Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Weekend Edition

Seekerville welcomes you to our Valentine's Day Weekend Edition!

Because of the upcoming holiday, Seekerville is giving away a Godiva chocolate bar gift set to one commenter. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.



We Have Winners

 If you are a winner, email us asap at seekers@seekerville.net. Please  read our legal page here. If you haven't received your prize in 8 weeks, drop us a line (we get busy writing books and forget). You must contact us every single time you win.


Monday, Mary Connealy concluded her ground breaking (self-proclaimed) series on Character Creation with: Backstory--Don't Write It--Live It. Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is Janet Kerr.



Love Inspired Historical author Sherri Shackleford was our guest on Tuesday with her post "How to Achieve Your New Year's Goals." The TWO winners of The Marshal's Ready-Made Family, ebook or paperback are Deb H and CatMom.



On Wednesday Hallee Bridgeman shared an interesting post called, "Using Free as a Marketing Tool."  Winner of A Melody for James and An Aria for Nick, is Jeanne T AND -- BONUS! winner of a paid registration and 2-nights hotel stay for the Arizona Dreamin' Romance Reader Event in Chandler, Arizona,  May 30-June 1, 2014, at The Windmill Inn & Suites is LeAnn Bristow



Seekerville welcomed back multi-published author, Jane Choate on Thursday. Jane talked about writing short and how contributing to an anthology can boost your writing career with her post, "The Art of Writing for an Anthology." The winner of latest contribution to an anthology, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen: 101 Inspirational Stories about Hope, Answered Prayers, and Divine Intervention is Christina L.



Friday, Harlequin Heartsong Presents author Rose Ross Zediker stopped by to talk about "Series Starter Ideas." Winner of her her latest release The Widow's Suitor is Helen Gray.





Next Week In Seekerville

Monday: Love Inspired author Missy Tippens talks sweaty palms, hearts pounding out of chests and insomnia. Think performance anxiety is only for performers? Come discuss how we as writers deal with "stage fright." There will be a giveaway!
 


Tuesday:Writers, have you found that the more you know about the craft of writing, the harder it is to turn off your internal critic and enjoy a good book? Today, Myra Johnson will help you channel those critical instincts and learn to "Read like a writer . . . then write like a reader." Join the conversation and you could win a copy of Myra's latest release, When the Clouds Roll By.

 
Wednesday:In honor of Valentine’s Day, Julie Lessman (aka “The Queen of Romance”) will reprise her popular “Stupid in Love” Valentine’s post with part 2 in “Not So Stupid in Love,” where she explores “true romance" from a spiritual angle. Get Julie’s take on how our heroes can sweep both the heroine and the reader off their feet— not with a kiss—but with a deep faith in God, application of His precepts, or a sacrificial heart. Julie will be giving away winner’s choice of any of her books, including her latest release, Dare to Love Again.


Thursday: Today Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe will bring you chocolate and romance and survey results as she ponders "What Happened to Your First Love?"


Friday: Ruth Logan Herne will join us in a heart-filled day with heart-shaped chocolates as she announces a BRAND NEW INDEPENDENT RELEASE Safely HomeIt's time to party in Seekerville again and to bribe you to come and hear Ruthy sing and dance in upstate, she's got a $25 Amazon gift card... and maybe a few free downloads as well!

 

Seeker Sightings

 Be sure to share your news in the comments or on our Facebook page~!


Tina Radcliffe is DELIGHTED to share she's just sold her 11th story to Woman's World. "A Second Chance at Romance" will be available in the on sale March 20 issue.



Chocolate Affaire 2014 is HERE!! 

Seekers Sandra Leesmith and Tina Radcliffe will be  signing books and teaching classes at the festival. Details here!


Mary Connealy is on the ACFW blog talking about "A Woman Writing in a Man's Voice" 











Mary Connealy's novella, Spitfire Sweetheart,  from the upcoming anthology Four Weddings and a Kiss, with Debra Clopton, Margaret Brownley, and Robin Lee Hatcher is available for preorder at a temporary price of $1.99. Preorder now!!







 
Julie Lessman Sightings:
FINAL "FREE DOWNLOAD" OF JULIE LESSMAN’S ROMANCE-OLOGY 101 ON February 11-15, SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  Award-winning author Mary Connealy says, "this is a writing book that needs to be on the shelf of every author because nobody does romantic tension better,” so get your copy “hot” off the e-press HERE February 11-15 only.

 



February 3-17, 2014:Julie Lessman discusses her opinion of the “the perfect kiss” and how to write it at Carla Laureano's blog, All Things Romance, where you can win your choice of her books including her newest release, Dare to Love Again. 

February 8, 2014:Join Julie Lessman for an interview/giveaway of your choice of her books including her newest release, Dare to Love Again, at the Novel Rocket blog.

February 13-15, 2014:Get to know Julie Lessman in this interview/giveaway and win your choice of her books including her newest release, Dare to Love Again, at Carole Jarvis's The Power of Words blog.

February 14 - 28, 2014:Julie’s FINAL interview/giveaway of the season, so check it out for a chance to win your choice of her books including her newest release, Dare to Love Again, at the Remain in His Love blog.




Myra Johnson will visit with readers and sign copies of her current release, When the Clouds Roll By, this Sunday and next (Feb. 9 and 16), 10:15-11:15 a.m., at Cornerstone Gifts, Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC. The gift shop will also be taking preorders for Myra's next novel in the series, Whisper Goodbye, to be released this spring.





 
LOVE'S REFUGE by Sandra Leesmith is now available in audio at audible.com.   Sandra is looking for reviewers for the audible versions of Love's Refuge or Love's Miracles.  If you are interested in a free audible version to review contact Sandra via her website at www.sandraleesmith.com.





Goodreads Member?

Tyndale is giving away FIVE copies of CLAIMING MARIAH by Pam Hillman. Enter to win one for yourself!

 


Random News & Information 

The New Class System (Writer Unboxed) with a follow up by J.A. Konrath (language warning!! ) in his post, Fisking Donald Maass.

L is for Libel (The Steve Laube Agency Blog)


 In this novel, Cinderella learns money sense (The Sun Sentinel)


“What Happened to Your Book Today” A Poem for after the ALA Awards (Kate Messner)


Email Promotion Newsletters: Q and A With “The Fussy Librarian” (DBW)


2014 Author Survey: From Manuscript to Book, How Many Authors Actually Publish? (DBW)

 Amazon Publishing Finally Giving Big Publishers Run For Their Money? (Forbes)


Backmatter: Are You Making the Most of Your Digital Shelf Space? (The Other Side of the Story)


Fire Up Your Fiction with Foreshadowing (KillZone)


The Young Adult Chapter of RWA presents the Rosemary Contest. (YARWA)




Speedbo is almost here!

Check out our Speedbo tab with highlights from our Speedbo archives.

You can begin to sign up for Speedbo now. Everyone who signs up before the March 1 start date is entered in a drawing for a $25 Starting Line Up Amazon Gift Card.

Additionally, all entrants receive a Speedbo badge for their blog or website and a Speedbo certificate of entry.


If you won't be Speedbo writing you can still participate by cheering on the entrants. Comment daily to be eligible for weekly prizes.

Speedbo prizes: 

Each week for five weeks we'll be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift card and a ten page anonymous Seeker critique (critique to be claimed AFTER Speedbo).

And coming up for Speedbo participants:


Seekerville "Read Me" Agent Proposal Contest for all unagented authors who are signed up for Speedbo and have a complete manuscript.

 
Self-Editing for Beginners Class with Tina Radcliffe.


So what are you waiting for. Email us at Seekers@Seekerville.net and let's Speedbo!



That's it! Have a great weekend! 


 

88 comments:

Walt Mussell said...

I'm waiting up for my lovely wife, who's enjoying a night out with the girls. I could use the chocolate to stay awake.

Jeanne T said...

Congratulations to the winners! I confess, I'm too tired to check out all the links tonight (hubby and I had an in-home movie night—Sherlock Holmes), but I see a few I'm DEFINITELY checking out tomorrow. And please put me in for the chocolate. I'll even share some with my honey. :)

Great job, as always, Tina!

Helen Gray said...

There's plenty of coffee. Grab a mug.

Thanks for the links. My brain couldn't quite absorb all the survey data. Maybe I'll read it again tomorrow.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Tossing the chocolate to you, Walt.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Everyone is tired out on Friday night, I see.

LOL.

I personally am terrified as I am doing a signing and talk tomorrow.

Must reread Ann Miller's post on Public Speaking for Wimps.

Marianne Barkman said...

Oh, come on, Tina you'll do just fine! I'll see you before you head into your talk later. Great WE, and line up for next week. I'm listening to Sandra's audio book... Love's Refuge. First one I've listened to on my IPad and loving the reader. Have a great weekend. And no, I'm sure I won't be chocolated out by evening, so please put my name in for that Godiva chocolate.

Melissa Jagears said...

So SO impressed with all the WOmen's WOrld sells, My mother always buys that magazine, and that romance story was always the first thing I read.

Wish I had the chocolate even though I shouldn't eat it!

Virginia Carmichael Munoz said...

BWAAAHAAAHAHAHAHA!

JA Konrath and Barry Eisler's take on Donald Maass made my week. Or my month.

So glad I've been culled from the herd. Off to slaughter!

Cindy W. said...

Congratulations to all the winners! I'm like everyone else..tired. It seemed like a LOOOOOONNNNGGG week. We have received so much snow that when I walk down the sidewalk to reach my Mom next door I feel like I am walking through a tunnel. We have so much snow on the ground that it makes one tired just looking at it. And the not so good news...another 1 to 3 inches is expecting today. I could really use the chocolate....

Thank you for all the great links. I will come back later when I am fully awake and start 'visiting'.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

Jackie said...

Congrats to all the winners. And congrats to Tina for your 11th story! Way to go.

Thanks to your encouragement, I entered another contest this week. I'll never be the contest diva, but so far this year I've entered one contest a month. (Thank goodness it's February.)

Godiva chocolate? I'm in. Thanks!

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Rose said...

Tina,

Congratulations on the 11th sale to Woman's World...that is AWESOME.

Rose said...

Congratulations to all of the winners.

I love the links in the weekend edition, gives me reading fodder for the weekends.

Kav said...

Oooh...Tina, congrats on the 11th Women's World sale! And good luck today. I have a sympathetic nervous tummy just for you!

Great WE -- I really liked the foreshadowing article. It's not new information, but I like the way it's all laid out and just made me think. My poor brain has worked overtime this week what with Ruthy's class and all these WE links. I may never be the same again!

Tina Radcliffe said...

Many humble thanks for the WW nods.

Jamie Adams said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Great WE, Tina and I can't wait to read your WW story... how cool it that :)

The kids and I have been snowed in for over a week. Cabin fever is a terrible terrible thing to live with with that only chocolate (or a heat wave) can cure!

Susan Anne Mason said...

Congrats to Tina on your Woman's World sale! You have that genre down to a science!

I have some news to share, too! My historical romance "Irish Meadows" won FIRST PLACE in the MARA Fiction into the Heartland contest! I get $50 and a plaque (No, hubby, you can't retire yet!).

But the best part is that David Long, editor at Bethany House has requested the whole manuscript!! That was my goal entering the contest and I can't believe it happened!

Need a wee bit of advice - He said to send it via email when ready. Do I send any kind of cover letter with it? Or just a few words in the email? My rules of protocol have gone out the window for some reason.

Thanks for your help!!

Cheers,
Sue

Tina Radcliffe said...

Susan, congratulations!! Let your email be your cover letter. Remind him of the request. Tell him about the book to refresh his memory..just like a cover letter. A little about you.Especially a previous Golden Heart finalist. Your publishing history.

WONDERFUL NEWS!!

Tina Radcliffe said...

Oh, Jamie. Time to start digging out. I am sooooo sorry for you!

Pam Hillman said...

Great WE!! Information overload which suits me just fine. :)

Got to run to a historical society meeting this morning. Can't wait to check in later and read it all more thoroughly.

Myra Johnson said...

SUE!!! Cheering for you, girlfriend! How exciting!!!!

YAY for TINA, too--another WW sale!!! And you are gonna knock 'em dead at the Chocolate Affair!

Except . . . it's a real bummer Seekers are ineligible for the Godiva giveaway. :( I never pass up an offer of chocolate!

Crystal Ridgway said...

Fantabulous WE! Congratulations to all the winners!
As for the chocolate bar gift set, I'm sure it will be a wonderful blessing for a lucky commenter, but I have to hope it won't be me. I only ever eat organic foods, so really, it wouldn't be of much use to me.
Well, I'd better get back to writing.
Stay warm in this arctic weather everyone!

Debra E. Marvin said...

Darn that chocolate looks good. Addictive personality disorder. I choose wisely.

Congrats to the winners. WOW.love the Special reader event in AZ! I wish I could pop over and see Tina and Sandra and some WARM SUNSHINE?!!

WOW LEANN!

I have a question for the Seekers- how many books are up on your book carousel? Do you keep them all on or take them off at some point?

Happy Weekend, all! i'm off to see what's making Ginny Mary Virginia laugh with ghoulish glee.

And congrats again to Susan. Why are you surprised you got what you wanted? ha ha!

Donna said...

Tina, 11 WW stories! That is amazing and is probably a record. I wish I lived close enough to come to the book signing and talk!

Can't wait for Ruthy's new e-book!

Sue, congrats on the first place win and the request!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Janet Dean said...

Wonderful Weekend Edition, Tina!! Just love all the girly pink, hearts and flowers that shout love and Valentine's Day!!

Mega congrats on your sale to Women's Day! I really love how uplifting this magazine is. I've got my Feb. issue but with Tina's short story, the March issue is a must buy!

Congrats to our winners! Great lineup next week. Myra's post has me intrigued.

Janet

Janet Dean said...

Thanks for the coffee, Helen. I'm fighting a cold, congested with a headache. More caffeine can't hurt.

Sue, I'm thrilled for you!!! Congrats on the win and on the request!

Janet

Sandra Leesmith said...

Great WE TINA, Congrats to the winners.

If you come to the Chocolate Affaire be sure and stop by and see us. I'm scheduled for 2:00 but will be there around 1:00 so you can see both Tina and I at same time then.

Marianne Barkman said...

That's awesome, Sandra. Mom and I will stop off at Cracker Barrel for lunch, then come on down to see you ladies!

Jennifer Smith said...

I've endured a week of two sick toddlers, and that chocolate is looking pretty good right now. :)

Congrats to this week's winners!

Chill N said...

I have first dibs on those red shoes!!!!

Back to read links and comments later. Just wanted to be sure I get the red shoes ...

Nancy C

Heidi said...

Starting a new book today! Reading is what weekends were made for :) Put me in for the chocolate too!

CatMom said...

Wonderful WE, as always Miss T!

WOOHOO!!!! I'm super excited I won an LIH book!! LOVE that line!

I'm dropping off a warm peach cobbler, and in honor of Valentine's Day approaching, I've added red food coloring to the cinnamon-sugar sprinkled on top (doesn't change the flavor, LOL).

I'm glad Seekerville loves us, because WE LOVE SEEKERVILLE!!!
Hugs, Patti Jo :)

Debby Giusti said...

Tina, so proud of you!!! Woman's World is a tough sell. YAY!!!! Woot!!!

Can't wait for the March 20th issue. I've been buying WW almost weekly for some months now. Lots of good bits of info in each issue, plus a great romance story and mystery.

Congrats to all the Seekerville winners!

Debby Giusti said...

Waving to Patti Jo!

We're meeting for lunch on Monday. Can't wait!

Debby Giusti said...

Anyone watch The Walking Dead?

I don't, BUT...I had lunch with old friends at the coffee shop in Senoia, GA, that's featured in the show. I posted pics on FB. :)

Terri said...

Great weekend edition, as usual. I truly appreciate all the effort you gals put into this blog.

I had my heart set on the Godiva chocolate, but first some of that warm cobbler.

Congrats Jackie for putting yourself out there in a contest each month.

Tina - I'm über excited about your sale to WW and anxious to read it.

Jamie - hope you can get out of the house soon. I don't like being stuck at home.

Janet - hugs and I hope you feel better soon!

Now I'm off to click on all the great links.

Terri said...

But not until I tell Sue congratulations! I hope this leads to a Bethany House sale for you!

Sherida Stewart said...

Beautiful Valentine tea party in Seekerville! Wish I could join Tina and Sandra at the Chocolate Affaire. Fun!

Tina, BIG congrats on the 11th WW story! And thanks for the WE information.

Sue, celebrating your good news about the contest and request!

Jackie, I salute you for entering a contest each month!

Ruthy, looking forward to reading your new book. Yay!

A CHOCOLATE giveaway! Yes, please enter me!

Hope all of you have a good weekend!

Susan Anne Mason said...

Thanks, everyone! Off to polish the last third of this manuscript!

Sue

Melanie Dickerson said...

I want Godiva chocolate!!! Pick me!!! :-) Great WE, Tina! I just started a new book yesterday, even though I am still far from finished with my rewrites. Looking forward to Speedbo, though! I hope to write 40,000 words!

Glynna Kaye said...

Thank you for another informative Weekend Edition, Tina--and congrats on another WW sale! You've gotten to be quite the frequent flyer there! I'm enjoying your e-book of "shorts," too! Just the right length to end a day with a warm & fuzzy feeling. :)

Praying all goes well at your speaking engagement! I know you'll do great!

Glynna Kaye said...

JACKIE--Congrats on entering another contest!

And congrats, SUE, on the first place win! AND a request from Bethany. WOW! Talk about money well spent on a contest entry!!

Seeker Villagers are really kicking off the new year in grand style!

I can hardly believe it's almost Speedbo time again! Don't forget to head on over to Yankee Belle and check out the archives -- I bet there are some make-ahead dishes you can freeze and pull out for meals in March!

Julie Lessman said...

WHOO-HOO, SUZI-Q, BOTH ON THE CONTEST WIN AND THE REQUEST FROM DAVE LONG -- WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

And DOUBLE WOW to Teenster for another sale to Women's World. I swear, you're gonna own that someday, girlfriend!! :)

WALT!! What a GREAT guy, waiting up for your better half!! A night out with the girls is fun, but I'm betting RIGHT NOW that a night at home with you is EVEN better to her! ;)

PATTI JO, NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Warm peach cobbler is a death knell to my diet ... Sigh. Somebody give me a spoon! ;)

Hugs,
Julie

Pat Jeanne Davis said...

Such exciting news from Susan on her win and a request from Bethany House and from Tina on her 11th acceptance with WW. Love that mag for the romance and mystery stories. Congratulations to all winners from last week and kudos to Jackie on entering so many contests. You're all an inspiration for me. Hope today's event was a huge success for Tina and Sandra. Prayers for those who are still muddling through after this week's snow. Be safe everyone and have a wonderful weekend. Don't put me in the drawing for the chocolate.

Janet Dean said...

Thanks Terri. The headache is being stubborn. Thanks for the hug!

Janet

CatMom said...

p.s. Forgot to say HOORAY again for Tina on another sale to Woman's World!! (which might change its name to Tina's World since she's sold them so many stories!!).

Waving at precious Debby Giusti! Can't wait to have lunch on Monday!!

And Sue Mason--Congrats again on your win and Bethany House request--YAY!!

Julie Lessman, I promise my peach cobbler will NOT hurt your diet! (and you're so tiny you don't need to diet anyway!).

Hugs to all, Patti Jo

Piper Huguley said...

A great WE Tina, with your wonderful news--congrats on that! And in the comments for Sue. Wonderful news on the contest final and, more importantly the request! I hope to read your work soon!

Off to register for Speedbo!

Piper

Tina Radcliffe said...

Just got back from the Chocolate Affaire. Met so many people my head is spinning. Details in the next WE ED.

Waving to Sandra Leesmith, Marianne, her mom, Pam Tracy, Kim Watters,Jan Christiansen, Leonna Loller, TINA PINSON and the Valley of the Sun Romance Writers!

Jackie said...

Sue,

Congratulations on your win. Keep us posted.

Missy Tippens said...

What fun photos, Tina! I love the creative things you do. :)

Missy Tippens said...

Congrats Tina and Sue!!

Jennifer Smith, I'm sorry about the sick toddlers. That's so miserable.

Missy Tippens said...

Congrats to Jackie too for entering another contest!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Busy day here, family things, a funeral, grandkids, just crazy busy... but I got in three hours of pre-game writing time so when things got crazy, my work was DONE.... Breathing easy!

Tina, great WE!!!!!! THANK YOU! I preordered Connealy's novella and it will be downloaded to my Kindle device once released.

Yay ME!!!!!!!

And I love the idea that we've got VALENTINE'S DAY coming up!!!!

Cheering, standing, shouting!!!!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Susan, yayayayayayayayayayaya!!!!!

What a sweet request, darling girl!!!!!!!!

And TINA!!!!! ELEVEN STORIES TO WOMEN'S WORLD.....

ELEVEN STORIES TO WOMEN'S WORLD....

ELEVEN STORIES TO WOMEN'S WORLD!!!!!


SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! And you got to see so many nice people today!! Oh, how sweet! Chocolate and best people ever!

Mary Connealy said...

Tina next week can you put up real chocolate on Seekerville instead of just pictures.

I'm kinda hungry and frustrated now.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Oops not Leola Loller. Tired. Sorry Leola. But Leola Ogle.

Duh. On. Me.

Virginia Carmichael Munoz said...

Susan!!!

That is amazing!! I never got a request from any judge where I finaled or won (and I finaled/won in 8 that I can remember at this moment).

THAT IS HUGE!!!!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Real chocolate for Valentine's Day.

I'm totally PSYCHED!!!!!

Wait.

That's my posting day!!!!!

MORE PSYCHED!!!!!

Debby Giusti said...

Tina, can't wait to hear details about yesterday!

Debby Giusti said...

Hubby and I renewed our wedding vows at a special night for married couples our church hosted last night. A lovely dinner and dance followed.

Does that make us newlyweds again? LOL!

Debby Giusti said...

Yay, Susan!!! Such great news. I'm thrilled for you. All your hard work is paying off...big time!

Woot!!!

Chill N said...

Mercy me! Look at ALL these accomplishments in Seekerville! Thanks to everyone for letting us know. Reading about your accomplishments is not only inspiring it's a lot of fun.

So first, given the stats in the link about how many authors actually publish -- congrats to all of you published authors. I knew it was an accomplishment. I just didn't realize how MUCH of an accomplishment.

And "What happened to your book today" is a poem worth keeping. That one will get me through 'those' writing days.

Sooo ... congrats to Tina on that 11th sale (wow!) and to Jackie for entering another contest. As Sue has shown us -- majorly excited for you Sue! -- contests can be money well spent. Ruthy, I'm looking forward to the new ebook, and Melanie I'm glad to hear you've started another. Debbie and Patti Jo wishing you a terrific time tomorrow at lunch.

Congrats to all the weekly winners.

PHEW!

Nancy C

Chill N said...

Oh, Debby, how marvelous that you're newlyweds again! Congrats :-)

Nancy C

Jamie Adams said...

Susan that is wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

Jamie Adams said...

How sweet, Debby . . . and romantic. Where you going for the honeymoon ;)

Courtney Phillips said...

Congrats winners!!!
A little bit of news to share with my Seekerville friends: I created a Facebook writing page! Fun:) Check it out at facebook.com/courtneyphillipswriter.

Okay, end of my self-promotion.

Tina Radcliffe said...

LOL! COURTNEY~~~ We will check it out. Thanks!~

Cara Lynn James said...

Tina, and all those who give talks, I'm in awe of you! I hate public speaking and I doubt I'll ever get over it. So hats off to you!

Great articles, as usual.

Quilt Lady said...

Congrats to all the winners, looks like a great week ahead. Who don't love chocolate, hope I win.

squiresj said...

Please count me in. I need all the chocolate I can get. I read it is suppose to calm women.
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Carol Moncado said...

I just emailed Tina.

I'm in for SpeedBo [shocker, yes?] with a rough draft of another MS as my goal.

Cindi A said...

Oh my gosh, Godiva chocolate is the best!! Please enter my name in the drawing to win some. :)

Valri said...

If I win the chocolate, I'd have to give it to my hubby as I'm allergic! What's very strange is that I'm BORN on Valentine's Day!!!! Isn't that the ultimate insult?????? Believe me, over the years, I've managed to find all kinds of things that aren't chocolate! :)

Tonja Saylor said...

Congratulations to all the winners! I live chocolate, but I've never had Godiva. I guess I need to see what I'm missing?

Lyndee H said...

Always lots going on in Seekerville. Thanks for the great WE, Tina. Yes. I'll take chocolate. But I can't wait so I'm making saucepan brownies as a snack for dh as we watch the Olympics.

Leola Ogle said...

Well, I just attended the Chocolate Affaire in Glendale, AZ (but you can never have enough chocolate)and had the pleasure of attending an RWA workshop there with Seekerville's own Tina Radcliffe. Fabulous workshop, Tina.

Jan Hall said...

Congratulations to all the winners last week . Looks like another great week next week too. I appreciate all the great information.

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Courtney, I'm your friend on Facebook now!!!!!

YAY, US!!!!!

Ruth Logan Herne said...

Lyndee.

Brownies.

Gimme.

Courtney Phillips said...

I saw that!!! Thank you, Ruth (Or Ruthie, whichever you prefer)!!!

librarypat said...

Enough chocolate there to share with my two adult daughters who love Godiva Chocolates.

The Seekers site has much to offer for writers and readers. Keep up the good work.

Tina Radcliffe said...

Thanks, Leola.

And hi to all you chocolate lovers.

Happy Birthday ahead of time, Valri.

Marilyn Baxter said...

I'm obviously missing something. Where do I sign up for SpeedBo?

Carol Garvin said...

Wow! So much good reading here! First off, congratulations to all the winners. Seekerville is a remarkable community. I can't get over how much support is given by this wonderful group! I'm really looking forward to Missy's post on Monday. I could use a pep talk. :)

Thanks for coffee, Helen... we can always count on you to have it ready here. I wouldn't mind a bit of chocolate, too. Think I might have to go whip up a batch of chocolate muffins.

Marilyn Baxter said...

I found it. Sheesh!

Linda Marie Finn said...

Love Love Love chocolate, don't get it often, but its a real treat to have. I will be stopping back this week.
Blessings
Linda Finn
faithfulacresbooks@gmail.com

Amber Schamel said...

Wow! All kinds of great stuff going on in Seekerville this week! I'm so excited! Especially for RUTHY'S NEW RELEASE! It looks great.

Haven Brown said...

I'm soooooo lost... Technology is alluding me yet again. I was looking for help in improving my writing and someone referred me to this site and I was reading about Speedbo and I couldn't figure out how to post a comment and I have finally found a button that says "comment" so if someone (anyone!) could help me I think I would on the spot declare them my best friend. My Comm Arts teacher from last year probably would have killed me for using so many FANBOYS in one sentence, but I'm just so relieved that I might have found help.

Haven Brown said...

Can nobody see my comment or what? Because I'd really love some help navigating this strange technology. It would be entertaining to watch me struggle if it wasn't me! I'm looking for somewhere I can ask questions about Speedbo. And I can't find the comment page for 2014.