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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! And P.S. - if we forget to send your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
You are urged to go back and review the last five weeks to claim any giveaways with your name on them. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 & Week 5 of Speedbo. Mailings are in progress.
Weekend Edition winner of a Seeker BOC is Carol Garvin.
Mary Connealy was here on Monday with her usual wit. Her unparalleled insight into the most vital aspects of writing and as always, her un-riveled modesty.Donna Reimel Robinson is the winner of With This Kiss Historical Collection and With This Kiss Contemporary Collection.
Screenwriter, forensics expert, speaker and children's author, Jennfier Dornbush was our special guest Tuesday with her post, "10 Things Hollywood Taught me About Being a Writer." Stephanie Queen Ludwig is the winner of Forensic Speak!
What is Young Adult Fiction Anyway? Want to know what this whole Young Adult fiction rage is all about? Have your ever considered writing YA, but didn't know where to start? How do you incorporate romance into young adult writing? Bethany House YA author Dina Sleiman stopped by Wednesday talk about Young Adult fiction and to give tips on how to write it. Winner of Dauntless is Jenelle Hovde.
SPEEDBO'S DONE. NOW WHAT? Ruth Logan Herne is glad you asked, because April is Revision Month in Seekerville, and Ruthy took us on the wild ride of ruthless slicing and dicing to create a better mousetrap... or book with "It's All in the Timing." Win it before you can buy it winners of Ruthy's "Healing the Lawman's Heart" are Lyndee, Barbara Scott, Connie Queen, Valri, and Vince (True Large Print!!!)
Friday, Rita finalist Rose Ross Zediker shared ten surefire topics if you’re asked to give a speech. DEBH is the winner of Reclaiming the Cowboy's Heart.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Join Missy Tippens as we celebrate National Library Week! The theme of the week is Unlimited possibilities @ your library®. Join Missy and let's talk about Unlimited Possibilities in our writing. Missy will be giving away one copy of her upcoming Love Inspired book, The Doctor's Second Chance, and one copy each of With This Kiss Contemporary and Historical Collections!
Tuesday: Join Myra Johnson today when she talks about her experiences using library programs for book promotion. She'll share some of the things she's learned about working with libraries, including what works and what doesn't. Join the conversation for a chance to win a copy of The Oregon Trail Romance Collection, which includes Myra's novella Settled Hearts.
Wednesday:Debby Giusti will blog today and discuss Brainstorming. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for a copy of her latest Love Inspired Suspense, Stranded.
Thursday: Victoria Bylin visits to say she wouldn't be an author today without libraries. Stop in and talk libraries and get in a drawing for two copies of Victoria's latest release Together With You.
Friday: Today Seekerville welcomes author Julie Jarnigan! She'll share about "The Organized Writer" and we've got a print or e-copy of Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog for one commenter!
Save the Date! Missy Tippens will be taking part once again in a Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! More info at her blog later. www.lifewithmissy.blogspot.com
CONTEST TO HAVE A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU IN A BOOK!!
Help us celebrate the April 10 release of The Seekers’ “With This Kiss” novella collections with a contest where you can win having a character named after you in Julie Lessman's next book, a signed copy, and your choice of any of Julie's books or Seeker books PLUS choice of top CBA book from Julie's library. Here's the link and GOOD LUCK!http://www.julielessman.com/contest/
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Plus, every weekend for the rest of April,
we're giving away a set (one copy of each) of With This Kiss.
Just say you want one!
Winners announced in the Weekend Edition.
Random News & Information (Contributed by Seekers and Villagers)
Dina Davis is now at Harlequin as assistant editor/editorial assistant working on Harlequin Historical and Love Inspired Suspense (Publishers Lunch)
Free 1-Hour Class on Successfully Launching Your Book (Jane Friedman)
Business Musings: The Freelance Scramble (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
Amazon sues to block alleged fake reviews on its website (Reuters)
The Randy Ingermanson Interview (Storyfix2.0)
Why Jamie McGuire Returned to Self Publishing (Huff Post)
All of the ACFW 2015 Conference information is now up!
From the Harlequin Community: The moment you’ve all been waiting for will soon be here. On Monday, April 13, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time we will be announcing the 75 authors who will be moving on to Stage 2 of From Blurb to Book: Pitch, Write & Sell Your Book in 5 Months. We will announce one team, consisting of 25 authors, per hour in this thread. All authors moving on to Stage 2 will be listed here by 3 p.m. Monday.
Harper Lee and the One-Book Wonder Phenomenon (Off the Shelf)
Managing the Beta Reading Process (The Book Designer)
Inside Traditional Publishing: Good Agents Geek Out About Contracts (Huff Post Books)
Spotting—and Avoiding– “Pay to Play” Publishing Contracts (Writers in the Storm)
What to Do When There’s No Wind in Your Sails (Michael Hyatt)
That's it. Here's our #NoLimits quote of the week