Welcome to Autumn in Seekerville
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Monday we were delighted to welcome White Rose Publishing / Pelican Book Group debut author Terri Weldon as she shared her journey to publication in "Are You Rowing As Fast As You Can?" She also celebrates the release of her Christmas novella Mistletoe Magic with a giveaway! Winners of Mistletoe Magic are Annie Rains, Meghan Carver, and CaraG.
Tuesday, Barbour and Abingdon Press author Myra Johnson hosted today with her post, "The Writer's Guide to Surviving the Holidays." Winner of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself by Steve Chandler is Dawn Crandall.
♫ It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ♫ ... at least Wednesday in Seekerville when Julie Lessman talked about the components that transform mere words on a page into the warmth and enchantment of a winter wonderland and a most holy night. From hearth-and-home holiday settings to magical mistletoe moments, Julie demonstrated how she has “decked” the pages for her holiday scenes to bring joy to the world … or at least her readers, she hopes!! The winner of their choice of any of Julie’s books, including a paperback copy of her Christmas novel, A Light in the Window is Mary Preston.
Ruth Logan Herne joined us Thursday to talk about "Tying Up Loose Plot Threads: The Finishing Touch," a premise that marks the difference between a strong, memorable novel vs. a forgettable read. The winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is Jenny "Aus Jenny" Blake.
Friday we talked the "Why Enter the Genesis Contest for Unpublished Authors," with double Genesis semi-finalist Casey Herringshaw. Winner of a $40 voucher for the Genesis Contest is Sally Bradley.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday:Today join Love Inspired Historical author and Seeker Janet Dean as she shares pictures of family quilts and the women who made them. Of course she also makes comparisons between quilters and writers. Leave a comment for a chance to win a ten dollar gift card to Amazon and copies of Wanted: A Family and “Last Minute Bride,” from Brides of the West. The novella features a double wedding ring quilt similar to one in her post.
Tuesday: "All the World's a Stage..." with our special guest Harlequin Special Edition and indie author, Helen Lacey, visiting us from Down Under. Helen will be chatting about promotion, branding, your unique platform and writing. Stop by to meet her and for a chance to win an e copy of The Cattleman's Proposal "a fabulous outback romance," or a signed copy of her August, Harlequin Special Edition Date With Destiny (may include adult content).
Wednesday:Did you know Debby Giusti is the Cover Lady for the November issue of Fayette Woman Magazine? Stop by Wednesday as Debby tells us about her make-up session and photo shoot with a fun insider peak at what happens when a magazine comes to call. Get a preview of the magazine at http://fayettewoman.com/edition
Thursday:Villager Mary Curry, a three time Golden Heart finalist and an ACFW Genesis winner returns with her post "Story: Your Brain on Drugs." Stop by for this very interesting post on brain science and story PLUS a very exciting giveaway!
Friday: Our guest is Jamie Carie. Join us next week as Jamie shares a very personal story about her writing journey and tells about a special give-away to celebrate the release of her new Christmas novella – A Highlander for Christmas.
DO share you own news and sightings in the comments during the Weekend Edition. We welcome you to share your news (releases, contest finals and wins, book sales or free days, etc.) on our Facebook Page at any time.
Julie Lessman Sightings:
Julie Lessman's Christmas Video Contest!! Want to have a character named after you in Julie Lessman’s next book, a signed copy of that book, and a $50 gift card? Or maybe your choice of any of Julie’s books, including her new paperback release of A Light in the Window OR her January 1st release of Dare to Love Again? Well now you can, AND get to ogle some rogues in the process, choosing your favorite from Julie’s brand-new video for A Light in the Window. And then, of course, she’s also celebrating the Christmas SALE of her 99-cent ebook for A Light in the Window as well, so head on over and give it a shot — you’ll be glad you did! Here’s the link: http://www.julielessman.com/journal-jots1/
Christmas Romance & Gift Card Contest!! HO-HO-HO!! Join Jamie Carie, Colleen Coble and Julie Lessman for a Christmas Romance & $100 Gift-Card Giveaway!! This is your chance to stack up on great Christmas books for the holidays on us, so be sure to come on by!! Here's the link: www.jamiecarie.com
Join Sandra Leesmith on her blog tour for her new release Love's Refuge. The tour starts November 17th and ends November 30th. There will be lots of prizes and giveaways including a Kindle loaded were her ebooks.
Random News & Information
The Business Rusch: A Reality Check (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
8 Cover Trends That Sell Books (UNBOUND)
83 Excuses for Not Writing (Publication Coach)
Amazon Australian Kindle Store: Everything You Need To Know (LifeHacker)
The State of Self-Publishing at This Moment in Time (Kill Zone)
Congratulations to the 2013 RT Reviewer's Choice Award Nominees (RT
CryptoLocker Crooks -What You Need to Know to Protect Your Manuscripts (Huff Post)
10 Tips for Creating a Bestselling Series (Writers in the Storm)
5 Apps To Help You Track Your Personal Libraries (GalleyCat)
Full Circle (Jonathan Fields)
Jeter Prepares to Turn a Page and Publish Many Others (NYT)
If you are so inclined, do nominate Seekerville in the Write to Done – 8th Annual Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest 2013 here.
Don't forget to sign up for the first two in our Online Night Class series. Information is available here.
Thank you to Briana McElroy at Grace Hill Media for sending Seekerville the link for the trailer for Paramount’s highly anticipated blockbuster NOAH, starring Russell Crowe, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson.
We're celebrating the arrival of autumn in Seekerville with a giveaway of Mary Connealy's Alaska Brides. Comment and let us know you'd like to win this great collection.
That's it! Have a great writing and reading weekend.