Happy April from Seekerville!
We Have Winners
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Be sure to check here to see if you have been a winner during the last five weeks of Speedbo. Time to start claiming those prizes! All prizes must be claimed by May 15th or they are forfeited.
"Chance favors only the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur. "Chance favors only the prepared author." Mary Connealy. Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy hosted the Speedbo Wrap-up Monday! Winner of a $25 Christianbook.com gift card is Carol Moncado.
Tuesday was the April Contest Update. Winners of a ten page critique are Jennifer Thompson and Mary Curry. Winners of a Kindle version of RITA nominee Missy Tippens' A House Full of Hope are Marilyn and DebH.
Wednesday we were delighted to welcome Love Inspired author Noelle Marchand with her post "Characters that BREATHE." The winner of her latest release A Texas-Made Match is Sarah Richmond. Oh, and an additional copy from Seekerville goes to Clari Dees.
Bell Bridge author Donnell Ann Bell visited us Thursday and confessed..."I broke the rules again!" Winner of her latest book from Belle Bridge Books, Deadly Recall is Nancy C.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: CONGRATULATIONS — IT'S A SERIES!! Break out the booties, balloons and cigars with Revell author Julie Lessman when she announces the birth of her brand-new series set in 1902 San Francisco. Julie will take you step-by-step in the gestation and birth process of a series with a few tips thrown in for good measure. Gifts not necessary … only the pleasure of your company is requested! Party giveaways will be a Kindle and several signed copies of Julie's new little darling.
Tuesday: Now that Speedbo's over and you're that much closer to finishing your wip, join Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson on Tuesday for "Synopsis Writing 101." Myra will share her tips and guidance on encapsulating your novel-length plot in a well-honed synopsis that is sure to catch the eye of a contest judge, agent, or editor.
Wednesday: Join Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean to chat about the value of entering contests and for three chances to win a copy of The Bride Wore Spurs, her April release.
Thursday: Come and chat with Ruth Logan Herne about integrating real-life time and research into a grip-your-heart story that sells like crazy and makes people feel good about themselves and life as we know it! One lucky writing commenter will be picked for a 15 page critique....and Ruthy will give away a copy of The Lawman's Second Chance, the first of her new Love Inspired "Kirkwood Lake" series.
Friday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe talks about the "The Rule of Three in Romance Writing" today.Stop by for three surprise giveaways.
THIS JUST IN....
Missy will be popping up around the blog world again this week. Be sure to drop by for possible giveaways!
The week of April 8th on Margaret Daley's blog with a character interview.
Wednesday April 10th on Camy Tang's blog talking about her pathetic attempt at knitting like Camy.
Thursday April 11th on Trish Perry's blog with a personal interview.
Save the Date! Missy will also be the guest speaker at the Carolina Christian Writers meeting in Charlotte, NC, on Saturday April 13th. Check the website for info. She'd love to see you in person!
Tuesday, April 9th, Tina Radcliffe will be guest blogging on the ACFW blog.
And she's on Mary Vee's blog ALL WEEKEND. Two more chances to win Mending the Doctor's Heart which includes a chance for international readers.
Julie Lessman Sightings:
YOU MUST CHECK OUT Julie Lessman's video for her latest release Love at any Cost and have a chance to win a Kindle or a signed copy at Journal Jots.
April 5-8, 2013:Win your choice of any of Julie Lessman's books including her new release Love at Any Cost at an interview on Julie Graves blog.
April 5-12, 2013:Win your choice of any of Julie Lessman's books including her new release Love at Any Cost at an interview on Jamie Lapeyrolerie’s blog.
April 11-22, 2013:Win your choice of any of Julie Lessman's books including her new release Love at Any Cost at an interview on Andie Tubb’s blog.
The audio version of Cara Lynn James' Thomas Nelson release, A Path toward Love is now available at Amazon.
Mary Connealy will be on Soul Inspirationz on Monday, April 8th, hosted by New Zealander Ellie Whyte.
And, chance to win a copy of Swept Away on Miralee Ferrill's Coming Home blog
Random News & Information
Stop by Harlequin's e community this week to see what LI Editor Emily Rodmell says she liked about last year's pitches and why she contracted them. Check it out here.
30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore (HubSpot) (via Steve Laube Blog)
Amazon to Launch Cover Creating Tool for Self-Published Ebooks, KDP Cover Creator (DBW)
Grimmelmann: ReDigi, Digital First Sale...and Star Trek (PW)
"Out of Print" is a documentary about the changes in books and publishing, narrated by Meryl Streep, and includes interviews with Jeff Bezos, Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Fred Bass, Darcie Chan and Jane Friedman. It premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in late April. (Publishers Lunch)
How Do You Find The Time For Social Media?(Forbes.com)
Here’s a quick tip you can do to get more views and more visibility for yourself online using Google+. (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.)
Digital Public Library of America will launch on April 18 (paidContent)
Indie & Agent Partners: Thought 1 (Pub Rants)
How To Find Images for Your Author Site, Ethically (GalleyCat)
Answers to 14 Questions You’re Too Afraid to Ask Literary Agents by Barbara Poelle (WD)
Demystifying Amazon's Sales Ranking System by Amanda Leudeke (Chip's Blog)
That's it. Have a wonderful weekend and may Spring be with you!
We leave you with these great photos from the ACFW Phoenix Chapter, Christian Writers of the West, recent meeting.
|Sandra Leesmith presents BOOKS to Seeker friend and Speedbo winner Marianne Barkman.|
|Seeker friend Jan Christiansen, Sandra and Marianne.|