Get a free Dunkin' Donut, Lamar's Donut and a free Krispy Kreme on June 7th!
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Tuesday Sandra Leesmith shared some of her fun experiences meeting readers. Join her for "A Writer's Best Friend: The Reader." Tuesday's winners are Michelle Fidler and Barbara Thompson. They each won their choice of one of Sandra Leesmith's novels (listed at www.sandraleesmith.com) or Sandy Wardman's children's books (listed at www.sandywardman.com)
Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye shared "No Such Thing As A Fairy Godmouse" on Wednesday! Winner of their choice copy of one of Glynna's books on Kindle is Vince Mooney.
"When I judge contests the one element I want to see in an entry is that hint of the character’s goal." —S Dionne Moore visited Seekerville to talk about the "Components of a Solid First Chapter." The winners of five copies of her latest release A Heartbeat Away--book #7 in Quilts of Love Series are Bridgett Henson, Pat Jean Davis, Jill Weatherholt, KC Frantzen, and Deb H. Thank you, S. Dionne.
Time for the June Contest Update and the June Contest Diva. Hope you didn't miss it on Friday. Winner of Mary Connealy's Swept Away is Melanie Pike.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Mary Connealy talks about her "Unbalance Life." 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. Mary is giving away a signed copy of her June release A Bride for All Seasons.
Tuesday:We are delighted to welcome one of our very own Village peeps, Jeanne Takenaka to Seekerville today with her post, "Mining for the Precious in Contest Results." Don't miss it!
Wednesday: We're delighted to have Love Inspired author Winnie Griggs back with us today Today Winnie willl talk about "Subtext. What it is and what it can do for your story." Winnie will be giving away two copies of her latest release The Bride Next Door.
Thursday: Have you ever finished reading a mystery and thought, “How did that author put that together?” Then you may enjoy what we have to offer when Barbour and Pelican Book Group author Marilyn Leach spells out the basics for creating a mystery. We’ll have it all here for you. A simple graphic organizer can help you with your seeds of imagination. What are red herrings? What element adds mystique? Join us to find out the answer to these questions and more.
Friday: We are excited to have loong time Seeker friend and Grand Central Publishing author, Anne Barton as our guest. Anne asks, "Where Do Good Writers Come From? Are good writers born or made? Is writing an innate or learned talent?" Stop by to join the chat. One random commenter will win a $10 gift card to Amazon or B & N (winner’s choice)!
Missy Tippens' A House Full of Hope on the RITA table at the RWA Booth at this year's BEA Expo in NYC. Thanks to Anna DeStefano for the picture.
And don't forget to register for the Romance Writers of America RITA Finalist Series Week 7: Inspirational Romance. Shindig: Live online video chat events Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The June Calendar is up! Check it out here.
Random News and Information
Author Renee Ryan is working with Joyce Lamb from the USA Today HEA BLOG on her Inspirational Romance team. What that means for you...Renee is compiling the weekly list of new releases for the Self- and Indie-pubbed Inspirational Romance releases. Notice the words Self-pubbed and weekly and new releases. It means just that, she'll be posting the new self-pubbed Inspirational romance releases weekly (Wednesday, to be exact). They're kicking things off next week.So...if you have a Self- and/or Indie-pubbed Inspirational romance coming out between June 2-8, please send Renee the info. rm316 [at] aol [dot] com Remember, this is on-going and a great chance to get your book release posted on the USA Today website.
Five Book Publishing Paths [Infographic] (GalleyCat)
Self-Publishing #1 (Elisabeth Naughton)
Pinterest and Copyright Explained in Plain Talk – Part One: The difference between “pinning” and “uploading” (AF Marketing Communications)
Are You An Affiliate? (Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood)
QUICK AND DIRTY INDIE EARNINGS SURVEY & RESULTS (Updated 5/30/13)(Brenda Hiatt)
Show Me the Money (Brenda Hiatt)
How to create your own audiobooks (GIGAOM)
Creative Control, Ease of Publishing and Money Pushing Authors to Self-Publish (DBW)
Check out the BEA Coverage in pictures and video at Armchair BEA~!
Shindig to Host Online Author Chats Live From BEA (GalleyCat)
Penguin Book Truck To Travel Country (GalleyCat)
Seeker friend Paula Mowery is now an Acquisitions Editor at Prism Book Group. Potential authors should check the submissions page at www.prismbookgroup.com
Lastly, we bring you more great news!
Congratulations to friend of Seekerville, Kristy L. Cambron who sold to Thomas Nelson in a two book deal! Woot!!!! from Seekerville. Stop by Facebook to 'like' Kristy!