Welcome to another Weekend Edition.
We're relaxing this weekend and enjoying spring.
Favorite spring bloom? Peony. Yours?
We Have Winners
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Cathy Shouse was be our guest blogger Monday in Seekerville, with tips for surviving contests entitled "Survivor: Contest Island Edition." Winner of The Bride Wore Spurs, Love Inspired Historical, is Cindy Regnier.
Love Inspired suspense author Debby Giusti shared highlights of Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon along with information about next year's event, featuring bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Winner of one of Debby's books, winner's choice is Sherida Stewart.
All of us in the brain fry club were eager and excited to have Pinterest expert Melissa Taylor with us Thursday with "Pinterest Marketing Strategies for Authors". She's the author of Pinterest Savvy: How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (Strategies, Plans, and Tips to Grow Your Business with Pinterest). Winner of the Kindle copy of this book is Debra Marvin.
Friday we welcomed Inspirational RITA finalist Becky Wade to Seekerville! Becky will be talking about "The Art of Incorporating Detail." Winner of Undeniably Yours is Rose Ross Zediker.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Join Belle Bridge author Lindi Peterson as she brings us "The Story of Us...and Them." She'll be giving away IOU's for two copies of her upcoming release, Rich in Love!
Tuesday: Debut Love Inspired author, Yankee Belle Chef and Seeker friend, Jan Drexler is our guest this week with her post "The Waiting Room." Jan is also giving away two copies of, The Prodigal Son Returns.
Wednesday: Thomas Nelson and Love Inspired author Debra Clopton is back with us today. Debra will talk about 'Synopsis That Hook and Sell." She's also giving away a copy of her latest Love Inspired release, Her Unforgettable Cowboy.
Thursday: Today Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe will be talking "The Art of Critique." And we'll see if we can pair up some of you critique-less in Seekerville. There will of course be a giveaway!
Friday: Don't miss "Pipe Cleaners and Spaghetti Noodles" with guest Pepper Basham today in Seekerville. She's sharing some unique time management tips!
Tina Radcliffe may or may not be the featured author at the ACFW Author Interview posted Monday, May 20th. If not then it must be the next week. Her assistant is on vacation so she is as usual ...clueless.
Good news! She is for sure guest blogging in the Yankee Bell Cafe on Friday, May 24th and sharing live pictures of her recent endeavor. You'll have to stop by to find out what it is.
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 interviews, reviews, and a big giveaway on 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.
CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT!!! Win an iPad Mini loaded with 31 brand-new releases of CBA authors (including Missy Tippens and Julie Lessman) PLUS tons of bonus giveaways including Julie Lessman's bonus giveaway of a $50 gift card, choice of her books and choice of three top CBA books AND two separate giveaways of Love at Any Cost. It all starts here on Friday, May 17.
May 6-20, 2013:Win your choice of any of Julie Lessman's books at an interview on Juanita Noble's blog.
Random News & Information
Lauren Oliver Stars in the ‘How a Book is Made’ Video Series (GalleyCat)
Why Literary Agents Attend Writers Conferences (It’s Not What You Think) by Karen Dionne (Backspace)
Freedom! (Writing From the Edge via K.C. Frantzen)
Are There Different Types of Virtual Book Tours? (The Future of Ink)
5 Lies Unpublished Writers Tell Themselves (and the Truths That Can Get Them Published) (Writer's Digest)
How to (Really) Make $1,000,000 Selling E-Books – Real-World Case Studies (The Blog of Tim Ferriss via The Passive Voice)
At Morrow/Avon, Erika Tsang has been promoted to editorial director while Amanda Bergeron moves up to editor. (Publishers Lunch)
Amazon Publishing launches Kindle Love Stories podcast, focused on romance books (paidContent)
10 Questions Writers Must Ask Before Quitting Their Day Job (Writer's Digest)
Lizzie Bennet Diaries producers bring in fans and Theatrics to finish unfinished Austen (paidContent)
10 Bible Verses for Christian Writers (Rachel Kent, Books & Such Literary Agency)
The Quickest Way to Advance Your Career (Michael Hyatt)
Evatopia, Inc. Launches a New Adult & Young Adult Imprint AND Algonquin Books Launches New Children’s Books Imprint (GalleyCat)
We can't leave without some special news from a special author. We'll let her share in her own words!
"I GOT THE CALL! Guideposts Books have bought my Christmas story, Riding on a Christmas Wish, to be included in their hardcover fiction release, A CHRISTMAS CUP OF CHEER, a collection of 15 short stories to be released this Christmas."
Congratulations to Anita Mae Draper, who has been around Seekerville pretty much as long as the Seekers have!
That's it. Have a wonderful week, Villagers.