What music brings the sunshine back into your life when you're having a rough day?
Click on the suns below for some smiling options! Then share yours!
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!! And if we goof up, just email and let us know.
Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean started our week with "The Book is Delivered. So What Now?" Winner of either a ten page critique of an inspirational romance or a $10 Amazon gift card, winner's choice is Julie Hilton Steele.
Tuesday brought "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 explored available resources and invited Seekervillagers to share likes and dislikes, pros and cons. Winner of Myra's latest release, A Horseman's Gift, is Marianne.
We began our Wednesday with Revell author Julie Lessman the Queen of Quirk, where she talked about giving your characters fun and memorable quirks that will enhance your writing. Winner of their 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 is Clari Dees.
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 winner of The Guardian Duke is Sherrinda and winner of The Forgiven Duke is Julia Reffner.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Join Love Inspired author Missy Tippens on your second annual beach writing retreat! Oh, and she'll also be sharing a new app she's discovered for keeping track of your projects. So bring your suntan lotion, laptop and beach umbrella and join us!
Tuesday: Have we got some fun going on today. Stop by to chat with Barbour debut author Keli Gwyn as she explores The "Seekerville Effect." Keli is also giving away not one but two copies of her book A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California.
Wednesday: Wave if you’re attending RWA Nationals this month in Anaheim. What about the ACFW Conference in Dallas? Did anyone go to RomCon, held recently in Denver? How about DragonCon or Sleuthfest or Killer Nashville? Stop by Wednesday to learn about the wide variety of conferences available to writers. Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti will be our conference guide. Leave a comment about your favorite conference to be entered in the drawing for one of Debby's books, winner's choice.
Thursday:Join award-winning author Jocelyn Green when she talks about How to make the most of writing time with "Stop the Clock! 10 Tips for Time-Starved Writers!!" including a giveaway of her new book, Wedded to War.
Friday : Seekerville is delighted to welcome ACFW Carol Award Winner, Bethany House author, Nancy Mehl with her post, Reviewing the Reviewers. Be sure to stop by and comment for a chance to win Nancy’s latest release Inescapable.
We'd love for you to share your sightings and news in the comments.
TODAY July 14, 2012, 1-3 p.m. 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).
Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 5-7p.m. Myra Johnson and Dora Hiers will speak on "Writing Inspirational Romance" and also sign their novels at the Beatties Ford Library, Charlotte, NC.
Saturday, July 21, 2-4 p.m. Repeat performance of above at Mountain Island Library, Charlotte, NC.
Exciting new things are happening at the Yankee-Belle Cafe! Jan Drexler and Virginia Munoz have joined Ruth Logan Herne, Missy Tippens and Mindy Obenhaus as Chefs- In-Residence. Stop by and welcome them!
Random News & Information
Your E-Book Is Reading You (WSJ via Rachelle Gardner)
Subsidiary Rights by Natasha Kern (ACFW Blog)
It’s Official – Thomas Nelson is Now Owned by HarperCollins (Steve Laube Blog)
Secrets of a Bestseller, an interview with Robyn Carr (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.)
The 7th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest deadline Has Been Extended to August 1st.
Write With Images (GalleyCat)
Writing Craft: Action Vs Active Openings To Grab Attention (Pub Rants)
Not sure she got all the reasons, but an interesting article... Why Smart Women Read Romance Novels (Huff Post)
That's it, have a sunshiny weekend!