Seekerville is gearing up for the big holiday coming up.
September 24th is National Punctuation Day.
Do you know the name of the punctuation marks in our WE Ed. graphics?
Answers listed at the bottom of the post.
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Monday we welcomed romantic suspense author Katy Lee whose first book with Love Inspired Suspense, "Warning Signs," will be coming out October 1st! Katy shared "Meanwhile, Back at the Distribution Center," about her visit to the Harlequin Distribution Center and all that goes on behind the scenes in Buffalo NY. The winner of a $10 Starbucks gift card is Judy B.
Seeker Myra Johnson went a little crazy Tuesday with her post, "Blatant Self Promotion: When the Clouds Roll By," book one of her historical romance series from Abingdon Press! We took a behind-the-scenes glimpse of some of her research and found out who she pictures as her central characters. The two winners of When the Clouds Roll By are Ruth Ann Dell (Kindle version) and Mary Hicks, winner of an autographed print copy.
Wednesday Seeker Debby Giusti was our hostess with her post "Tiny "Bytes" from ACFW 2013." Winner of Debby's latest Love Inspired Suspense, The Soldier's Sister, is Suzie Johnson.
Friday we welcomed back Whitaker House authors Jennifer AlLee and Lisa Richardson, who talked about writing a series and maintaining continuity. Winner of two sets of the first two books in their Charm and Deceit series are Courtney Faith and Stephanie Queen Ludwig.
Monday: We're very excited to have the experts from Jones House Creative as our special guests today. Stop by for 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!
Tuesday: In her post "Sharing Family Traditions and Haunts with your Characters," Sandra Leesmith will reveal some of the family secrets she uses in her upcoming release Love's Refuge. Sandra will give away a pre-ordered copy of Love's Refuge or if you can't wait, the winner can have a copy of their choice of one of her novels.
Wednesday: Seeker Glynna Kaye joins us on today to chat about “Piecing Together a Story Puzzle.” She’ll be giving away to one lucky commenter a 3-book set of September Love Inspired releases by Debby Giusti, Ruth Logan Herne and Glynna Kaye.
Thursday: Seeker Tina Radcliffe brings you, " Falling in Love in One Thousand Words or Less:The Art of the Romantic Short Story." We have critiques, we have prizes, we have surprises.
Friday: The October Contest Update. Find out who the October Contest Diva is. The prize vault is open!
On Friday, September 27, visit with Myra Johnson on the ACFW blog. She'll offer tips on Pacing Your Story Scenes.
Stop in at Margaret Daley's blog the week of September 30 to chat with Myra Johnson and meet Army Chaplain Samuel Vickary, the romantic hero in Myra's latest release from Abingdon Press , When the Clouds Roll By.
Mary Connealy is doing a book signing TODAY, Saturday, September 20th from 1 - 3 pm at Barnes and Noble at the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, Iowa. Fired Up, which released last week will be featured.
Petticoats and Pistols is having a Special Events Week. All next week we will be posting Classic Favorites and Mary will pick one of her all time favorite blogs on Friday, September 27th. Stop in to Petticoats & Pistols to see which one she picks and to get a chance to win a prize. There will be drawing all week on Petticoats and Pistols.
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Hear Julie Lessman Read Her Favorite Excerpt from Love At Any Cost. Join Julie on the fabulous Southern Writers Magazine, both on its Open Mic page AND its Take Five page of the magazine's website, where you can hear Julie read her favorite romantic excerpt from her latest book, Love at Any Cost at Take Five. So check it out!!
Proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Program which helps our injured military heroes. Bookseller Karen Duncan takes phone orders and mails books throughout the U.S. so if you'd like to take part in the event, reserve a signed copy of The Soldier's Sister by calling: Omega Book Center, 100 North Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA, 770-487-3977.
More than 250 people have already registered to attend Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon 2014, held on April 26, in Milwaukee, WI. Don't miss out on this fun event, featuring Keynote speaker and NYT Best-selling author Debbie Macomber and fifty additional authors, including Seeker Debby Giusti. Arrive Friday for the Author and Reader Mix and Mingle. Book giveaways and more. For information and registration: http://www.barbaraveyreaders.com/
Debby Giusti will be posting highlights of the ACFW Conference next week on the Publisher's Weekly, Beyond Her Book Blog. Stop by and say hello!
Random News and Information
Can I Feel Your Soul Through Your Work? (Jonathan Fields)
How to Write a Brilliant Blurb for Your Book (Savvy Writers & e-Books online)
Process and Product (Writer Unboxed)
For those us too busy with social media to reread (GOOD NIGHT! it's 960 pages) or re-watch Gone With the Wind (HELLO? 3 hours and 54 minutes), we bring you GONE WITH THE WIND IN 60 SECONDS. (Next Movie)
Missed the ACFW Conference? Well you can watch the streaming of the Awards Gala here.
Wattpad, Harlequin Sponsor ‘New Adult’ Writing Contest (PW)
The Harlequin SYTYCW Conference was filled with great posts this week:
Writing an Effective Query Letter by Giselle Regus and Emily Brown
How To Network Like a Rock Star by Emily Rodmell
What’s Wrong with Publishing? #12: Brought to You By (Barry Lyga Dot Com)
Libiro Sells Books Only By Indie Authors ( GalleyCat)
Six Word Festival to Take Over Twitter (GalleyCat)
In honor of the holiday we're giving away a copy of Mary Connealy's Fired Up, in paperback!
Just comment. Winner announced in the Weekend Edition.
1. The ElRey Mark. "It would ideally be used at the end of emails, for when you’re excited, but not ~too~ excited." (BuzzFeed)
2. The Irony Mark. "A mark to indicate sarcasm? Oh, that's really useful." ~ Oscar Wilde on the irony mark (Uncyclopedia)
3. Interrobang. ..."combine(s) the functions of the question mark (also called the “interrogative point”) and the exclamation mark or exclamation point (known in printers’ and programmers' jargon as the “bang”)." (Wikipedia)
4. If you are a writer you've seen it! But do you know what this paragraph break sign is called? Pilcrow ( So Bad So Good)
5. Asterism. "This cool-looking but little-used piece of punctuation used to be the divider between sub-chapters in books or to indicate minor breaks in a long text. It's almost obsolete, since books typically now use three asterisks in a row to break within chapters (***) or simply skip an extra line." (Mental Floss)