Welcome to a Deadline Edition of Seekerville. Dedicated to that delightful term that brings fear to the heart of even the most stoic and veteran writer!
Give us your favorite deadline story..be it a manuscript deadline, or a contest deadline for a chance to win a DEADLINE SURPRISE!!
We Have Winners
Prize rules are here and winners should contact us through our Seekerville email address. We allow 6-8 for prizes to allow for forces beyond our control, such as babies, Mother Nature and DEADLINES!!
Mary Connealy came for the killing with: "Backstory--All We Ask is that You Give Us Your Heart." Winner of a signed copy of the Sophie's Daughters Trilogy! is Jessica Keller. The winner of an extra surprise giveaway is Becki Badger.
Love Inspired author Winnie Griggs was our guest on Tuesday with a post on Imagery! The winner of A Baby Between Them is Wendy Newcomb.
Wednesday we welcomed Howard Books debut author Beth Vogt to Seekerville with "The Writing Life: What's It All About". Winner of Wish You Were Here is Sherrinda.
Thursday Love Inspired author Audra Harders shared her post AHA! vs. HUH? Three winners of one $10 Amazon gift cards each are: Mary Cline, Bridgett Hanson and Casey Herringshaw.
Friday Love Inspired Historical author Sherri Shackleford returned with: "So You’ve Finaled in the Genesis, What Now?!" Winners of three copies of Winning the Widow's Heart! are: Brenda Anderson, Cindy R Wilson, and Ganise.
Next Week In Seekerville
Wednesday: Revell author Julie Lessman brings us "With a Little Help From my Friends ... Or Promotion Links You Will Love!" Don't miss this win-win post with links for free books as well as links to promote your own, PLUS a Julie Lessman giveaway.
Thursday: Today is "Spa Day" in Seekerville as Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne chats about the onerous task of research while writing A Family to Cherish,her 4-STAR June 19th Love Inspired release! Ruthy will gladly delve into the laborious step-by-step process of facials, hair cuts, blow-dries and massage as she single-handedly tackled a subject previously alien to her farm-girl heart! Leave a comment for one of three free copies of A Family to Cherish and maybe a puppy. You never know.
Friday: Taking Research to the Next Level: Cara Putman joins us on today with a guest post on research and stories of some of the crazy places she's visited and questions she's asked all for the sake of writing a novel readers can't put down. She'll also give away a copy of each of her 2012 releases: Cherry Blossom Capers, A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island, and Rainbow's End. So be sure to stop by early and often so you can play.
We'd love for you to share your news and sightings in the comments!
Debby Giusti will be on the Love Inspired Authors blogspot on June 12, talking about what she received in the mail. Can you guess? Copies of her August release, The Colonel's Daughter.
Random News & Information
Amazon Publishing Acquires Avalon Books (Amazon.com)
How Many Rejection Letters is Too Many? (The Big Bad Book Blog)
Book Value (Forbes.com)
What Writers Can Learn From Pixar (GalleyCat)
Behind the Scenes at a Harlequin Cover Shoot: Cowboy Romance
What Editors Have Bought Recently - Women's Fic and Literary (Pub Rants)
Are You High Maintenance? (Steve Laube Blog)
Closing Thoughts on BEA from Dear Author (Dear Author)
Crimson Romance is the new e-book only imprint from F&W Media. F&W is the parent company of publisher Adams Media, Writer’s Digest and Writer’s Market, and many other publishing ventures. Crimson romance will publish contemporary and historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance and spicy romance as ebook only releases, available at CrimsonRomance.com and from all major ebook retailers. The line launched June 4 with 25 titles and will release five titles a week beginning July 1. Editor Jennifer Lawler is actively seeking complete manuscripts of around 50,000 words in all subgenres. All manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Find all the writer’s guidelines for Crimson here.(Cindi Myers Market News)
That's it for this week...but if you want more deadline fun, check out these Seekerville posts from the archives: