Thank you to our Villagers for sharing our 7th birthday. Seekerville and our amazing guest bloggers have given away OVER ONE HUNDRED "birthday presents" in five weeks, and if you weren't a winner, stick around. Our 8th year is coming up.Thanks for making this a terrific party month!
Please be sure to check week one, week two, week three and week four to claim your present. We will make an attempt to reach all winners, as time permits, but ultimately it your obligation to contact us. See our legal page for giveaway details. If you are winner email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Congratulations to Kaybee who won a $50 CBD.com gift card this week!
Sandra Leesmith was with us Monday to talke about the "Seven Reasons to Keep Writing." Winner of seven goodies including a bag for Kindle or tablet (by Sandra's artistic friend, Diane) is Jan Christiansen.
Pam Hillman was your hostess on Tuesday with "7 Random Writerly Things That Make Me Go Wow!" She's wowing 7 --OOPS ELEVEN--winners with e-copies of her latest novella, The Evergreen Bride. Winners are:Mary Preston, Karen K, Cindy W, Jackie Layton, Cindy Regnier, Jeanne T, Heidi Robbins, Becky, Marianne Barkman, Sandy Smith, Edwina and Anna Weaver Hurtt.
Wednesday was fairy tale day in Seekerville as we welcomed back Zondervan author Melanie Dickerson. Melanie will be sharing, "7 Things I’m Glad No One Told Me about the Writing Life (Or I Would Have Quit)." Courtney Phillips, Elizabeth Van Tassel and Tracey Hagwood are winners of her November 4, release, The Princess Spy. And thanks for sharing your fairy tale pictures with us. The fairy tale winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is DebH.
Seekerville was thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite literary agents on Thursday, Natasha Kern, with her post "A Day in the Life of Literary Agent Natasha Kern." What is it that they actually do all day long? Winner List:
$20 Amazon Gift Card-Sally Shupe
"Hope for the Holidays" Contemporary Collection-Kelly Bridgewater
"Hope for the Holidays" Contemporary Collection-LeAnne Bristow
"Hope for the Holidays" Historical Collection-Anna Weaver Hurtt
"Hope for the Holidays" Historical Collection-Connie Queen
Stams Chocolates-Jackie Smith
Myra Johnson's "Every Tear a Memory"-Patti Jo Moore
Myra Johnson's "Goodbye"-Helen Gray
Myra Johnson's "When Clouds Roll By"-Melissa Jagears
Glynna Kaye’s Pine Country Cowboy”-Teri
Glynna Kaye’s "Pine Country Cowboy”-Keli Gwyn
Glynna Kaye’s "A Canyon Springs Courtship”-Wilani Wahl
Julie Lessman's "Surprised by Love”-Tina Pinson
Julie Lessman's "Surprised by Love”-Suzie Johnson
Missy Tippens' "The Guy Next Door-KarenK
Miss Tippens' "The Guy Next Door-Artistlibrarian
On Friday, Seeker Glynna Kaye joined us to share “7 Words of Writing Wisdom” – tips that she picked up from the fantabulous ACFW 2014 conference in St. Louis. In honor of Seekerville’s SEVENTH BIRTHDAY, she gave away a copy of her November Love Inspired release, High Country Holiday to SEVEN winners! The winners are:Valri, Victoria, CathyAnn, Donna, Rebecca, Sherida,& Vince.
Saturday was the November Contest Update. Congratulations to our November Diva, Jackie Layton. Winner of a Seeker Book of Choice is Marianne Barkman. Winner of Rock Your Writing by Cathy Yardley is Lady in Waiting. Winner of Revision and Self-Editing for Publication by James Scott Bell is Jennifer Smith.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Today Mary Connealy will be talking about what she's learning from her first venture into Indie Publishing. All learned from Ruthy...so no doubt all completely made up.She'll be giving away FOUR BOOKS. Two from the 12 Brides of Christmas novella collection. These are ebooks...12 novellas are being released in all. One per week for 12 weeks leading up to Christmas. (Mary Connealy's is The Advent Bride, Pam Hillman's is The Evergreen Bride. She'll be giving away a copy of each. And One Copy Each of the Seeker novella bundles. Hope for the Holidays-Historical Bundle...and...Hope for the Holidays-Contemporary Bundle.
Tuesday: Seekerville welcome Jennifer Slattery. Jennifer will be talking about how to get your books into bookstores and libraries. She'll will be giving away a copy of her latest release Beyond I Do.
Wednesday:Let's revisit Montana and writing continuities (serialized novels) on Wednesday when Love Inspired author Jenna Mindel stops by to talk about His Montana Homecoming, book 5 of the Big Sky Centennial series! Jenna has no shortage of things to talk about, including (but not limited to) working with Ruthy!!!! Fresh, new copies of His Montana Homecoming will be hauled out of the prize vault.
Thursday: Today, we welcome back mystery writer Marilyn Leach! Are you itching for a mini vacation? Join Marilyn as she takes us on a trip to England and shares with us the inspiration behind her successful cozy mystery series. Tea and scones will grace our buffet table, and rumor has it there may even be a giveaway!
Friday:Michelle Ule will be here talking about ways she integrated marketing ideas into her work, and will share the type of videos she's made to charm and entice her readers! Michelle will be giving away three books. A copy of Bridging Two Hearts, A Log Cabin Christmas, and an ebook only copy of The Yuletide Bride her contribution to the 12 Brides of Christmas novella ebook collection.
Pam Hillman’s debut print novel, Claiming Mariah, hit the November CBA Best Sellers list. Pam’s first novel, Stealing Jake, released in ebook in 2011, and will release in print in August 2015. Pam is a stunned and a bit shell-shocked, but is using the news to celebrate by indulging in more chocolate.
Julie Lessman Sightings:
October 20 - November 8, 2014: Join Julie Lessman on Margaret Chind's blog, Creative Madness Mama, for an interview and giveaway of winner's choice of any of her books, including her latest release, Surprised by Love!
October 30-November 6, 2014: Stop by the Relz Review blog for an interview with Julie and giveaway of winner's choice of any of her books, including her latest release, Surprised by Love!
November 7-14, 2014: Everyone's Story blog features and article by Julie and you can win your choice of any of Julie's books, including her latest release, Surprised by Love!
To celebrate the release of her novel Every Tear a Memory: Till We Meet Again, Book 3, award-winning author Myra Johnson is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! Find the entry form on Myra's Facebook page or at her blog, Writer at Random. The contest runs from October 20 through November 30, and there are several opportunities to increase your chances of winning!
Sandra Leesmith will be presenting a workshop, Motivation and Focus for Writers, at the Scottsdale Civic Library on November 8th, in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you are in the area come join her and other authors for free writing workshops all day. Registration begins at 10:15 registration, and classes run from 10:30 to 4:30. Scottsdale Civic Center Library - 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Refreshments will be served. It's a great time to network with other Arizona authors.
We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the talented Seekerville writers who participated in the Hope for the Holiday's Anthologies. Available for pre-order and releasing on November 10, 2014. Contemporary and Historical Collections.
Random News & Information
The November Seekerville Calender is UP!
NaNoWriMo has begun!
Preparing for NaNoWriMo: how to manage your time, stay motivated, and keep the creativity flowing (The BookBaby Blog)
The Hemingway App is now available for Mac and PC in desktop versions!
Linda Scalissi has joined 3 Seas Literary Agency as an agent, looking to represent women's fiction, thrillers, young adult, mysteries and romance. (Publishers Lunch)
Indies & Audiobooks: An Alternative to ACX (Jane Friedman)
The right image sizes for websites (Digital Media)
What Makes Up a Successful Person? [INFOGRAPHIC] (Undercover Recruiter)
You’ve Got Hate Mail: How to Deal with (Annoying) Critics (Jane Friedman)
Pricing and Discoverability (Nancy's Notes from Florida)
That's it. Have a great Sunday!