For our new Villagers, a little Seekerville backstory. The Seekers all met on unpublished island in 2005 and by 2011 each one of us had sailed off the island to the publishing mainland. Now our mission is to help other writers on their journey to publication. Join us in May with our very impressive list of guest bloggers. Check out our calendar here.
We Have Winners
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.
Winners of a set of the Historical & Contemporary Collection of With This Kiss are Linda Sammaritan and Jill Weatherholt.
Love Inspired author and Seeker, Tina Radcliffe shared Tuesday, with her post, "Book Matter: What is it and Why Does it Matter?" Winners of Safe in the Fireman's Arms are: Kelly Blackwell, OhioHomeSchool & Deanne, Winner of With This Kiss Contemporary is Heidi Robbins.
Wednesday we joined Ruth Logan Herne who asked the vital question: "Have You Put Success on Your Schedule, and If Not? Why Not?" Ruthy's Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It winners of her 4 1/2 Star love story Healing the Lawman's Heart are Edwina Cowgill, Kathryn Barker, Cynthia Herron, Ms. ZeyZey and Tracey Hagwood.
Author Cindy Green was our special guest today with her post, "Goodreads Marketing." Winner of a $10 Amazon Gift Card is Olivia.
Friday was the May Contest Update and we introduced Sherida Stewart, our May Contest Diva. Winner of With This Kiss, Historical & Contemporary Collection is Sandy Smith. Winners of five page critiques are Jackie, Courtney and Jeanne. Winners of Safe in the Fireman's Arms are: DebH, Tanya, LeAnne, Deanna, and Donna Philips.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Mary Connealy will be here with her blog, "Oh The Places You'll Go". No calm down, it's not a tribute to Dr. Seuss. It's the places your research will take you. Wonderful places, places that inspire new books. Learn to enjoy it. Plus, Mary will have THE FIRST EVER IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE GIVEAWAY OF her June release Now and Forever.
Tuesday: We are thrilled to welcome Susanne Dietz to the other side of the podium today, with her post "Overcoming Fear in Writing." One lucky commenter will win a copy of The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection which features Susanne's novella, Love's Reward.
Wednesday: Carol Moncado joins us today for "An Indie Journey!" Stop by for a recap of her wild and epic indie year so far. Stop by for some great giveaways!
Thursday: Join Audra Harders today for a post about you-know-what and a giveaway of you-know-what as well. Yes, really. We could hardly believe it ourselves.
Friday: Today, April Erwin visits us to talk about "Finding What Drives You." April will be giving away an ebook copy of Dysfunction Junction,and a paperback copy of her latest release Justice Burning.
Check out the With This Kiss interview over at Fresh Fiction!
Erica won a Kindle Fire HD & 13 Seeker books of her choice!
Missy Tippens new release, The Doctor's Second Chance, will be featured on Margaret Daley's blog the week of May 4th. Please drop by! She'll be offering a giveaway.
CHAT IT UP WITH JULIE AND WIN A BOOK! Join Julie Lessman at the Transformational Fiction Facebook Page on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 to find up what Julie’s been up to or just to chat, and you'll have the chance to win your choice of any of her books.
This week on Love Inspired Books FB and Twitter.
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Random News & Information
Links contributed by Seekers & Villagers
All About Bublish
JK Rowling suffering “writer’s back” (deadline.)
Forget Amazon Rankings and Just Write (Huff Post)
Publishing Facts You Probably Don’t Know (BookMarketingBuzzBlog)
Ask Bethany House: What do editors look for in a new author? Bethany House
On Changing Book Titles And Covers: My Own Experience And How You Can Do It Too (The Creative Penn)
9 Writing Productivity Mistakes to Avoid (Novel Rocket)
10 Surprising Facts About Romance Novels (HuffPost)
Cracking the Category Code – How to Write Short and Write Often with Kat Cantrell (Romance University)
Make a Living Writing From the Road: Tips for Working While Traveling (The Write Life)
#NoLimits Quote of the week...
That's it! Have a great reading and writing week.