Seekerville celebrates our 6th Birthday and we invite you to join the celebration October 1-31. We blog daily during our birthday month, so stop by every day. We have daily presents, and weekly presents, and a final big birthday extravaganza giveaway. All to give back to our Villagers; to say thank you. (Nothing is required except your presence and a comment.* Every time you comment* your name goes in the drawing jar/hat/cat dish, as applicable. This is not the time to lurk.)
This year we're celebrating setting sail from the island with guest posts from many of the Villagers who left Unpublished Island since Seekerville's very first post on 10/8/2007.
Additionally, we're getting very close to a big mile-marker in Seekerville. But that's a secret. When you see the fireworks go off, you'll know we hit it and we've got some special giveaways planned to celebrate.
We Have Winners
Contact us at our email address if you are a winner. If you haven't received your prize in 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 at seekers at seekerville dot net
Sunday's Weekend Edition winner of a print copy of Mary Connealy's Fired Up! is Edwina.
Monday the experts from Jones House Creative were our special guest, with their post "3 Tips for Developing a Social Strategy." Jones House Creative is working with Bethany House and sponsoring the Fall into Love Ultimate Giveaway contest you see on the right side of Seekerville. Be sure to enter before the deadline! Winner of a $20 Amazon Gift card is Terri Weldon.
In "Sharing Family Traditions and Haunts with your Characters," Sandra Leesmith revealed some of the family secrets she uses in her upcoming release Love's Refuge. Tuesday's winner of Debby Giusti's The Soldier's Sister and a copy of her choice of one of Sandra's Leesmith's books is Carol Garvin.
On Wednesday, Seeker Glynna Kaye joined us to chat about “Piecing Together a Story Puzzle.” The winner of a 3-book set of September releases by Debby Giusti (The Soldier’s Sister ), Ruth Logan Herne (Falling for the Lawman), and Glynna Kaye (A Canyon Springs Courtship) is…Mary Curry.
Seeker Tina Radcliffe brought you, "Falling in Love in One Thousand Words or Less:The Art of the Romantic Short Story" on Thursday. Winners of a short story critique (7 pages max) are Mary Hicks, Cara Marsi, and Pat Marinelli. The mug winner is Patti Jo.
Friday was the October Contest Update. Nancy Connally is our October Contest Diva. Winner of a surprise package of books is Cindy Regnier. Winner of a short story critique (max 7 pages) is DebH and the winner of a First Impressions submission is Sybil Bates McCormack.
|Seekerville 6th Birthday- Grand Prize. Winner announced Saturday, November 2.|
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome Love Inspired Historical author, Karen Kirst to blog with us. Her post is "Epilogues: Love in Action." Karen is also giving away a copy of her November release, "The Husband Hunt, which received 4 1/2 stars by RT Book Reviews!
Tuesday: Love Inspired Historical author Jessica Nelson starts our birthday party with her post, "Count Your Blessings...Not Your Royalties." And she's bringing a lovely $25 Barnes & Noble gift card for one lucky commenter
Wednesday: Love Inspired author Mia Ross joins us today to talk about the Top Three Things she's learned since leaving the Island! Mia will be giving away 3 copies of "Rocky Coast Romance" Book 1 of her "Holiday Harbor" series!
Thursday: Join Danica Favorite as she shares what she's learned since she floated off the island and into the loving hands of Love Inspired Historical!! And don't miss out on a chance to win a vial of Colorado silver!
Friday: Winnie Griggs returns to talk about "How To Craft Your Quick Elevator Pitch." Winnie will give away two copies of her October release A Family for Christmas.
Saturday: Join Sandra Leesmith today as she share her recent debut experience of putting your book on Audio CX in her post entitled: "The World of Audio CX." In honor of our birthday celebration she will give a winner an audio copy of Love's Miracles.
|WEEK 1 Prize -$100 gift certificate/cash card for a housekeeper so you can write, OR whatever you want to use it for.|
$100 gift certificate for a house keeper. You find her, we will send you a $100 gift card to pay her to come and work, $100 worth. Depending on where you are, how much housekeepers charge in your area, and how bad the mess is, this could clean you whole house or it could shovel a path from the front door to the kitchen sink. We don't want to know which. In the meantime, you keep writing. And you tell your husband (or wife) "Honey, it was a prize, I couldn't turn it down, could I?"(And if you want to keep the $100 gift card and use it to buy coffee and donuts, nobody's gonna call a cop).
Tina Russo Radcliffe is guest blogging in the Yankee Belle Cafe on Friday, October 4th. Don't miss one of her deadline delicacies.
Mary Connealy is doing one of Lena Nelson Dooley's classic quirky interviews on A Christian Writer's World, with a giveaway!
Check out Mary Connealy being kind of funny....even for her. Find out all about how to win a Kindle Fire HD and the farthest she's ever been from home and how that involves a machine gun and a trailer park. Click Here.
And Swept Away, Book #1 in the Trouble in Texas Series will be a Kindle Daily Deal on Tuesday, October 1st. For one day only Swept Away will be on sale for $2.99. Buy it on Tuesday HERE.
Check out the Philosophy of Romance post on "Romance Realism," featuring Ruth Logan Herne, Mary Connealy and Myra Johnson.
Debby Giusti sends her thanks to all who phoned in book orders for The Soldier's Sister at her signing last Tuesday. The response was fantastic and proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Program.
Debby Giusti visits Publishers Weekly Contributing Editor Barbara Vey's Beyond Her Book blog on Monday, September 30th, to share highlights of the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference. (Rescheduled from last week.) Stop by to say hello to Debby and Seekerville friend Barbara Vey. Barbara always appreciates our support!
To learn more about Barbara Vey's 2014 Reader Appreciation Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Debbie Macomber, go to : http://www.barbaraveyreaders.com/ More than 300 people have already made their reservations!
Debby Giusti will attend the Georgia Romance Writers Moonlight and Magnolias Conference, Oct 4 to Oct 6, and will take part in the Pitch Mentoring Workshop on Friday, Oct 4, at 2 PM. She'll sign The Soldier's Sister on Saturday, Oct 5, from 4:30 to 6 PM. The signing is open to the public and will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial BLVD, Norcross, GA 30092.
Join Debby at the Southern Magic Readers Luncheon held in Birmingham, AL, on Nov 2. For information and reservations check here.
Random News & Information
Will you be taking a chance on Downton Abbey Season 4?
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For Authors, Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Offers Plenty Of Upside (TechCrunch)
Kindle Automatic Book Update & Annotation Back Up (The Digital Media Mom)
It’s the Book Editing, Stupid. Why You Need a Good Book Editor (Book Editing Associates)
Bezos: Books Will Live On, So Will DRMed E-Books (PCMag.com)
Annie Stone has been promoted to editor for Harlequin Teen(Publishers Lunch)
Manuscript Wish Lists Hashtag Returns (GalleyCat)
Goodreads To ‘Delete Content Focused on Author Behavior’ (GalleyCat)
The Truth About Author Websites (DBW)
The Secret to Writing Faster by Karen Dionne (BackSpace)
How To Design and Crowd Test your Kindle Cover (electronic bindery)
That's it! Happy Birthday to us and have a Wonderful Week!
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