- Do you still remember your My One Word?
- Are you still on target?
- Still looking to the prize?
- Are you planning for Speedbo?
We Have Winners
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Tuesday we welcomed back Harlequin author, Lynne Marshall, who shared "Revisions and the Author." The winner of 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) is Cathy Shouse.
Barbour author Valerie Comer got down and dirty about newsletters Wednesday with "Where There's News, There's A Letter." We learned why they are an important part of an author's platform and just what newsletter providers some of your favorite CBA authors utilize. The two lucky winners of an unsigned copy of Rainbow's End, a collection of 4 novellas featuring a geocaching adventure in the spectacular Lake of the Ozarks wilderness are Kara and Library Lady.
Today, Sandra Leesmith will discussed our role as writers in bringing forth the light of God in her post "Let Your Light Shine." Sandra has a unique giveaway today: a BOC or a $100 donation to the charity of your choice. The winner is Rose Ross Zediker.
Friday was the February Contest Update. And you got to meet the February Contest Diva, Debra Marvin. Things got a little carried away on Friday, thanks to some of our generous friends. The following winner list:
Valentine Package: Amy Campbell and Sherida
Print copy of Tina Radcliffe's Mending the Doctor's Heart: Terri
Any contest entry critique by Debra Marvin:Piper
Genesis contest entry critique by Gina Welborn:Mary Vee
Genesis contest entry critique by Christina Rich: Susan Mason
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:"Ready For My Chance"---A story of the kind of flexibility that would make a circus contortionist green with envy by Mary Connealy. And the first ever in the known universe giveaway of Swept Away by Mary Connealy. Coming soon from Bethany House Publishing.
Tuesday:Nancy Mehl will be our guest, talking about "Settings, Backstory and Description." She will give away a copy of Unbreakable, from Bethany House Publishing.
Wednesday: We are delighted to welcome the writing team known collectively as Sparkle Abbey to Seekerville. Their post is aptly called "Two For the Price of One-Writing Together." Stop by and meet the authors of the Pampered Pet Mysteries and you might win a trio of their books published by Belle Bridge Books.
Thursday: Please welcome Gwen Hernandez, author of Scrivener for Dummies, as she talks about "Scrivener: Everything but the Muse." Join the fun and learn the ins and outs of this popular novel-writing program. Don't miss out on the giveaway!
Friday:What do small-business owners and authors have in common, and what can they do to spread the word about their services or stories? Freelance editor Amber Stokes offers "5 Tips for Spreading the Word and Surviving in the Online World," along with a $10 Amazon.com gift card.
Pam Hillman’s Blog Tour Blowout celebrating the release of Claiming Mariah continues with stops this week with Jean Kinsey, Becky Jacoby, Diana Brandmeyer, Jo Huddleston, and Liz Tolsma! And that’s not ALL. The Prize Vault is OPEN! #Digital1st
Debby Giusti sends a special thank you to all those who participated in her book signing last Thursday. The event was a huge success because of the generosity of so many wonderful friends, both local and cyber! Debby will blog about the event this Tuesday on www.LoveInspiredAuthors.blogspot.com.
On Saturday, February 9, Debby Giusti will be the guest speaker at the Atlanta Sisters in Crime meeting. She'll talk about the ins and outs of pitching a story to an editor or agent and provide an opportunity for those who attend to practice--and perfect--their pitches.
February 8-22, 2013- Join Julie Lessman at Remain in His Love blog for an interview and giveaway of choice of Julie's Books. Hope to see you there.
Check out Julie's interview on a very cool website for Christian Fiction called Soul Inspiratonz.
Ruth Logan Herne is chatting with Mary Vee this weekend about the road's she's taken, the paths that led her to where she is today. Stop by and leave a comment to get your name in the drawing for Ruthy's July 2012 book A Family to Cherish.
Life hasn’t been easy for Ruthy MacNeill. When the wagon train that her family joined tries to cross a wild river, she’s swept away and rescued by Luke Stone. Ruthy had prayed for a change, and Luke’s journey to reclaim his family’s ranch seems like a great adventure. Along the way, Luke’s friends take an interest in Ruthy, which doesn’t sit too well with Luke, who is also beginning to take a shine to her.
VERDICT: Carol Award–winner Connealy (“The Kincaid Brides” series) has created a strong, independent heroine who meets her match in Luke, the strong, silent type. They clash at first before finding solace in each other, which makes for humorous moments that will please readers who enjoy romantic comedies with a Western flavor.
Random News & Information
5 Reasons You WANT Negative Reviews (Book Daily)
From The Moral Premise Guy: Great Stories. True Premises
Year Ahead: Fiction 2013 by Dave Long (Christian Retailing)
How To Support An Author's New Book: 11 Ideas for You (Writer Unboxed)
Check out the Bookmarketing Channel on YouTube for highlights of Digital Book World (Penny Sansevieri)
The Newbery medal went to Katherine Applegate for THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN (HarperCollins Children's); the Caldecott went to Jon Klassen for THIS IS NOT MY HAT (Candlewick). (Publishers Lunch) Check out this delightful preview of The One and Only Ivan in the Amazon Video.
HC Christian and Espresso Book Machine Agree (PW)
Lion Hudson launches Christian fiction imprint (The Bookseller)
Exploring the New Adult Genre (Harlequin Blog)
10 Types of Social Media Updates—How Many Are You Using? (Michael Hyat)
The Financial Reality of a Genre Novelist (GalleyCat)
Show Me the Money (Brenda Hiatt)
Have a great week, and remember to check out the February calendar in Seekerville the Town.