Welcome to the Seekerville Weekend Edition. It's been an exciting birthday month and we thank you for spending time with us. We've got a lot to share this week so grab a cuppa and have a seat.
Now for a few stats for the month:
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Seekerville and our amazing guests have given away over 130 birthday presents this month.
And we had the pleasure of sharing 31 days of partying with our friends.
We Have Winners
We're getting those mailings out as fast as we can. 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. If you'd like to apply for a job assisting with mailings please email us...ASAP!
Did you check the Week One, Week Two , Week Three and Week Four giveaway lists to see if your name was there??
We have five (in honor of our birthday) winners of Village People Photo Album Contest. Their photos are featured throughout today's post. They'll all be receiving surprise gift packages.
Last Sunday's Weekend Edition winner of a Christmas digital trio, 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) is Rose Ross Zediker.
The winner of the October Birthday Extravaganza Present
which just happens to be a laptop is...drum roll...
Monday author and freelance editor Jason Black shared "The Sherlock Holmes Method of Writing." We've got reader and writer giveaways up for grabs in honor of Jason's visit! Winner of Write Tight: Say Exactly What You Mean with Precision and Power by William Brohaugh (Kindle Edition) is J.M. Powers and a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card goes to YosemiteSyd.
Super-Agent Natasha Kern and Althena Kern visited Seekerville with a post called, "Five Ways an Agent Can Save Your Career!"
$25 gift ecards( Amazon or Barnes and Noble): Melanie Dickerson and Jillian Kent
A House Full of Hope by Missy Tipens: Jackie S
A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman:Ausjenny (Jenny Blake),lola
A Horseman’s Heart by Myra Johnson:Jan (GodBlessAmerica)
A Horseman’s Gift: Natasha Metzler
Yuletide Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne:Bridgett Henson
Mended Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne:Barbara Shelton
Small-Town Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne:Debra Marvin
Reunited Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne:Mary Curry
A Family to Cherish by Missy Tippens: Erica Vetsch
His Mistletoe Family by Ruth Logan Herne:Jaime Wright
Candlelight Christmas by Mary Connealy and Linda Goodnight:Casey, Lindsay Harrell
Glynna Kaye Book of Choice: Sally Bradley,Jen Chandler
Wednesday, Noelle Buss, Fiction Publicist from Bethany House, shared "Social Media: A List of To Do’s."
Bethany House Winners:
Breath of Dawn by Kristen Heitzmann— Angie Dickens
All Things New by Lynn Austin— CatMom
Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl— Shannon Ro
No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig— Ann Lee Miller
A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano— Susan Ann Mason
Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden— Tessa
Home in Drayton Valley by Kim Vogel Sawyer— Pam K
Judge by R. J. Larson— Megan Parsons
The Air We Breath by Christa Parrish— Kara
Courting Cate by Leslie Gould— Piper Huguley
The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis— Eva Maria Hamilton
A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers— Nancy Kimball
Want to increase the romance factor in your romance novel? Carol Award winning author Melanie Dickerson shared her secrets on 'How To Heighten the Romance in Your Romance Novel" on Thursday. The winners of (IOUs) for Melanie's December release, The Fairest Beauty are: Renee (SteelerGirl83), Natalie Monk, and Nancy C.
Friday was the November Contest Update. Winner of an 11 page critique is Helen Gray. Winner of an $11 Amazon gift card is Cindy Wilson.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy brings us "Why We Love Being Seekerville." She'll also be giving away an electronic copy of her new Christmas romance novella Candlelight Christmas!
Tuesday: Today we have a very special, SURPRISE first sale party with one of our Seeker friends. No peeking! We promise an inspirational day and a few prizes!
Wednesday: Welcome award-winning author Elizabeth Ludwig with "Six Things I Learned AboutWriting from my Dachshund." She'll be giving away a copy of her new release from Bethany House, No Safe Harbor.
Thursday: How much fact should you weave into your fiction? If you're Abingdon Press author Jennifer AlLee, sometimes a whole bunch! On Thursday, Jennifer shares how she does it, and is giving away three copies of her latest novel, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas.
Friday: Margaret Daley (Love Inspired, Summerside Press, and Abingdon Press) will be in Seekerville talking about "How to Produce and Not Go Down in Flames." She will be giving away a copy of Christmas Stalking and of Shattered Silence.
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Join Julie Lessman during the entire month of November!
FACEBOOK GIVEAWAYS OF A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW!!! Join Julie on Facebook November 1 - 30 for fun trivia and tips on making Christmas Juliemorable for your family and those you love. The discussion takes place on Julie's author page each day, where she'll be giving away FIVE copies of A Light in the Window over the course of the month, either e-book or signed printed manuscript, so coJulie be a part. Here's the link and hope to see you there! Julie's Facebook Author Page.
November 1 - 8, 2012: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 The Historical Christian Review blog.
Ruth Logan Herne wants you to join her for some unabashed hero talk at Nancy Kimball's blog Fiction Hero Features. Nancy is featuring Colonel Brett Stanton (Ret.), the hero of Ruthy's upcoming release His Mistletoe Family and Ruthy is in total agreement: Brett Stanton is a hero to remember! Come and chat with us... Leave a comment and get your name tossed into Nancy's cat dish (big smile here!!!) for a chance to win one of THREE copies of His Mistletoe Family, on its release date, November 13th.
Sandra Leesmith will be featured in the chatroom at writerspace.com Monday, November 5th at 9:00 pm EST. On November 9th she will blog at writerspace.com. Writerspace.com is where thousands of readers gather to meet their favorite authors from all genres. Many prizes will be given including pre-ordered copies of Current of Love, Sandra's December release from Montlake.
Two Inspirational Christmas Stories ... Candlelight Christmas
The Outlaw's Gift by Linda Goodnight & The Christmas Candle by Mary Connealy
Random News & Information
Cover Art and Advertising Headlines Have The Same Mission by Vince Mooney (My Story My Way)
NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Read Two Years’ Worth of Advice in a Single Post (GalleyCat)
Random House & Penguin to Merge (GalleyCat)
Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of October 29, 2012 (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.)
Cover Reveal: Harlequin KISS (Harlequin Blog)
Liz Kreger: One Author’s Battle with Cancer (Barbara Vey: Beyond Her Blog)
How to Write a High-Quality eBook in 30 Days (CopyBlogger)
We have an exciting month planned for November, so stop by daily during your NaNo Breaks. Check out the November calendar at our website and don't forget to nominate Seekerville for the Writer's Digest Best 101 Websites.
We end our celebration with a Village People film strip for your entertainment. Carol Moncado wins the Drama Queen Award. A small something will be winging it's way to her soon!