This weekend many of us are on deadline and ordering Chinese Take-Out! (Frankly there are a few of us who just refuse to cook-period.) What are you up to?
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Janet Dean’s Monday post “Just Do It” she reveals what her Christmas tree taught her this year, along with her One Word for 2013. The winner of an IOU copy of her April Love Inspired Historical April release, The Bride Wore Spurs is Gabrielle Meyer.
Madame S Returned to educate Seekerville on Tuesday with her "Observations on e-books and libraries and why it’s a mess right now. " The winner of an e-book giveaway of a Seeker book of choice is DeborahH.
Wednesday Debby Giusti shared "Five Tips for an Inspirational New Year." The winner of away of her January Love Inspired Suspense, The General's Secretary plus a $13 Starbucks Gift Card to celebrate the new year, without superstition is Mary Curry.
Why should you "ask" your characters about their history and even that of their parents and grandparents? "Interview Your Characters Like a Psychologist Would" was our Thursday post with guest blogger Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist for over twenty-five years who shares how getting the "really juicy" backstory on your characters can enrich your plot. The winner of an awesome giveaway of a Virginia gift basket with chocolate is Kathy Bailey.
Friday we welcomed back Debra Ullrick and Cheryl St. John with "Writing What You Know...OR Not! " Cheryl and Debra gave away one copy of Colorado Courtship, their Love Inspired Historical (featuring Winter of Dreams by Cheryl St. John & The Rancher's Sweetheart by Debra Ullrick), signed by both. The winner is Peggy Wright.
Monday: Ready for a little publishing industry Jeopardy? Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe brings you, "Popular Publishing Culture for Fifty Points."Stop by to challenge your knowledge. Of course prizes will be awarded !
Tuesday:Love Inspired author Missy Tippens will be your hostess today, bringing "Why Not Me?" vs "It Could've/Should've Been Me!" Come figure out which category you fit in, and comment for a chance to win a prize.
Wednesday:Seekervillager Georgiana Daniels joins us today with "Wait Like a Winner." Georgiana's been-there-done-that, so stop by to hear what she learned during the publication "waiting game." One lucky commenter will snag a copy of her very first book - a January 2013 release - A Daughter's Redemption, from Love Inspired Books!
Thursday:Today, stop by to explore the idea of ''Fiction Friends'' with Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James. Cara will be giving away a copy of A Path Toward Love to one lucky commenter!
Friday:It's confession time! When Golden Keyes Parsons, speaker, teacher, author and head of Matters of the Heart Ministry began her journey as an author, she admits to feeling "rather superior to fiction writers." "I am a Bible teacher, and nonfiction was my genre," she writes. "Humph! Fiction writers. They're just telling stories. I'm writing biblical truth!" However, Golden humbly admits that God "took me down a few notches and now the motivation of my life is to tell compelling stories that point the reader to Jesus." Join Golden in an eye-opening blog entitled "Just Telling Stories," where you'll also have the opportunity to win her latest book, Trapped! The Adulterous Woman.
Today Seekerville is the first to see the cover of Mary Connealy's August release, the second book in the Trouble in Texas Series, Fired Up.
Glynna Greer, faced with a town full of men, decides she can make a living opening a diner…even though cooking is not her greatest talent.
Men are lucky to escape with their teeth. But they keep coming because Glynna is the prettiest thing they've ever seen. And her bad cooking is helping Dare Riker's business. He's the town doctor and he's never treated so many belly aches in his life.
There's more than Glynna's kitchen that's on fire in town. Dare's house burns down and it wasn't an accident. While someone's trying to make Dare go up in smoke, the pretty cook and the overworked doctor are firing up a romance that might end up burning them both
More Mary Connealy! Check out the Publisher's Weekly Review of Swept Away, the first book in the Trouble in Texas Series which releases in March.
Pam Hillman’s Blog Tour Blowout celebrating the release of Claiming Mariah continues with ONE stop this week because her hostess is THAT special.
Monday drop by Mary Connealy's Real Life Petticoat Ranch blog for Part Two of Pam's Publishing P's. Part One can be found here.
And.... The Prize Vault is OPEN! Current prizes: $10 Amazon Gift Card, handmade soap, and grand prize eReader.
Myra Johnson is the guest blogger at Seriously Write next Thursday, January 24. In her post, titled "A New Year, A New Plan," she'll be sharing ideas to help you stay motivated and inspired during the year ahead.
Debby Giusti will be one of the authors at Murder on the Menu. The yearly event features mystery writers from around the country and will be held at the Wetumpka Civic Center, Wetumpka, Alabama, from 10 AM to 4 PM, on Saturday, January 26. To register or for more information, click here. Panel discusssions, book signing, goodie bags for all those who attend, catered lunch, breakfast and afternoon snack. Make your reservations now.
Check out Julie Lessman's interview on a very cool website for Christian Fiction called Soul Inspirationz!
My One Word pdf has been updated. If your word isn't there please email us at Seekers@Seekerville.net
Yankee Belle Café needs your help!
Speedbo starts March 1,
and we're looking for guest bloggers.
Or, if you're ....(chicken)...
You don't have to guest host, you can just send us your recipes and pics if available and we'll give you fifteen minutes of fame at the cafe! We need quick recipes that are easy on time and the budget. Please e-mail us at yankeebellecafe at gmail dot com if you'd like to join us in the cafe in March.Thank you!
Antagonist & Contagonist (Writer Unboxed)
Sales Ranking Chart (Theresa Ragan)
Olympic Paint, Color Insight Game (Use it for your Characters) (via K.C. Frantzen)
Publishers Continue to Acquire Great Content by Steve Laube (Christian Retailing Magazine Online Page 52)
Harlequin is expanding its digital-only Carina Press imprint to the UK, seeking authors from the UK and Ireland as well as from markets such as India and South Africa. (Publishers Lunch)
What US Editors Want 2013 (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency)
Body Language Cheat Sheet (GalleyCat)
Book Country Adds Free Self-Publishing Option (GalleyCat)
5 Literary Agents Seeking New Clients (WD)
2013 PAP FEST! (open to completed YA and MG project -it's all about pitching your critique partner's project) (Writer Writer Pants on Fire)
Have a great weekend!