This is one of our favorite times of the year. Pumpkin flavors abound as well as favorite comfort foods, sweaters and time in the writing and reading cave. What's your favorite thing about November?
We Have Winners
Did you claim your giveaway from LAST WEEK?
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at email@example.com. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books!
Monday Love Inspired author Missy Tippens invited good friend and critique partner Lindi Peterson to join her to talk about book covers for both traditional and indie publishing. Donna is the winner of an e-book or print copy of Missy's latest, The Guy Next Door. Wilani is the winner of an e-book or print copy Lindi's new release, Rich in Hope.
Who's doing NaNoWriMo this month? Better question--who ISN'T? Seeker Myra Johnson, that's who! On Tuesday she counted down the top 10 reasons why she hasn't jumped on the NaNo bandwagon. (Can you spell C-O-W-A-R-D?) Winner of $10 Starbucks gift card is Elaine Manders.
Wednesday we joined Christy Award-finalist Joanne Bischof in a fascinating foray into the audio-book world with her guest blog, "From Page to Performance: The Making of an Audiobook." Lyndee H is the winner of either a paperback or audiobook of Joanne’s latest novella, This Quiet Sky.
Thursday Ruth Logan Herne barreled into Seekerville to talk about the production of the Contemporary and Historical Hope for the Holidays Collections. Winner of Hope for the Holidays Historical: Tracey Hagwood. Winner of Hope for the Holidays Contemporary: Edwina. Winners of Love Finds You in the City at Christmas: Cindy Regnier, Eileen "My Evergreen Place" & Jan Drexler.
Dan Walsh returned to Seekerville Friday with "This Brave New Publishing World." Winner of their choice of three giveaways: a free signed copy of either a) Dan's new novel, When Night Comes b) one of his books with Gary Smalley or c) his Christmas novel, Remembering Christmas is Sherri Shackelford.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday:Today Janet Dean hosts Emilie Hendryx, photographer and writer, who shares her informative post “Writing Like a Photographer: The Key to Descriptive Writing.” Leave a comment for a chance to win note cards of one of Emilie’s fabulous photos.
Tuesday: Susan Page Davis visits Seekerville to talk about using symbolism in our writing to add depth. Susan will give away three books to three winners. The winners can choose e-books copies of Frasier Island or The Christmas Tree Bride, or a paper copy of Frasier Island or another book in this series (Finding Marie or Inside Story).
Wednesday:If you’re following the contest circuit, where are you in the process? Join us today for Pam Hillman's “How Writing Contests Drove me to a 12-Step Program” to see if you can pinpoint what stage you might fall into.
Thursday: Jennifer Delamere is back with us today, with an inspiring post. "Visualizing Success: My “Door of Victory.” And she's away giving away a copy of A Bride for the Season to two commenters. Don't miss a chance to chat with this RITA finalist and recent Maggie Award winner.
Friday:Today we're going to wrap up the week with some "Two-Fer" Fun when Winnie Griggs (Her Holiday Family, Love Inspired Historicals) and Ruth Logan Herne (Her Holiday Family, Love Inspired Contemporary) get together and chat about having books with the same name... out at the same time!!! Come on by and raise a toast to an obviously wonderful title: "Her Holiday Family"!!! And see what it was that earned these delightful and very different stories the very same title! Winnie and Ruthy are giving away 5 two-packs of books, so you could go home with BOTH VERSIONS!!!!
Glynna Kaye's High Country Holiday is available on Amazon and is on the
store shelves now, just in time for Christmas shopping! She was thrilled to
find her book at the local Barnes & Noble right next to one by New York
Times Bestselling Author Linda Goodnight!
If you haven't gotten a copy of Ruth Logan Herne's Safely Home yet, she's giving it away this weekend on Amazon! Ruthy loves to give things away and she hopes you love this beautiful love story of second chances, and new beginnings... because you can come home again!
Sandra Leesmith will be at the Local Author Event at the Scottsdale Civic Library today, Saturday November 15th. If you are in the area, stop by to say hi and meet other Arizona authors.
The city of Chandler is hosting the first time ever Chandler Author Walk. Sandra Leesmith will be participating on November 21st from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. If you're in the area, come to this debut event. There are many events to enjoy.
Julie Lessman Sightings:
NOW - November 19, 2014:UNEXPECTED GIVEAWAY!! One of Julie Lessman’s readers accidentally got two copies of Surprised by Love, so she's giving one away with her review of the book, so do check it out here.
November 14-16, 2014:Join Julie Lessman on The Journey blog where you can win your choice of any of her books, including her latest release, Surprised by Love!
November 17, 2014:Get lost in a story with Julie Lessman on the Get Lost in a Story blog where you can win your choice of any of her books, including her latest release, Surprised by Love!
Random News & Information
This is a HUGE week for information and news. Pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and dig in!
Congratulations to the 2014 RT Reviewers' Choice Nominees
Congratulations to the 2014 ACFW First Impressions Finalists.
Do You Believe? (Trailer)
Black Friday Leads to Publishing Push (MSN Money)
Amazon Opens Dutch Kindle Store, B&N Moves Into Author Services (Let's Get Digital)
Farewell to Heartsong (Steve Laube)
BookBub Explained (Nancy's Notes from Florida)
Hatchett and Amazon Bury the Hatchet (DBW)
Blurb Links Authors With Vetted Publishing Professionals (DBW)
The Christian Publishing Market With Jeremy Bouma (The Creative Penn)
If Your Book Isn't Selling, Do the Hokey-Pokey (Color Your Life Published)
Crafting the Dreaded Blurb (Upon the Wings of Greater Things via K.C. Frantzen)
An Opportunity to Participate in a Devotional Series (Kathy Ide)
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering & Giving Back 101 Inspiring Stories about Purpose and Passion Deadline for Submissions is February 15, 2015. Details here.
Copyright, Publishing Contract Clauses, Image Use And Avoiding Getting Sued With Helen Sedwick (The Creative Penn)
The Olympia hosted by Clash of the Titles is accepting (unpublished only) entries until December 12th.
We leave you with pictures from Sandra Leesmith's recent Scottsdale, Arizona workshop event.
Friend of Seekerville, Love Inspired and Heartwarming author, Pam Tracy!
Here's Sandra handing off a Seekerville Birthday giveaway to winner Jan Christiansen!
That's it! Have a great reading and writing weekend!