We've got a Stealing Jake weekend for you as we help Seeker Pam Hillman celebrate a print release! Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy. Two winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
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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.
Winner of the Weekend Edition conference swag from the RWA conference in New York City is Donna Phillips.
Monday Pam Hillman was our hostess with "Shelf Life, Books, and Oreos." Everything in this world has a shelf life. Deanne Patterson is the winner of a signed copy of her hot-off-the-press release "Stealing Jake."
"DO IT NOW-Post Conference To Do List." Sandra Leesmith talked about what to do after the conference in our Tuesday post. (Besides get some rest of course). Crystal Barnes is the winner of an ebook copy of Coffee Shop Romances and our Christmas in July surprise copy of the contemporary ebook bestseller, Hope For The Holidays.
Wednesday Glynna Kaye brought us "Jump-Start Your Story With an Art Fact Sheet" -- tips she's learned from using a Love Inspired AFS before she writes the book. In celebration of her "Inspirational Reader's Choice Award," the winners of a 2-book set of the award-winning Pine Country Cowboy and High Country Holiday are: Cindy W, Mary Preston, Deanna Stevens, Sandy Smith, Meghan Carver, Kathryn Barker, DebH and Heidi Robbins.
Thursday Seeker Tina Radcliffe brought us "The Secret Life of the Inspirational Romance Writer." What goes on behind those closed doors. Vince and Lori are the winners of conference swag.
Friday 2015 Christy Award, Carol Award and RITA Award finalist, Kate Breslin is our special guest. We are thrilled to welcome her back with her post, “Good Story Comes From Writing What We Know." Winner of Not by Sight is Tracey Hagwood.
Next Week in Seekerville
Starting this week, Seekerville begins our new five day work week. We'll be blogging new posts Monday through Thursday with the Saturday Weekend Edition as usual. Friday is The Best of the Archives with comments off. The exception is October, our birthday extravaganza month when we always blog 31 days!
Monday: Mary Connealy teaches some basics. We always hear you have to know the rules before you break them, so Mary will attempt to explain what in the world that means for one basic rules...the dreaded -LY rule.
Tuesday: Winnie Griggs tells us how to raise the stakes. Winnie will give away a copy of her newest release, Journeys of the Heart.
Wednesday: Time for the August (Yes, August!) Contest Update. Stop by to meet this month's Diva/Divo. The prize vault is open.
Thursday: Love Inspired Suspense debut author, Cate Nolan visits Seekerville today with her post, "Top Ten Things I Took Away from RWA15." And you might get to win a copy of her October release, Christmas in Hiding!
Friday: We launch our Best of the Archives Friday with Pam Hillman, and "Quirky People Make Quirky Characters."
Want more ways to lasso a copy of Stealing Jake this weekend? Well, grab your rope and give her a swing... There are two giveaways, both end tomorrow, August 2nd, so don't delay.
Not only did Kav over at Best Reads give Stealing Jake the sweetest, most amazing review ever, she's giving away a copy as well. Hop over to Best Reads and comment to get your name in the hat.
Two copies are up for grabs on Goodreads.
Random News & Information
The August Calendar is UP!
Congratulations to all the IRCA winners and finalists!
Romance Writers of America honors Irene Hannon (Christian Retailing)
Does Age Influence Capability to Write YA Fiction? (The Guardian)
Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances (NPR)
My Favorite Things: Free Images and Free Photos (Novel Experience)
10 Things to Say to a Writer Who’s on the Ledge (My Christian Writers Conference)
PW Asks: Most Millennials Prefer Paper Books (PW)
9 Things You Need to Immediately Stop Doing on Facebook (Social Media Today)
Emotional Wounds Thesaurus (Writers Helping Writers)
What Code is Revealing About Readers (DBW)
How to Price Your eBook on Amazon (BadRedhead Media)
The Power of Fiction (Writer Unboxed)
Have a great writing and reading weekend.