Let them eat cake. And lots of it!
Welcome to the start of week three of our 7th Birthday Celebration. During the month of October we blog every single day. We will be giving away a $50 gift card from various online retailers each Sunday in October. We will also be collecting names (not numbers of comments) for the drawing for our grand prize-an iPad mini. Winner announced on Saturday, November 1st.
We Have- Week Two- 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 on our legal page.
Vince Mooney is the winner of this week's $50 gift card from CBD.com
On Monday, 2014 Carol Award winner for best novella, Melissa Jagears was our hostess with "Melissa's Seven Phases of the Writing Process." Winner of the latest in her Unexpected Bride Series is Pam Kellogg. Winner of an original Melissa Jagears Face Book Author Banner is Piper Huguley.
Sherry Kyle returne to Seekerville on Tuesday with her post, "Pick a Genre, Any Genre." Have you got your genre's straight? Sandy Smith is the winner of her new release, Watercolor Dreams.
Hope you didn't miss it! Part 4 wrap-up of "From Sweet to Swoon — The Final SEVEN Ways to Ramp Up the Sigh Factor in our Heroes!” Wednesday Julie Lessman concluded her series on ramping up the hero swoon factor from ho-hum to hot. DEBRA SMITH is the winner of a giveaway of a signed copy of any of Julie’s books, including her upcoming release, Surprised by Love.
Thursday we joined Ruth Logan Herne as she led us on a day-long celebration of why the #7 is the default answer to almost every mathematical question in her post "The Power of Seven." The SEVEN winners of Ruthy's upcoming release, "Her Holiday Family" never before read by anyone are: Artist Librarian, Jessica Johnson, Kathy Bailey, Cindy Regnier, Laney4 (I loved your poem!!!), Miss Zey Zey, & Bonton. Winner of the $25 Amazon gift card is Lyndee Henderson.
Friday we were excited to welcome Bethany House Editor, Charlene Patterson to Seekerville. Charlene talked about "7 Tips for a Manuscript that Will Impress an Acquisitions Editor" and as an added bonus "7 things NOT to do in your manuscript." Winner of a surprise package of Bethany House book is Book Lover, Book Writer.
On Saturday, 2014 Carol Award winner for best short novel, Tina Radcliffe told you to SNAP OUT OF IT, with her post, "Seven Things You Need to Stop Doing…NOW." Seven winners of seven surprise packages are:Jamie Adams, Mary Hicks, Glynis, Rebecca, Suzie Johnson, Rachael Koppendayer, and Carla Olson Gade.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday:Love Inspired author Missy Tippens will be sharing "7 Things I've Learned Over the Last 7 Years." She'll be offering a phone or email chat (winner's choice) to one entrant--which will go hand-in-hand with the #1 thing she's learned!
Tuesday:Join Seeker and award-winning author Myra Johnson as she shares her top seven writing resources and why they made it to her favorites list. Join the conversation and you could win a hot-off-the-press copy of Myra's latest release, Every Tear a Memory, book 3 in her Till We Meet Again historical romance series from Abingdon Press!
Wednesday: In celebration of Seekerville's Seventh Birthday, Debby Giusti invited fellow authors Susan Sleeman and Jodie Bailey to join her. Each author will share writing "secrets" in the blog, "Seven Secrets of Success from Three Successful Authors!" Be sure to stop by and see what each of them has to say. Leave a comment to be entered in three drawings for Holiday Defenders, a Love Inspired Suspense Christmas anthology, which features "Mission: Christmas Rescue," by Debby Giusti, "Special Ops Christmas," by Susan Sleeman, and "Homefront Holiday Hero," by Jodie Bailey. Along with the book, each winner will receive a $7 gift card from Starbucks!
Thursday: Bethany House Fiction Publicist Amy Green will share with us "Four Tips for Marketing Like a Storyteller." Amy, who also runs the blog Bethany Fiction, will give away all four historical releases from Bethany House this month. FOUR BOOKS-FOUR WINNERS: Tried and True by Mary Connealy, The River by Beverly Lewis, Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer, & A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears.
Friday: We're excited to welcome Love Inspired, Assistant Editor, Emily Krupin today! Stop by to chat with the editor and we've got a birthday box filled with books to give away throughout the day. Stop by for an editor chat and a chance to win one of over a dozen two-packs of books!
Saturday:Seekerville is happy to welcome Love Inspired, White Rose Publishing and Bethany House Publishing author, Susan Anne Mason to Seekerville with her inspiring post, "Persistence and Those Little ‘God Nudges’ — The Key to Success!" And she's offering a digital copy of Betrayed Hearts to one commenter.
From the Moonlight & Magnolia's Conference this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. You can find a list of finalists here. Congrats to Seeker Villagers who finaled and to those who won, and a special WOOT! to our own Myra Johnson.
|Walt Mussel and Myra Johnson|
|Cara Lynn James, Leslie Tentler, Fran McNabb, Debby Giusti, Myra Johnson & Larissa Reinhart|
|Debby Giusti and Tanya Agler|
|Elaine Manders, Debby Giusti, Kristi Ann Hunter, Patty Smith Hall|
|Jennifer Delamere, Piper Huguley, Julie Hilton Steele, Myra Johnson, & Debby Giusti|
|Piper Huguley who just sold to Samhain Publishing! Woot!|
|Debby Giusti & Normandy Ward Fischer|
|The Killion Team, Kimberly Killion & Jennifer Jakes|
|Kristi Ann Hunter & Vanessa Riley|
Mary Connealy's ebook novella released this week! You can find it and buy it HERE.
New--The 12 Brides of Christmas! You're invited to a Christmas wedding...that is twelve of them! Discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas romance with these twelve heart-warming stories. Brand-new stories from renowned inspirational fiction authors will take you into the heartland of historical America. Releasing each week starting October 6, you'll want to read all of them.
#1: The Advent Bride
Melanie Douglas is alone on the Nebraska plains, teaching school to get by. She finds a unique box with hidden drawers to use over the advent season to engage a young boy in his schooling. When Henry O’Keeffe sees a positive change in his son, he has to see for himself what this new teacher is doing.
Don't be late! Watch for all 12 stories:
October 6 - #1: The Advent Bride
October 13 - #2: The Nutcracker Bride
October 20 - #3: The Evergreen Bride (by our very own PAM HILLMAN!)
October 27 - #4: The Gift-Wrapped Bride
November 3 - #5: The Yuletide Bride
November 10 - #6: The Gingerbread Bride
November 17 - #7: The Nativity Bride
November 24 - #8: The Christmas Tree Bride
December 1 - #9: The Festive Bride
December 8 - #10: The Christmas Star Bride
December 15 - #11: The Snowbound Bride
December 22 - #12: The Fruitcake Bride
...and have yourself a Cozy Little Christmas!
Mary will be on Coffee Cups and Camisoles being grilled (not with a Weber, but close) by Erica Vetsch on Friday, October 17th. Mary will be giving away a copy of Tried and True and one digital copy (that's the only kind of copies there are!) of The Advent Bride.
And leave a comment at Lena Nelson Dooley's blog, A Christian Writer's World to get your name in a drawing for a copy of The Advent Bride.
Join Seeker Missy Tippens and 30+ authors for a huge Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt beginning October 17th (noon MDT) at www.robinleehatcher.com. Enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX or a copy of every author's book!
Read All You Want – For Free! (Steve Laube Agency Blog)
Harlequin readers can sign up for Scribd using the promo code 'ScribdLovesHarlequin' to get 3 months for free http://bit.ly/10Rc3o5 (Emily Rodmell via Twitter)
Internet Trolls Are Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Sadists (Psychololgy Today)
Seeking Immersion Conversion (Writer Unboxed)
Infographic: What Causes The Smell Of Old And New Books (Design Taxi via @EmilyRodmell Twitter)
Book Benches Charm Londoners (PW via KC Frantzen)
Copyright, Publishing Contract Clauses, Image Use And Avoiding Getting Sued With Helen Sedwick (-Podcast-The Creative Penn)
Don’t Wait For Permission: Why Authors Should Be Entrepreneurs (Let's Get Digital)
Congrats to the 2014 SYTYCW Top Finalists (SYTYCW)
Alot vs. A lot: 9 Language Crimes to Watch Out For (Thesaurus.com)
And finally, please consider nominating Seekerville for the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to email@example.com with “101 Websites” in the subject line. We are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
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