Happy Fourth of July Weekend from Seekerville!
We Have Winners
Contact us at our email address if you are a winner. If you haven't received your prize in 6-8 weeks, per our legal page, drop us a line.
Monday: Love Inspired and Summerside Press author Ruth Logan Herne explores the long line of similarities between diets and writing in "Treat Your Writing Like Your Diet: Discover the Secret Triggers that Work For You!" Winners of The Soldier's Sister (Debby Giusti, Love Inspired Suspense) Canyon Springs Courtship (Glynna Kaye, Love Inspired) and Falling for the Lawman (Ruth Logan Herne, Love Inspired) are Anna Weaver, Helen Gray and Vince Mooney!
Tuesday we welcomed back Thomas Nelson author Sarah Ladd with her post, "You just sold your book! (NOW WHAT?)" The winner of her debut release, The Heiress of Winterwood is Sybil Bates McCormack.
Life can't get any better than creative thinking while on a retreat with Jake at the Green Mountain Dude Ranch...or can it? Wednesday we joined Love Inspired author Audra Harders to share tips and treats on retreats you don't have to leave home for with "Retreat into Creativity." Winner of a $15 gift certificate to Yankee Candle is Patti Jo (CatMom).
Seekerville continues to bring you more insider information on e book pubbing. and creating book covers. Friday, Hallee Bridgeman brought us "Book Cover Design Principles." The winner of the Jewel Anthology, which is a collection of all four Jewel Series books in e-book format is Kav. The winner of A Melody for James, Book 1 of the Song of Suspense Series, her most recent release, in paperback is Connie Queen.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Ever wonder what editors are looking for in a pitch? Find out what’s important and what’s not when Love Inspired Editor Emily Rodmell visits Seekerville on Monday. Her post, "How to Pitch Your Book Like a Rock Star," is just in time for RWA Nationals and provides specific details about catching an editor’s attention and interest so you end up with an invitation to submit. Don’t miss this special opportunity to “chat” with Emily. In addition, Seekerville will be giving away a ton of books. Stop by early and often and plan to have a blurb ready to practice pitch. See you Monday!
Tuesday: Grammar Queen returns, fresh from two glorious weeks at Green Mountain Dude Ranch! Myra tried really hard to convince her to stay longer and spend more time getting better acquainted with Jake, but GQ insisted the Seekervillagers are long overdue for another grammar lesson. Her topic this time is "Removing Repetitious Redundancies," and yes, there will be a quiz. One lucky (?) Seekervillager could win a 10-page grammar checkup for your wip!
Wednesday: Zondervan debut co-authors Lorie Langdon & Carey Corp talk about "Divine Detours" on their journey to becoming part of the brand new Zondervan imprint, Blink YA Books. Stop by and chat to win a signed ARC of DOON, their YA reimagining of Brigadoon!
Thursday: Brush up your best short descriptions because Bethany House Publishing and Barbour author, Mary Connealy will be talking about "Tag Lines and Log Lines", how they're different, how to write them and we'll be practicing on coming up with strong tag lines and log lines for our own books. Mary will be giving away a signed copy of her latest release A Bride for All Seasons, a novella collection with Robin Lee Hatcher, Margaret Brownley and Debra Clopton.
Friday: Today we welcome back, Omaha author, Jewell Tweedt will talk about "Putting the History into Historical Fiction." One reader will win a signed copy of Faith and Hope-Grace’s Story.
If you're an ACFW member, then check out Mary Connealy's article on page 14 of the ACFW Journal, Summer Edition.
Tina Radcliffe is DE-LIGHTED to share that she sold another Romantic Short Story to Woman's World Magazine. "Saturday Morning Sweetheart" will appear in the August 22 issue. This is her 8th sale to WW. For those of you targeting WW here are two posts on the topic. Nothing has really changed. Word count still 800.
Congratulations to Julie Lessman. A Light in the Window is a 2013 RomCom, The Readers Crown Winner in the Inspirational Category. You can get your copy for $3.99 on Amazon for Kindle.
More information for your RWA Conference planner:
Please remember to send your photos of RWA, yourself and Seeker friends and authors to us at seekers at seekerville dot net for our next Friday RWA Live Blog.
Sandra Leesmith will be signing Love's Miracles on Thursday the18th from 3:00-4:15 at the Indie Booksigning.
Ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in Seekerville? The next best thing to a Seekerville Reality Show is the Seekerville workshop at RWA.
The Blog that Helped Us Sail Off Unpubbed Island (CAREER) Speakers: Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Myra Johnson, Sandra Leesmith, and Missy Tippens. Thursday, July 18, 8:30 to 9:30 am. Learn how group blogging helped these aspiring authors sail straight to publication.
And be sure to check out the Harlequin Booksigning where 2013 RITA finalist Missy Tippens will be signing (Friday, July 19th 9:45 to 11:15).
If you're going to the RWA Conference in Atlanta be sure to check out the Harlequin Booksigning where 2013 RITA finalist Missy Tippens will be signing (Friday, July 19th 9:45 to 11:15). - See more at: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2013-07-01T00:01:00-04:00#sthash.n37Qlh56.dpuf
Seekers signing at the 2013 RWA "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing,"
Wednesday, July 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atrium Ballroom A–C (Atrium level). This event is open to the public. Stop by their table and say hi.
Here 's the early fall fiction lineup from Seekerville:
Fired Up, (Trouble in Texas) by Mary Connealy
A Canyon Springs Courtship by Glynna Kaye.
Falling for the Lawman by Ruth Logan Herne.
The Soldier's Sister by Debby Giusti.
Missy Tippens' RITA finalist book, A House Full of Hope, will be featured on www.craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com, this Thursday, July 11. Stop by to show your support for Missy!
Random News & Information
E book deals delivered to your inbox with BookBub.
Book Promotions Tips & Ideas at Google+ Community, Upon the Rock Publicist
Random House, Penguin Merger Completed (PW)
How To Craft a Happy Ending (WD)
At Harlequin, Emer Flounders has been named publicity manager, fiction. Previously he was a senior publicist at Simon & Schuster's adult trade imprint. In addition, Lauren Jackson recently joined as associate publicist. Previously she was a publicity assistant at Tarcher.(Publishers Lunch)
Getting Good At Goodreads: An Indie Authors Guide (ALLi)
Is Using a Free Ebook Still a Viable Strategy for Increasing Overall Sales on Amazon? (The Passive Voice)
Twitter will tailor ads based on your browsing — but you can opt out (paidContent)
3 Reasons Why a Facebook Page Can’t Replace an Author Website (Jane Friedman)
Writer’s Digest Magazine is sponsoring a romance writing contest as part of its larger Popular Fiction Awards. The grand prize is $2,500 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Writing Conference in New York City. First prize is $500. Enter your romance manuscript of 4,000 words or less by October 15, 2013. If you enter by September 16, the entry fee is $20. Find more details here. (Cindi Myers Market News'sBlog)
Sexual tension, without any…you know…sex by Alice Gaines (Savvy Authors)
Is Angst the Secret Ingredient of New Adult Fiction? (GalleyCat)
And lastly, we have a little extra Holiday Treat.
Share this Weekend Edition post on Facebook or Twitter (click on the little FB icon to share or Twitter bird icon) and come back and tell us you did it- in the comments- for a chance to win a Seeker book of choice as available on Amazon. Winner announced in the Weekend Edition next week. (Deadline Monday at 12:01 am)
That's it!! Have a great week!