Welcome to the first Weekend Edition of the holiday season!
We Have Winners
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On Monday Love Inspired Suspense and Revell author Sandra Orchard shared a suspense writer's technique that adds untapped layers, depth, and complexities to your story with her post on Layering. Sandra is generously giving away a book to each of two winners--their choice of one of the three books in her Undercover Cops series, or an ARC of her Revell release to be mailed in spring 2013! Winners are: Ginger S and Jennifer Shirk.
Tuesday Montlake author Sandra Leesmith discussed Facebook Precautions. Winner of The Price of Victory and a surprise Seeker book is Sandra Ardoin.
In keeping with the season, Debby Giusti talked about "Giving Thanks." The winner of an advanced copy of her January release, The General's Secretary, the fourth book in her Military Investigations series is Cindy W.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Today Pam Hillman ponders the strange phenomenon of tasks expanding to fill the allotted time. Pam will give away an Official Pomodoro Technique Timer and CHOCOLATE: a Ferrero Rocher Diamond Gift Box. Yum!
Tuesday: Thomas Nelson author, Cara Lynn James is your hostess today and her topic is "Dialogue Ailments." She'll be giving away a copy of her Four 1/2 Star RT Book Reviews historical romance A Path toward Love to one lucky commenter.
Wednesday: Happy Holidays as Ruth Logan Herne joins forces with her buddy Mia Ross. They're celebrating having Christmas books out together!!!! Drop by and see how these two Love Inspired authors equate writing with building a gingerbread house! (Mostly stop by for the eats, these gals have been baking up a storm!!!) Three two-packs of Merry Christmas books will be awarded to lucky commenters in our Weekend Edition!
Thursday: "I Hear What You’re Saying but I Know What You’re Thinking." Stop by for a discussion on subtext with FaithWords author Jane Myers Perrine.
Friday: Every Friday during this busy Holiday Season, Seekerville will be sharing a Best of the Archives post along with a giveaway. Don't miss this oldie but goodie!
During the busy holidays Seekerville will be sharing The Best of the Archives every Friday, November 30th thru January 4th. So don't miss this chance to visit some of our favorite posts again.
Have you stocked up on your Seeker Holiday Reads??
Candlelight Christmas by Mary Connealy and Linda Goodnight
His Mistletoe Family by Ruth Logan Herne
Julie Lessman has a huge list of contest opportunities this month!
Face Book Giveaways of A Light in the Window! Join her on Facebook November 1 - 30 for fun trivia and tips on making Christmas memorable for your family and those you love. The discussion takes place on her 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.
November 27, 2012:Win your choice of any of her books including A Love Surrendered and her Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a giveaway on Lena Nelson Dooley's blog .
November 29, 2012:Win your choice of any of her books including A Love Surrendered and her Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a giveaway on The Sword and the Spirit blog.
Random News & Information
The Onion’s Searing Parody Of Social Media Experts (TechCrunch)
50 Free Books To Be Thankful For (GalleyCat)
NaNoWriMo Tips (WD)
Marketing, Book Trailers and Author Etiquette in a Nutshell (Beyond Her Book)
Thanksgiving Wall of Gratitude (eharlequin)
How Dead Is the Book Business? (NYT)
Amazon's Confusing Kindle Ebook Royalty Rate Explained (FulltimeAuthor.com)
Powerful Pinterest – a quick how-to guide (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
Amazon's New Author Rank (Marketing Christian Books)
Content Marketing Media Matrix for Small Businesses (CopyBlogger)
Dial 911 for Writer's Block (WE Book via GalleyCat)
That's it! Have a great weekend, whether you're shopping, enjoying family or cooking. BTW, The Yankee-Belle Cafe has a great tribute to all things P-U-M-P-K-I-N! So stop by the cafe.