It's the weekend before the ACFW Conference in St. Louis! #R-U-JAZZED?
Tina Radcliffe will be tweeting live from the Saturday night gala at https://twitter.com/TMRadcliffe Keep an eye on the ACFW Conference web page for the live blog link to the gala. Last year's is here. Join the Seekers Thursday and Friday night in the bar area for a late night chat.
If you are a Villager attending conference look for a Seeker and we'll give you a smiley face sticker for your badge to identify you as a Villager.
If you aren't attending and are an ACFW member you can join the ACFW At Home Conference here. Don't forget Ruth Logan Herne's Support Group Meeting on Monday.
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 Monday, Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean challenged writers to torture their characters in her post "Raising the Stakes." She offered examples on how to create anxiety in our characters, even in what appears on the surface as routine events. Jenny Blake is the winner of a $10 Amazon gift card.
Triple Header! Helen Gray returned on Tuesday with the launch of the third book in her Ozark series, and her post, "Writing in Harmony." Cindy W is the winner of an Ozark Wedding.
Award winning author Debby Giusti bloged Wednesday,and shared information about the Writers' Police Academy she attended last weekend. Jackie is the winner a copy of her upcoming Love Inspired Suspense anthology Holiday Defenders, featuring her novella, "Mission: Christmas Rescue."
Thursday Seekerville was delighted to welcome two-time Golden Heart finalist and Indie author, Piper G. Huguley with her post, "Why You Should Submit to the RWA Golden Heart® This Year." Winner of a very nice $10 Amazon Gift Card is Preslaysa Williams.
Friday our guest was C. Hope Clark, author of both fiction and non-fiction and owner of the successful blog Funds for Writers. Funds for Writers has been named one of Writer's Digests 101 best websites for writers from 2001-2014. She shared how "Setting defines the place, the plot and the character's journey." Winner of her September release, Murder on Edisto, book one of The Edisto Island Mysteries is Vince Mooney.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: ACFW conference week begins today, and Stay-at-Home Ruthy Logan Herne is here to spur you in the right direction with her typical "Go Get 'Em, Tiger!!!" diatribe on how you should appreciate... and USE... this time. She's also doing a "Name Those Heroes" contest to find the best names possible for her upcoming wedding industry trilogy for Love Inspired!!! Plus, Ruthy will be secretly opening THE PRIZE VAULT.
Tuesday: Harvest House Content Writer Amber Stokes joins Sandra Leesmith today to talk about Marketing Among Friends - a current wave of marketing philosophy with good old-fashioned values. She's bringing some books to share, including 4 brand-new Harvest House releases (in honor of HH's 40th anniversary!), as well as a Kindle copy of The Fortune Cookie Principle: The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story and Why Your Business Needs One by Bernadette Jiwa.
Wednesday: Author Nancy Kimball is our guest. Nancy returns with "Behind the Scenes of Audiobook Production." Nancy will be sharing a glimpse behind the curtain at how her debut novel Chasing the Lion was brought to life on audiobook. Plus she's giving away three downloads of her audiobook to three commenters.
Thursday: Please join us today when Jane Choate returns to Seekerville. Jane will be discussing the attributes of our characters and how we can delve deeper into their lives. Jane is a new Love Inspired Suspense author! Rumor has it she'll be giving away a copy of her October release, Keeping Watch, so leave a comment and let's make it an engaging day!
Friday: Seeker Tina Radcliffe is "Live from ACFW" in St. Louis where she is a 2014 Mentor of the Year Finalist and her release Mending the Doctor's Heart is a finalist in the short novel category. Today will be a photo opp day as Tina shares shots of friends of Seekerville at conference. SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
It's coming this week! 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. Up for grabs are a Kindle HDX, AND the Trouble in Texas Series.
Harlequin Authors Stand Up To Bullying. Tina Radcliffe is part of this campaign.
In honor of fall with its wonderfully cooler temperatures and delicious scents of all things harvest, Second Chance Ranch is on sale for .99 on Amazon! And of course, Audra Harders is celebrating Second Chance Ranch hitting the Top 20 of the Amazon Contemporary Christian Romance list! Woo Hoo!!
Random News & Information
Stories about Christmas and the whole holiday season! (Chicken Soup For the Soul Story Callout)
Copyright Basics (SFWA)
Check out the DeskCycle (IB3Health)
The Secret Formula to Creating a Bestselling Book (The Future of Ink)
‘New York Times’ adds two faith-focused best-seller lists (Christian Retailing)
Permafree as an Indie Marketing Strategy~Interview with Traci Tyne Hilton (Novel Rocket)
Self Publishing 101 – The Quick Start Guide for Authors (Writer's Digest)
Jane Austen Fans Break World Record (GalleyCat)
Ask the Agent: What are the new companies making a mark in publishing? (Chip MacGregor)
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 Meyers Market News's Blog)
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