Our party goes through October 31st! We're collecting the comments all month long for the final drawing for our big birthday EXTRAVAGANZA present. Winner announced on Saturday November 3rd.
We Have Winners
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Did you check the Week Two and Week Three giveaway lists to see if your name was there??
This week's big winner of a 6" Kindle with Wifi is Donna Phillips.
Last Sunday's comment winner of a Seeker Book of choice is Kara.
Variety isn't just the spice of life, it's the spice that will kick your manuscript up another notch. Sentences all start the same? Paragraphs? All your chapters begin with a character name, every single time? Tyndale author Pam Hillman joined us on Monday for a discussion on mixing it up a little. Monday's giveaway is a critique of the first five pages of your manuscript to review your opening paragraphs. The winner is Kathy Eberly.
Just when you think you know everything you need to, you learn "Five New Things About the Publishing Business." Montlake Romance author Sandra Leesmith shared FIVE new things she's learned during our fifth Seekerville year on Tuesday. Winners o fThe Price of Victory which includes a surprise Seeker book are: Becky Doughty, Elaine Clampitt, Elizabeth Alexandre, Walt Mussell and Pepper Basham.
Wednesday Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye explores "Getting There From Here: 5 Ways to Kickstart That Opening Chapter." The winner of a COMPLETE set of the Love Inspired 6-book "Texas Twins" series is LeAnne Bristow.
Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James share on Thursday with "The 5 Biggest Writing Blunders." The winners of away FIVE $5.00 Starbuck gift cards are Jamie Adams, Debbie Maxwell Allen, Melissa Jagears, Jackie L and Shelia H and 5 one-page critique winners Jeanne T, Susan Codone, Tea Norman, Jan Drexler, and Robin R.
Friday Christy-award-winning author Lisa Bergren kicked off the fabulous Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt scheduled October 25-28 with a fun poll of her FIVE FAV COVERS from that hunt, which features 31 CBA authors. The winning cover per our poll is The Fairest Beauty! Winner of Lisa's wonderful new release, Glamorous Illusions is Nancy C.
Saturday: Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti will be blogging about "Five Years: Looking Back and Moving Forward."Debby is giving away three prizes of FIVE items each:(1) A journal in which to record your accomplishments -(2) A Seekerville pen-(3) A scriptural notepad to jot down inspirational thoughts-(4) One of Debby's books, winner’s choice (5) A BELIEVE button so you’ll never forget you’re a writer. The three winners are:Jill Weatherholt, travelingstacey, and Melinda.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Grab your slueth-scope and stop by for a visit with author and freelance editor Jason Black as he shares "The Sherlock Holmes Method of Writing." We've got reader and writer giveaways up for grabs in honor of Jason's visit!
Tuesday: Save the date. Today Super-Agent Natasha Kern will be back in Seekerville! And, we'll be giving away books books from many of Natasha's clients!
Wednesday: Join Noelle Buss, Fiction Publicist from Bethany House, as well as the Bethany House Marketing Team as they share" Social Media: A List of To Do’s." We will give away every Bethany House October Release (plus a few extras) in FIVE book packs.
Thursday: Want to increase the romance factor in your romance novel? Carol Award winning author Melanie Dickerson shares her secrets on how to heighten the romance and make your readers sigh with satisfaction. Melanie will be giving away copies of her December release, The Fairest Beauty. Leave a comment and you might receive one of 3 IOUs.
Friday: It's time for the November Contest Update. The prize vault is open!
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. We'll be picking a winner from all the photos sent for a special birthday prize on November 3rd.
Nominate Seekerville for the Writer's Digest 101 Best Website for Writers in the genre fiction category.
Merry Christmas From Seekerville!!
Available now on Amazon!
Two Inspirational Christmas Stories ...
The Outlaw's Gift by Linda Goodnight
1880s Oklahoma Territory
When drifter Seth Blackstone shows up at Raven Patterson’s homestead, Raven thinks this may be the solution to all her problems. But Seth’s mysterious past is about to catch up with him and could mean disaster for them both.
The Christmas Candle by Mary Connealy
Arkansas Ozarks 1883
Gabe Wagner, has left his hectic city life and moved onto Rose Palmer’s mountain. His plans to build a house will tear the heart out of her Ozark Mountain home. Rose learns that what she calls peace and quiet has evolved into isolation and loneliness. As Christmas approaches and she searches for the perfect way to honor the Savior’s birth, she realizes she wants to let Gabe into her life. But to do it, she may have to face a larger world that frightens her while she gives up the safe life she has always known.
This just in: Simply Saturday Guest Blogger Mary Connealy's Easy Shrimp Chowder at the Yankee-Belle Cafe
Ruth Logan Herne brings you a lovely new release, just in time for Christmas! His Mistletoe Family.
Available for pre-order on Amazon and your favorite cyber bookstore!
Julie Lessman's An Irish Christmas Love Story- A Light in the Window. Win a Kindle or have a character named after you in her next book. Three contests..
Kindle Fire Contest!!
A Light in the Window Facebook Giveaways!!
Congratulations to Pam Hillman. Stealing Jake (Tyndale) is a finalist in the EPIC eBook Awards in the Historical Romance category.
Debby Giusti will be at the Southern Magic Readers' Luncheon, in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, November 3rd. A book signing will follow the event. Tickets are available here.
October 25 - 28, 2012 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!! Books and prizes and fun from each of 31 CBA authors including Lisa Bergren, Liz Curtis Higgs, Kristen Heitzmann, Robin Lee Hatcher, Tamara Alexander and our own Julie Lessman, to name only a few (entire list can be found at Julie's Journal Jots).
Prizes include the chance to win a Kindle Fire and 31 New Releases from said authors plus prizes from each. The hunt features exclusive material from each author about their new release, not found anywhere else.
HINT: Julie's giveaway will be choice of Julie's books, a $50 gift card and having a character named after you in Julie's next book! For more information, and the starting point, begin the hunt at www.LisaBergren.com. The hunt can be completed anytime that weekend. Remember: It all started at Lisa Bergren’s blog on October 25.
Check out this Love Inspired featured holiday edition of RT Book Reviews Magazine.
Pages 8-13 and the cover feature Seekers Glynna Kaye, Missy Tippens, Debby Giusti, Janet Dean, Ruth Logan Herne and Tina Radcliffe.
Random News & Information
Over at the #1K1HR Facebook page, theyr'e gearing up for National Novel Writing Month! Be sure to join the page for races, challenges and - just maybe - prizes! You can add your name to the NaNoWriMo username list. Watching your buddies' bars fill up with words is [almost!] as exciting as watching your own word count increase! Join other SeekerVillagers and writers galore for "Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon".
Brenda Hiatt's SHOW ME THE MONEY Updated!
AAP Sales Report: E-Books At Record High (RT BookReviews)
Random House & Penguin Consider Combining Forces (GalleyCat)
Some Hard Numbers (Janet Reid, Literary Agent)
5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction (GalleyCat)
The Cause and Effect of Self-Publishing on Your Career (Books & Such Literary Agency)
Publishers Settle With Google–But What About Authors? (Victoria Strauss)
The party ends on October 31st and we'll announce the last of our winners next Saturday as we resume our normal Monday through Saturday blogging with Sunday's off.! Comment today for a chance to win our very last Weekend Edition prize: our Seeker Christmas Collection.
Ruth Logan Herne's His Mistletoe Christmas (available mid November), Mary Connealy's The Christmas Candle (part of Candlelight Chrismas e book novella with Linda Goodnight) and Julie Lessman's A Light in the Window (An Irish Christmas Love Story).
That's it! Thank you for making this such a phenomenal and fun birthday month