Welcome to another Weekend Edition.
It's time for vacation. Where are you headed this summer?
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Mary Connealy talked about her "Unbalance Life," on Monday. People ask her how she finds the time to do all the marketing involved with being an author and still get her books written. Add in a husband who likes some attention, four adult daughters who she loves hanging around with, two glorious grandchildren who NEED THEIR GRANDMA!!! A home to maintain and a full time job.So how does she do it all? Here’s the answer. She doesn't. Winner of a signed copy of her June release A Bride for All Seasons is Heidi.
Tuesday we welcome one of our very own Village peeps, Jeanne Takenaka to Seekerville today with her post, "Mining for the Precious in Contest Results." Winner of a Seeker book of choice as available currently on Amazon is Susan Crawford.
We were delighted to have Love Inspired author Winnie Griggs back with us on Tuesday. Winnie talked about "Subtext. What it is and what it can do for your story." Winners of her latest release The Bride Next Door are Rebekah Richmond and Heather Manning.
Harbourlight Books Author Marilyn Leach visited Thursday to share the basics for creating a mystery. Winner of copy of Up From The Grave, or the first book of the series, Candle For A Corpse-winner's choice- is Debra Marvin.
We were excited to have loong time Seeker friend and Grand Central Publishing author, Anne Barton as our guest on Friday. Anne asks, "Where Do Good Writers Come From? Are good writers born or made? Is writing an innate or learned talent?" Winner of a $10 gift card to Amazon or B & N (winner’s choice) is Mary Hicks.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Today Janet Dean talks about writing with clarity in her post entitled "My Two Cents: Worth Every Penny. " Janet will give away a signed copy of her April Love Inspired Historical The Bride Wore Spurs.
Tuesday:Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson is your hostess on Tuesday. Join Myra for "Character Casting Call" and some hands-on practice in searching the Internet for just the right photos to represent your heroes and heroines. Myra will give away winner's choice of one of her Heartsong Presents "Horseman" novels.
Wednesday:OH, NO!!! What happens when your plot thickens … uh ... all the way to concrete?? When historical research or editors lock your story up, how do you get things stirring again? Join Julie Lessman with her experiences and solutions in her Seekervile blog entitled "WHEN THE PLOT THICKENS TO CONCRETE!" A giveaway of choice of Julie's books is included.
Thursday:Can't afford a conference? Or don't choose to go, but hate missing the fun of gathering with your writer buds???? You've come to the right place, City Slickers and Cowpokes! Grab your chaps, your boots and your laptops because Ruth Logan Herne and the Seekers are inviting you to take a totally fun, amazingly FREE and marvelously encouraging Virtual Writer's Retreat housed at a Dude Ranch. For eight wonderful days we'll gather around the mountainside campfire... or the indoor hearth if the weather turns on us... and we'll chat about what we've done to further our careers, to carve out writing time, to build our career one day at a time. Don't miss Thursday's post for details.
Friday: Want to learn how to spice up your writing with the freshness editors crave? Come learn one of the secret ingredients that has propelled Karen Witemeyer's stories to the CBA bestseller lists. Don't miss her post on "The Art of Analogies." She'll be giving away a copy of her latest book, Stealing the Preacher, to one lucky commenter (US residents only).
Julie Lessman Sightings:
1 to 2 PM CST -- WED., June 12, 2013:
WHOO-HOO ... Come see Julie Lessman at Revell's Author Chat Cafe for a solid hour of girl (or guy) talk and a chance to win a signed copy of Love at Any Cost. Ask questions or just leave a comment and have some fun!! HERE'S THE LINK:
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013:Here's a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card in a Summer Reading Giveaway which Julie Lessman and a number of other authors will tell you what book they plan to read on vacation. It all happens on the Breath Perfumed Blog.
Mary Connealy's Clueless Cowboy (Barbour Publishing's Truly Yours Digital Collection) is on sale for .99 this month.
Jake can’t live this way any longer.
Burned out, exhausted, and disillusioned, Jake Hanson hits the road. He empties his bank accounts and cuts all ties with everyone he knows. Searching for meaning, he buys a deserted Victorian mansion ten miles from civilization in South Dakota and determines to live off the land.
Emily isn’t looking for a man, and she certainly isn’t looking for more responsibility. Since her parents died, she’s been running the family ranch and raising her younger sister alone. She has plenty to keep her busy. So when she finds a stranger hiding out in the house next door, why can’t she just let him be?
When their worlds collide, will their inexplicable attraction draw Jake and Emily together or will their circumstances force them apart forever?
Random News & Information
BIG, BIG NEWS WEEK!!!!
Like Google Alerts? then you will love TweetBeep~
An Introvert’s Guide to Networking (The Daily Muse)
Check out the launch of Choose Now Publishing
BEA 2013: Map of the Houses (PW)
Facebook & SEO: 5 Ways To Optimize Your Business Page (Boom Social)
Another reason to join RWA. Mastering the Pitch" with Michael Hauge - Online Video Class.
Barry Eisler on Discounting His Entire Backlist to 99 Cents (A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing)
Bookstores in America, 2013: A State-by-State Guide (PW)
The Business Rusch: The Changing Playing Field (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
Is crossing over from CBA to the general market possible? (Chip's Blog)
Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images (Social Media Examiner)
Nook takes aim at Kindle Singles with original content for Nook Snaps (Paid Content)
Indie Earnings (Passive Voice)
How Indie Authors Can Work Together (GalleyCat)
How Best Selling Authors Use Email to Interact with Readers (GalleyCat)
Do Authors Deserve a Higher eBook Royalty Rate? (GalleyCat)
Free eBook Formatting & Marketing Guides for Writers (GalleyCat)
Finally we end our week with more good news. This time
from long time Seeker Villager, Amber Schamel.
She just announced her first eBook The Foolish Princess was published by Helping Hands Press. Congratulations Amber.
That's it! Have a great week!