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We haven't had Tea Time in Seekerville in well over a year. So let's share a cup today!
Tell us about your tea-adventures ...
- favorite cup
- favorite pot
- favorite accessories
- favorite bags, loose teas etc.
- favorite online store
- favorite place to stop for tea
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OKAY KIDS!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!
CLAIM THOSE SPEEDBO PRIZES. WE WILL NOT EAT YOU!
(RIGHT NOW AT LEAST!)
And good to know Seekerville is working hard
to get all prizes mailed out.
to get all prizes mailed out.
Neener, neener. Tina R got hers all done Friday!!
We Have Winners
Monday Seekerville welcomed back Harlequin author Shirley Jump with "Tension! Conflict! Action! Creating a Compelling Book." Winner of a five-pack of her Harlequin Romances is Mary Curry.
Love Inspired author Allie Pleiter returned to Seekerville on Tuesday to share her thoughts on: The "Real People." Winner of her latest release, Homefront Hero is Courtney.
Wednesday Debby Giusti shared "Shhhh...It's a Secret!" Debby's giving away a copy of one of her books, digital or print, winner's choice to two winners. The winners are PatriciaW and Jillian Kent.
Author Martha Rogers joined us on Thursday with her post, "Writing--Using Our Own Life's Journey." Winner of her latest release Spring Hope is Edwina.
Friday Waterbrook author Mona Hodgson came by to chat about "Dr. Quinn Time: What I'm Learning About Dedication." The winners of her latest release The Bride Wore Blue are KC Frantzen and Jodie Wolfe.
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Monday: Join Love Inspired author, Missy Tippens, as she discusses "How Your Fears Can Kill Your Creativity." Inspired by a video she watched on education and creativity by Sir Ken Robinson, she has come up with some tips for overcoming common fears writers face, fears that can stop us in our tracks. Bring your inner (creative!) child and come out to play!
Tuesday: Seekerville friend, Ann Lee Miller will share"What Everyone Needs To Know About Self-Publishing." Ann will be gifting every commenter who requests they'd like one, a free e-copy of her debut release, Kicking Eternity.
Wednesday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe has the car packed and she's taking you on Publishing Road Trip today. Bring snacks and and don't forget your sunglasses. First one to the post can call shotgun!
Thursday: Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James will be blogging about ''Setting the Mood'' on Thursday, May 24th. I'll be giving away an Advanced Reader Copy of A Path toward Love, a Gilded Age romance that will be released in August.
Friday: Today Seekerville welcomes back FaithWords author, Carla Stewart with "Launching Your Novel: Five keys to a fun and successful book release party." Carla will give away a copy of Stardust, her latest release, along with two authentic Southern pecan pralines from East Texas.
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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
Join Julie Lessman, May 15-21 2012, for a giveaway of A Heart Revealed at Book Review Sisters blog. Hope to see you there!
Seekerville is delighted to share Cara Lynn James new release from Thomas Nelson, A Path Toward Love, a Gilded Age romance. Now available for preorder!
Brenda Novak Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research .
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.
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Random News & Information
Congratulations to the FHL, Touched by Love Finalists!! Woot! Go Seekerville Friends. (If you are finalist please stand up and be recognized!)
Are You A Librarian? Check out Harlequin for Libraries
15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently (Purpose Fairy)
5 Ways to Keep Moving Forward When You Hit a Wall (Michael Hyatt)
A particularly inspirational video (and my daughter's Alma Mater) by Neil Gaiman (GalleyCat)
How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores (GalleyCat)
How A Book Is Born -Infographics (WeldonOwen)
Harlequin Reorganizes Marketing Channels Into Single Digital Unit (Publishers Lunch)
Harlequin announced a number of key editorial promotions. Amy Jones was named director of Harlequin Teen, with Natashya Wilson moving up to executive editor; Farah Mullick was promoted to director of Harlequin's digital-first division, encompassing Carina Press, while Deb Brody moves up to director of Harlequin's non-fiction imprint. (Publishers Lunch)
Vetting An Independent Editor (Writer Beware via Steve Laube)
Mary Connealy (me) and Erica Vetsch on a writer's retreat at the Blue Belle Inn (cutest bed and breakfast EVER-owned by an ACFW member, Sherrie Hanson).
And we are writing, I swear. (Well, Erica is)
And finally we are raising our cups of tea
to toast Friend of Seekerville,
Larissa Hoffman aka
Larissa Reinhart's First Sale!
Larissa sold Portrait of a Dead Guy,
to Henery Press!!
to Henery Press!!