Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weekend Edition


From Seekerville to You!

BTW only four days left to get your name in the drawing for the November book giveaway featured on the Seekerville the Town webpage.

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.

Abingdon Press and Barbour author Jennifer Hudson Taylor shared about The Journey from Book 1 to Book 2 on Monday. Winner of her new release from Abingdon Press, Highland Sanctuary is Traveling Stacey.

On Tuesday Sandra Leesmith interviewed Margaret Birth, who, in addition to working as a freelance writer, spent over a decade freelancing for multiple publishers as a manuscript reader, proofreader, and copy editor. Hope you didn't miss From Both Sides of the Fence. Winner of either a Seeker book of their choice or one of Sandra Leesmith's (writing as Sandy Wardman) children books of their choice is Bridgett Henson.

Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shared "Your Characters---Close-up" on Wednesday. Winner of her latest release At Home In His Heart and a decorative 2012 calendar is Cindy W (Country Bear).

On Friday we offered an alternative to shopping madness. Lena Nelson Dooley visited to talk about settings. Winners of Lena's books are Walt, Jamie A and Lyndee H.

Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Your favorite Seekerville turkey, Tyndale author, Pam Hillman is your hostie today!

All of the Seekers are gobbling with delight at our special guest Ramona Richards, Senior Acquisitions Editor for Abingdon Press Fiction. (Didn't we tell you to always be ready??)

Love Inspired yuletide author Ruth Logan Herne is your blogging diva today. There will be holiday cheer, fun and prizes.

Thursday: Today we welcome author Sandi Rog to Seekerville. Come on over and leave a comment for a chance to win one of Sandi's books...we'll have two winners!

Friday: The December Contest Update is ready to post and the prize vault is OPEN!

Seeker Sightings

Tina Radcliffe is cooking (sort of ) in Yankee-Belle Cafe on Saturday, December 3rd.

Mary Connealy's novella collection is available just in time for the holidays. Mary and Robin Lee Hatcher bring you, A Home for Christmas: The Sweetest Gift/A Christmas Angel. It’s an ebook only and it costs 99 cents.You can also download the book to your computer .

The Sweetest Gift 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 risk his perfect brood mare to show his love for his wife by buying her the Christmas gift of her dreams.

Holiday Opportunity at the Yankee-Belle Cafe. Belle and the Yank love sharing the kitchen at Yankee-Belle! If you'd like to share your recipes and holiday thoughts by guest-blogging at the Cafe, give them a shout at yankeebellecafe (@) gmail (dot) com and they'll hook you up with a day, an audience and a whole lotta holiday fun!

November 28-30, 2011 Join Julie Lessman at one of her favorite author's blog, Jamie Carie, for an interview/giveaway to win a signed copy of any of Julie's books including her new release, A Heart Revealed.

Random News and Information

  • Are you reading Falling Leaflets? You should. Check it out for some interesting and hilarious agent tweets!

We leave you with this inspiring movie trailer, because..

When you believe in a dream, MIRACLES happen!

The Mighty Macs

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That's it. Have a great week!


  1. Gobble Gobble! (You make a really cute turkey Tina!)

    My husband insist on cooking a 20+ pound turkey each year for a family of five. So many ways to use turkey! Turkey soups the best.

    Congrats to the winners!

  2. Congrats to all the winners! Hope everyone had a happy shopping day ;).

    I missed all of today. Sort of intentionally. Because I was at Panera working hard and I knew if I came over here, I'd come back repeatedly and I needed to get words in :).

    10008 at Panera [yes, you read that right ;)] and 10303 for the day and trying to keep going until bedtime so I can hit 40K for the month. Right now at about 383xx.

    So I have breakfast from Panera for everyone :).

    Next week looks great!!! Can't wait!

  3. Carol!!!!

    Can you come work on my WIP??? I'll just tell you the characters and the plot points ( that's the hard part, right?) and you can write it down for me. Because writing is the easy part, hahaha!

    Wow! I'm inspired to get in my measly 1K before midnight!

  4. Teeena, I owe you big time....

    We broke up the turkey fest weekend last night with a family fish fry. The non-fish eaters enjoyed turkey and gravy over basmati rice...

    How much food can be eaten in a three day-weekend???

    Oh my stars!

    Okay, working to get back on schedule here. I'm doing revisions and I think they're going well. They're a stinkin' cute couple, in any case, and they've got two little soldier boys kind of dropped on their doorstep, just in time for Christmas...

    Love it!

    Carol, I'm beyond impressed. Seriously. I've never been able to do that. I plug along daily, but I've never been able to turn out mega-figures for a day. I think I've topped out at 4K when I've got Jammie-days.... But my brain doesn't work in "write" mode for that long. I need to walk away. I am totally lifting my mug of pumpkin spice latte in toast to your amazing effort and accomplishment.

    At Panera, no less. Totally impressed!

  5. Gobble! Gobble!

    Congrats to the winners.
    The week looks great!

    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving

    Congrats on your writing, Carol. That's awesome.

    I can't even imagine what a Panera day would be like! What fun!

  6. Today...the calorie consumption must taper off. It was fun while it lasted.

    Another great week ahead. Thank you all.
    Have you all seen the great fundraiser going on for Sandi Rog? I'll come back with a link.

    Happy Weekend!

  7. To find out more about the Sandi Rog fundraiser:

    Amazing gift baskets are being raffled off over the next few days. Enter by donating in increments of $5.00. You really need to look at the goody baskets, and a lot of us together can bring that donation up to an amount that will really help Sandi's family with medical bills.

  8. Gobble, Gobble!

    Congratulations to all of this week's winners.

    Way to go, Carol!

  9. Jamie, I always make a cute turkey, often with my turkey foot in my turkey mouth.

  10. Gobble gobble! Carol! You wrote over 10,000 words in one day!!! I am impressed into speechlessness.

  11. Gobble :)

    Looks good! Great WE Teenster! See ya all next week!

  12. Congrats to the winners, and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Looks like a fun week ahead! :-)

  13. Yay! So excited about Highland Sanctuary! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Congrats to the other winners. Blessings~Stacey

  14. Hmmm, Tina, does that picture mean we get to call you a turkey? Not that we'd want to for any reason.

    CAROL, you da woman!
    Or something like that. Seriously, I am in awe of anyone who can turn out totals like that. I think my brain freezes up if I go beyond 2500.

    Pepper, gobble gobble coming from the pirate just makes me laugh.

    Thanks for the reminder about the fundraiser, Debra.

    Congrats to all the winners.

  15. Don't you normally call me turkey?

    Congratulations, Carol!!!!

    Debra, I checked out the raffle. Fun and cool stuff and a good cause!!

  16. Gobble, gobble, gobble!!

    Congrats to all the winners -

    And Carol! You're smokin'! Yay!

    Ruthy, if you keep talking about that book you're working on, I'm going to be on pins and needles all year waiting for it to come out. You're just dangling these tiny tidbits for us...

  17. Trying out Google Chrome! Hope I like it. I was trying to download Tweetdeck, and having trouble, so decided to bite the bullet and download Google Chrome first.

    All of this is in preparation for my post on Monday where I try to Corral Social Marketing!

  18. Thank you everyone!!! Put on the headphones and get 'in the zone'. When DD10 left about 420, I was at about 1650. Did the rest in about 4 hours as I left around 830. As much as I can do while in the zone, that surprised even me :).

    Ruthy - I happen to know the little boy who may or may not be the model for the younger of the two... He's a handful... ;)

    Back to work...

  19. Congrats to all the winners!

    Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

    Wow, 10,000 words. I thought two days of over 4,000 words during NaNo was pretty darn good! I tip my hat to you, Carol!

    See you all next week!


  20. I've been out of town and missed y'all!! But I'm home again and catching up.

    I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

  21. Oh my stars, my computer has been commandeered for the weekend by college football fanatics.

    Who KNEW it was rivalry weekend????

    I'm hugging Mr. Laptop right now and never letting him go again!

    I call Teeeeeenster a turkey, but in the nicest possible way, of course.

    And never to her face. She IS Italian. You get that, right?

    I tread with caution.

    Jan, you're a hoot... Okay, mum's the word on Brett and Haley's story because this week we're talking about Yuletide Hearts (on shelves NOW!!!!) and Salvation Army bell-ringing....

    And I love that Ramona Richards is coming by! Oh my stars, how cool-tool is that?????

  22. Congrats to all the winners!

    "Gobble till you wobble!" - love it!

  23. Listen to me very, very, very carefully.

    Ramona Richards is not just coming by. She is coming by with opportunity.


    Do you all read between the lines here?

    Are you ready for opportunity?

    What is opportunity?

    Definition of opportunity: Exploitable set of circumstances with uncertain outcome , requiring commitment of resources and involving exposure to risk.


  24. Tina,
    Ramona is wonderful. I had the 'opportunity' to ride with her to the airport from the hotel in St. Louis and it was GREAT!!!

    She's definitely an encourager too.

    what about them Turkeys yesterday?!? Woohooo!!!! ;-)

  25. Pepper, I just want to know when we get to see your Christmas costume?