LONG WRITING WEEKEND AHEAD!
We've cleared out the cobwebs and opened the huts.
Unpublished Island is open to read, write, and party.
So enjoy the long weekend!
BYOB! Bring your own books!
We Have Winners
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. See our legal page here for details.
On Monday, Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean discussed her simplified version of story arc in her post “Story Arc in a Nutshell.” If you struggle as she has to nail the order of events or just plain want to make fun of her confusion with The Hero’s Journey and Six Plot Structure, check out her post. Winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Liz Flaherty.
Tuesday we had A FUN DAY WITH "The Curious Thing About Vanilla Ice Cream" and guest Suzanne Woods Fisher. In honor of her visit Seekerville is giving away any Suzanne Fisher book available in Kindle format and one in print. Print BOC winner is Lyndee H and Kindle BOC winner is Edwina.
Seekerville invited Love Inspired Editor Emily Rodmell to join us on Wednesday to celebrate Love Inspired Books’ success and the expansion of their Love Inspired Suspense line to SIX books each month. Always generous with her time, Emily stopped by throughout the day to answer questions and chat with Seekerville. More than 2000 page views were logged as folks offered their congratulations or sought information about how they could join the LI lineup. Emily graciously donated 6 new LIS releases for giveaway, and Seeker LI authors added 12 more books for a total of 20 great reads going to ten lucky winners. Check the list below to see if you won!
Preslaysa Williams, Winner # 1: Double Agent by Lisa Phillips and Treasure Point Secrets, by Sarah Varland, donated by Emily Rodmell
Mz.ZeyZey, Winner # 2: Grave Danger by Katy Lee and Double Agent, by Lisa Phillips, donated by Emily Rodmell
Tammy Johnson, Winner #3: Treasure Point Secrets, by Sarah Varland and Grave Danger by Katy Lee, donated by Emily Rodmell
Tracey Hagwood, Winner #4: 1 LIS book from Amazon, print or digital, donated by Tina Radcliffe, and Pine Country Cowboy, written by and donated by Glynna Kaye
Meghan Carver, Winner #5: 1 LIS book from Amazon, print or digital, donated by Tina Radcliffe, and High Country Hearts, written by and donated by Glynna Kaye
ltreads, Winner #6: Georgia Sweethearts, written by and donated by Missy Tippens, and The Soldier’s Sister, written by and donated by Debby Giusti
Wilani Wahl, Winner #7: Falling for the Lawman, written by and donated by Ruth Logan Herne, and The General’s Secretary, written by and donated by Debby Giusti
Karen Collier, Winner #8: The Lawman’s Holiday Wish, written by and donated by Ruth Logan Herne, and The Agent’s Secret Past, written by and donated by Debby Giusti
Dee LeRoye, Winner #9: Falling for the Lawman, written by and donated by Ruth Logan Herne, and Countdown to Death, written by and donated by Debby Giusti
Martha Ramirez, Winner #10: Second Chance Courtship, written by and donated by Glynna Kaye, and The Captain’s Mission, written by and donated by Debby Giusti
Multi-published in both young adult fiction and romance, Jessica Keller returned to Seekerville Thursday, with her fun post, "How to Write Believable Villains." Winner of a Kindle copy of Saving Yesterday is BoosMum.
Friday Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe shared" Why To-Do Lists DO Matter." Winner of Eat That Frog for Kindle is Connie Queen. Winner of a box of reader books is Cindy W.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Seekerville Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will be discussing "Social Media Etiquette." She'll be asking for your input since she, as well as others she won't name, are so challenged by social media. And promise you won't laugh. Okay, you can laugh because she will be right along with you.
Wednesday: Today, join Glynna Kaye for Part 3 of “Layering As You Go!” She’ll be sharing tips on internal dialogue and character voice and giving away two copies of her April release, Pine Country Cowboy.
Thursday: We've pulled a switcheroo on you this month. Today is the June Contest Update. Stop by to meet the Contest Diva/Divo and for a giveaway of Mary Connealy's Stuck Together!
Friday: We're welcoming back Love Inspired Historical author Jessica Nelson with her post, "When Inspiration Strikes...But You're Dead." Do not miss this heartfelt post. She's got THREE GIVEAWAYS TOO!!
Mary's novella, Meeting Her Match, which appeared in the Match Made in Texas novella collection is now available as a separate ebook for only $1.99. Buy it HERE
And it's being spotlighted this week in Family Fiction.
And Mary has started a separate page on her blog to collect each chapter. It starts at the beginning and goes up to the most recently released chapter...to make it simple if you haven't started reading yet. FIND IT HERE
And celebrate with Mary for her June novella collection -- Four Weddings and a Kiss receiving 4 ½ Stars and being named a Romantic Times Top Pick. Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Robin Lee Hatcher and Debra Clopton bring tales of feisty heroines, stubborn heroes, and unlikely love in the Wild West in Four Weddings and a Kiss.
Tina Radcliffe is a guest JOY blogger on Cheryl St. John's blog, From the Heart, on Friday, May 30th.
Random News & Information
Many thanks to all the Villagers and Seekers who sent links this week!!
Congratulations to Villager Jill Kemerer who sold via the Happily Editor After Love Inspired Pitch!
Congratulations to the 2014 Selah Finalists (My Christian Writers Conferences)
Harlequin has announced it will discontinue publication of its Kiss Romance line as of November this year. (Cindi Myers Market News' Blog)
How To Pick The Right Genre For Your Novel (And Why Your Sales Depend On It) (writetodone)
I Wrote This Blog Post at Flannery O’Connor’s House (South85 Journal)
K-LOVE joins with Amazon Music (RRW)
PW Launches BookLife; Integrates Self-Published Reviews (PW)
How To Market A 99 Cent Ebook Sale On The Cheap (Molly Greene: Writer)
May 2014 Author Earnings Report (Author Earnings)
GET READY FOR CONFERENCES 2014!- 5 Pieces of Luggage For the Traveling Author Beast (Author Gail Carriger)
Tsundoku: Illustrated Definition of a Book Lover’s Problem (GalleyCat)
The 10 Commandments of Typography: INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
The doors to Seekerville's 2014 Night Classes won't stay open forever. Check out the rest of the year's class offerings.
Sign up for these opportunities before it's too late. We'll be taking a hiatus from classes in 2015. So motivate yourself to step out this year.
That's it! Have an excellent holiday weekend!