You can sign up now through March 31st by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your personal goal listed. Sharing your goal is only for accountability. Seekerville will not be sharing your goal with anyone. Enter by March 1 at 11:59 pm for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Complete rules can be found here.
UPDATE! We have passed the 50 enrollment point for Speedbo. Shooting towards a second $25 Amazon gift card giveaway.
We Have Winners
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! And P.S. -if we forget to send our your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Did you claim your giveaway from LAST WEEK?
Monday Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean shared techniques for saving her rejected manuscript in her post “Performing CPR on your Rejected Manuscript." Laney4 is the winner of a $10 Amazon gift card.
Tuesday The Social Media Muses visited. Jana Oliver and Tyra Burton shared their post," Author + Social Media = ???" Bring your questions because they have the answers. Winners of Socially Engaged:The Author's Guide to Social Media, e or print, are:Marion Ueckermann, Jennifer Smith, Helen Gray, Jill Weatherholt and Jackie Layton.
And don't forget to stop by their web page for the author goodies they generously share.
Love Inspired Suspense Author Debby Giusti blogged on Wednesday and talked about "Ash Wednesday and the Writing Journey!" Debby sends her thanks to all those who stopped by and left a comment. Sandy Kirby Quandt will receive a copy of Debby's March release, Stranded.
Friday we were delighted to welcome back Cheryl St.John, who talked about Creating Characters, a new Writers Digest book containing contributions from bestselling authors. As writers we are faced with grabbing and holding the reader's attention in this fast-paced market, and this book is filled with timely information on every stage of character development. Cheryl shared why she's a fan of this book. (Besides the fact that she is featured in a chapter.) Dana Lynn is the winner of Creating Characters: The Complete Guide to Populating Your Fiction.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Seeker Pam Hillman is your hostess on today. She going to discuss ( discuss, not cuss!!) the dreaded FIVE LETTER WORD. TAXES! Ugh. She’ll share a bit of the old tried and true tax tips, plus a few new conundrums that have popped up for Indie published authors. Let’s get those taxes done and out of the way so we can concentrate on SPEEDBO!
Tuesday: Today, Sandra Leesmith will help prepare you for Speedbo by comparing the pursuit of success in writing with the pursuit of success in her favorite sport, pickleball. Join Sandra as we all apply our theme this year of No Limits.
Wednesday: Love Inspired author and Seeker, Tina Radcliffe is bringing you Part 2 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers (based on the Stephen Covey best-seller)." There will be a giveaway, of course.
Thursday: "BETTING ON HOPE and Putting Faith in NEW HORIZONS Along the Road to Becoming a Hybrid Author." Debra Clopton visits Seekerville today! Join Debra as she discusses her latest endeavors, the cost, the casualties and the rewards of the journey. And the books that make it all worth the trip! Debra will be giving away one book, winners choice, from her back list.
Friday:Yes! It's time for the March Contest Update and we'll reveal our contest Diva/Divo. The prize vault is open!
Double Cover Reveal! June releases available for Preorder!
Safe in the Fireman's Arms
& Healing the Lawman's Heart
February 17-24, 2015: Join Julie Lessman for a rare interview on the blog of one of her favorite authors, the illustrious Golden Keyes Parsons for a chance to win a signed copy of any of her books — winner's choice, including a signed copy of her upcoming novella, Grace Like Rain (about Blake "The Rake" McClare from my Heart of San Francisco series) or A Whisper of Hope (Mitch & Charity's novella).
Starting today, Ruthy's top-rated indie book Safely Home is on sale for .99 this week only! "When Cress Dietrich swiped the dust of Watkins Ridge off her shoes, she never expected to come back home. A bullet to the leg and her grandmother's cancer diagnosis changed her plans. Now back home, facing a past she'd tried to ignore, can Cress accept the change of heart God wants for her? And maybe the sweet love that goes along with it?"
Random News & Information
BTW this weekend's cyber fare comes from Essence Bakery in Phoenix. Enjoy a macaron as you peruse the links.
Check out the Military Writers Society of America here.
Revenge Romance a Hit (PW)
Tucson Festival of Books is coming! (the fourth largest book festival in the U.S.)
There are a few openings left for the 2015 Writers' Police Academy (Tina Radcliffe & Debby Giusti are going!)
You think writing’s a dream job? It’s more like a horror film (the comments are the best part!) (The Passive Voice)
How To Win Sales And Influence Algorithms (Let's Get Digital)
Kindle Unlimited Hits Canada and Mexico (GalleyCat)
So You Think You Can Write acquires more new authors! (Harlequin)
Get Pushy—Push Character Conflict and Reader Emotion (The Editor's Blog)
Children’s Picture eBooks: The Newest Publishing Wave (Writer Unboxed)
Instagram for Writers (The Writers Alley)
No Limits Quote of the Week
Like Holley Gerth? Check out her free words here. Then get back to work!