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Weekend Edition winner of A Match Made in Texas (A Novella Collection) featuring, Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, Carol Cox and Regina Jennings is Heidi.
Monday Janet Dean as shared tips on handling back story in her post entitled “Back Story: Better a Small Shake than to Inundate.” Winner a critique of the opening five pages of a manuscript is Jan Drexler and and for readers, winner of the winner’s choice of one of her books used as examples in her post is Andrea Strong.
Mia Ross and Ruth Logan Herne were our hostesses on Tuesday as they took the age-old custom of shopping for a Christmas tree and equated that process to writing a book, in the their post,"Trim Your Novel Like You Trim the Tree." Winners of Ruthy's book, The Lawman's Holiday Wish and Mia's book, Jingle Bell Romance are Pat Radaker, Library Pat and Mary Cline.
Debby Giusti shared on Wednesday with a reflection on how writers let Christ's light shine in the darkness with her post, "Advent Reflections on the Writer’s Life." The winner of Christmas Peril and a Christmas surprise giveaway is Jennifer Smith.
Thursday, Seekerville was delighted to welcome back Revell author, Ann Gabhart. Ann shared her post "The Confidence to Write." The winner of a giveaway of an autographed copy of Christmas at Harmony Hill is Walt Mussell.
Friday we brought you The Best of the Archives:"Where Do I Begin-Deciding Where to Start Your Story." One of our popular posts along with a giveaway. Winner of their choice of Mary Connealy's Christmas ebooks (see the post for those choices) is Nissa Annakindt.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: All stories start in a place far, far away. A place none of us can go save the one adventurer who braves this shadowy place of magical dreams and elusive characters. Join Seeker Pam Hillman today to discuss the "Imagination of Christmases Past, Present, and Future."
Tuesday:On Christmas Eve Day,Seeker Sandra Leesmith will delight you with poetry and how to use it in your novels. She also has a merry Christmas surprise for each of you so be sure and check in.
Wednesday: Seekerville is closed to celebrate the Lord's birth.
Thursday: The January 2014 Contest Update debuts today along with our Diva/Divo of the month! The prize vault is open.
Friday: Today we bring you The Best of the Archives. One of our popular posts along with a giveaway.
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Julie Lessman's Love at Any Cost is Up for TBCN's Book of the Year. If you have read and liked Love at Any Cost, PLEASE consider casting your vote for Julie in The Book Club Network’s Book of the Year contest! And if you do vote, Julie is offering extra points in her video contest for doing so, whether you vote for her or not, so here’s the link for the vote, which you’ll find on the right-hand side of the TBCN website. AND here’s the link for Julie’s Video Contest where you can accrue extra points just for voting in the TBCN’s Book of the Year contest. Good Luck.
Goodreads offering: Free Copies of Julie Lessman's Upcoming release, Dare to Love Again. Yes, it's true, Julie’s publisher Revell is giving away FIVE copies of Dare to Love Again on Goodreads, so head on over (link here) and enter the contest, which ends January 7th!
Final ten days for Julie's Video Contest for A Light in the Window! Don’t miss out on having a character named after you in Julie’s next book, a signed copy, and a possible $50 gift card. Three winners in all, and all it takes to enter is to watch a video and vote for your favorite rogue. Here’s the link with all the details.
Sandra Leesmith's new release Love's Refuge is now available in paperback print at Amazon.com. Just in time for Christmas.
Random News & Information
Scrivener Online Courses Start February 24, 2014 (Gwen Hernandez)
Indie Authors Are Getting Clobbered by Big Name eBook Discounts – But Not For The Reason You Think (The Digital Reader)
Woman Wears Corsets To Live In Victorian Era (TampaBayTimes)
Smashwords Unveils Major Website Redesign (Smashwords)
World's oldest romance novelist dies at 105 (USA TODAY)
Introducing Amazon Story Builder
Give, Give, Give, Ask: Lessons Learned On Social Media And Entrepreneurship From Gary Vaynerchuk (The Creative Penn)
Prequels Build Buzz (The Book Deal)
Gifts for Writers & Readers
24 Insanely Clever Gifts For Book Lovers (BuzzFeed)
Boise Noise Cancelling Headphones
Print from The Dreamy Giraffe-Etsy
Mousepad by Zazzle
That's it! Merry Christmas from Seekerville!