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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 Home! It'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!
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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"
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!