Hope you enjoy all the on the light side writer quotes submitted.
Winner of an ecopy of a Seeker book of choice for their submissions (above) is Tracey Hagwood.
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Mary Connealy kicked off June daring to QUESTION some classic literature and talk about how writing has changed. Did we change...or did the world change? Sarah Claucherty is the winner of a signed copy of Now and Forever.
Tuesday Keli Gwyn joined with her "41 Tips For Transporting Your Readers Back in Time". Keli called on a host of amazing historical authors to demonstrate word usage and style that brings historical fiction to life! Winner of a copy of "Family of Her Dreams" is Carla Olson Gade and the winner of the second copy... and the adorable "Seeker" notepad is Nancy C!
Wednesday We were delighted to welcome inspirational Regency romance author Michelle Greip to Seekerville with her post, "Creating a Swoonworthy Hero." Virginia Carmichael is the winner of a Regency hero in the form of an ecopy of Brentwood's Ward!
"So you want to set a book in Norway (or the exotic locale of your choosing), but don't have the time, nor money, to visit for proper research? Let's take a trip..." Thursday we welcomed back L.A. Sartor to discuss using Google Earth to help you put authentic touches to your setting. Winner of one of Leslie's e-books of her choice is Donna!
Friday Pepper Basham was back in Seekerville. Her first visit since her recent swim off Unpublished Island. She shared: "Just Keep Writing!" Vince Mooney is the winner of an ecopy of The Thorn Bearer.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Join us to welcome guest Laurie Alice Eakes! She'll be bringing us a post on "The Danger of Laurels." Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of A Stranger's Secret.
Tuesday: What happens when writing into the mist meets super structure? "Confessions of a Reformed Writer (Or How James Scott Bell Helped Me Find my Way out of the Mist)." Stop by today when Mary Curry shares. She's got some terrific giveaways too! To one winner an IOU for her debut Love Inspired Suspense, Christmas in Hiding, writing as Cate Nolan. To another winner, an e copy of James Scott Bell's Super Structure.
Wednesday: Anita Higman will be here talking about "Ten Steps to Creating a Book Launch Team." Leave a comment with Anita to get your name in the drawing for a prize.
Thursday: "The Ministry of Christian Fiction Unleashed." Join Ruth Logan Herne today as she explores how ministry is woven in the threads of Christian fiction. She'll use her bestselling Running on Empty and her upcoming release from Franciscan Media, Refuge of the Heart to explore seamless and organic layering when dealing with difficult and emotional topics.
Friday: 2015 Rita Finalist Katy Lee is our guest today with her post, "The Dance of a Writer: Finding Your Rythm." Stop by to chat and you could win a copy of her latest Love Inspired Suspense, Permanent Vacancy.
The Circle D Ranch series continue. Now available: Rough Road Home by Audra Harders.
Rachel Hill, a burned out stockbroker, realizes she’s sacrificed too much for her career and is searching for God’s direction in her life. Champion bull rider, Nick Davidson, reasons God abandoned him first, so what’s the point of seeking Christ’s will in his life? When Nick suffers a concussion, the road trip to the next rodeo becomes the ride of a lifetime for Rachel and Nick. Secrets revealed; lies exposed. Can the power of love heal even these deepest wounds?
COVER REVEALS from Franciscan Media!
District Attorney Mitchell Sanderson wanted for nothing and lost everything in a tragic accident. A dogged worker, Mitch’s conviction rate earned him respect and trust. Now up for re-election, Mitch’s law-and-order persona makes him a shoe-in candidate. But when faith, conscience and love of a troubled refugee ripple the smooth waters of his existence, can Mitch risk everything for love?
Magdalena Serida fought her way out of the terrors of a government-quelled insurgent uprising in Chechnya. The church-sponsored refugee knows the horrors of war first-hand. Now in America with her five-year-old sister, Lena is uncertain who to trust. Her Christian faith has maintained her through the loss of her family, but when Mitch Sanderson shows interest, Lena longs to take a chance. Should she open herself up to this man of law and order, a man who imprisons women like her? Or slip quietly back into the shadowed fringe of anonymity?
The Sweetest Rain (Flowers of Eden) by Myra Johnson. Preorder here.
As the drought of 1930 burns crops to a crisp, Bryony Linwood dreams of cooling winter snows and the life she would have had if Daddy hadn’t been killed in the Great War and Mama hadn’t moved Bryony and her sisters to their grandfather’s struggling tenant farm in tiny Eden, Arkansas. Now Mama’s gone, too, and as times grow tougher, Bryony will do whatever it takes to ensure her family’s survival.
Michael Heath barely survived the war, and twelve years later all he wants to do is forget. A virtual recluse, his one passion is botanical illustration. Lost in the diversity of nature’s beauty, he finds escape from a troubled past and from his wealthy father’s continual pressure to take an interest in the family plantation.
When Bryony accepts employment at the Heath mansion, it’s just a job at first, a means to ward off destitution until the drought ends and Grandpa’s farm is prosperous again. But Bryony’s forced optimism and dogged determination disguise a heart as dry and despairing as the scorched earth . . . until she discovers Michael Heath and his beautiful botanical illustrations. As their relationship deepens, friendship soon blossoms into healing for wounded souls and a love that can’t be denied.
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Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her.
All they've ever done is work her to the bone.
Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
LEAVE YOUR HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO! Julie Lessman’s "Heart of San Francisco” series is on sale, so check these prices out:
Love at Any Cost -- $1.99
Dare to Love Again -- $6.99
Surprised by Love — $6.99
Here's some fun! Check out the eharlequin Blockbuster Books promo featuring Safe in the Fireman's Arms!
Links provided by Seekers & Villagers! Thank you!
Amazon.com Announces the Most Well-Read Cities in America (Amazon)
Keeping Tabs on Best-Seller Books and Reading Habits (NYT)
Authors – Are You Auditing Your Royalty Statements? (Backspace)
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Launching a Best-selling Book (Goins Writer)
4 Book Marketing Goals You Can Achieve with Price Promotions (Bookbub Partners)
James Patterson Teaches Writing (Master Class)
Struggling to Find Your Social Media Groove? It Could be an All or Nothing Mindset (Novel Rocket)
Tell Your Book's Story with Metadata (The Book Baby Blog)
A Synopsis that Tells, Not Teases (Chip MacGregor's Blog)
Designing a Book Cover That Tells (Writers in the Storm)
9 Twitter Tools and Apps to Ease Your Tweeting (The Book Designer)
That's it! Have a great reading and writing week!