The Weekend Edition comes to you from the shores of Unpublished Island, where we're dipping our feet in the water and trying to stay cool. We're also trying to keep up our writing schedule while we soak up the rays.
If you didn't win a beach read box yesterday, there's one more left. Just comment today and if you are a writer tell us about the most unlikely places you had to write on deadline during the fun days of summer. In a car, on a boat, at the beach, or from the bleachers of a ball game perhaps? Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.
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.
Sandra Leesmith talked about "Using Unique Real Life Experiences in Your WIP" on Tuesday. She had some interesting, almost unbelievable, experiences to share. Meghan Carver is the winner of the Writer Box and Jan Christiansen is the winner of the Kindle. Happy Birthday and hooray for de-cluttering.
Wednesday Glynna Kaye joined us for "July Is Your New January," a midyear look at getting back on track with your 2015 writing goals. Winners of Glynna Kaye’s October release, “Rekindling the Widower’s Heart,” are Sarah Claucherty, Tracey Hagwood and “Cat Mom” Patti Jo!
Thursday Cara Lynn James was our hostess with her post "In the Beginning..."
Winner of a $15 Starbucks gift card is Cindy W.
Friday was Time for the July Contest Update! Did you stop by to meet Diva Deb Harkness? Winners of a box of beach reads are BonTon and Natalie Monk.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Today Barbara White Daille will be stopping in to ask "What's in a Name?" She has advice on finding the right title, the one that speaks to you and to readers, that gets the gist of the story across. Three winners will receive their choice of an autographed print copy of Barbara' s books A Rancher’s Pride or Family Matters.
Tuesday: Love Inspired author Kristen Ethridge is your hostess today and she'll be talking about how life experiences influence writing (or...the story behind the story), with her post, "Wind, Waves, and Writing." Oooh, and has she got some fantastic giveaways for our Villagers!
Wednesday: "When Your Plans Are Waylaid …" Have you ever made plans and not only are they altered but go kaput? Award-winning author and psychologist Carrie Fancett Pagels shares her thoughts and experiences as a Christian author who learned all too well that when it comes to our writing careers, “Man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps” — Proverbs 16:9.
Thursday: Join Audra Harders as she peeks into the scary land that is - Social Media! She'll share what's "book learned" and you can share real life tips on how to navigate these ever-changing waters.
Friday: We present The Best of the Archives!
Saturday: Seekerville is closed for the Fourth of July. Happy Holidays.
Sunday: The Weekend Edition will be posted today!
Check out the New Release Newsletter by A Girl and Her eBooks featuring Rough Road Home. Audra would be all kinds of happy if you'd shared the news!! http://eepurl.com/brurVv
Stop by the Sweet South Blog today for Tina Radcliffe's post, "Top Five Tips from the Pro’s: How to Create Memorable Characters." A print copy of Safe in the Fireman's Arms is up for grabs!
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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.
For those of you who don't know Yankee Belle Cafe, you are missing a yummy treat. The cafe has added a new chef, Cate Nolan aka Mary Curry.
Stop by and visit, Ruth Logan Herne (The Yank), Missy Tippens (The Belle), Mindy Obenhaus (The Texan), Jan Drexler (The Mid-Westerner), Virginia Carmichael Munoz (The Fresh Pioneer) and Cate Nolan/Mary Curry (The Healthy Writer).
A trip down memory lane for you. What Seekers were Golden Heart Finalists and Winners?
Cara Lynn James (2009)
Missy Tippens (2006)
Myra Johnson (2005 WON!)
Tina Radcliffe (finaled 2005, 2007)
Janet Dean (2005)
Julie Lessman (2005)
Pam Hillman (2001, Double finalist 2004 and she WON!, 2011)
And here are the archives of all the RWA GH winners.
Random News & Information
Thanks to our Villagers & Seekers who contribute links!
Here's a HEA to start your weekend. Check out this wedding proposal video!
Not going to RWA #15 NYC? You can watch the RITA/GH Awards Live this year!
Facebook Adds Authorship. Bloggers Take Note (The Social Media Hat)
Which Book In Your Series Should You Discount? (BookBub Partners)
10 Tips for Choosing the Right Book Title in the E-Age (Anne R. Allen's Blog)
The Authors Guild Fair Contract Initiative: A Preview (The Authors Guild)
The Great Amazon Hysteria... Part 31 (Let's Get Digital)
*Elaine Manders..what's your news??