A big thank you to literary agent Susan Brower with the Natasha Kern Literay Agency who visited us on Tuesday & Wednesday. Speedbo writers have 25 days left to submit their proposal. See the Perfect Pitch rules here!
Congratulations to all our Speedbo participants. The final week's prizes include: a box of books to Marianne Barkman. A $25 Amazon gift card to Eva Maria Hamilton, and a 10 page critique to Crystal Ridgeway. All critiques may be claimed between now and June 1st. Send as an attachment to the Seekers@Seekerville.net address. Read the rules for more information.
On Thursday, hybrid author, Audra Harders, offered advice with her post, "Not Your Momma's Comma." Winner of the Elements of Style is Annie Rains. Winner of the Jill Elizabeth Nelson Night Class is Kathy Bailey. Winner of Second Chance Ranch for Kindle is DebH.
Friday was the April Contest Update with our April Contest Diva, Connie Queen. The winner of a Shakespearean Love Quotes mug is Melanie Dickerson.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Erica Vetsch will be visiting Seekerville today, talking about "Writing in the Weeds: What to do When Your Next Contract Doesn't Come." Erica will be giving away a copy of Sagebrush Knights.
Tuesday: Today Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson reminds us of the importance of celebrating small victories in her post "Celebrate every writing milestone!" To mark the occasion, Myra will give away a copy of her latest release, Whisper Goodbye (Till We Meet Again, book 2).
Wednesday:You can’t judge a book by its cover … or can you? Join Julie Lessman as she takes a fun trip down her own cover memory lane, giving you a glimpse into the process of creating the perfect cover for a notorious CDQ (caffeinated drama queen) with a few tips on creating memorable covers and a giveaway of your choice of Julie’s books.
Thursday:Join Ruth Logan Herne today as she talks about living research and how every annoying aspect of life can be turned into a tax deductible learning experience! Come on over and practice turning those lemons of life into lemonade, and while you're here, say something, for heaven's sake! Ruthy's got the cat dish ready to go and she's got a bunch of copies of her newest 4-Star Love Inspired (soon to be released!!!) book Loving the Lawman. Win it before you can buy it!!!
Friday:"Boldly go where no one has gone before” may be the Star Trek motto, but it fits writers, too, as author and Star Trek fan Sharon Srock shares a cosmic perspective on writing principals that just might help you “go boldly” into a writing career. Giveaway included.
What great company we keep! Naomi,Rawlings, Pam Hillman, Mary Connealy, and Glynna Kaye, all spotted Friday on the shelf of Walmart in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Check out Pam Hillman's Kindle Fire Giveaway, and...Claiming Mariah is still $2.99 (Ends today....Saturday), so there's still time to grab a copy.
Debby Giusti thanks all those who attended and/or called in phone orders at her signing of The Agent's Secret Past, on March 27. The proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Getaway, to be held in San Antonio, April 24-27. Want to learn how you can reach out to our injured military heroes and their families? Find more information here.
Mary Connealy will spend next Saturday, April 12th at the Nebraska Writer's Guild Spring Conference at Mahoney State Park near Ashland, Nebraska.
Speakers will include:Kelly O’Connor: Harper Voyager editor; Harper Collins’ Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror imprint; C. Hope Clark: Author and Nationally renowned Speaker, Founder of Funds for Writers, and Harley Jane Kozak: Actress, Author and Nebraska Native
Any area writers interested can find more details and how to sign up for the conference HERE. You need not be a member of the Nebraska Writer's Guild to attend.
Sandra Leesmith invites you to see what our Seeker friend Vince says about the audio version of Love's Miracles. Sandra still has audio versions free for review. Reviews with audio are simple. You mark stars you want and then answer 3-4 simple questions. If interested, please contact Sandra via her website at www.sandraleesmith.com
Sandra Leesmith will be signing books at Desert Dreams Conference on Saturday, April 5th.
Today is the day, Chef Tina is cooking in the Yankee Belle Cafe!
Tina Radcliffe recently attended a meeting of Christian Writers of the West and joined the chapter. These are the same lovely folks who bring you The Phoenix Rattler Contest.
|Tina Radcliffe and LeAnne Bristow|
|Tanara McCauley and Pamela Tracy|
|Tina Pinson and her twin Tina Radcliffe|
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From Cindi Meyer's Market News's Report:
Pulse Romance is a British-based e-publisher of books that combine “high stakes drama and pulse pounding romance.” Pulse publishes novellas of 20,000 to 40,000 words, and novels from 50,000 to 70,000 words. Stories should be action-packed and may be in an sub-genre of romance. The editors are particularly interested in medical romances, crime and police stories, war stories, westerns, science fiction, family sagas and contemporary romance. See the submissions guidelines here.
Pulse editors are also looking for short stories for a Summer holiday anthology. Send your story of 2,000 to 7,500 words to submissions at myrmidonbooks.com by April 30, 2014. They’re also putting together and emergency romance anthology featuring stories centered around emergency service personnel — paramedics, firemen, search and rescue, etc. These stories should also be between 2,000 and 7,500 words. The deadline is May 31, 2014.
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That's it! Have a great week!