Happy Birthday Seekerville. Welcome to the beginning of our Week Two Party.
We're partying all month long and giving away prizes daily, weekly and monthly.
Our Week Two Prize is ...
And our Birthday Extravaganza Present is..
This Weekend Edition we're talking BIRTHDAY CAKE in Seekerville.
What's your must have birthday celebration cake?
Share for a chance to win not only a birthday present surprise but your favorite cake and your photo will be featured in an upcoming post on Yankee-Belle Cafe! Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.
We have lots to share this in this edition, so grab your cake and beverage of choice before we get started.
We Have Winners
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Our Week One winner of a Simple Nook with Glowlight is Christina Rich.
The September Contest Update Prize Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is Piper Huguley. But congratulations go to all of you for entering so very many contests. Seekerville is so proud of you!
On Monday, we welcomed back Stanley D. Williams, PhD, more familiarly known as "The Moral Premise Guy," as we kicked 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 returned with further insights into how authors can use the Moral Premise to create memorable fiction i addition to answering several previously submitted questions. Stan also interviewed award-winning author Tamera Alexander about her experience using The Moral Premise. The winner of The Moral Premise book is Walt Mussell.
Love Inspired Historical author Eva Maria Hamilton stopped by to share some serious KLOUT! on Tuesday. The winner of her debut release, Highland Hearts! is Hannah Jones.
Wednesday we enjoyed "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-those winners in order are: Keli Gwyn and CatMom.
On Thursday:Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy brought us: "Five Years For Seekerville-Five Years for Me." Winner of a $55 (fifty-five dollar) CBD eGift Card is Traveling Stacey.
Friday we were wowed with "Why Rewarding the Reader is More Important than Ever Before: Reading Has Changed" by one of our favorite male persuasion Seekervillians, Vince Mooney. Winner of a special birthday present in honor of Vince's visit is DebH.
Saturday Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe is your birthday hostess today with her post "Something's Gotta Give." Winner of See's Candy is Melissa Jagears.
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Monday: We're delighted to welcome Love Inspired author Brenda Minton who steps off the pages of her fictional town of Dawson, Oklahoma to bring us a post about "Small Towns". Stop by and chat at the xx and you might be the winner of a Brenda Minton double birthday book package.
Tuesday:"That was SO five years ago!" Today, Abingdon Press and Heartsong author Myra Johnson reflects on how far she's come as a writer in the past five years and takes a look at some significant "fives" in her life. In honor of Seekerville's fifth birthday, Myra will give away a box of five inspirational novels (including her own A Horseman's Gift) to one lucky commenter.
Wednesday:Revell author Julie Lessman says, "RAH-RAH -- FALL BREAK IS HERE!!!" Time for a little fun with Sr. Julie Asumpta in KISS-OLOGY 301, the final class in "Warming up the Pages with Romantic Tension." You won't want to miss this one because we'll discuss the "Caveman Kiss" with the Queen of the Caveman Scenes, Ms. Mary Connealy, as well as feature favorite love scenes from the Seekers and some of your favorite authors AND a love scene from the winning comment during the entire class. Leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of any of her books, including Love at Any Cost and A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story.
Thursday: Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne gathers folks around on Thursday for the second part of her soon-to-be-made-into-a-movie-starring-someone-young "How to Write A Selling Series" where she'll be dancing around, singing Happy Birthday!!! and partying with the lot o' youse! She's put together an adorable gift basket of cool things from Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties (Kirkwood Lake series) including Cuba Cheese... Webb's Candies... NEW RUTHY BOOK!!! and assorted fun stuff. Stop by, leave a comment to be put in for the daily drawing and... for you coffee lovers... make sure you come by Week Two for a chance at the Keurig and gift basket!
Friday:On your mark! Get set! Go! The race to publication starts Friday, October 12, when Seekerville hosts Love Inspired Associate Editor Elizabeth Mazer. We’ll be celebrating not only Seekerville’s birthday but also Elizabeth’s fifth anniversary at Love Inspired. While her blog will focus on the Love Inspired Suspense line, she’ll answer questions on all Love Inspired imprints. In addition, she has graciously agreed to judge a Seekerville Love Inspired READ ME! Contest, open to any unpublished writer who leaves a comment on Friday. You may submit to any of the Love Inspired line for this contest. Watch for the contest rules which go up Friday at 12:01 and get your submissions ready for a Seekerville opportunity you won’t want to miss! For our faithful readers we have lots of book giveaways in honor of Elizabeth's visit too!
Saturday: Seekerville is honored to welcome back the witty, sardonic, brutally honest maven of the library world-- ' S '. Not to be confused with 'M.' Also known as Madame S in some circles. She'll be chatting about "The Dos and Don't of the Library World for Authors and the Kitchen Sink." and she's anything but Q-U-I-E-T. We'll be giving away an Amazon gift card to one fortunate dear.
Sunday: Weekend Edition! and birthday prize winners for the week announced.
Our Birthday Party Page is up so check out the upcoming presents! Don't forget to check out the Friends of Seekerville (The Village People) Photo Album. Continue to send your photos of you and Seekers or you reading a Seeker release to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Seekerville the Town web page we have our monthly calendar and links to the Yankee-Belle Cafe, the October Contest Update and...
a handy link so you can nominate Seekerville for the Writer's Digest 101 Best Website for Writers in the genre fiction category.
Sandra Leesmith's December release of Current of Love is available for pre-order at Amazon.com
Debby Giusti the Georgia Romance Writer's Featured Speaker at the Moonlight & Magnolia's Conference this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
Janet Dean at the Moonlight & Magnolia Conference.
Janet Dean, Missy Tippens & Debby Giusti at the M &M Conference.
Check out Glynna Kaye's post on the Love Inspired Authors blog as she talks about her October release, Look-Alike Lawman.
Right now you can win your choice of any of Julie's books including A Love Surrendered and Julie's Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a blog interview/giveaway on Fiction Hero Features blog.
October 1-12, Win your choice of any of Julie's books including A Love Surrendered and Julie's Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a blog interview/giveaway on Writing for Christ: An Audience of One blog.
October 6-19, FIVE CHANCES TO WIN!!! Win A Love Surrendered at a giveaway on The Bookclub Network blog.
October 7-13, Win your choice of any of Julie's books including A Love Surrendered and Julie's Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a giveaway on Overcoming Through Time with God's Help blog.
Join Myra Johnson for the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt which ends at noon EST.
We have a Seeker FRIEND Sighting. Julie Hilton Steele and Piper Huguley at M&M.
At Open Road, former Pocket Books editorial director Maggie Crawford will join the company as a strategic advisor, focusing on commercial fiction, including romance, women's fiction, thrillers and mysteries, reporting to Tina Pohlman.-Publishers Lunch
Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules of Writing (Brain Pickings)
Romance Literature Statistics: Readership Statistics (RWA)
This entire site is a wealth of information for writers. Tax Solutions for Writers
SurfShelf Treadmill Desk: Laptop and iPad Holder (Amazon)
Poisoned Pen Press Seeks Submissions for New YA Imprint (GalleyCat)
Results of Free Offering (E-Book Formatting Faires)
How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty [Podcast] (Michael Hyatt)
Walt Mussell has officially signed with Terry Burns of the Hartline Literary Agency
Pepper Basham has signed with Nicole Resciniti of the The Seymour Agency.
WHEW!!! That's it! See you Monday.