Brrrrr! It's cold out there. So settle in for a nice cozy Weekend Edition!
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.
(And good news from Tina! Last week I drove out of my neighborhood for the first time. I have a Garmin and know how to use it. Next stop-post office.)
On Monday Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe brought you Seekerville Jeopardy , "Popular Publishing Culture for Fifty Points." The five Amazon gift card winners (who shared their scores ) are: Melissa Jagears, Erynn, Chaplain Debbie, Karen Schravemade, and Donna (in blue). And our surprise package winner is POL.
Love Inspired author Missy Tippens was your hostess today, bringing "Why Not Me?" vs "It Could've/Should've Been Me!" Winner of A House Full of Hope is Sherida Stewart.
Love Inspired debut author Georgiana Daniels joined us Wednesday with "Wait Like a Winner." Winner of her very first book - a January 2013 release - A Daughter's Redemption, is Cindy W.
Thursday's post was ''Fiction Friends'' with Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James. Winner of A Path Toward Love is CatMom/Patti Jo.
Golden Keyes Parsons, speaker, teacher, author and head of Matters of the Heart Ministry was our guest on Friday with an eye-opening blog entitled "Just Telling Stories." Winner of their choice of The Shadow of the Sun King or Golden's latest book, Trapped! The Adulterous Woman is Pat Jeanne Davis.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Join Pam Hillman as she shares a few tips on thinking outside the box to spread the word about her latest book, Claiming Mariah.
Tuesday: Today we welcome back Harlequin author, Lynne Marshall, who shares "Revisions and the Author." And Lynne is giving away a print or e-book (the winner's choice) of either One for the Road (Single Title) or Courting His Favorite Nurse (Spec. Edition) or Dr. Tall, Dark...and Dangerous? (Medical Romance)
Wednesday:Barbour author Valerie Comer gets down and dirty about newsletters. Learn why they are an important part of an author's platform and just what newsletter providers some of your favorite CBA authors utilize. Book giveaway included.
Thursday:Today, Sandra Leesmith will discuss our role as writers in bringing forth the light of God in her post "Let Your Light Shine." She will be giving away a copy of one of her books.
Friday: It's time for another Contest Update. And you get to meet the February Contest Diva!
Mary Connealy's Swept Away - 4 Stars in Romantic Times Magazine!
"The first book of Connealy’s new series definitely does not disappoint. We follow Ruthy MacNeil, a self-reliant sweetheart who’s determined to go from victim to hero in her own life. Taking place in 1860s Texas, this novel not only entertains with historically based settings, but with captivating action, suspense and an uplifting love story."
And scroll down the Barbara Vey Book Review post for a great review of Mary Connealy's Over The Edge (Book 3 of the Kincaid Brides).
Julie Lessman on "What Inspires you to write?" Video.
Sandra Leesmith who writes children's books as Sandy Wardman is happy to announce her new release, Cody the Coyote, the Coyote Who Wanted To Be a Dog. The exciting news is that all of her animal stories are now in iTunes. Look for Hector Wants to Play and Percival the Naughty Prairie Dog.
Debby Guisti will be blogging on The Craftie Ladies of Romance, Tuesday, Jan 29. Stop by and say hello!
Debby will sign her latest novel, The General's Secretary, at Omega Book Center, Peachtree City, GA, on Thursday, January 31, from 4 to 6:30 PM. Proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Trinity Conference, which provides financial assistance and emergency food to the needy. The book signing is open to the public and includes free refreshments and a drawing for a gift basket. Books can be ordered by phone and will be mailed to the buyer after the signing. For more information, contact Omega Book Center, 100 N. Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, at 770-487-3977.
Random News & Information
My One Word pdf has been updated. If your word isn't there please email us at Seekers@Seekerville.net
BBC2 to recreate ball worthy of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy (RadioTimes)
How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day (Pretentious Title)
What Authors Want: Third of Published Authors Interested in Self-Publishing Next Book (dbw)
How Social Media Could Land You Your Next Job Infographic (Mashable)
Amazon Launches Two Lions and Skyscape YA Imprints (Good E Reader)
Submission Guidelines for Kensington's KTeen (Kensington)
David C Cook launches digital-first book line (Christian Retailing)
Libraries: Good Value, Lousy Marketing (PW)
At Tor/Forge, Melissa Frain, Kristen Sevick, and Whitney Ross have been promoted to editor from associate editor.(PW)
Check out Publishers Weekly, Beyond her Blog, Barbara Vey's new website.
The Twenty Minute Win (Writer Unboxed)
Should Writers "JUST" Write? (Writer Unboxed)
The Importance of Meta Data (Video)(PubRants)
President of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management Jane Dystel: Agents Unwilling to Adapt Won’t Last (dbw)
That's it, but before you go get your hot cocoa, we have a nice surprise to share.
Friend of Seekerville, Melissa Jagears just got the cover for her debut release (October 2013) from Bethany House Publishing! Congratulations Melissa!
Have a great week!