Happy Labor Day Weekend, Seekerville
Seeker friends have an open invitation to join us for the last blow out beach party of the summer on Unpublished Island.
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.
On Tuesday Montlake Romance and Indie author Sandra Leesmith talked about how a rejection letter can be a great thing. Yes, there are such things as wonderful rejection letters. Join us and lets discuss how that can happen.For comfort (and thanks to Walt's suggestion) she is offering a $25.00 gift certificate for Sees Candy to winner, Becke.
Multi-published author Pamela Tracy joined us on Wednesday with the suspenseful thriller, "Curious Case of the Rabid Reader." Winner of an ebook copy of Pursuit of Justice is Cindy Regnier. Elizabeth is the winner of a copy of A Broken Lullaby.
Thursday we talked setting with Love Inspired author, and 2014 Carol Award finalist, Mindy Obenhaus, in "More Than a Setting." Winner of her September release, Rescuing the Texan’s Heart, is Pamela Tracy.
Seeker and 2014 Carol Award finalist Tina Radcliffe was back in rehab on Friday. Writer Rehab. Her series continued with: "Salvation for the Plotless Wonder." Winner of The Hero's Two Journeys on DVD is Sherida Stewart. Winners of Stranded with the Rancher are Jackie Smith, Sandy Smith and Donna Phillips. Winner/sof the CD version of The Hero's Two Journey's will be emailed.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Seekerville is closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Tuesday: Today, Mary Connealy will be continuing her series on emotions with "The Medium is the Message - Are Your Books Running Hot or Cold?" Mary will be giving away YOUR CHOICE of any of her books (that she has) and a second (and probably BETTER prize) a copy of Cheryl St. John's Writing with Emotion, Tension and Conflict. (This second prize is just in case Mary is making no sense and teaching you NOTHING. You still have a chance to learn from Cheryl.
Wednesday: Abingdon Press author Lisa Carter returns to Seekerville with her post, "Settings So Real You’ll Be Tempted to Pack a Suitcase." Two commenters will receive a copy of her latest release, Under a Turquoise Sky.
Thursday: 2014 ACFW Genesis Double Finalist Candee Fick will be talking about how to keep going when the writing journey feels like a never-ending story. Stop by for a much needed dose of encouragement.
Friday: Time for the September Contest Update and the crowning of our September Contest Diva/Divo! The prize vault is open!
Mary Connealy's newest release Tried and True is in bookstores NOW!
Tried and True---Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister--and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It's a risk--they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as "boys"--but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East.
Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?
And...Catch Mary Connealy, on Lena Nelson Dooley's blog on Wednesday, September 3rd, to talk about Tried and True, and whatever other mad questions, Lena asks. (She's diabolical!)
On sale now at Amazon.com, Ruthy's 5-star rated "Try, Try Again", a beautiful, heartfelt and humorous marriage reunion story! .99 for your Kindle or Kindle app, stop over and grab a copy (if you don't already have one!) or gift it to a friend. Such a beautiful story was meant to be shared! And yes, here is your link! Try, Try Again - Kindle edition by Ruth Logan Herne. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
Debby Giusti will attend the Writer's Police Academy, in North Carolina, from Sept 4-7, and promises to share information she learned in her September 17 blog.
Random News & Information
The September calender is up! Find it here, and check out our amazing line-up!
Going to a conference or retreat and need WiFi? If you have an iPhone you can turn your phone into a personal hotspot. Details here. (BTW, you can increase your provider data allowance for the time you are away. It will still end up cheaper than a daily room internet charge.)
Publishing Advice I'd Give My Younger Self (J.A. Konrath)
Amazon to Give Out Scholarships to Students (GalleyCat)
Can I Use That Picture?: INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
Pelican Book Group is seeking submissions of inspirational romance novellas for its Harbourlight Imprint. Pelican will publish three novellas for its Easter Lilies series, to be released at Easter in 2015. Stories should be between 15,000 and 25,000 words, and may be historical or contemporary romance. The heroes and heroines should be between ages 25 and 35, and Easter Lily symbolism must play a role in the story. In addition, each story must use as its basis the scripture verse Solomon 2:14. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014. For all the details, go here. (Cindi Myers Market New's Blog)
Guest Posting & Hosting Guest Bloggers: Strategy Or Time Suck? (Molly Greene:Writer)
An interesting blog post to revisit-Can You Plagiarize Yourself ?(Steve Laube Blog)
MH 370: When to Publish? | A Simple Case Study (the independent publishing magazine)
10 Words With Difficult-to-Remember Meanings (Mental_Floss via Shelf Awareness)
Top Ten List: What authors need to know before publishing. (LuLu Blog)
Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday!