Don't forget our Golden Heart Entry opportunity -in honor of Divas Anne Barton and Lisa Connelly who won the 2011 GH in their categories, 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 of November 15th or the contest is closed due to reaching the maximum entries. Forward Seekerville a copy of your email from RWA verifying entry into the contest to enter our contest!!
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. Send us a note if we dropped the ball.
Last Saturday, Super Agent Natasha Kern was our special guest. The winners of the following books by her authors are:
9 am winner of A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley—Elizabeth B
9 am winner of Code Triage by Candace Calvert—Joanne Sher
10 am winner of Her Rodeo Cowboy by Debra Clopton—Cindy W
10 am winner of Out of Control by Mary Connealy— Sally from Newport, VA
11 am winner of Belonging (Where the Heart Lives) by Robin Lee Hatcher—Jan Marie
11 am winner of A Horseman's Heart by Myra Johnson—Whitney
12 pm winner of Dreaming of Home by Glynna Kaye—DaisyTea
12 pm winner of Reclaiming Lily by by Patti Lacy —Katie Hart-Freelance Writer
1 pm winner of What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy — Natalia Gortova
1 pm winner of An Irishwoman's Tale by Patti Lacy — Pamela J
2 pm winner of Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy—Amanda Stephan
2 pm winner of Julie Lessman Winner’s Choice or any of Julie’s books—Linnette Mullin
3 pm winner of Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love—CaraG
3 pm winner of A Family for Faith by Missy Tippens— Lady Dragonkeeper
4 pm winner of Ten Plagues by Mary Nealy—Jo
4 pm winner of Within my Heart by Tamera Alexander—Sherida D
5 pm winner of Deeply Devoted by by Maggie Brendon—Aly Logan
Monday the prize vault was open for the Contest Update. Winner of Wake Up Your Muse by friend of Seekerville Jan Christiansen is Trinity Rose. Winner of the coveted pink and white Seekerville pen and a copy of Oklahoma Reunion by Tina Radcliffe is Mary Vee and the second winner of a pen and Oklahoma Reunion is Lyndee H. Our five page critique winner is Annie Rains.
Debut Love Inspired Historical author Jessica Nelson will be Double Dog-Daring you today! Winner of Oklahoma Reunion is Valri and winner of Seeker BOC is Janet from Jackson County.
Love Inspired author Winnie Griggs shared with Tracking Your Backstory on Wednesday. Winner of her October release--Once Upon a Thanksgiving: Season of Bounty\Home for Thanksgiving (Love Inspired Historical) by Linda Ford and Winnie Griggs is Katie McCurdy.
Tina Radcliffe, Albert Einstein and a wet noodle teamed up to bring you thirty lashes. Somehow, somebody decided because I offered to chat that I am wise. I am not wise. Just wanted to get that disclaimer out there before the winners are listed. Winner of a five page critique is Connie Queen and winner of a phone chat to discuss your issues, not mine is Edwina.
Love Inspired debut author Lisa Jordan was our guest today with Scrapbook Your Writing Journey. Winner of her November release, Lakeside Reunion is Jessica R Patch.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Who is that guy?A hard look at secondary characters. And a chance to kill them off non-violently with Barbour and Bethany Publishing author Mary Connealy. In a total abuse of poor overlooked Thanksgiving Mary is doing a giveaway of a signed copy of Cowboy Christmas.
Tuesday: We welcome back the Grammar Queen to pontificate once more on the power of punctuation. Our topic of the day will be the lowly comma. When used correctly, we hardly notice this tiny stroke of the pen (or keyboard), but when the comma is misused or (heaven forbid!) missing entirely, whole kingdoms can topple! Grammar Queen will be giving away another copy of Anne Stilman's Grammatically Correct, so brush up on your grammar skills and join in Tuesday's class discussion.
Wednesday: Revell author Julie Lessman joins us to talk about Playing Favorites . Win your choice of a 5-page critique or a signed copy of one of Julie's books including her new release, A Heart Revealed.
Thursday: Stop in and hang out because Query Contest Coordinator Ruthy is doing a not-so-brief lesson on the art of writing an excellent query letter. Join her for good old-fashioned practice and leave a comment for a chance to win any one of Ruthy's seven books, including the sold-out Winter's End and the not-yet-released Yuletide Hearts.
Friday: We are delighted that we can spend Veteran's Day with Tricia Goyer! Tricia shares on stories hidden in the heart and will be giving away copies of Remembering You, her new release, which is a lovely tribute to Veteran's Day. You don't want to miss Friday!
Congratulations to Glynna Kaye. At Home In His Heart is a 2011 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Nominee!!
In her honor we're giving away a copy today (print or ebook). Just let us know you'd like to win this amazing book! Winner announced in the next Weekend Ed.
Myra Johnson's latest Heartsong Presents release, Gateway Weddings is now available. Three Missouri women enter the gateway to life, love, and longing. Will these three couples be open to the plan God has for their lives—and loves? Learn more in the latest issue of Family Fiction, where you can also find a Myra Johnson Q & A.
The Black-Eyed Susan Acoustic Cafe in Angelica, NY is offering "Breakfast With Ruthy" on Saturday, November 12th from 9-11 AM. Come join Ruthy as she talks about her "Men of Allegany County" series and enjoy a continental breakfast and good conversation. Reservations are suggested and you know Ruthy would love to see you there!
We're excited to announce that Mary Connealy will release a Christmas novella in ebook format next week along with a novella by Robin Lee Hatcher. More details as they are available. Keep watching our webpage for updates.
A Home for Christmas by Mary Connealy:
A spinster with a master's degree who is a world traveler, librarian by day and concert pianist by night, marries a Nebraska rancher with an eighth grade education. Their worlds are so far apart that each is afraid to admit their marriage of convenience is turning into a love match. When Christmas draws near Adelaide must decide if she can give up her hopes of owning a beautiful piano so her husband can have the stallion he needs for his ranch. And Graham may need to sell his perfect brood mare, the ideal mate to his stallion, to fully express his love for his wife by buying her the Christmas gift of her dreams.
Mary can also be found on Friday, November 11th on Lena Nelson Dooley's Blog with a giveaway of Ten Plagues!
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, The Sword & the Spirit blog, for a chance to win a signed copy of her new release, A Heart Revealed.
Random News and Information
- Kindle Owner's Lending Library Unveiled. (Galley Cat)
- Ask YA & Children's Lit Agent Jennifer Laughran A Question! (Jennifer Represents)
- Embrace Your Editor (but Not in a Weird Way) by Erin Brown (Author)
- Show Me The Money (Brenda Hiatt)
- How to Use Psychometric Testing to Create Believable Characters (Writer Unboxed)
Debby Giusti at her recent booksigning. (Click on photo to enlarge)
Debby poses with bookseller Karen Duncan as they prepare to draw the gift basket winner.
Have a great week. And keep writing....