Happy Mother's Day!
Today we're sharing some of those great expressions
Mom said when we were kids. What were your favorites?
We Have Winners-THIS IS IT!! Be sure to check here to see if you have been a winner during the last five weeks of Speedbo. All prizes must be claimed by March 15th. If you are running behind let us know and we may be able to offer a solution. We understand running behind.
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 Don't be shy. Remind us if we get behind per our rules.
Barbour and Bethany House author Mary Connealy shared: "God bless the broken road, that led me straight to a book," her journey to a novella collection on Monday. Winner of the first ever in the known universe giveaway of A Bride for All Seasons, a mail order bride collection by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Robin Lee Hatcher and Mary Connealy. Winner is Joelle, who will get her book as soon as Mary receives her author's copies.
Tuesday Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe shares her innermost thoughts with her terrifying post, "This is My Brain: Why I Don't Sleep At Night." The winners of two $25 Amazon gift cards are Helen Gray and Arlene.
Hate Change? In the crazy world of publication, "change" is a constant, especially now with the e-book phenom. So what can a writer do to adapt? Wednesday, author Nancy Herriman shared some great tips to both inspire and help you face this changing industry with grace and humor. Winners of a her latest release from Worthy Publishing Josiah's Treasure are Traveling Stacey and Chli N (Nancy).
HOORAY!!! Thursday we celebrated the print release of Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne's latest RT Book Reviews 4-Star book, The Lawman's Second Chance on Thursday. Ruthy shared on "Mixing Fact with Fiction." Winner of a a first chapter critique is Susan Anne Mason and winners of autographed hard copies of The Lawman's Second Chance are Piper Huguley, Annie Rains, Natalie Monk, Jeannie T and Lisa L. Keck.
Friday we welcomed Jennifer AlLee and Lisa Karon Richardson, who shared, "Yours, Mine, and Ours," how they became co-authors without destroying their friendship. Winners of two copies of their new novel, Diamond in the Rough (Whitaker House) are Pol and Jodie Wolfe.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Cathy Shouse will be our guest blogger today in Seekerville, with tips for surviving contests entitled "Survivor: Contest Island Edition." Janet will give away a copy of The Bride Wore Spurs, Love Inspired Historical, to one winning commenter.
Tuesday:Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson is your hostess for the day, sharing do's and don'ts for dealing with the inevitable disappointments writers face. If you've ever been tempted to lash out at rejections, harsh critiques, or awful reviews, Myra has a few suggestions for more productive ways to cope. (Hint: chocolate usually always helps, at least a little.)
Wednesday:Love Inspired suspense author Debby Giusti shares highlights of Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon and promises lots of pictures and information about next year's event. Debby will be giving away one of her books, winner's choice.
Thursday: All of us in the brain fry club are eager and excited to have Pinterest expert Melissa Taylor with us today. She's the author of Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips to Grow Your Business with Pinterest). Seekerville will be giving away a copy of this Kindle book on Wednesday too!!
Friday: Stop by today when we welcome Inspirational Rita finalist Becky Wade to Seekerville! Becky will be talking about "The Art of Incorporating Detail." She'll be giving away a copy of her Undeniably Yours.
Book Club Network, Inc. reports that FICTION BOOK FOR THE MONTH APRIL 2013-First Place:Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman With 36.9% of the votes. So don't miss the June issue of Book Fun Magazine for more info. Thanks, Friends of Seekerville for taking the time to vote.
May 6-20, 2013:Win your choice of any of Julie Lessman's books at an interview on Juanita Noble's blog.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Sandra Leesmith's 1989 release, Love's Miracles, will soon be available in Kindle format - edited and re-packaged as a sweet (albeit intense) post-Vietnam War romance. To spread the word, there will be a blog tour from May 20th-31st, with stops at various blogs, including some of our friends of Seekerville. You can learn more and keep up-to-date on all the news by visiting the blog tour page.
Mary Connealy and Rose Ross Zediker are signing books at a fund raising event for Camp Goodwill. NOON, Saturday, May 11, 570 152nd Street, South Sioux City, NE 68776.
Buffalo Gal, a sweet contemporary romance by Mary Connealy is part of a special promotion this month from Barbour Publishing's Truly Yours collection that is re-releasing older Heartsong Presents books in a digital format. Buffalo Gal is available as an ebook for 99 cents.
Ruth Logan Herne will be gathering with a bunch of local authors at the Parma Public Library, 7 West Ave., Hilton, NY 14468 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 11! Stop by and chat with Ruthy and if you have books for her to sign, she'll be glad to oblige. There may or may not be an occasional grandchild running amok, but there will most definitely be Ruthy-books!
May 17-19, 2013:WIN AN iPAD MINI LOADED WITH THE BRAND-NEW RELEASES OF 31 CBA AUTHORS INCLUDING MISSY TIPPENS AND JULIE LESSMAN!! Mark your calendar for FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 17-19 when the SUMMER CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT gets underway with prizes and free books galore!!
In addition to the top prize of an iPad Mini with 31 new CBA releases loaded and 2nd and 3rd-place prizes of 31 autographed books in print form, each of the authors will have giveaways of their own, so don't miss out!
It all begins at NOON on MAY 17 at http://lisatawnbergren.com/ and ends at MIDNIGHT on Sunday, May 19, giving you the entire weekend to have fun and finish the hunt at your own pace. Hope to see you there!!
Seekers & Village People met with our International Seeker friend Jenny Blake for Lunch this week!
|Debby Giusti, AusJenny, Missy Tippens, Patty Smith Hall and Patti Jo Moore|
Random News & Information
Congratulations to the West River Christian Writers on their new chapter.
Changes at B&H Fiction (Steve Laube Blog)
Free Kindle devotional just in time for Mother's Day by Seeker Friend Jo Russell. Which Button Do You Press To Make God Come Out?: A Humorous Devotional for Women.
The Fake Belieber Epidemic: Why Justin, Gaga, and Rihanna Don’t Have as Many Twitter Followers as You Think (OMG!from Yahoo)
Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cover Series, 16 Lighthouse Road, Hallmark Original Movie Trailer.
New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks (Smashwords)
Late Bloomer Award Established for Children’s Authors Over the Age of 50 (GalleyCat)
Submit e-Originals to School Library Journal Book Reviewers (GalleyCat)
How to Immediately Become a More Productive (and Better) Writer (copyblogger)
The EBook Pricing Sweet Spot (DBW)
How To Set Yourself Up for a Productive Day (Michael Hyatt)
Sourcebooks, Overdrive launch pilot to demonstrate the impact of ebook library lending on sales (PaidContent)
Literary Agent Interview: Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary (WD)
That's it! Have a great week...and
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