When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
We Have Winners
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Monday, Seekerville friend and Love Inspired debut author Virginia Carmichael, who brought us "Keeping Perspective in a Tunnel Vision World." The winner of Season of Joy is C.E. Hart.
In "S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G Toward The New Year" Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shared 10-minute strategies you can do NOW as you ring in a rocking writing 2013. The winners of their choice of one of her books are Misty R and Cara G.
Wednesday Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti invited us 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 shared her journey to publication in her blog post: "Ten Things I Learned While Writing a Book for God." The Christian Alphabet Book winner is Bridgett Henson. The winner of Debby Giusti's January Love Inspired Suspense, The General's Secretary is Michelle F. In addition, Michelle will also receive a ceramic "Be Still and Know that I AM God" wall plaque from Debby.
Montlake author Sandra Leesmith celebrated the release of her new book Current of Love with Christmas gift copies to five winners on Thursday. Winners are: Marianne, Patricia W., Whitney, Joanne Sher, and Viv. She also shared a wonderful article "Channeling the Raging River of Ambition" written by her friend and fellow author Ann Lee Miller. The winner of an ebook copy of Ann's new release Avra's God is Virginia Carmichael.
Friday:Tina Radcliffe shared a Best of the Archives post Liminal Space. Winner of a 10 page critique is Jeanne T and the winner of an e or print copy of Sandra Leesmith's release, Current of Love is Annie Rains.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Tyndale author Pam Hillman is your hostess on December 24th, Christmas Eve, with a thought-provoking post titled "Where is Jesus?" Read it and think.
Tuesday: Seekerville Closed To Celebrate The Birth of Jesus!
Wednesday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe is your hostess today. We'll be serving leftovers and chatting about the last 361 days. Stop by for a respite from your holiday business to plan for the next year.
Thursday:Montlake author Fran McNabb will be the guest of Cara Lynn James today. She'll blog about "Using Local Color to Enhance Fiction." Fran is also giving away a print or ebook version of Windswept, her latest sweet romance.
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!
Check out the Seeker Sightings at The Writer's Alley-12 Days of Christmas Weekend Edition.
SAVE THE DATE -It's time for our fifth annual round the clock New Year's Eve Party. We start at midnight on Monday and go through New Year's Eve on the west coast. Food, fun and giveaways for 27 straight hours. Don't miss it.
Wednesday, December 19th, Seekerville participated in Cheryl St. John's Great Christmas Tree Tour. Stop by and get a look at the Seekerville Tree.
Win your choice of any of Julie Lessman's books including A Love Surrendered (paperbook or audio) and her Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a giveaway on her Pearl Girl Christmas Blog on Thursday December 20th, entitled, "When God Wraps a Present ..." Follow the entire series, which began on Friday, December 14th and ends on Christmas Day, and have a chance to a pearl necklace, free books, a gift pack and CDs!! Info can be found at Julie's Journal Jots.
Friday December 21st through Sunday, December 23rd, win your choice of any of Julie's books including A Love Surrendered (paperbook or audio) and her Christmas e-book A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story at a giveaway on Mary Vee's blog.
During Christmas week, watch for an interview with Myra Johnson and a review of her 2009 debut novel, One Imperfect Christmas, on the blog L.Leander's Reviews and Interviews. Get the inside scoop on Myra's writing space and favorite writing tool, plus a peek into Myra's growing-up years and childhood dreams.
On Friday, December 28th, Pam Hillman blogs with Morgan Tarpley on Pens on a World Map about her research trip down the Natchez Trace. And... Pam's excitement knows no bounds!!! Only 10 more days until Claiming Mariah releases and Pam's Blog Tour begins. We blow the door off the Prize Vault on January 1st!
IN Group: Iowa-Nebraska ACFW Christmas Party held at Lorna Seilstad's home.
L-R Front: Stephanie Ludwig, Dawn Ford, Shari Barr, Back: Lorna Seilstad, Mary Connealy, LoRee Peery, Rose Ross Zediker,Kathy Anderson, Cheryl St. John, Cathy Richmond
Random News & Information
Harlequin Manuscript Submission-It's Easy! (eharlequin)
Macmillan Children's is adding a "crowdsourced teen romance imprint that will work with both writers and readers to discover (and then publish) the best, most SW♥♥N-worthy, teen romance novels." Called Swoon Reads, it will be part of Feiwel and Friends. They will open for business next spring, and the website says manuscripts "chosen by the community and the SW♥♥N Reads publishing team" will get a $10,000 advance and a standard world rights contract.( PW)
Esi Sogah will join Kensington as senior editor on January 2. She was most recently associate editor at Avon. (PW)
Successful Query Letters for Literary Agents (GalleyCat)
Stephen King Gives Screenwriting Advice (GalleyCat)
Exclusive: Our 2012 SYTYCW Contest Winner—and THE CALL from Harlequin! (Harlequin Blog)
Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2013 (The Passive Voice)
Merry Christmas from Seekerville.