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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.
Tuesday, Mary Connealy continued her series on emotions with "The Medium is the Message - Are Your Books Running Hot or Cold?" Winner of their choice of any of her books (that she has) is Connie Brown (Mary will contact Connie to work out the details). The winner of Cheryl St. John's Writing with Emotion, Tension and Conflict is Terri.
On Wednesday Abingdon Press author Lisa Carter returned to Seekerville with her post, "Settings So Real You’ll Be Tempted to Pack a Suitcase." Vince and DebH are winners of her latest release, Under a Turquoise Sky. Thank you, Lisa!
Thursday 2014 ACFW Genesis Double Finalist Candee Fick shared about how to keep going when the writing journey feels like a never-ending story. Stop by for a much needed dose of encouragement. Winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Mindy Obenhaus.
Friday we celebrated the September Contest Update and crowned of our September Contest Diva Cindy Regnier. The winner a first-ten page critique is Jennifer Smith. The winner a copy of any Seeker book currently available or available for pre-order on Amazon- for Kindle or in print is Megan Besing.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Love Inspired author Missy Tippens will be bringing you a nice friendly kick in the pants--Ruthy style! Drop by and let's discuss "5 Ways to Beat Average." Not only will your writing improve, but you may even lose a pound or two!
Tuesday: Oh, no, she's back!!! Dig out your grammar texts and start cramming, Seekerville, because on Tuesday Grammar Queen returns! And, as you know, GQ is not shy about starting the day with a pop quiz. (Actually, she's not shy about much of anything.) If you want to impress her (and who doesn't, because she's SO scary!), brush up on confusing soundalike word pairs. Ace the quiz and you could earn one of GQ's coveted gold stars. Or just audit the class and play it cool (and maybe GQ won't notice). Be sure to pipe up when she calls roll and you could be entered in a drawing for your own copy of Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print, by Renni Browne and Dave King.
Wednesday: What’s the MOST valuable thing Julie Lessman learned from a writer’s conference? Well, I can tell you this — it’s not just a lesson for writers, but a lesson for life, so don't miss Julie’s encore presentation of “Conference CPR.” Whether or not you are attending the upcoming American Christian Fiction Writers Conference, you won’t be sorry — especially if you win a signed copy of any of Julie’s books, including her upcoming October release, Surprised by Love.
Thursday: Contest season is in full swing, and detail-oriented Pam Hillman brings us a contest entry checklist to keep us all on task. Sharpen your pencils and start checking off your contest list, and your list of contests!
Friday: Today we welcome the third author of the "Big Sky Centennial" continuity, Carolyne Aarsen! Carolyn stops by to tell why she's "Crazy About Continuities" and she'll be giving away three copies of Her Montana Twins with those adorable babies on the cover, and one winner will receive Her Montana Twins AND three books from the "Hearts of Hartley Creek" series. Stop by and leave a comment to have your name tossed into Ruthy's cat dish!
Another great Seeker book is now available on Amazon for preorder! Her Holiday Family by Ruth Logan Herne.
September is packed with good news for Ruthy Logan Herne! She's just signed a three-book deal with Random House/Penguin/Waterbrook/Multnomah for a contemporary cowboy romance series! Needless to say she is happy dancing in upstate New York. (You don't want to see her dance, it's utterly ridiculous, not to mention embarrassing, but it's nice she's happy, right?)
Surprise giveaways TODAY and TOMORROW!!! Ruthy will be drawing names for some sweet prizes to celebrate this new contract! (Thank you, Natasha Kern and Shannon Marchese!!!)
Leave a comment to have your name tossed in a VERY CLEAN cat dish! (cleaned to celebrate and match the clean table, LOL!)
She's brought balloons and food: Party in Seekerville!!!!!
Set on the Double S Ranch in central Washington, Sam Stafford's got a whole lot to be sorry for, and maybe not much time to do it. But God willing... now that he and God are back to rights... he's going to give it his best shot. His goal? To make things right with the three motherless sons he raised, who all have pretty good reasons to hate him. But maybe faith and forgiveness will go hand in hand, and if romance should turn Colt, Nick and Trey Stafford's heads while the family's on the mend, well... that's not such a bad thing, is it? The "Double S Ranch, Sam Stafford (and sons!), owners.
And if that wasn't enough good news, Ruthy's essay "Mary's Girl" is scheduled to be included in this December's "Chicken Soup for the Soul": "The Power of Forgiveness". Ruthy's delighted that her story of turning some really tough lemons into God-given lemonade will be out there for folks to read... and enjoy! Release date is December 16, 2014, which makes it a great Christmas present!
Mary Connealy will be on Dorothy Adamack's Ink Dots blog on Monday, September 8th. Mary will be giving away a signed copy of Tried and True.
Mary Connealy LIVE WEB CHAT! You can join the Facebook page for Mary's Web Chat.The chat is on September 23rd at 7 pm Central Time.To find out more find the Author Landing Page & the Webcast Landing Page.
The giveaway isn't live yet and won't be until September 8th, when the blog tour officially starts. But the giveaway prizes are a Kindle HDX, AND the Trouble in Texas Series.
Don't forget to Take the September Books Quiz at the Bethany House Fiction Blog today: Which Character Are You Most Like?
And check out Mary Connealy's ad on page 42 of the new RWR.
Random News & Information
RWA 2014 VIDEO RECAP (see Seekers @ 10:56)
How Revising Rewards Mistakes (Jane Friedman)
Stuff I Want to Know (Hugh Howey)
16 Gifts For Your Favorite Book Lover Under $26 Each (BuzzFeed)
B&N Testing Espresso Book Machines (PW)
How To Write A Novel With The Snowflake Method With Randy Ingermanson (The Creative Penn)
Starting from Zero (Let's Get Digital)
How a book designer plucks a vision from an author’s pages (LIS News)
Authors Please Don't Do This (PW Shelf Talker)
Ten Things Happen When You Can't Put Down a Good Book (BuzzFeed Books via The Passive Voice)
Amazon pops up with Kindle Kids’ Book Creator (Roger Packer)
HarperCollins has a new digital first imprint devoted to thrillers and crime fiction. KillerReads will publish two or three titles per month — crime stories, detective fiction, psychological thrillers, legal thrillers, and almost anything that fits under the umbrella of crime fiction. To celebrate their launch, KillerReads is opening for a limited time to submissions of complete manuscripts from unagented authors. You’ll need to submit a complete manuscript, a 500-word summary of the story, a one-paragraph recap of the story, a list of the characters and an author profile. This reading period will close on September 14, 2014, so get your submissions in now. Find all the details here. (Cindi Myers Marketnews's Blog)
UPDATE! The SYTYCW Contest info has been updated. Harlequin So You Think You Can Write Web Page. Mini Conference and Contest Launch this month.
That's it, have a great writing and reading weekend!