Today's Weekend Edition features
computer keys we wish we had!
computer keys we wish we had!
Did we miss any?
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!!
Last Weekend's W.E. Edition winner of a Beach Read Surprise Package is Jennifer Thompson.
Heartsong Presents and Barbour author S. Dionne Moore was our Wednesday guest. Winner of either an Apple or Vera Bradley (verabradley.com) gift card (25.00), and a copy of Murder on the 'Old Bunions is Shelia.
Make Vacation Work For You was the theme on Thursday when we spent the day with Love Inspired author Audra Harders. Winner of a $15 Starbucks giftcard is Kav.
Friday we welcomed author *lizzie starr with her post "Writing outside the box? Which box?" Winner of the e-book of Birds Do It! (adult content) or any of her fantasy titles is Sue Mason and the winner of a stretchy summer fun bracelet is Melanie Dickerson. (US only).
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean starts our week with "The Book is Delivered. So What Now?" Janet is offering either a ten page critique of an inspirational romance or a $10 Amazon gift card, winner's choice!
Tuesday: Today brings "Author E-Newsletters for Dummies" (or, "Where's a book by that title when I need one???"). A relative newcomer to the world of author e-newsletters, Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson explores available resources and invites Seekervillagers to share likes and dislikes, pros and cons. Just for being so cooperative, Myra will give away a copy of her latest release, A Horseman's Gift, to one very fortunate commenter.
Wednesday: Begin your Wednesday with Revell author Julie Lessman at Seekerville for her July blog, Queen of Quirk, where she'll talk about giving your characters fun and memorable quirks that will enhance your writing. One comment puts you in the drawing for your choice of any of Julie's books including her October release, A Love Surrendered, Marcy and Patrick's prequel, A Light in the Window or book 1 of her new "Heart of San Francisco" series Love at Any Cost.
Thursday: Ruthy was planning a typical Thursday Ruth Logan Herne slap-down but opted instead for an absolutely free, come-as-you-are teaching post! You go HERE!!!! , use the opening provided at Ruthy's Place (on the Writer's page, this is actually extra directions because Tina had a problem with the "HERE!" link from her place in Colorado. I blame the fires.) and then... do something with it. Anything at all. A few paragraphs. Then Ruthy (aka Ms. Bossy-pants according to Mike Ehret's post) will then work with whatever we've got, on-line critiquing throughout the day.... Yes, tell your buddies, she'll handle as many as she can and claims it will be fun. This exercise is not for the faint of heart, but it is free!
Friday: B & H Books author Jamie Carie visits Seekerville today. Have you ever wondered how publishing house come up with their book covers? Jamie will be talking Book Covers and giving away books the first two books in the Forgotten Castles series, The Guardian Duke and The Forgiven Duke to two winners.
Myra Johnson, along with Amy Clipston, Dora Hiers, Jennifer Hudson Taylor, Lynette Eason, Jennifer Fromke, and Mary Urban, all from Carolina Christina Writers (ACFW chapter), will participate in a multi-author book signing as part of the Magnificent Hope Tour 2012. The event will be held at KMart, 545 Concord Parkway, Concord, NC. CCW will also be collecting donations to benefit Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network (CVAN).
Hope you didn't miss the first peek at the trailer for Mary Connealy's Over The Edge! Plus, here is the official excerpt. You can preorder Over the Edge here.
This year Love Inspired Celebrates 15 Years. We thought you might like to see a LI cover from 2000 and one from today.
Ruth Logan Herne's current release, which you can order here.
Speaking of Ruthy, Friday, June 13th (don't read more into that than you should!) she will step-toe dances her way to Cheryl St. John's From The Heart blog to celebrate Cheryl's 7th Anniversary of blogging! Stop by to have your name entered for a drawing of Ruthy's newest release "A Family to Cherish", the delightful story of an old romance, re-kindled... tool-belts, Irish dancing and two beautiful little girls round out this story of coming home and second chances.
Have we got a sneak peek for you!! Check out the much anticipated first book in Julie Lessman's new series! Love at Any Cost: A Novel (The Heart of San Francisco) available for preorder here.
You can read an excerpt at Julie's blog, Journal Jots.
Check out this sighting of Missy Tippens' Love Inspired release Her Unlikely Family on the ACFW blog. Woolworth or Tiffany’s? by Janelle James
Random News & Information
29 Christian Literary Agents to Follow on Twitter (Author Media)
FUN!! Watch the Create Romance Short-Short Fiction Competition Videos!
Check out the ACFW First Impressions Contest!~
Bookshelf Porn (It's not what you think!)
Survey Says: Apple iPad Mini Would Crush Google's Tablet (Forbes)
Birth of a Book (Vimeo)
How To Stand Out From The Slush!(Harlequin, SYTYCW)
Two Programs that Keep the Internet from Eating Your Soul (Brooklyn Arden)
Writing Under Deadline (Books & Such Literary/Rachelle Gardner)
That's it! Have a great week!