This is going to be one of those Week End Editions that is packed to the hilt with information. So grab a cuppa and pass the cookies while you take time to read and enjoy!
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Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
On Monday, Mary Connealy came out of her turkey-induced coma to celebrate Cyber Monday, and to to talk about the Cyber in her lives and why she'd probably never have written a book before they invented computers. Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is ohiohomeschool. And the winner of the three book 12 Brides of Christmas novella collection is Mary Lawson.
Tuesday we kicked off the final book from the Big Sky Centennial continuity series Ruth Logan Herne took part in by welcoming Arlene James to Seekerville. Author of more than 80 books (!!!!) Arlene shared her time and wisdom as we ring in the holiday season! Winners of Her Montana Christmas are:Donna, Cynthia Herron and Mz. Zey Zey.
An avid Chicken Soup for the Soul reader for decades, Ruth Logan Herne celebrated her role in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness" on Wednesday by sharing her thoughts, views and motivations on chicken soup for the soul.Winners of either an e-copy or hard copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness are Andrea Strong and Edwina Cowgill!
Thursday we wellcomed back indie author, Leslie Ann Sartor. Are you thinking of writing a series? Leslie shared tips and insights on creating a "bible" to help you keep your story world details organized. Forever Yours This New Year's Night winners are DebH and Sally Shupe. Winners of their choice of Seeker 2014 Holiday ebook are Sandy Smith and Jackie Smith.
Friday was the last Contest Update in Seekerville for 2014! Congratulations to December Diva Meghan Carver! Winners of a 2014 Seeker holiday book of choice are Mary C and Jill W. Winners of a 15 page critique to prepare for the Genesis contest are Kelly Bridgewater, Janet Ferguson and Jackie Layton.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: It's time to write up your Christmas wish list! So come join Missy Tippens, who has scoured the Internet and picked the brains of writer friends to help you compile your list. Tell us your dream writer gifts for a chance to win books!
Tuesday: It's the time of year when holiday to-do lists tend to grow exponentially. If you're feeling overwhelmed by it all or just want to reclaim a little more writing time this Christmas season, join us on Tuesday, when Myra Johnson provides you with Seekerville's Official Holiday Permission Slip. Share your tips for a guilt-free holiday season, and you could win a surprise bundle of inspirational reads!
Wednesday:Do YOU have a writer’s toolkit??? If not, then tune in to Dr. Carrie Fancett Pagels' fun and informative blog entitled, “Building Your Writer’s Toolkit,” where you’ll not only learn what every writer needs in his or her kit and the social behavior that goes along with it … but have a chance to win a handy-dandy pink writer’s toolbox of your own!
Thursday: Last Christmas, Mia Ross and Ruthy Logan Herne analogized writing with trimming a tree. The year before that, they chatted about layering a gingerbread house, the base, the frosting, the candies and the final effect. Today they'll keep up the tradition and talk about their favorite gifts and how the emotion of that gift can be used to enhance their stories! Stop in for eggnog, cookies, a shrimp tray, stuffed mushrooms and a general party atmosphere because hey!!!! It's Christmas! And there will be copies of Sugar Plum Season, Her Holiday Family and Hope for the Holidays given away. It doesn't get much sweeter (hahaha!!!) than that, my friends!
Friday: Cowboy romance writer, Davalynn Spencer is our special guest today with her post, "7.1 Confessions of a Love-Writer." You'll have to stop by to find out exactly what she's confessing to. This Colorado cowgirl is giving away an e-copy of her Barbour release, The Snowbound Bride.
THANK YOU to Villagers Courtney Phillips and Natalie Monk who feature Seeker author books as part of their Booklover's Christmas Giveaway. Do stop by and sign up for your chance to win some great giveaways! Click on the links to enter and sign up for their newsletters.
Julie Lessman Sightings:
December 1-7, 2014:Join Julie on the Carole Jarvis' blog for an interview and giveaway of winner's choice of any of her books, including her latest release, Surprised by Love!
The #40DaysofPrayer 4 #40LostBooks has launched! Hashtag #40LostBooks and Facebook note explaining how this came about: http://tinyurl.com/40LostBooks
December 12-13th you can find Pam in a multi author booksigning. If you are in the area, stop by! More information here.
A Seekerville Hello and Shout-Out! to one of our newest Villagers, Paula Rose Michelson, who mentioned Seekerville on her blog, Writing Paula Rose. Hey there, Paula! Welcome!
COMING SOON! The 2014 Harlequin Community Open House: Dec. 8th – 12th. It’s that time of year again!
- A chance to mix & mingle online with authors and fellow readers.
- Join in the Holiday Fun!
- Daily festive activities and discussions about Recipes, Crafts, Decorations and More!
- Daily Harlequin & Author Giveaways
- A Special Harlequin Scavenger Hunt with a chance to win Shopping Sprees from Harlequin.com (Dec. 10th)
- A Holiday Writing Challenge
- Online Evening Cocktail Party (Dec. 11th)
6 Lessons Hemingway (& Others) Can Teach Us About Being a Writer (The Writer's Dig)
4 ways to prepare your business for Facebook’s like gate ban (Inside Facebook)
Facebook Updates You Should Know About (Random Notes)
New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs (The Passive Voice)
The Shocking Truth Why Most Affiliate Partnerships Don’t Work (The Future of ink)
Self-Publish Early For Christmas (RogerPacker)
How Authors Can Use Amazon’s Pre-Order Feature (Marketing Tips for Authors)
HarperCollins CEO Is “Person of the Year” (Beyond the Book)
The New World of Writing: Pulp Speed (Dean Wesley Smith)
Write for Splickety Magazine. Here's the 2015 editorial themes.
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Thanks to my friends for sending links! Have a great reading and writing weekend.