We've launched our web page and we are ready to party!We Have Winners!
Today we're serving
Deep Dark Brownies
from our BFF Martha.
Today we're serving
Deep Dark Brownies
from our BFF Martha.
The prize vault was open Monday for the October Contest Update. Winners of Tina Radcliffe's Oklahoma Reunion and Debby Giusti's The Captain's Mission (both in ebook or print) are Joanne Sher and Connie Queen.
Bethany House author Patti Lacy returned to Seekerville Tuesday to Brainstorm the Next Novel. Winner of Reclaiming Lily is Diana Prusik.
Oops, she did it again. Wednesday we held slacker Ruth Logan Herne hostage. Winners of a ten page critique are Natalie Monk and Jeanne T and winners of Shirlee McCoy's Love Inspired Suspense release, Lone Defender are Jackie and Pepper. Winner of Mended Hearts is Mary C. And finally the winners of sponge chocolate are Vince and Amber.
Thursday Seekerville welcomed back Abingdon Press author Judy Christie. Judy shared, Overwhelmedness and the Writer's Heart. Winner of Judy's debut YA release Wreath is Angela Bell and the winner of her latest Green release, Rally 'Round Green, is Cindy W.
Friday we were thrilled to have RITA winner, Genesis finalist Linda Goodnight with us Friday, with Ten Tips for Polished Prose. Winner of The Christmas Child is Christy Oleson.
Happy Birthday Seekerville! Saturday's winners of Mary Connealy's Out of Control and Mary Nealy's 10 Plagues are Courtney and Katey.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy is our guest blogger. Mary is posting on Change. Stop by for a giveaway bonanza of any available Mary Connealy release.
Tuesday: We're launching a web page and Harlequin Romance author Donna Alward is launching a book. Thank you, Donna for coming back to Seekerville and for sharing How A Cowboy Stole Her Heart. Don't miss her visit and Donna is really getting into the party mood with three giveaways. Thank you, Donna!
Wednesday: Seekerville is delighted to have the Abingdon Press author Joyce Magnin with us today sharing on What The Heart Knows. Stop by. Chat and you may walk away with a Joyce Magnin novel or two or three. We have the most generous guests in Seekerville!
Thursday: Seeker and Love Inspired author Audra Harders hosts today. Audra's post is "Confused? Oh baby, you ain't seen nothing yet!" Her giveaway for the day will be a surprise basket. Ooh la la!!
Friday: Harlequin Love Inspired Senior Editor Melissa Endlich comes to "town" today, and if you've ever thought of submitting to Love Inspired... If you've ever wondered 'is there room for me?' then this is the day to be in Seekerville! Come and chat with Melissa and the Seekers to become eligible for a wonderful array of prizes as Seekerville hosts a bust-off-the-island-day with one of the gals who provided transportation to the mainland!
Giveaways will include books, chocolate, and a beautiful HP 4500 series printer for you readers who tend to kill printers regularly. Stop in and leave a comment to be eligible!
Additionally, Friday we're kicking off the first opportunity of the month for you to get your manuscript in the hands an editor, specifically, Melissa Endlich with the Seekerville Love Inspired Read Me "Query Letter" Contest! The contest will open on Friday, October 7th and run through midnight Monday, October 10. Details can be found on our special contest tab, so get those query letters polished.
Saturday: Your hostess is Love Inspired author Missy Tippens, live from downtown Seekerville at the grand opening of the Yankee-Belle Cafe. Come find out what she (the Belle) and Ruthy (the Yankee) have been up to. And don't miss the giveaway! Missy is offering a cute tote bag and Starbucks gift certificate.
This week's birthday prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. Winner will be drawn from all commenters from Saturday, October 1st through Friday, October 7th and announced in the Weekend Edition on Sunday.
Our end of month big birthday present is a Toshiba Netbook loaded with Microsoft Office. You have 31 chances to win, by commenting daily.
Did you know Debby Giusti did a wrap up report of the ACFW Conference on Barbara Vey's Publishers Weekly Beyond Her Blog? Check it out here.
Catch a glimpse of Myra Johnson over on Moral Premise guy Stan Williams's blog, as Stan answers more questions from his ACFW Early Bird session and reveals how that opportunity came about. (Hint, hint: Myra had a lot to do with it!)
Mary Connealy will am spending the weekend of October 7 - 8 with Erica Vetsch barnstorming the Rochester/Minneapolis area with book signings.
Friday, October 7th, 2011, 6-8 pm: Christian Book and Gift -815 N Broadway, Rochester, MN 55906, (507) 289-2590.
Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 10am-12pm: Burnsville LifeWay Christian Store- (formerly Northwestern Book Store), Cobblestone Court,14150 Nicollet Ave S,Burnsville, MN 55337, Phone: 952-435-8600.
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 2-4 pm: Maple Grove LifeWay Christian Store (formerly Northwestern Book Store),Arbor Lakes Mall, 12985 Elm Creek Blvd,Maple Grove, MN 55369,Phone: 763-420-3883.
Julie Lessman Sightings: NOW through October 3, 2011 there's a giveaway of Julie's latest book, A Heart Revealed, at Our Crazy Life blog
September 27 to October 11, 2011, join Julie at Joy Tamsin David's blog, Edgy Inspirational Romance, for a chance to win a signed copy of any of Julie's books including Julie's upcoming release, A Heart Revealed.
October 4 to 11, 2011, join Julie at Relz Review blog for a second interview and a chance to win a signed copy of any of Julie's books including Julie's upcoming release, A Heart Revealed.
We've had a Wal-Mart sighting of Tina Radcliffe's Oklahoma Reunion.
Random News & Information
- This just in as well...Harlequin Best of the West Original Holiday Cookie Contest.
- This just in...Debbie Macomber Make Your Dreams Come True Contest.
- Thanks to Donna Alward for this heads up: Available as a free Kindle download: Secrets Uncovered - Blogs, hints and the inside scoop from Mills & Boon editors and authors.
- For those of you who didn't catch it, Mary Curry, 2011 Genesis winner in the Contemporary Romance category shared her online acceptance speech here. Way to go, Mary!
- To Beta or Not To Beta by Joe Moore (Author Magazine)
- See the Kindle Fire in Action (GalleyCat)
- HarperCollins Announcement re Espresso Backlist Program (Richard Curtis E-Reads)
- Keeping Up With eBook Technology (Bob Mayer's Blog)
- How To Write A Bio Paragraph in Your Query Letter (Agent Courtney)
That's it. Remember to save your carbs..we've got lots of cake coming up this week!