Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend Edition Birthday Party Sunday #4

We are counting down the days until our November 1st announcement of the winner of our big birthday present! A Toshiba Netbook ! In the meantime we have over a week of fun and prizes left. Check it out!

We Have 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. And seriously with conference, vacation and all those moving vans helping Seekerville move...not to mention the construction dust..please be patient!

By the way, thank you to all you lovely Friends of Seekerville who send us the most heartfelt notes of appreciation. We are touched.

On Monday we celebrated not only our birthday but that of the wonderful
Barbara Vey, from Publishers Weekly Beyond Her Book blog who turned...we're not telling. Barbara can tell herself! The winner's of our 25 book giveaway are:

Helen Gray -One Imperfect Christmas
Dianna Shuford -Mended Hearts
Jeanne T-Stealing Jake (Kindle or Nook)
Bridgette Henson- Out of Control
Sandie Elzie-Oklahoma Reunion (ebook or print)
Runner10- Wanted A Family
Trinity Rose-Second Chance Courtship
Gatorade 635-Mended Hearts
Sylvia (nina4sm)-Love on Assignment
Donna (lostie815)- Deep Trouble
Connie Queen- Love by the Book
Kathy -The Lightkeeper's Daughter
Ashley Roberts- The Price of Victory
Natalie Monk- The Officer's Secret
Mary Cline- Dreaming of Home
Cara G - At Home In His Heart
Julie J Adams-Rocky Mountain Hero (ebook or print)
Carly Roark-Ten Plagues
Cindy W-Love on A Dime
Anne Payne-The Captain's Mission
Mia Ross -Rocky Mt. Hero (ebook or print)
Jamie Adam-A Family for Faith
Angi-A Heart Revealed
Julie Hilton Steele-Oklahoma Reunion
Joy Hannabass-Courting the Doctor's Daughter

New York Times Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs visited on Tuesday to talk about "Loving the Labor" and the winner's of Liz Curtis Higgs book packages:

Katie Ganshert -- 1st place winner -- 1st choice of book packages
Jackie S -- 2nd place winner -- 2nd choice of book packages
Linnette Mullin -- 3rd place winner -- 3rd choice of book packages
Jessica Nelson -- 4th place winner -- 4th choice of packages

There are rumors that there's a new Sheriff in town. Who could it be? Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti shared with her post "Jail the Negative Voice" . The winner of two giveaways of books and T-shirts in a cute canvas tote are Tina P and Crystal Murray.

Thursday was
Love Inspired Historical Day in Seekerville. We began with a Question & Answer session and a pitch contest with Associate Editor Emily Rodmell and as promised. We have prizes every 20 comments courtesy of Emily Rodmell and these wonderful Love Inspired Historical authors:

20 Janet Kerr-Seekerville Amazon giftcard for a LIH historical in print or ebook

40 Karen K-1 copy of Unlawfully Wedded Bride (Noelle Marchand)

60 Jennifer Schwind-1 copy Wanted: A Family (Janet Dean)

80 Stephanie Queen Ludwig-1 copy Mail Order Christmas Brides (Janet Tronstad)

100 Patricia W-1 copy Heart's In Flight (Patty Smith Hall)

120 Carol Moncado- 1 bundle Soaring Home & The Matrimony Plan (Christine Johnson)
140 Eva Maria Hamilton-1 copy The Aristocrat's Lady (Mary Moore)

160 Sylvia-1 copy An Honorable Gentleman (Regina Scott)

180 Pepper Basham
-1 copy The Doctor's Mission (Debbie Kaufman)

200 Jamie Adams-
1 copy of Marrying Miss Marshal (e or print) $10 B&N gift card (Lacy Williams)

220 Loves 2 Read Romance
-1 copy The Aristocrat's Lady (Mary Moore)

240 Critty Joy-1 copy Rescuing the Heiress (Valerie Hanson)

260 CatMom-1 copy of Marrying The Major (Victoria Bylin)

280 Christina
-1 copy of Once Upon a Thanksgiving (Winnie Griggs)

300 Kirsten Arnold-1 copy The Reluctant Outlaw (Karen Kirst)

320-Barbara Horn- 1 copy of The Champion (Carla Capshaw)

Winner of a month of Love Inspired Historicals is Cathy Shouse

oooh! We have more stuff to giveaway!!

Walt Mussell-
1 copy The Aristocrat's Lady (Mary Moore)

Renee Steeler Girl-1 bundle Soaring Home & The Matrimony Plan (Christine Johnson)

Friday we featured Desert Breeze author K. Dawn Byrd visiting with "Why I'm Loving Writing for the Young Adult Market." Winner of a gift card giveaway for a download of any one of K. Dawn's books is Valri.

Saturday's guests were
Anne Barton and Lisa Connelly who are cousins both won their categories of the Golden Heart. These GH divas shared Top Ten Reasons To Enter The Golden Heart. And Seekerville is giving away one reimbursement of the GH entry fee to one commenter who enters the 2012 GH. This giveaway will remain open until the RWA GH deadline or the contest is closed due to reaching the maximum entries. Details on Saturday's post.

This week we celebrates the Seekers' reader and writer friends. Cara Lynn James and Myra Johnson are filling a gift bag with not one but two $25 gift cards! Use your cards to go book shopping at Amazon or CBD (winner's choice), then sit back and enjoy while sipping Starbucks coffee or tea with your $25 Starbucks gift card.

In addition, the winner will receive a copy of A Horseman's Heart, Myra's latest Heartsong Presents romance, along with an IOU for Myra's 3-in-1 collection, Gateway Weddings (releasing in November), plus winner's choice of any of Cara's published titles, Love on A Dime, Love on Assignment or Love by the Book.

This week's weekly winner is Lorna Faith.

Next Week In Seekerville

Today your hostess is Tyndale author, Pam Hillman. Joining Pam are four other debut Tyndale authors, all published by Tyndale's Digital First Initiative as ebook only in July, 2011. Joining Pam, Lynne Gentry, Michael Berrier, Diana Prusik, and Russ Masterson for a fun day talking about their experience as recently published authors. Prizes? Oh yeah! 5 ebooks (one from each author) to 5 lucky commenters.

Avalon and children's author Sandra Leesmith shares "Who Loves to Prowl Around in a Bookstore? How Do We Do That Online?" Sandra is giving our Seekerville guests the opportunity to pick their BOC of her four children's releases available now.

Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye is in town today sharing on growing as a writer! She'll be giving away her latest release, At Home in His Heart.

Today e welcome debut (in fiction) Barbour author Rose Allen McCauley. She'll be blogging "My Long, Winding, Waiting Road to Publication," and giving away a copy of her new novella, Christmas Belles of Georgia, a Four-in-One collection

Zondervan author Melanie Dickerson stops by and she's talking about the Beauty & the Beast theme. Melanie is also giving away two copies of her upcoming release, The Merchant's Daughter!

Today we are thrilled to welcome back literary agent Natasha Kern. In celebration we are giving away books by her clients all day long!!! And we do mean hourly, all day long! Those clients include, Missy Tippens, Glynna Kaye, Mary Connealy, Myra Johnson, Debra Clopton, Tamera Alexander, Robin Lee Hatcher, Julie Lessman, Patti Lacy, Maggie Brendan, Dorothy Love and more...

Our Weekly Prize:

This is our last weekly prize and we're going all out. In fact we'd like you to try it on for size first. Simply click on the screen to enlarge and then print and take this baby for a test drive.

But remember this sample is a regular Kindle. We're giving away a Kindle Touch. Can you say Oooooooooooooh??

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. Mary Connealy has increased your odds by adding your name in the randomizer for the monthly drawing EVERY time you comment. Thank you, Mary!

Seeker Sightings

Mary Connealy will be on
Jamie Carie's blog on Wednesday October 26th, and at the Come Meet AusJenny blog on Thursday October 27th

Tina Radcliffe is the featured blogger on the ACFW Blog on Saturday, October 29th.

October 18 through 24, 2011 Join Julie Lessman at RomConInc blog for "Quick, Dial 911 ... We're Setting a Fire With Romantic Tension" and a chance to win a signed copy of any of Julie's books including her upcoming release, A Heart Revealed. NOTE: In order to comment, RomCon requires a brief and simple registration of name and e-mail.

On Monday, our very own Ruthy will be a guest on Amanda Barratt's blog! Stop by for a chance to win a copy of Ruthy's thought-provoking novel Mended Hearts and share a little bit of fun with Ruthy and Amanda!

Giusti will be interviewed on Army Wife Talk Radio, Monday, Oct 24, at 8 pm EST. You can catch the broadcast at

Debby will sign The Captain's Mission, at Omega Book Center, Peachtree City, GA, on Thursday, Oct 27. Proceeds will benefit the Aid and Advice Pregnancy Problem Center that helps mothers and babies at risk in the Atlanta area.

Debby will be blogging on Tuesday, Oct 25, on the Crafty Ladies of Romance, -and on on Oct 27.

Photos From Seekerville Travels

Today we leave you with photos from Mary Connealy, Tina Radcliffe and Ruth Logan Herne's trip to Tulsa. Recognize anyone you know? (click on images to enlarge)

Mary Connealy, Tina Radcliffe,Vince Mooney & Ruth Logan Herne at the Will Rogers Memorial, Claremore, OK.

L to R Tina Radcliffe, Margaret Daley, Mary Connealy, Vickie McDonough, Carla Stewart and Ruth Logan Herne.

Tina and Mary at Steve's Sundry in Tulsa.

Tina Radcliffe & Andrea Strong

Mary Connealy, Tina Radcliffe, Vince, Ruth Logan Herne and Vince's lovely wife Linda.

Tina Radcliffe, Adeline, James and Shannon.

Mary Connealy, Andrea Strong and Carol Moncado

That's it and have a great week!!!


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Oh wow it just gets better and better with Seekerville doesn't it?! Thank you for the books, I'm looking forward to reading them! Congrats to all the other winners too!! It looks like you guys had fun at the book signings...why don't you ever come to Pittsburgh, you're really missing out! ;-)

XOXO~ Renee C.

Jamie Adams said...

Oooooooooooooh is right! Ya'll are amazing. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for spoiling us on your birthday Seekerville.

CatMom said...

WOW!! What a great WE, Tina! Congrats to ALL the winners (I'm thrilled about winning an LIH!) and thanks for sharing the photos from your travels--great pics and looks like you all had a fun time. ~ Seekerville and all the Seekers are AMAZING!!! Hugs from Georgia, Patti Jo :)

Helen Gray said...

Love the pics!

Love the winner lists!

Love the month-long birthday party!

Don't love coffee, but I've got a big pot set up for those who do!!


Melissa Jagears said...

Love the kindle picture cutout--cute.

Andrea and Carol, you could have taken exit 1 and came and saw me instead! What? You don't want my signature? It'll be worth tons of money someday........

And the Baconnaise has been brought back to share--I tried it today on my cold cut sanwhich, just tasted like I added bacon. Pretty darn good.

Natalie Monk said...

Congratulations, winners! Can't wait to read The Officer's Secret! (Thanks, Debby!)

Enjoyed the photos, Tina! And the Kindle trial cut-out was just too fun. :)

Aly Logan said...

I'm having so much fun! What a great week last week, and more to come. Are you sure you girls don't want to party till, say, Christmas??



Tina Pinson said...

How awesome, so many giveaway and winners
And next weeks lineup is wonderful.

I appreciate the gifts you guys give. Especially that of yourselves.

I'm stoked you chose my name this week.

Thank you again.

Looks like fun was had in OK. Next stop Phoenix right???

Tina the II

Mary Cline said...

Thank you Glynna Kaye! Thank You Seekers. This is some birthday party where you give the gifts. I was hoping I would win SOMETHING but as I was thinking about it today I knew that even if I didn't I had gained so much from reading all the posts these last couple of weeks and catching up on old ones I had won already.
Sometimes Seekerville is one of the the best parts of my day.

Debra E. Marvin said...

My goodness. What a week! And I'm loving all the prizes and celebrating. You ladies need a Seeker Secretary to handle all of this stuff behind the scenes! You're all so generous!

The photos are wonderful!

Joy said...

I am joining this birthday party so much! Would love to see some of you all come to our local bookstore to do a signing. It could be a great working vacation to you. The Great Smoky Mountains is a wonderful place to visit! :)

Annie Rains said...

Congrats to the winners!...And I'm SO excited about this week's line up. You guys always have such great guests and blogs. Makes me giddy to wake up and turn on my computer.

Ruth Logan Herne said...

I'll come to Pittsburgh, Renee, darling! :) I'm only a hop, skip and jump away.

And we did have fun! Wondrous fun! And HUGE storms last night...

Including Mary being stuck in an elevator for fifteen minutes for a two-second "lights out" power failure, and guess where our Mary was????


And guess where Tina and Ruthy were? In the room. We didn't hear the alarm, nope, nothin'...

Twelve handsome, hunky fireman descended on the place and broke into the elevator with an ax, extricated Mary with the jaws of life and then the first one in claimed her as his bride, kissed her senseless and dragged her off on horseback.

That last paragraph MAY OR MAY NOT be true. ;)

Heading north today. They dump me in KC first.... I'm trying to convince myself that's not intentional.

But I know better!



Melissa! You should have come on over. It was wonderful. Next time, 'kay????

Jamie, our pleasure, darling! And Patti Jo, I need to come to Georgia and hang out with all you Steel Magnolias. I love heading south! love you!

Natalie, I loved that book. Just loved it. And I haven't started The Captain's Mission yet.... But soon!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Mary Cline, bless you! This is a tough industry... and it extracts a lot from you (usually) before you reap rewards.

We know that.

But we also know how we welcomed the kindness of others as we worked toward the goal. It's good to have that virtual hug... chocolate... encouragement... chocolate... ;)

Deb, what a great idea... we have a queen. Queen Teeeeena.

But the queen could use a scribe, that's for certain! (The Queen does not give up her wand of power easily, however.)

Oh, Annie, you are a delight right back to us!

Now I'm going to smile all day, and not just because my teeth are too big for my mouth! ;)

Leaving soon. May the gentle Lord bless you with a beautiful Sunday, a day of joy, some rest, a little football and peace.

Pepper said...

Woohooooo! Congrats to all the winners. That kindle touch looks inviting ;)
Love the pics of Mary, Tina, and Ruthy's grand and glorious adventure.

Tina Radcliffe said...

So Debra, are you applying for the secretary position?


Kav said...

Forget the secretary -- I think each seekerville author needs their own manservant and a couple of bodyguards to keep the paparazzi at bay! They're getting that popular!!!

I don't know how you ladies do it but I sure appreciate your generosity -- especially of your time and sound advice. Those two things are priceless!

Hugs and birthday wishes to you all.

Whitney said...

Congrats, winners! Looks like a great week the last week of October. : )

The pics are great!

Have a great Sunday!

Joanne Sher said...

Such a fab WE, Tina! WOW. Would love that Kindle touch (surprise surprise) - and this week sound AWESOME! Wow!

Best birthday party I've EVER attended!

Jessica Nelson said...

Congrats to all the winners! WOW. And I love the pics. How cool that you could meet up with Vince. Plus the other peeps.

Julie Lessman said...

TEENESTER!!! When the heck did you have time to put together such a great WE???? And with Mary and Ruthy distracting you to boot! I am SOOO impressed!! And the Kindle Touch cutout??? Soooooo stinkin' cute (to paraphrase Ruthy)!!!!

HELEN!!! Say it ain't so -- you "don't love coffee," but you are our coffee lady??? WOW, now there's true dedication for you. Heck, you deserve to win just because of that, so send me an e-mail, and I'll ship you your choice of one of the top CBA books from my extensive library, okay?

MELISSA ... for some reason I'm not feeling the love for the Baconnaise just yet, but then I'm generally a Miracle Whip girl ...


Julie Lessman said...

ANN, "TILL CHRISTMAS"???? Well, THAT would probably mean each of the Seekers were selling so many books they all hit the CBD Bestseller List at the same time and could afford two more months of giveaways. Which, personally, I wouldn't mind one darn bit ... :)

MARY SAID: "Sometimes Seekerville is one of the the best parts of my day."
Aw, Mare ... THANK YOU!!

DEBRA ... uh, somebody had a birthday this week along with Seekerville!! Hope it was WONDERFUL, girlfriend!!


Julie Lessman said...

ANNIE SAID: "You guys always have such great guests and blogs. Makes me giddy to wake up and turn on my computer."
I know what you mean, Annie, because I feel the same way ... and I don't even get to win any prizes!! Thanks for your VERY sweet comment, sweetie.

RUTHY SAID: "Twelve handsome, hunky fireman descended on the place and broke into the elevator with an ax, extricated Mary with the jaws of life and then the first one in claimed her as his bride, kissed her senseless and dragged her off on horseback."
"Hunky Firemen"???OKAY, OKAY, now I really AM jealous of you guys, so it's a darn good thing I have church today to clean up my act!!

KAV SAID: "Forget the secretary -- I think each seekerville author needs their own manservant and a couple of bodyguards to keep the paparazzi at bay!"
OOOoooo ... I'm with Kav!! GREAT idea, girl, and dibbs on the Kevin Costner lookalike ...


KC Frantzen and May the K9 Spy said...

Each week IS better and better! Congratulations to allllllll(breath)lllllllllllllllll the winners!

Adored the photos. Thanks for sharing them!

Looks like another fine week in Seekerville, coming up!

KC Frantzen and May the K9 Spy said...

Been meaning to ask, what's the weather like? Is it Camelot or ??? ;D

Patsy said...

WooHoo! Congratulations to all winners. And a big thank you to everyone to donated prizes.

And aaah, just a regular Kindle - are you kidding me! I'll take any kind I can get!!

I agree with Julie, Helen does a great job with the coffee. And she doesn't even drink it!

Rose said...

Looks like a GREAT time in Oklahoma! And a good turn out for your book signing.

Did you ladies make it to the National Cowboy and Western Hertitage Museum?

Congratulations to all the winners.

Bridgett Henson said...

what a great week of fun at Seekervile!

I love road trips, especially with hunky firemen.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Wow I woke up to frost on the pumpkins this morning but apparently it's HOT in Seekerville this morning! Could yinz guys PLEASE send at least one of those twelve hunky firemen my way? Hehehe

XOXO~ Renee C.

Amanda said...

Congrats to all the winners! Sounds like lots of fun is up the road for next week!! Can't wait!

Sounds like it was fun at the book signing!!! So sad it was so far away from Michigan :)

Walt Mussell said...

Yay!! I'm a winner! (not that we aren't all winners from the education we get here).

It's looking like a great upcoming week. There are some really great phtos from that book signing trip.

Walt Mussell said...

And, if it's not out of line to say, I will be appearing at the F.A.I.T.H. Girls blog tomorrow.

Jeanne T said...

Congratulations to all the winners! And man, are there a lot to congratulate for this week. So fun here at Seekerville. :)

Looking forward to this week and all that we can learn. Thank you Seekers for all that you do to encourage us!

Kirsten Arnold said...

Thanks Seekerville, for the great week and the copy of THE RELUCTANT OUTLAW!

Congrats to the other winners!!


Carol Moncado said...

WOOHOO!! Congrats to all the winners!!!

And I'm a winner!!!


Looks like another fabulous week in Seekerville!

Do hope you make it to both airports on time, Ruthy, Mary and Tina.

Ruthy - was Mary stuck in the elevator while I talked to you?! You said the power had just flickered... :D Poor Mary!

Time to get the kids ready for church!

Pam Hillman said...

Wow, what a TON of winners, and more to come this week! Loved the pics of you guys in Tulsa.

And, I'm hosting another Kindle giveaway. Deadline to enter this one is December 15th!

It's a KindlePalooza!

What's a KindlePalooza? It's BIG. It's BETTER. It's a-palooza!
The winner of this Kindle given away December 15th, 2011 will be gifted with a MINIMUM* of 12 of the 24 ACFW Book Club books chosen by the club during 2012!! So, the winner wins ALL YEAR LONG!

Every person who signs up has 23 chances to win. Why 23? No reason. Just worked out that way. lol

Enter Pam's KindlePalooza!!

Pam Hillman said...

Our neighbors housetrailer burned a couple of weeks ago, and the firemen (and women) were NOT hunky.

Oh, you said, chunky?

Ok, well, maybe...


Glynna Kaye said...

Talk about a TON of great giveaways--and even more yet to come!

LOVE the pics from Tulsa!! So cool that Friends of Seekerville -- Vince and his wife, as well as Caroland Andrea--got to join in on the fun times in Oklahoma!

Glynna Kaye said...

This is where you'll find WALT on Monday.

Nancy Kimball said...

Haha, I fell out laughing so hard when I "got" the Kindle free-trial.
That's so great.
(I have a nook, and am SO LOOKING FORWARD to having Pam, Michael and the other Tyndale digital first authors). I was anti-e-reader till someone gave me one. Now, not hating it, hehe.

LOL@ Pam's fireman post. I get that completely. I'm so 'over' the classic handsome hero right now (i don't know why, just that I am) and actually, in the WIP I began for my nanowrimo coming up, my heroine is blind, so the reader (and her) never get a physical description of the hero. I'll probably find out later this "doesn't work" from an editor/agent but right now, I'm loving the socks (I mean, the toga of course, haha) off it so I'm going with it. Congrats to all the winners!

wfnren said...

Congratulations to the winners, this week looks even better, good luck to all.


Walt Mussell said...

Thanks, Glynna. I should have posted a web address.

PatriciaW said...

Congrats to all the winners this week! And thank you, Seekers. Looking forward to reading Patty Smith Hall's book.

PatriciaW said...

As much as I look forward to reading the many great guest bloggers, interviews and Seeker posts, I love the weekend roundups. They're kind of like travelogues or those annual holiday letters, except we get one every week. Seekerville is just a fun place to be.

Susan Anne Mason said...

Wow, what a great weekend edition! Congrats to the MANY winners! How awesome are all those prizes!

Loved the pics! You guys are so photogenic!

I'm going to be away next Saturday (Boo-hoo) but I hope my mother-in-law's computer and internet is working, so I'll try to sneak in some Seeker time!

Now I have to figure out how to capture a momma cat and her two adorable babies who are living under our deck. Worried about them surviving the winter - which feels like it could come any minute now.

Any suggestions welcome! Ruthy? You seem the expert in all things animal! LOL.


sbmason at sympatico dot ca

Eva Maria Hamilton said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!! I get to be one this week :)

Great photos!

Hope everyone's enjoying a fun weekend!

Eva Maria Hamilton at gmail dot com

Diana Dart said...

Congrats to ALL of the winners! And shout outs to the authors, etc. who gave stuff away.

It was really cool to see pics of these legendary Seeker peeps. Any chance you're ever headed up north? :)

Virginia said...

Congrats to all thwe winners!!!

And love the pictures! You guys got to hang with Vince?? I'm sooo jealous!! How fun is that??

Anyway, two small people are whining at my knee (really, my waist, since I'm sitting) so I'll go now but will be abck to read the comments later.

Happy Sunday, Seekerville!

Virginia said...

Oh! Forgot to say I can't wait for this week's line-up!!

And especially Melanie!

Virginia said...

Walt, I can't imagine it's out of line to say that- I'm going to head on over and check it out. I've never heard of that blog. I love seeing people 'out and about' in the real world.... okay, the cyber world.

Casey said...

Good GRIEF, you guys are insanely busy!! And INSANELY generous! Look at that list of winners and a Kindle Touch for a weekly prize?? *shakes head, smiling*

You gals are something else. :)

LOVE those pictures of Tina, Mary and Ruthy. Looks like you guys had a blast and I hope sold a LOT of books!! :D

Janet Dean said...

Wow, what a wonderful looooooooong list of winners! Congratulations all. A huge thank you for celebrating Seekerville's fourth birthday with us! Lots of great days of celebrating ahead.

The Tulsa party looked like a blast!!


Walt Mussell said...
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Walt Mussell said...

Thanks, Virginia. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow. There is a special giveaway.

Ashley Roberts said...

ohh I Won!

Ashley Roberts said...

congrats to everyone who won this week!

Ashley Roberts said...

great pics guys!

Vince said...

What a Week!

What a contest! It looks like there were three times more winners than non-winners. Fantastic! Now that’s marketing on steroids!

I really enjoy all the photos of the Great Tulsa Adventure. It’s fun to at last meet the people behind the comments.

BTW: Carol brought cookies for everyone and my wife and I agree: they are the best we ever had! Ruth you have competition! And Carol, thanks again.

My wife, Linda, talked to Ruth for the longest time during the pizza party and afterward she said, “I just love Ruth. She’s an amazing person.”

I was at the other end of the table talking to Mary and she let me give her a pitch on my WIP. That’s like winning a prize. Thanks, Mary.

Tina had relatives there to fill out the party.

What’s so nice is that now the names behind the comments will never be the same! It’s so good to meet the real people.


P.S. I’ve reviewed “The Price of Victory” on Amazon and my web site. I call it a “Romancing of Life Itself.” Don’t miss reading this book because it is extraordinary.

Cindy W. said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your trip to Tulsa! Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves! Wish ya'll would head out to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hint, hint.

Have a wonderful blessed week!

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


Cindy W. said...

Oh, I almost forgot...thank you for the book I won too! I'm excited about reading Love on a Dime.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.


MaryC said...

Congrats to ALL the winners. Seekers are so generous!

Another great week ahead.

Christina said...

Congratulations, everyone!

I love seeing the pictures. Wish I could have been in Tulsa. If y'all ever make it to K.C. or Topeka I'll be there.

Erica Vetsch said...

The OK book singing looks like so much fun!

And what a zippety-cool week it's been on Seekerville. I can't wait to do it all again this next week, but I imagine the Seekers will only be fit to lie down in a darkened room for awhile when this birthday month is done!

Thanks for all you do, Seekers!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to all the winners! What a fabulous party! :D

Anonymous said...

Mega congrats to all the winners! :) Mary, Ruthy, and the pics of Oklahoma. Looks like you had a blast. Hope you sold a lot of books. Enjoying one of the last remaining 70 degree days left this month. Have a great weekend everyone!


Pepper said...

wooohoo! Mary - What a rescue!

If you're gonna get stuck, that's the grand finale you hope for ;-)

Debby Giusti said...

Tina, thanks for getting all the info for the WE loaded and posted! WHEW! Don't know how you do it! Especially when you're on a book signing tour!

What fun to have Tina and Mary and Ruthy and Carol and Andrea and Vince and his lovely wife, Linda, together! Thanks for the great pics. We all wish we could have been there!

Joy, a Carolina book tour! Love the idea. We've got a few Seekers in the Southeast. Girls, we need to get on the road. Now wouldn't that be fun!

Vince, you're right. Carol's cookies are yummy!

Pepper said...

Walt said:
"I will be appearing at the F.A.I.T.H. Girls blog tomorrow."

Oh man that sounds so fun & fun-ny

Real men blog at F.A.I.T.H. Girls ;-)

Wait, that sounds weirder

Debby Giusti said...

Okay, Andrea and Carol and Vince, I want the truth! Did Ruthy behave?

Remember you're talking to the Sheriff! No crossed fingers behind your backs!

Debby Giusti said...

Congrats to all the winners this past week.

Didn't we have fun!!!

Loved Monday with Barbara Vey. You'll enjoy meeting her in person at ACFW next year.

My Negative Voice has been silent since WED!!! YAY!!! No doubt, thanks to all the great comments.

Waving to my MON winners, Anne and Natalie! Email Seekerville with your addresses, and I'll get the books in the mail.

Also waving to Tina P and Crystal Murray, who were my WED winners! Same goes, email your snail mail addresses so I can get the goodies heading your way.

Happy Sunday! I know the upcoming week will be great.

See you in Seekerville...

Nora St. Laurent said...

Fun giveaways.

LOVE THE PICTURES!! Thanks for sharing them.

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network

Carrie Turansky said...

Oh my girls really know how to celebrate! This has been such a fun month...and now there's another week to celebrate. Happy birthday, Seeker friends! Love you blog and all the helpful info you share.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Hi Seekerville! I'm in the Omaha airport headed to Denver. Ruthy is in the air and Mary is on her way home to her Nebraska casa.

Don't forget you can submit your Golden Heart proof of entry to the Seekerville email address for that drawing. See Saturday's post.

And I will be confirming all the entries into the Pitch contest tonight-but the contest goes through Tuesday!!

Missy Tippens said...

I'm so excited to see the photos!! (and jealous, of course)

Looks like a fantastic time!! When are y'all coming down to Atlanta for a signing, huh??? :)

Jan Drexler said...

Another great WE! I feel like I've been to Tulsa and back...

Congrats to all the winners - I KNOW you'll enjoy the books.

Walt - I'll be heading over to see you out in the world tomorrow -

And Christina - you don't live in Topeka, do you? That's my old stomping ground. Left our two oldest children there to try to keep the place cool when we moved, but I don't think it worked :)

The next book signing extravaganza? You ladies need to consider the new Books A Million opening up in Rapid City in November (replacing the Borders that closed last month). Not only a great party, but Mt. Rushmore is just a quick jaunt up into the hills...

Missy Tippens said...

LOLOL, Ruthy!! I'm dying here, picturing Mary in that elevator while y'all sat sweetly in the room, oblivious. :)

Poor Mary. Except for that tale of hunky firemen. That might make up for the fear and angst.

Donna said...

I hope I'm not the last one to comment today! It's been an amazing week at Seekerville and it sounds like next week will be just as great! Thank you again for the book I won!

Christina said...

Hiya, Jan! I do live in Topeka. Have lived here most of my life. If you ever visit your kiddos let me know. It'd be nice to meet you.

Christina said...

Mary, Mary! I near had a panic attack hearing about the elevator. You'll have to give us the 411 on those fire fighters.

Patsy said...

Mary, that's so funny about you being rescued by firefighters! Now there's a story line for a book!

Sandra Leesmith said...

Wow, what a weekend.

MARY my poor dear. Are you okay? I bet your characters were chortling to see you in a bind, especially after all the things you put them through.LOL

And Ruthy and Tina in the room oblivious to your predicament.

AT least there were hunky firemen to the rescue.

Sandra Leesmith said...

How fun to meet up with Vince and his wife. Thanks Vince for the wonderful review. That means so much to me because I value your opinion.

How fun to meet Andrea and Carol. You are right Vince, Carol's cookies are to die for.

Congrats to all the winners this week. One more week to go. woo hoooo I love birthdays.

Sherri Shackelford said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Pam Hillman said...

I see a couple of new names that haven't comment much before. We're tickled to have you here in Seekerville.

Grab a chair, some coffee or tea, or a soft drink, and join in. We love to meet new friends!

Loves 2 Read Romance - Laura said...

Thank you all so much for all the work you all have put into this celebration. I can't wait to read the book I won plus all the ones I have added to my wish list. I look forward to this next week!


Lady DragonKeeper said...

Congrats all you winners! I must say, I love the weekly prize coming up ... the touch Kindle sounds so cool!

Can anyone believe there's practically only one week left in October? =)

Dianna Shuford said...

Congrats to all the winners. I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of Ruthy's book. **rubbing hands together**

Seekerville, y'all put on one heck of a birthday party!

Kayleen said...

Love to read about all of the winners! You're all so generous. If any author would like me to interview them for my website blog (, please email me. I've interviewed dozens of authors, including Janette Oke, Gilbert Morris, Beverly Lewis, Bill & Gloria Gaither. Would love to promote your stuff! The world needs more Christian romance.

Edwina said...

Congrats to all the winners! Such great prizes!!

Fantastic birthday party Seekers!!

Melanie Dickerson said...

Sorry I didn't make it over here yesterday! Love the pictures! And I really want to win that Kindle!!! And my kids would really love for me to win that Netbook! Because I would give it to them!

Peggy Rychwa said...

Congratulations to all the winners! There were lots of great prizes on Seekerville!

Linnette R Mullin said...

Eek!!! Yay! Congrats to the other winners, too! :D

Anita Mae Draper said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Yowza!!!

Love the pics of Tulsa. I went to the Seekerville Facebook page to leave comments on them, but they're not posted there. :(

But you all look fabulous.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Okay will post them on Facebook. I am such a slacker.

Wendy said...

WOW! Fantastic giveaways!
Congrats to the winners.
I would love to win the Kindle Touch!
There is always so much fun on Seekerville.
Thank you for all you do.

Wendy said...

The Toshiba Netbook is another FANTASTIC giveaway!
Thank you for the chance.