This is a very special party held October 1-31 with blogging every single day and birthday presents every single day. The calendar is up on the Seekerville Village page and our October Birthday tab is live too! So you can keep up with the guests and the presents.
There's a present giveaway every single day and we also have BIG weekly presents announced on Sunday's and the winner of the Birthday Extravaganza present will be announced on Saturday, November 3rd. All you have to do is comment October 1-31 to be entered.
Coming this week-WEEK ONE!
- Send us your photos of you and a Seeker or you reading a Seeker book. Photos will be included in a rotating frame on our webpage. All entries make you eligible for a Surprise Seeker Goodie Bag. Send photos all month. Winner Announced at the end of the month. Send to us at email@example.com
- Week 1 Birthday Present: A Nook Simple Touch With Glow Light!
- The Birthday Extravaganza Present: We're Giving Away A Laptop!
We Have Winners
The five Weekend Edition Winners of conference goodies/ Seekerville Tchotchke are: KAV, Natalie Monk, Mary Curry and Tina Pinson.
Monday Sister Julie Asumpta gave us "KISS-OLOGY 201: Part 2 of "Warming Up the Pages With Romantic Tension" continues the "intense"study of the "Kiss" and how to make the most of it in your writing with Julie Lessman. Winner of a signed copy of any of Julie Lessman's books including A Love Surrendered and Julie's e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story is Donna.
As promised we brought back the informative Laurie Schnebly Campbell with her post, "The Dazzling Dozen, Plus One." The winners (yes, two) of registration in her next WriterUniv.com class entitled: The Hero's Journey, For Heroines are Julie Hilton Steele and Carrie. Contact us ASAP so Laurie can get you registered. Thank you, Laurie for your generosity.
Wednesday Janet Dean was your hostess with "Six Strategies for Writing the "Happily Ever After" Ending" Winner of their choice of a Janet Dean BOC or a $10.00 Amazon gift card is Clari Dees.
Seekerville was delighted to welcome 2012 Golden Heart winner in the Inspirational category, Karen Fleming. Winner of a Seeker BOC as available is Christina.
Friday we presented the October Contest Update.. Winners of a ten page critique are Lyndee & Jackie. And the winner of Glynna Kaye's October Love Inspired release, Look-Alike Lawman is Carol Moncado.
Don't forget...Seekerville has our own contest going! Deadline September 30th. Details in this month's September Contest Update. It's not too late to enter.
Next Week In Seekerville
We're baaack and getting those mailings out. If you are a winner contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remind us if it has been more than 8 weeks and your prize has not arrived. See our rules under the legal tab above.
Monday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SEEKERVILLE!!! On Monday, welcome back Stanley D. Williams, PhD, more familiarly known as "The Moral Premise Guy," as we kick off this exciting month of superstar guests, fabulous prizes, and a continuous cyber-buffet of deliciousness. Stan was our guest in Seekerville two years ago, and he returns with further insights into how authors can use the Moral Premise to create memorable fiction. In addition to answering several previously submitted questions, Stan also interviews award-winning author Tamera Alexander about her experience using the Moral Premise. Sharpen your pencils for this information-packed day of learning and discussion!
Tuesday: Love Inspired Historical author Eva Maria Hamilton stops by to share some serious KLOUT! Don't miss this informative post and a chance to win her debut release, Highland Hearts!
Wednesday: "Reader Empathy: Catch It & Keep It" with Angela Ackerman. Angela is one half of The Bookshelf Muse blogging duo, and co-author of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression. Seekerville is giving away one digital and one traditional copy of The Emotion Thesaurus. Happy Birthday Seekerville!
Thursday:Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy will be bringing us: "Five Years Since My First Book Released." She will be giving away a $55 (fifty-five dollar) CBD eGift Card!
Friday: Don't miss today's post: "Why Rewarding the Reader is More Important than Ever Before: Reading Has Changed" with one of our favorite male persuasion Seekervillians, Vince Mooney. And there's a special birthday present offered today!
Saturday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe is your birthday hostess today with her post "Something's Gotta Give: Five Ways to Make Peace with Your Dust Bunnies." She'll be giving away a ribbon wrapped birthday present to one lucky commenter.
Sunday: Weekend Edition! and birthday prize winners for the week announced.
We'd love you to share your own sighting in the comment section so we can support your writing.
Debby Giusti will blog Saturday (TODAY) on Petit Fours and Hot Tamales, talking about the upcoming Georgia Romance Writers' Moonlight and Magnolias Conference. Stop by and say hello!
Debby will be the Georgia Romance Writers' Featured Speaker at their 30th Annual Moonlight & Magnolias Conference, October 5-7. She'll join with 46 additional authors, including Julia Quinn, for the GRW Book Fair and Autographing, on SAT, October 6, 4:30 - 6 pm, at the Atlanta Hilton Northeast in Norcross, Georgia. The book fair is free and open to the public and a portion of every book sale will benefit Georgia Literacy.
Glynna Kaye's Love Inspired Look-Alike Lawman is now available for on-line purchase and is already being spotted at Walmart, book stores and grocery stores around the country!
September 27-30, 2012 Win your choice of any of Julie'sbooks including A Love Surrendered and her Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a blog interview/giveaway on BOOK REVIEW SISTERS blog.
Check out Tina Radcliffe's post "I Love to Live on the Mountain Top (at the ACFW Conference)" on the ACFW Blog.
Hope you didn't miss Barbara Vey's Beyond Her Book Blog recap of the ACFW Conference with photos of Seekers and Seekervillians!
Random News & Information
Once again this year Seekerville will be reimbursing one person their Golden Heart Entry fee. (one fee) This opportunity is open from November 15 through to the Golden Heart deadline of January 2, 2013. Send proof of entry to the Seekerville email address. Winner will be announced on January 7, 2013. Please note the deadlines for the Golden Heart have changed. November 15, 2012, the 2013 Golden Heart Contest opens to entries. The Golden Heart contest is limited to 1,200 paid entries. More information on the 2013 Golden Heart Awards is available here.
Love Inspired Suspense Fast Track Event. Fast-track submissions received between October 15-26 will hear back from LI no less than one more after the closing date, before November 26th.
Carolrhoda Books Seeks Unagented YA Manuscripts for Limited Time (GalleyCat)
[Case Study] How a Pay-What-You-Want Pricing Model Can Generate More Revenue (copyblogger)
Christian fiction group announces Carol Award winners (Christian Retailing)
Self-Printed 2.0: Self-Publishing And Marketing Tips With Catherine Ryan Howard (The Creative Penn)
After the Conference by Wendy Lawton (Books & Such Literary)
More 2012 ACFW Conference Photos
|Lorna Seilstad, Mary, Rose Ross Zediker and Dawn Ford|
|Senior Editor Melissa Endlich and Tina Radcliffe|
|Pam Hillman & Mary Connealy|
|Stephanie Queen Ludwig, Janet Dean, Missy Tippens and Myra Johnson|
|Janet, Laurie Kingery, Myra, Audra, Missy and Mary|
|Mary Connealy & Nancy Kimball|
|Tina & Helen Coffee Gray|
|Congratulations to Fay Lamb, who won the Seekerville Silent Auction Secretary!|
|Tina, Audra, Melissa Jagears and Debby Giusti|
That's it! Have a great Weekend. See you on Monday for cake and ice cream