Happy Mother's Day!
Today in Seekerville, we present....
THINGS YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU!
Feel free to join in the fun!
Don't forget to claim your Speedbo prizes. We've listed them here. You have 8 weeks to claim your Speedbo prize as well as this week's prizes per our UPDATED rules here. If we forgot a mailing (remind us after 8 weeks please), give us a nudge or a kick in the pants at our Seekerville address here.
Last Weekend's Scrabble Random winner of a $15.00 Amazon gift card is KAV.
On Monday Mary Connealy shared "A Tribute to Mothers... with apologies." And she also insulted Ruthy. I can't believe YOU MISSED THAT! Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card to help you enjoy a Happy Mother's Day is Michele King.
"Let Maslow Make You a Meanie." Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, Heartsong and Abingdon Press Seeker author, Myra Johnson offered suggestions for ramping up the conflict and creating trouble for your characters on Tuesday. Winner of A Horseman's Heart is Mary Cline.
Worthy Publishing debut author Nancy Herriman shared on "Perseverance" Wednesday. Winner of her brand-new release, The Irish Healer (in their choice of print, or audio book) is Emily C Reynolds.
Ruth Logan Herne was your hostess on Thursday with Once Upon a Time's Evil Queen Regina: Not Exactly Mother of the Year! Winner of a ten page critique is Andrea Strong and winner of her upcoming delightfully sweet release: A Family to Cherish is Piper.
Friday we welcomed back Lacy Williams with "Layering: a technique to get your manuscript to a publishable final draft." Lacy shared her personalized method for bringing a book from first draft to salable manuscript. Winners of a paperback copy and a PDF copy of her newest Love Inspired Historical, The Homesteader's Sweetheart are Jennifer (pdf) and Kara (paperback) (two prizes, two winners).
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Seekerville welcomes back Harlequin author Shirley Jump with "Tension! Conflict! Action! Creating a Compelling Book." And, she's giving away a five-pack of her Harlequin Romances!
Tuesday: Love Inspired author Allie Pleiter returns to Seekerville to share her thoughts on: The "Real People." She'll be giving away a copy of her latest release, "Homefront Hero" to one lucky winner!
Wednesday:Stop by today to see what Debby Giusti has to say in her blog, "Shhhh...It's a Secret!" Debby's giving away a copy of one of her books, digital or print, winner's choice.
Thursday: Author Martha Rogers joins us, with her post, "Writing--Using Our Own Life's Journey." Martha is giving away a copy of her latest release Hope Springs.
Friday: Waterbrook author Mona Hodgson is with us to chat about "Dr. Quinn Time: What I'm Learning About Dedication." Mona will be giving away two copies of her newest release The Bride Wore Blue.
As always we encourage our Friends of Seekerville to share YOUR sightings, milestones and links to YOUR events or news with us in the Weekend Edition.
Congratulations to Debby Giusti. The Captain's Mission, is a HOLT Medallion Merit Award Recipient.
Join Julie Lessman, May 15-21 2012for a giveaway of A Heart Revealed at Book Review Sisters blog. Hope to see you there!
Tina Radcliffe is DEELIGHTED to share that her agent, Meredith Bernstein's web page went live this week!
Brenda Novak Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research widget on our blog or website, what are you waiting for??
This gift array includes a Keurig single-cup beverage brewer, a variety of K-cups, Godiva chocolates, an expandable recipe album already stocked with the Seekers' favorite recipes, and a whole library full of romantic fiction penned by Seekers Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Ruth Logan Herne, Pam Hillman, Cara Lynn James, Myra Johnson, Glynna Kaye, Sandra Leesmith, Julie Lessman, Tina Radcliffe, and Missy Tippens.
Random News & Information & Some Other Stuff Too
Kathy Davis has joined Harlequin as acquisitions editor, supporting the newly acquired Heartsong Presents program. (Publishers Lunch)
Alive Communications Launches E Publishing Company, Bondfire (PW & Publishers Lunch)
Create Romance Short-Short Fiction Competition Enter to win or judge (FamilyFiction)
Jacquelyn Mitchard To Head New YA Imprint for Merit Books (Publishers Lunch)
9 Warning Signs of an Amateur
8 Ways to Get More Out of Your Facebook Fan Page Today (ProBlogger)
Writing Opportunity. Lovely Christian Romance!
The Most Read Books in the World: INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
Where Is Publishing Headed?: The Future Of Books In 7 Easy Steps (Huff Post)
I’ll Take the High Road and You’ll Take the Low by Jason Black (Author Magazine)
Understand Your Mother Breath Spray (Stock Up Now!)
And finally, we leave you with some terrific, exciting and fantabulous news!!!