Packing for RWA #14 San Antonio Texas!
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Do you tend to write long? Or short? Love Inspired author Missy Tippens has experienced both ends of the spectrum! On Monday she share tips for meeting your target word count on writing projects. Winners of an IOU for a copy of her upcoming Love Inspired release, The Guy Next Door are: Vince, Jackie Layton, Sandy Smith, Patti Jo and Tanya Agler.
Tuesday Revell author Ann H. Gabhart returned to Seekerville with a peek inside her personal journal via her post "A Spring of Hope Through the Years." Stephanie Queen Ludwig is the winner of her latest release, Love Comes Home.
Wednesday Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti blogged about "Finding Your Writing Sweet Spot!" The winner of her drawing receives a copy of one of Debby's books, winner's choice, and a surprise gift. Congrats to Elaine Manders for winning the drawing!
On Thursday 2014 RWA Double RITA® Award finalist, Elizabeth Byler Younts visited Seekerville to help us all understand...What is Amish Fiction? And Three Little Tips for when a dream comes true and contracts are bearing down on you. Winner of a copy of Elizabeth's RITA® Award finaling book Promise To Return is Wilani Wahl.
2014 RWA Double RITA® Award finalist, Carla Laureano was our guest on Friday with her post, "Giving Your Characters Life Beyond the Page." Janette Foreman is the winner of her choice of Five Days in Skye, or her newest release, a fantasy debut, Oath of the Brotherhood (as C.E. Laureano) which was recently chosen as one of RT Book Reviews’ Top Picks for June.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Revell author, Julie Lessman is your hostess today and her post is totally, absolutely, top secret. See you on Monday!
Tuesday: Today join Sandra Leesmith as she talks about “Who Controls the Media Delivery System” and why that is so important to know. Many will be attending the RWA National Conference this week and you will be meeting some of those in control. What does that mean to us?
Wednesday:Today we are delight to have "A Visit With Margaret Daley." Did you know that Margaret has more than sixty books published? Come by and ask her how she manages to come up with so many plots. Margaret will also be at the RWA conference and hopefully will be sharing events as they unfold.
Thursday:Seekerville is excited to welcome Harlequin Art Director Tania Pery today! Tania will give us an inside look at how covers are designed and put together based on the book's plot, setting, characters and author and editor input. Join us for giveaways (note the plural!), virtual food and fun as we explore this behind-the-scenes glimpse into cover production with one of the finest art teams in the business!
Friday: Live from RWA #14 San Antonio, Texas with Seeker Tina Radcliffe. She'll bring you photos from the Literacy Signing, and as many parties and events as she can sneak into wearing her faux press pass badge. She'll also be giving away (in the words of Mary Connealy) the first known copies of her September release, Stranded with the Rancher to several lovely commenters.
Saturday/Sunday: We'll be bringing you a double day of RWA photos in the Weekend Edition and a chance to win RWA SWAG! Don't miss this weekend.
FROM RWA: The 2014 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom.
This year, proceeds from the Literacy Autographing will benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Texas, Restore Education, and Each One Teach One San Antonio.
Spread the word about the Literacy Autographing! •Share the event on Facebook •Tweet about it (#RWA14)•Reply "yes" to the event on Goodreads. Check here to see which of your favorite Seeker authors will be there.
Attending RWA San Antonio? Email Seekerville at Seekers@Seekerville.net and let us know. We'll include you in our email blasts to keep you apprised of when and where we are hanging out.
Random News & Information
Barbour Publishing launches Shiloh Kidz imprint (Christian Retailing)
Empowering Writers with Data (DBW)
The Laurel Award hosted by Clash of the Titles is open for entries until July 25. Entry consists of the first 3,500 words of novels published in 2013. Judged by non-industry readers. DO CHECK IT OUT!!
Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable', says Society of Authors (The Guardian)
Amazon Reveals Kindle Unlimited eBook Subscription Service (GalleyCat)
6 Branding Tips for Writers and Authors (The Book Designer)
New company BroadStreet Publishing partners with Authentic Media (Christian Retailing)
Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is (The Passive Voice)
First Sale for Mary Curry!!
Mary Curry is thrilled to share good news with her Seekerville friends. This past week, she sold to Love Inspired Suspense. Editor Emily Rodmell chose Mary as part of the KillerVoices search for new LIS authors. Her book is a Christmas story so it is scheduled to be released during the holiday season in 2015.
Congratulations Jan Drexler!!
Jan sold a three book series to Revell this week! About the series: In the middle of the 19th century, against the background of a nation wrestling with its own growing pains, the Amish church underwent what historians call “The Great Schism.” Amish communities were faced with the decision to hold to the old way of living and worshiping God, or to change with the times and embrace new ideas, while still holding fast to their Anabaptist beliefs. You'll be able to follow the story of one Amish family during these turbulent times.
Finally, Seekerville said goodbye to a very special friend this week. May the K9 Spy is now in puppy heaven. Sending Seekerville hugs to her mom, K.C. Frantzen!
That's it! See you in San Antonio!