Oh, and celebrating!
You'll have to read to the end of this post to find out why we're celebrating.
We Have Winners
Seekerville welcomed Heartsong Presents, author Debby Mayne on Tuesday to chat on "Breaking All the Rules." The winner of Debby's June release from Abingdon Press,Pretty is As Pretty Does is Carol Moncado.
Wednesday Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti's blog post was, "Weaving the Inspirational Thread Into Our Stories." The winner for one of Debby's books is Valri. Congrats, Valri! Contact Seekerville with your snail mail address. Also let us which of Debby's books you'd like for your prize!
Readers don’t want to read a story, they want to feel it. Thursday, Thomas Nelson author Margaret Brownley discussed ways to touch your readers’ deepest emotions.The winner of of Waiting for Morning is Piper Huguley.
Firday, 2013 RITA finalist Robin Lee Hatcher joined us with "Creating Characters Who Breathe." Robin shared tips on how she discovers the inner workings of her characters, how she loves to watch them come to life and begin to tell her their stories. Winner of Heart of Gold is Megan Wilson. BTW the hero and heroine from Heart of Gold make a cameo appearance in her novella in A Bride for All Seasons.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:What's in your bag? You've been to a trade show, a conference, on vacation, a craft fair, or even to a family reunion, and your tote bag is overflowing with goodies. Pam Hillman shares practical tips on how to collect, organize, identify, and utilize your goodies while at the event and what to do with them when you arrive (exhausted) back home. Stop by and throw a few tips in the comment bag for a chance to win a tote of your own.
Tuesday: "The Exciting Process of Developing a Book Cover. " Today, Sandra Leesmith and Book Designer, Lena Goldfinch will share how book covers are formed in today's digital age.
Wednesday:Ruth Logan Herne and the retreat gang roll in on Wednesday to talk about their "Virtual Writers' Retreat", Stop by as we wrap up the 8-day virtual fun with why it's important to make time for your writing... whatever time of life you might be in. Ruthy's giving away free advice (as if we could stop her!!!) and books, so stop by, grab a cuppa and leave a comment to be entered.
Thursday: "In the Beginning." Today Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe talks about the beginning of your manuscript. First sentence. First paragraph. First Page. If you're brave you could win a critique.
Friday: The July Contest Update and the Prize Vault is OPEN!! Stop by to meet the July Contest Diva.
Mary Connealy will be speaking at the Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library on 6/28/2013 at 10:30 am. Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Click here: http://toginet.com/podcasts/livinginspired/?s=livinginspired
Then click on: Living Inspired with the Collaborating Authors of A Bride for All Seasons 06-20-2013
Debby Giusti is blogging Tuesday on www.LoveInspiredAuthors.com with a patriotic shout out to our military men and women in uniform!
Random News & Information
A recent independent Seekerville survey has revealed that 90 % of all upcoming romantic heroes are in fact Henry Cavill. In our attempt to assist you with characterization we'd like to share this Henry Cavill interview.
CALLING ALL AUTHORS!
Are you an aspiring author? Perhaps an established author looking for a new publisher home? Then pay attention for your chance to score a contract with Prism Book Group!
Prism’s newest acquiring editor, Paula Mowery, will be accepting "pitches" online July 17th-19th. But first, follow her series of blogs about preparing your manuscript for submission so you'll be ready!
Paula is interested in obtaining inspirational romance of all genres. Read her bio at www.prismbookgroup.com/submissions
Paula will be blogging June 19th, June 26th, and July 3rd with great information on how to better your chances of receiving a contract. Then, July 17th-19th she will be accepting pitches. www.prismbookgroup.com/blog
Congratulations to the 2013 Genesis Contest Finalists!
Have you checked out the June 2013 issue of Book Fun Magazine?
Michael Hauge’s Key Story Questions for Novels (Story Mastery)
Are There More Authors Than Readers? (Kindle Review)
Fitzgerald, Stephen King Check Into Algonquin Hotel (PW)
What Sells a Book? (SPR)
How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start To Finish (PART I) (Part II) (Catherine, Caffeinated)
Are You Meeting Your Writing Goals? Try These Productivity Tips For Writers (The Creative Penn)
Coffitivity-Ambient Sounds to Jumpstart Your Creativity.
150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively (OEDB)
Entangled Publishing is looking for submissions for a winter holiday themed historical romance collection. Send in any winter themed holiday historical romance taking place from 900-1949 between 10,000-20,000 words. Deadline for submissions is July 15 and authors will be notified of acceptance by July 31. The Holiday Magic anthology will be released in late 2013 and will contain three to five authors. Find out more here. (Cindi Meyers Market News's Blog)
"I just sold a three book historical series to Kathy Davis at Heartsong Presents. They are set in the Great Depression. Book one is scheduled to release in March, 2014.
Poor Ken. Last Friday was HIS birthday, and I GOT A PRESENT. That was the day I found out that Melissa Endlich had said YES to the series. But he’s as thrilled as I am—and was even happier for me today when I told him my contract had arrived. And the kids are just as thrilled. It’s wonderful to have such support from my family." -Helen Gray
|Helen Toots Her Own Horn!|
That's it! Have a great Weekend !