We Have Winners
Please see our rules for giveaways in Seekerville. Be sure to contact us with your snail mail address if you are a winner and/or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome Thomas Nelson author Kelly Long on Monday. What do the three wise men and writers have in common? Kelly shared about keeping our "Eye on the Star." Winner of a combination prize of A Marriage of the Heart and An Amish Kitchen is Kav.
Are you sitting on the fence about using clichés? Tuesday Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson brought us 101 reasons to quit cold turkey! You just may be surprised at how easily (and how many!) clichés worm their way into your writing and everyday conversation. Winner of a copy of The Dimwit's Dictionary, by Robert Hartwell Fiske is Virginia Carmichael.
HO-HO-HO ... on Wednesday Revell author Julie Lessman delved into what makes a Christmas story great in her blog entitled "A Christmas Story." The winner of a copy of The Well and their choice of any of Julie's books is Vince.
"For unto us a child is born..." That's the reason hearts open to warmth, love and laughter during the Christmas season, regardless of circumstance. Ruth Logan Herne chatted about writing for the Christmas market on Thursday. The winner of a Yuletide Hearts, (Ruth Logan Herne, 2011) Gift of Family (Mia Ross), Candlelight Christmas (Mary Connealy and Linda Goodnight) and His Mistletoe Family (Ruthy, 2012) is Emily Reynolds, and because Ruthy is feeling surprisingly good this holiday season, we have mini surprise Christmas packages going out to Katie N. and Linda Bonney Olin!
On Friday, Mary Connealy shared her Best of the Archives post, "The Personification of Place." Winner of her Christmas e-novella with Linda Goodnight, A Candlelight Christmas is Deb H.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Join Seekerville friend and Love Inspired debut author Virginia Carmichael, who brings us "Keeping Perspective in a Tunnel Vision World." Virginia will give away a copy of Season of Joy to one lucky commenter!
Tuesday: In "S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G Toward The New Year" Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shares 10-minute stategies you can do NOW to better ring in a rocking writing 2013. She'll be giving away to two winners a copy of one of her books (winners' choice) !
Wednesday: Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti invites you to stop by to learn the heartwarming story of how an art teacher and mother of three answered the Lord’s call to create and publish The Christian Alphabet. Guest blogger, Artist-Author Tracy Sands will share her journey to publication in her blog post: "Ten Things I Learned While Writing a Book for God."
Thursday: Montlake author Sandra Leesmith will celebrate the release of her new book Current of Love with Christmas gift copies to five winners. She is also sharing a wonderful article about containing the Raging River of Ambition within God's Plan written by her friend and fellow author Ann Lee Miller. Ann will also be giving one lucky winner an ebook copy of her new release Avra's God.
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!
SAVE THE DATE -It's time for our fifth annual round the clock New Year's Eve Party. Food, fun and giveaways for 27 straight hours. We'll be here!
Wednesday, December 19th, Seekerville participates in Cheryl St. John's Great Christmas Tree Tour. Stop by and get a look at the Seekerville Tree.
On Tuesday, December 18, Myra Johnson will be featured on the blog Launch Your Creative Life. Myra talks about her journey to publication and the perseverance required to follow your dreams despite disappointments and discouragement.
Julie Lessman's Journal Jots December Contest:Don't miss out on Julie's weekly blog to her readers where she's giving away SIX TOP CBA BOOKS, A KINDLE (or equivalent $69 gift card), and choice of any of Julie's books including A Light in the Window (e-book or signed printed manuscript).
Excitement is building for Pam Hillman's sophomore release, Claiming Mariah, coming January 1st to an etailer near you!
Pam will be in residence at Tyndale House blog ALL WEEK next week. Monday, December 17th is a Q&A session. Bring your questions and we'll do our best to provide answers. Tuesday, December 18th Shaina Turner interviews Pam, and Wednesday December 19th, don't miss Pam's article comparing Digital First vs. Digital Only. Shaina wraps up the week on Thursday spotlighting all three of the 2013 Digital First titles.
Ruth Logan Herne and Debra Marvin visited Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life in Seneca Falls at the Real "Bedford Falls" Festival
Random News & Information
Nielsen BookScan Adds Walmart (PW)
25 Free Christmas eBooks (GalleyCat)
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What Writers Need to Know About Goodreads (GalleyCat)
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers (Writer Unboxed)
Facebook: Best Practices for Profiles, Pages, Groups and Posts by Darcy Pattison (W.O.W via K.C. Frantzen)
Topsy Tools for Writers & Publishing Professionals (GalleyCat)
How Writers & Readers Can Win at Scrabble (GalleyCat)
Christmas Presents for Writers-Part 1 & Part 2 (Urban Writer) Yes, they are British but don't you wish you were??
Seekerville would like to C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-E!
Friend of Seekerville, Lyndee Henderson
who just signed with Agent Mary Sue Seymour!