Easter greetings from all of us in Seekerville.
We Have Winners
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Winner of last weekend's mystery box of books is Wilani Wahl.
Monday, Love Inspired author Missy Tippens brought you "Backstory: Where to Draw the Line." Winner of the first five pages with backstory in mind is Sherida Stewart.
What do dragons, time machines, and God have in common? Dawn Ford was in Seekerville on Tuesday with her post, "Speculating on Speculative Fiction." Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is Amy Campbell.
Wednesday Debby Giusti hosted humorous mystery author Larissa Reinhart, who discussed "How to Cozy Up a Cozy Mystery," in her blog post. Larissa writes the Cherry Tucker Mystery series and graciously donated one of her books in e-format to a lucky winner of the drawing. Debby Giusti added a second drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. Larissa's winner for the digital book is S. Trietsch, and Debby's winner for the gift card is Jana Vanderslice. Congrats, ladies!
Thursday Cheryl St.John shared about how to keep your story moving forward--Everything that happens in your story, every piece of information learned, every obstacle faced, every conversation, should propel the story toward the conclusion. Winner of one Kindle copy of any book of Cheryl's books is KAV.
Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe shared "Five Things I Learned About Writing From Jack Reacher," on Friday. Jack's drink of choice is black coffee. (Shaken not stirred.) Where did the name REACHER came from? The author's wife suggested that if his books didn't sell he could be a reacher in the grocery store since he is so tall. Winner of an Amazon gift card is Debra Marvin and winner of a Starbucks gift card is Piper Huguley.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean is your hostess today. She'll chat about the "Hazards of Ticking Clocks" and share tips for keeping track of story deadlines. Janet will be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to someone leaving a comment.
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will discuss "Using Setting to Deepen Your Character." She learned several exciting techniques at the Desert Rose conference and will order Writing An Active Setting by Mary Buckham for one lucky winner.
Wednesday: Seeker Glynna Kaye brings us “Layering As You Go: Part 2,” which will take a closer look at some of the elements of layering touched on in Part 1. There are THREE chances to win a copy of Glynna’s April Love Inspired release, Pine Country Cowboy!
Thursday: Seeker Cara Lynn James is your hostess with her post, "Making Unlikable Characters Likable." She's giving away a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks to one lucky commenter.
Friday: Join award-winning author Siri Mitchell when she discusses "The Fine Art of Making Stuff Up,” a must for every novelist who reaches a point where gaps begin to appear between research and the story. What you do about them can make the difference between a compelling tale and a self-conscious apology. Learn the whens, whys, and hows of "making stuff up and win one of two giveaways of Siri’s latest books, Love Comes Calling and The Miracle Thief.
From Audra Harders: My gift to you this Easter weekend. Second Chance Ranch is #free Saturday and Sunday on Amazon. Download it to your Kindle or Kindle app and share the gift with your friends. Tell everyone you know they reeaaallllly need to read this book!!!!
And join Audra on Friday, April 25 as she shares her family favorite Cheesecake recipe on An Indie Adventure.
Join Sandra Leesmith this week on her blog tour that features her new release LOVE'S PROMISES. Begin the tour at Seasons of Humility on Monday and find the schedule for exciting interviews that feature Sandra's research for this novel, the marvelous Lake Tahoe setting, and don't miss the interviews of the hero and heroine. There is also a fun surprise rafflecopter gift featured during the week. The tour runs Monday, April 21 to Friday, April 25.
Beginning today, Mary Connealy is publishing a novella in thirteen installments, twice a week, leading up to the release of Stuck Together, June 3rd. Closer Than Brothers is how the Trouble in Texas heroes met in Andersonville Prison. It's not really a story, just a string of scenes showing them meeting, fighting at each other's sides, helping each other through the nightmare that was Andersonville.We begin with Vince.
Chapter One is up now at http://www.mconnealy.blogspot.com
Debby Giusti will attend Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon on SAT, April 26, in Milwaukee!
She'll bring back lots of picture to share.
On Wednesday April 16, Ruth Logan Herne sneaked out of her rabbit hole and had a wonderful time talking with the Hilton Readers Group. The ladies invited her to do two of her favorite things: Eat and Talk!!!
Random News & Information
Many thanks to those who contributed links this week!
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Seekerville congratulates the Christy Award Nominees! How the nominees are determined: here.
Baker Publishing to Acquire Regal Books (PW)
Nominate Your Favorite BLOG at the TCBN Blog of the Month Nominations. (Shameless Seekerville Self Promo!) (TCBN)
Book Expo America to Hold Book Start-up Pitch Contest (DBW)
How To Market Your Book To The Locals – Four Secrets (The Future of Ink)
No pressure Speedbo writers. But you have approximately 12 days to submit your polished pages for the Perfect Pitch Contest!~
The Art of Creating Memorable Villains Whatever Your Genre (Writer Unboxed)
Ways to Publish and Sell Your eBook: INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
The Trailer to Authors Anonymous! (Movie Maniacs)
Colorado House Passes Sales Tax Fairness Bill (ABA)
That's it! Have a blessed weekend.