Happy December Seekerville!
This week we're putting up the stockings.
What's your favorite traditional stocking gift?
Do you wrap your stocking gifts
or fill those stockings sans paper and bows?
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.
On Monday Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy brought us "Where do I Begin--Deciding Where to Start Your Story." The winner of a $25 CBD e-gift card drawing is Eliza Elliott. Merry Christmas!
Tuesday we were deelighted that Love Inspired, Heartsong Presents and Barbour author Elizabeth Goddard returned to Seekerville with a journey to the "Final Frontier!" The winners of her newest Love Inspired Suspense, Treacherous Skies are Misty Russon and Susan Codone.
Award-winning author Dina Sleiman offered "timeless" advice Wednesday, on "Making History Work for You" in her guest blog that also features an e-book giveaway of her latest novel, Zondervan's Love in Three-QuarterTime or paperback copy of Dance of the Dandelion. Dina's giveaway winner is Stephanie Queen Ludwig.
We welcomed back Barbour author and Seekerville friend Erica Vetsch who shared "insider" info on contest judges on Thursday with her post "The Other Side of the Score: What Contest Judges Are Thinking!" Winner of Erica's latest release, A Bride Sews with Love in Needles, California is Ginger.
Friday we featured a Best of the Archives Post: So Many Acronyms, So Little Time. The winner of a 5 page critique liberally sprinkled with acronyms is Patti Jo. Winner of of Ruth Logan Herne and Mia Ross's Christmas releases from Love Inspired, His Mistletoe Family and A Gift of Family is Pol.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Welcome Thomas Nelson author Kelly Long today! What do the three wise men and writers have in common? Find out when award-winning Amish author Kelly Long talks about keeping our "Eye on the Star."
Tuesday:Are you sitting on the fence about using clichés? Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson brings you 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. Play along and you could win a copy of The Dimwit's Dictionary, by Robert Hartwell Fiske.
Wednesday:HO-HO-HO ... Revell author Julie Lessman delves into what makes a Christmas story great in her blog entitled "A Christmas Story," which will not only include a giveaway of any of Julie's books, but an opportunity to win a Kindle and six top CBA books!!
Thursday: "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. Emotions run high,and so do sales. Join Ruth Logan Herne as she chats about writing for the Christmas market, putting your heart in a book, and adding yarn to baby Jesus' empty manger.Eggnog and a pastry bar will be available, and the array of treats is simply delightful! Chat and get your name thrown in the cat dish for a chance to win a half-hour phone call with the Ruthinator (really???? WHO CARES THAT MUCH TO TALK TO ME???????) or autographed copies of Yuletide Hearts, (Ruth Logan Herne, 2011) Gift of Family (Mia Ross), Candlelight Christmas (Mary Connealy and Linda Goodnight) and His Mistletoe Family (Ruthy, 2012). Stop by for a chance to surround yourself with gentle tales of the season.
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!
December 31st Seekerville is hosting our annual Round the Clock Rockin' New Year's Eve Party.
Each hour we'll have an author hostess with giveaway and our Seeker Friends are serving up the party fare. We have a few slots left if you want to participate. Check out the details here. And if you have party plans, stop by and see us before or after your outings!
Sandra Leesmith's new novel Current of Love will be released next week on December 11th. Sandra will be chatting on writerspace.com December 12 at 9:00pm EST. Join her and be entered for a chance to win an ebook copy of Current of Love.
And, Sandra will be blogging with Jenny in Australia on Wednesday December 12th. Join Jenny and Sandra at http://ausjenny.blogspot.com. Sandra will be giving away an ebook copy of Current of Love.
Check out A Visit With the Huz: The Inside Scoop on the Inside Scoop on Myra Johnson at Writing To Distraction. Then go ahead and preorder Myra's January release from Heartsong Presents, A Horseman's Hope.
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).
Until December 10, 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 Sword and the Spirit blog.
FYI: Ruth Logan Herne is a consummate lover of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life", her all-time favorite Christmas movie so on Sunday, December 9th, Ruthy, Mia Ross and Deb Marvin are joining up at the Seneca Falls/Real "Bedford Falls" Festival for a few hours of nostalgia, food and fun! If you're in upstate or central New York, please join us! We'd love to hang with you!
Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman is Tyndale's Digital First Title of the
Month! (scroll down)
Monday, December 10th, Pam Hillman is Liz Tolsma's guest at Changing Scenes with a post reminiscent of an Old World Christmas in a modern day setting. Feel free to stop by for a bit of nostalgia, and a sneak peek at Pam's 2013 Blog-Tour Blowout. Pam's working on blowing the door off the Prize Vault as we speak!
Claiming Mariah is now on the Tyndale site.
Random News & Information
Harlequin Community Open House 2012-Between Dec 10th and 14th mix and mingle with your favorite Harlequin authors. Lots of FREE goodies, too!
Ted Dekker Offers Free Copy of Next Book (Christian Retailing)
Lion Hudson Offers New Fiction Imprint (Christian Retailing)
Amazon Clarifies Its Review Policies (The Passive Voice)
Amazon Announces the 2013 Breakthrough Novel Award (Amazon.com)
Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft? (The Creative Penn)
Name That Tune and Win Awesome Writing Stuff (WD)
Dialogue Spacing -not just for kidlit writers! (Kidlit.com)
Have a wonderful week!