|Missy Tippens and Myra Johnson|
Today's Weekend Edition comes live from deep in the heart of Texas and the RWA #2014 Conference. We'll be adding photos from the Harlequin Party later today, and the RITA/GH gala Sunday, so stick around. For those of you who want to follow the live Tweets, check out #RWA14. And Tina Radcliffe will be Tweeting live from the Awards Gala at @TMRadcliffe
We've got so much swag we're picking FOUR WINNERS: Courtney, Tracey Hagwood, Donna Phillips and Olivia. Swag is en route from San Antonio and should arrive soon. Will mail as soon as it arrives.
We Have Winners
Be sure to contact us if you are a winner (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address unless email is specified). We don't have time to track you down. Do let us know if you don't receive your prize in 6-8 weeks. Rules are located here, on our legal page.
Monday Revell author, Julie Lessman was your hostess Monday with her post From Sweet to Swoon-part 2. The winner of any Julie Lessman BOC (ebook or print) is Sandy Smith.
Tuesday we joined Sandra Leesmith as she talked about “Who Controls the Media Delivery System” and why that is so important to know. Winner of their choice of one of Sandra's books, audio, print or ebook, is Walt Mussell.
Wednesday we were delighted to have "A Visit With Margaret Daley." Did you know that Margaret has more than sixty books published? Thank you to Margaret for her generous giveaways!! Wow! Emily wins an ebook copy of Deadly Hunt. Cindy W wins an ebook copy of Deadly Intent. And Lee Carver wins a print copy of Christmas Bodyguard.
Thursday Seekerville was excited to welcome Harlequin Art Director Tania Pery. Tania gave 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. Winners are Marianne, Jackie Smith, Amber Schamel and Erica Vetsch. Winners will receive copies of His Montana Sweetheart and Her Montana Twins (when it's available!), both sprinkled with hugs and kisses from Seekerville!
Friday we were live from RWA #14 San Antonio, Texas with Seeker Tina Radcliffe. She brought us photos from the Literacy Signing, and parties and events she snuck into wearing her faux press pass badge. Winners of (in the words of Mary Connealy) the first known copies of her September release, Stranded with the Rancher are:Heidi Robbins, Marianne Barkman,Jennifer Smith, Jackie Layton and DebH.
|Janet Dean & Senior Editor Tina James|
|Debby Giusti moderates the Editor Pitch workshop w/ Emily Rodmell and Susan Litman|
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Sometimes writers—intentionally or unintentionally— sensationalize their synopsis to the point that it doesn't even resemble the actual chapters: similar to the practice of "padding one's resume", yes? Join Pam Hillman today as she discusses this interesting conundrum, why it's not necessarily a good idea, and how to avoid it.
Tuesday: Are you battling burnout? Bestselling author Emily T. Wierenga shares 10 tips for overcoming writer's block in addition to giving away copies of her debut novel, and her newly-released memoir, Atlas Girl.
Wednesday: Love Inspired historical author Christina Rich is our guest today. Stop by to chat with her and we'll give you a peek at her latest release, The Warrior's Vow.
Thursday: Harlequin Heartsong Presents author, Rose Ross Zediker has a quiz for procrastinators! How will you do? Take the test and leave a comment to get your name in a drawing for a copy of Rose's next release Sweet on the Cowgirl.
Friday: It's time for the August Contest Update! Only FIVE months left this year. Stay tuned for a special KICK BUTT edition and we'll introduce you to our August Contest Diva!
|RWA CONFERENCE ELEVATORS|
Congratulations to the 2014 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award Winners and especially Seekerville's own Pam Hillman:
1st: Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman (Tyndale House)
Not all the good news is coming from San Antonio!!! Ruthy Logan Herne has just signed a six book contract with Love Inspired books!!! She's finishing up her high-selling "Kirkwood Lake" series and then... GASP!!!... is doing a sisters trilogy to save the family business... Oh, imagine the fun of three sisters who couldn't wait to get away, coming home to help Mom and Dad... And then??? We start a new series Ruthy is researching now! CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS for all!!!! Happy dancing in upstate!
Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story will be hosting Sandra Leesmith on Monday, 28 July 2014 whilst she reviews her novel "Love's Promises" which continues the showcase Jorie began earlier in the Spring. On 14 March 2014, Jorie hosted a Book Cover Reveal and on 22 April, 2014 Jorie hosted an Author Interview. Please join her and Sandra on Monday for a lively discussion and fun.
|Heartsong Presents author Narelle Atkins brought us TimTams from Australia|
Why I Left My Mighty Agency and New York Publishers (for now) (Jane Friedman)
Authors: 15 Tips To Increase Your Productivity (Molly Greene: Writer)
From #RWA14 Cindy Ratzlaff-How to Build a Platform, balance a personal life and create a best seller...
Promotional Giveaways—Are You Legal? by Laura McClellan (Seriously Write)
The Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Writers (The Book Designer)
Unknown Authors Make a Living Self-Publishing (The Passive Voice)
5 Reasons You Procrastinate on Getting Your Book Done: The Solutions – Part 2 (The Future of Ink)
|Pam Tracey, Missy and Lacy Williams at the Literacy Signing|
|Soon to visit Seekerville guest, Barbara White Daille|
|Mary at the Buckhorn Museum and Saloon with a stuffed Longhorn.|
I'm the one in blue, shut up!
That's it for today. See you tomorrow with more pictures!
|Karen Fleming. SOLD to Heartsong Presents!|
|LI author Leigh Bale and LIS author Laura Scott|
|In front L to R, Dana Corbitt, Sara Parker and Rachel Dylan-Love Inspired Meet & Greet|
|Lindi Peterson & Missy Tippens|
|Love Inspired author Meet & Greet, photo by Emily Rodmell|
|Senior Editor Tina James and Editor Emily Rodmell at LI Meet & Greet|
|Seeker pal, Annie Rains and Tina Radcliffe|
Awards Night, Myra, Missy, Debby and Tina
|Tanya Agler and Tina Radcliffe|
|Myra, Julie Hilton Steele and Missy|
|RWA GALA PROGRAM|
|Mindy Obenhaus and Lindi Peterson|
|Tina Radcliffe and Janet Dean|
|Julie Hilton Steele and GH finalist Piper Huguley|
|And Carla Laureano wins the Inspirational RITA!!! Congrats to Carla!|