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 email@example.com 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 Weekly Prize!
This is our last weekly prize and the winner of a Kindle Touch is Debra Marvin.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! 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
- Finding an Agent For Your Book by Harlequin Senior Editor Patience Bloom (Harlequin Blog)
- The Geyser 5-Step Approach to Revision (Writer's Digest)
- Get Swept Away- With Loveswept (The Pink Heart Society)
- Platform? Say What? by Laura Munson (Author Magazine)
- Got A Returning Soldier Story? Avon Call for Submissions (Avon Blog)
- Need help with conflict? Cheryl St. John has an online conflict class November 1-30. Conflict Makes the Story.
- Berkley/NAL to Launch E-book Imprint, InterMix and Berkley/NAL Digital Imprint Encroaches on Mass Market Territory (PW)
- 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,
- Library Patrons and EBook Usage (Library Journal)
- Michael Hauge's Writing Misdemeanors (Story Mastery)
That's it! See you, Monday!!