Let Them Eat Cake!
This is our last week of 6th birthday celebrations, but there are still plenty of prizes, surprises and cake to go around. So be sure to grab yours. The weekly prize winner and the Ipad mini winner will be announced Saturday, November 2nd. This is definitely the time to come out of lurkdom. Every comment is a chance to be in our drawings as we celebrate with 31 days of fun and prizes. Do check our party link here to be sure you've claimed your prize this month.
Week 4 Winner is Elaine Manders
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
Seeker and Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean shared what’s she’s learned since leaving the island on Monday with her post “What I’ve Learned Writing for Love Inspired.” Winner of one of her books—eBook or print— winner’s choice is Melanie (Christian Bookshelf Reviews). Winner of a phone chat and first chapter critique is Kym McNabey.
Tuesday, Publishers Weekly Contributing Editor Barbara Vey guest blogged on Seekerville. Barbara shred details the of her "Speech at Oxford...England!" In honor of Barbara, Debby Giusti offered an open ticket to Barbara's Reader Appreciation Luncheon, April 26, 2014 in Milwaukee, WI, to one lucky winner.The winner of the open ticket to Barbara’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon is Julie Hilton Steele! The winner of Barbara’s book drawing is Kim from Baltimore. The winner of the journal, calendar/planner and copy of The Soldier's Sister is Dina.
Wednesday: Today Seekerville is delighted to welcome back our good friend, Keli Gwyn with her post, "5 Reasons Book Reviewers Rock." Winner of a digital copy of A Bride Opens Shop! is Iola Goulton and the winner of a print copy is Katrina E.
Need help fleshing out characters? Building your plot? On Thursday, Myra Johnson shared, "What I learned about brainstorming after leaving the island." The winner of The Writer's Brainstorming Kit, by Pam McCutcheon and Michael Waite is Ann Stewart.
Debut, Love Inspired Historical author, Christina Rich was our special guest on Friday with her post, "First Lines, Great Beginnings." Winners of 5 page critiques are Meghan Carver and DebH. THIS JUST IN! Christina has generously upped her winners to five: The other three winners are Vince, Victoria and Terri. Send your pages to the Seeker address and we will forward them. Thanks, Christina!
How do we know when we've become successful writers? What yardstick should we use--bestseller lists? Royalty statements? Literary awards? Saturday we were joined by award-winning author Lynn Austin who shared some of her thoughts with her post, "Chasing Success." Winner of Lynn's latest book, Return to Me, is Jeanne T.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Pam Hillman is our hostess today. She's going to share less that leads to more. Pam says, "It's a hard lesson, but I'm learning that sometimes less really is more. Prize is a $10 gift card to Raising Cane's -- a restaurant that specializes in fried chicken tenders. They sell chicken tenders, nothing else. They know what they do well and leave the rest to everybody else." *Subtitution will be made if the winner doesn't have a Raising Cane in their area.
Tuesday: Virginia Carmichael Munoz is our guest today and she's talking about the hybrid author phenomenon. Come prepared to learn, and she's giving away her November 2013 Love Inspired release (two copies) Season of Hope.
Wednesday: Today we welcome back suspense author Jordyn Redwood with a thoughtful, provocative and thoroughly challenging post called "Dangerous Curves Ahead." Come prepared to talk! Jordyn is giving away a set of her Bloodlines Trilogy from Kregel Publications: Proof, Poison and Peril to one lucky visitor.
Thursday:Love Inspired author Eva Maria Hamilton returns with "A Trip Back to the Past." Don't miss this etymological journey! She's also giving away a copy of Highland Hearts!
Friday: The November Contest Update is here. We have some great, giveaways and you'll get to meet the November Contest Diva.
DO share you own news and sightings in the comments during the Weekend Edition. And we welcome you to share your news (releases, contest finals and wins, book sales or free days, etc.) on our Facebook Page
Debby Giusti will blog on The Craftie Ladies of Love Inspired Blogspot on Tuesday, Oct 29, and on Love Inspired Authors Blogspot, Thursday, Oct 31! Stop by to say hello!
Debby Giusti will be at the Southern Magic Readers Luncheon, in Birmingham, AL, on SAT, Nov 2. She'll host a table, give away an author basket packed with goodies and sign copies of her lastest release, The Soldier's Sister. For information and reservations: http://www.southernmagic.org/luncheon.html
Do you hear what I here? A Light in the Window is now in PAPERBACK -- just in time for Christmas!! Marcy and Patrick's prequel has a solid 5-star rating on Amazon and has won three awards -- 1st place in the Inspirational Novel category of the International Digital Awards contest, the Inspirational Category of the 2013 Readers' Crown Award, and the Inspirational Category of the Book Buyer's Best Award. Click here for paperback and here for e-book on AMAZON or e-book on B&N!!
Romance-ology 101 is now in BOTH e-book and paperback!! Welcome to Romance-ology 101, where a “kiss is NOT just a kiss” nor is a “sigh just a sigh”! Julie Lessman's workbook for writers is now available in both paperback and e-book at AMAZON, so Click Here to Order.
When it comes to publishing it pays to think outside the box (Bookworm Blues)
12 Years a Writer (Matt Haig)
Do It Because It’s What You’re Here To Do (JonathanFields)
Using Scrivener to Save the Cat (Romance University)
Simon & Schuster to Launch Science Fiction, Fantasy Imprint (PW)
Scribd, HarperCollins Launch $8.99 Subscription Book Service (FastCompany)
The Horologicon is Coming (Inky Fool via K.C. Frantzen)
Freelance Editor Rates to Guide Your Work (GalleyCat)
First Draft Terror by Suzanne Chazin (Backspace)
4 Science-Based Resources to Build a Drama-Free Writing Routine (Writer Unboxed)
How to Get in the Zone and Stay in It with Tom Evans (The Creative Penn)
Ten Tips for Self Publishing a Multi-Author Anthology (The Passive Voice)
Here’s how much Smashwords authors will get paid through ebook subscription service Oyster (Gigaom)
This is the last week we'll be asking you to consider nominating Seekerville for the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “101 Websites” in the subject line. Our category is Genres/Niches as we are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
That's it! Have a great day, and pass the cake!