HAPPY NATIONAL S'MORES DAY!
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 (we get busy with writing books and do forget). Please remember we don't contact winners -so please contact us seekers at seekerville dot net
Friday August 2, featured Editor and Publicist Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility who will share the basics of publicity in the blogpost "Cover Reveals, Blog Tours, & Giveaways -Publicity 101." Winner of a Sandra Leesmith book of choice is Julia Reffner. Winners of a Kindle copy of Amber Stokes, Bleeding Hearts and a Sandra Leesmith book of choice are Heidi Madsen and Melissa Jagears.
Monday Mary Connealy talked about 'Research. Wiki & Google & Me: Hands on Research at the Prospect House and Civil War Museum." The winner of a signed copy of A Bride for All Seasons is Karen Kirst. A second bonus copy winner is Barbara Haropolous for being a first time commentor.
Valerie Comer joined us Tuesday with a post about jumping into a new genre! She talked about the growth of Farm Lit with her post, "How Writing a New Genre is Like Jumping Rope." The winner of her new release Raspberries and Vinegar is Barbara Thompson.
Seeker author Tina Radcliffe was your hostess on Wednesday with her post on "Power Up Your Prose with Powerful Words." Winner of a ten page critique is the very brave Nancy C.
Thursday Ruth Logan Herne talked about a small-town writer's love of the big city with her post, "If Nora Can Do It, So Can We!" She offered her new independent release FREE to anyone who owns a Kindle or a laptop. Hustle over to AMAZON.COM ( http://amzn.to/1cePMo4 ) to download your own free copy her delightfully warm, poignant and humor-enriched marriage reunion story: Try, Try Again!
Friday Seekerville welcomed Heartsong Presents debut author, Helen Gray with "Just Wishing Won’t Get Us Published." The winner of a Heartsong Presents giveaway is Susan Mason.
Next Week In Seekerville
Through August 18: Join Julie Lessman and twenty other authors on Soul Inspirationz blog for a book givaway extravaganza!! Just click on the "Featured Author Interview" link below each of the author's pic to enter their particular contest. At Julie's Interview Link you can win your choice of Julie's books including her January 2014 release of Dare to Love Again or a spiral-bound printed copy of A Light in the Window, so GOOD LUCK!!
Random News & Inspiration
10 Signs of Jane Austen Addiction (Huffpost)
2014 the RWA Conference is in San Antonio and Seeker Villager Mary Hicks presents some great preview photos of the River Walk on her blog. Check it out here.
Audience Development for Writers: Your Life-Long Career Investment (Jane Friedman)
The 5-Step Mission Statement (An Author Essential) (The Creative Penn)
Everybody is a critic. Even the cream of the crop get unfounded nasty reviews.(Wendy Reis Editing Blog)
5 Reasons to Turn to Traditional Publishers Rather than Self-Publishing (Writer
Unboxed via The Passive Voice)
Keep Your Eye on the 2013 Harlequin So You Think You Can Write site for posts and news of the September Contest!
Entangled Publishing Joins Macmillan's Public Library E-lending Pilot Program (World News Report)
Did Someone Say It Would Be Easy? (Catherine Caffeinated)
August is Read a Romance Month at Romance Matters!
Ebook Prices Will Continue to Decline (DBW)
Morgan Doremus has joined Grand Central as marketing manager for Forever and Forever Yours. Previously she was website director and multimedia coordinator for RT Book Reviews Magazine. (Publishers Lunch)
Women Led 58% of Book Spending in 2012 (GalleyCat)
And we leave you with one last look at RWA 2013.
Have a GREAT Reading and Writing Weekend.