know who will be blogging tomorrow?

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  77. Okay it looks like New England got pounded in more ways than one this weekend. :-P Go Steelers!

    XOXO~ Renee C.

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  78. Thank you Debra! That was really bugging me! The best I could figure was No More Writing Anymore, lol! boy was I waaaay off!

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  79. Okay I realize now that the previous comment was a bit insensitive to those who live in the NE area and were affected by the snow. Please forgive me.

    Does Seekerville or Yankee Belle Cafe have any winter recipes? I definitely can go for something to take my mind off the chill while I'm sitting on my couch with my book. ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee C.

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  80. Wow I just googled the side effects of lisinopril. Turns out I was having an allergic reaction and should have sought immediate medical attention. oops

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  81. Renee, you crack me up (says this Steelers's fan)!

    ;)

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  82. Yee haw!!! Congrats to all the winners!

    Yay Deb! Can I borrow your Kindle? Heh.

    Yay Melissa J - Way to go with your pitch. :)

    And thank you Seekerville for a superfun month.

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  83. Jamie, I'm so sorry to hear about your reaction!

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  84. Whew Christina! Glad to know that somebody got a laugh and I didn't get a virtual punch in the face! LOL

    XOXO~ Renee C.

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  85. Congrats winners, and thanks so much Seekerville.

    The birthday party is almost, but it has Jenn an awesome month.

    Blessings

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  86. Oh and Ruthy.... AMEN.

    I'M GONNA TRY TO PAY IT FORWARD MY PASSING SOME OF THESE BOOKS AND LESSONS LEARNED ALONG.

    THANK YOU, SEEKERVILLE, FOR MAKING OUR SAILING JUST A TOUCH SMOOTHER. MINE ANY WAY.

    I THINK I'VE GROWN CONSIDERABLY THROUGH MY YEARS UNDER YOUR CARE AND TEACHING.

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  87. Happy birthday, Seekers! You ladies sure know how to throw a birthday bash. Congratulations to all the winners--including Cindy W., who won a copy of my debut novel Delivery. Seekers, I'm thrilled that you're all published now, and I pray for continued success for each and every one of you!

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  88. Excellent website. Lots of useful information here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your effort!

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  89. I"m baaaack!!! I was out of town over the weekend visiting our son for our last (sob!) parent's weekend. He'll be graduating in May. So it was a little sad.

    But I'm back here to all your smiling faces!

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  90. Congrats to all the winners, especially to those who won pitch or query critiques/requests. It takes courage to put yourself and your writing out there, although the warmth and support of Seekerville help to make it easier.

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  91. Way to go Winners! God Bless

    David M

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  92. What a fantastic birthday party the Seekers throw! it's been a blast! I look forward to seeing you in "town."

    Congrats to all the winners!!

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