Prize rules are here and winners should contact us through our Seekerville email address. We allow 6-8 WEEKS 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 and we'll try to get our act together.
" Library Events: What's good, what's bad, what works, what doesn't." Since moving to the Carolinas and connecting with Carolina Christian Writers, the local ACFW chapter, Abingdon Press and Barbour author Myra Johnson has enjoyed several opportunities to participate with other CCW authors for speaking and book signing events at area libraries. Tuesday Myra shared her thoughts and experiences concerning how to make the most of library opportunities. Winner of a copy of Myra's latest release, A Horseman's Gift is Angie Arndt.
Wednesday Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti blogged on "What I learned at RWA 2012." Debby shared workshop tips and industry news that she picked up while in Anaheim. Winner of one of their choice of one of Debby's books is Jennifer Tipton. (PS. If you missed this post, go back and check it out. It's full of conference news & info!!)
Thursday Love Inspired author Mia Ross cruised in with her post on "Preparing Your Product". Mia shared words of wisdom just in time for ACFW conference preparation.Winners of three copies of her latest release Circle of Family , the second book in her Sawyer family series are Sarah Richmond, Helen G and Edwina. (WOW, THANKS, MIA!!)
Friday we welcomed Kathleen Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer with "Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun", with tips on how to collaborate with your best friend without becoming mortal enemies. Winner of an electronic copy of Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal is Andrea Strong.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Join Love Inspired author Missy Tippens as she shares "Battling Episodic Writing in a World of 30-minute TV Shows." Missy will be offering a 5-page critique to one brave--I mean lucky commenter!
Tuesday: We are delighted to welcome Kregel Publications author, Jordyn Redwood with her post "Thriller Tension: Killing your Reader." And...Jordyn is generously giving away THREE copies of her debut release, Proof.
Wednesday: Seeker Glynna Kaye will share how to ensure your characters come alive on the page in "Don't Just Let 'Em Stand There!" She'll also give away to one lucky winner a copy of her October release, book #4 of the 6-book Love Inspired Texas Twins series, Look-Alike Lawman.
Thursday: Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James will be sharing the behind the scenes backstory of her new release, A Path Toward Love.
Friday: Love Inspired author and 2012 Carol Award finalist Tina Radcliffe brings you "Taking the ME out of Social MEdia." Stop by for some repartee and of course giveaways!
A Path toward Love by Cara Lynn James is now available! Cara will be blogging next Monday,August 20th with Roxanne Rustand at www.roxannerustand.com (The All Creatures Great and Small blog).
Julie Lessman Sightings:
August 17-22, 2012: Win your choice of any of Julie's books INCLUDING A Love Surrendered or A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story (e-book only) at Hardcover Feedback Blog. Hope to see you there!
August 24 - 25, 2012: THREE CHANCES TO WIN!!! Win your choice of any of Julie's books INCLUDING A Love Surrendered or A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story (e-book only) at Inkspirational Messages Blog. Looking forward to seeing you!
Debby will be on the Christian Author Network blog, WED, August 22, and hopes you'll stop by to say hello!
Debby's interview on The Suspense Zone, is stilll posted, if you didn't catch it last week. Also Susan Sleeman will feature the interview on her own blog, on Monday, Sept 20.
And a few photos from Debby's book signing Thursday!
|Debby with Omega Bookstore Owner Karen Duncan|
|Debby with Seekervillian Edwina Cowgill|
You are invited on Tuesday, August 21, 7-9 CST, to Bethany House Book Banter with Mary Connealy. Follow this link, and click “join” in the top right corner.There will be prizes and lots of fun.
Come and join in the campaign launch for Mary Connealy's latest book, Over the Edge. Mary is celebrating the release of the newest Kincaid Brides series by giving away a Nook Color and hosting an "Over the Edge" Author Chat Party on Facebook (Save the date for 8/29!). Enter the Sweepstakes and get more info here.
Q & A With Harlequin Heartwarming Editors (eHarlequin)
Check out these FREE Writing Courses available on iTunes
Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing (Forbes)
On the Red Carpet with Harlequin Books at the 32nd Annual Romance Writer’s Awards (Harlequin Blog)
Congratulations to Publishers Weekly Beyond Her Book, Barbara Vey, 2012 Recipient of the Vivian Stephens Industry Award (PW Beyond Her Book)
Seekerville's October Birthday Bash is just around the corner, and big plans are already in the works, including several very special guest bloggers!
We're excited to welcome back Stanley D. Williams, PhD, author of The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue & Vice for Box Office Success. Or, for our purposes, using MP theory to give our novels that extra "something" to make them resonate with readers long after they close the book. (Check out his last visit to Seekerville, here!)
Adapting a quote from Dr. Williams's website, "While the physical, explicit story or plot line is what a [novel] is about, the psychological or moral premise is what the [novel] is 'really' about." Dr. Williams first visited Seekerville two years ago, offering an extensive overview of the concept including examples of the Moral Premise in published fiction. This time he wants to hear from you.
- What still confuses you about MP?
- How can Dr. Stanley help you put MP to work in your fiction?
- What other burning questions are you just dying to ask The Moral Premise Guy?
We leave you with instructions to hang your own hammock and links to buy your own at This Old House. Have a relaxing weekend.