Several Seekers and Villagers are gearing up for the WPA (Writer's Police Academy) Conference coming this week. So we'll continue our murder and mayhem Weekend Edition with a nice giveaway from one of our Villagers. Keep reading to find out more.
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.
From the Weekend Edition: Winner of an autographed copy of Person of Interest, the Writer's Prayer, a digital copy of Coffee House Romances and a daily journal is Deanne Patterson.
Monday we welcomed guest Brock Eastman! Brock shared with us about encouraging kids to read and write. Connie Queen is the winner of a signed copy of two of his YA action and adventure stories-- Taken and Risk, books 1 & 2 of The Quest for Truth Series.
Tuesday Myra Johnson fave us "Saddle Up for Writers!" If there’s a horse in your story, you should read what you might need to know. Whether you're an experienced equestrian or a wannabe (or even a sorta-was like Myra), she encouraged our visitors to share their knowledge and/or your questions, so we could write those horses right! Mrs. Tina is the winner of a three-book set of Myra's Horsemen of Cross Roads Farm series: A Horseman's Heart, A Horseman's Gift, and A Horseman's Hope.
Julie Lessman was our hostess on Wednesday as she shared about her recent sabbatical and the journey she’s taken in becoming the author she was meant to be in Square Hole, Round Peg: An Author's Quest to Find Her Place in the Sun. Kelly Bridgewater is the winner of a giveaway for a signed copy of any of Julie’s books including her upcoming contemporary novel, Unfailing Love, or her Christmas novella, “The Best Gift of All,” which will be included in the Seekers’ Home For Christmas Historical Collection.
Thursday Ruth Logan Herne brought us "Writer: Under Construction." In honor of the construction theme (and hot construction guys!) Ruthy threw names into a hard hat for a $20 AMAZON.COM . The winner is KAV!!! and the winners of advanced copies of Refuge of the Heart are Cindy Regnier and Loves To Read!
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Janet Dean brings her "pets" to Seekerville, those words writers tend to overuse in her post, "Groom your Pet Words." Join her for a breakfast of turnovers, glazed donuts and granola and a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card.
Tuesday: Don't miss a visit from author/editor/artist/teacher Jeff Gerke! Jeff will be sharing his new how-to book from Writer's Digest Books, The Irresistible Novel: How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish.
Wednesday: Debby Giusti hosts debut inspirational historical author Kristi Hunter, who will share "Five Things You Can Do Now to Make Life Easier After Contract." Kristi is giving away an advance-autographed copy of A Noble Masquerade.
Thursday: Tina Radcliffe is your hostess and she's bringing friends to this party. Join her for "A Cup of Joe and Getting Into Character." She's got some Joe to giveaway too.
Friday: The Best of the Archives: "Secondary Characters are People Too" with Pam Hillman.
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Mary Connealy will be giving away a copy of Now and Forever on A Transparent Mom on Tuesday, August 18th.
Stop in and leave a comment to get your name in the drawing.
Thanks to all who stopped by Omega Book Center for Debby's signing of PERSON OF INTEREST. Thanks especially to Seekers and Seeker friends who ordered the book to be signed and mailed. The turnout was amazing. Karen was touched by all the well wishes as she closes her independent book store. As always, Debby is grateful for the support of so many readers and friends. Thanks to all who made the night a success. Your generous support will benefit the work of the Shepherds of the Meek.
Stop by The Suspense Zone for a chance to win a copy of PERSON OF INTEREST. The contest will run through Aug 31.
Random News & Information
Thanks to Villagers and Seekers who shared links!
Congratulations to two Seeker friends who SOLD in the Harlequin Love Inspired Blurb2Book Contest -Jordyn Redwood (Love Inspired Suspense) and Erica Vetsch (Love Inspired Historical).
RWA2015 Audio Recordings Now Available for Purchase from RWA. RWA members can now purchase MP3s of the recorded sessions from RWA2015. There’s something for everyone — sessions on craft, self-publishing, the writer’s life, and more! Visit http://www.rwa.org/page/workshop-audio-recordings to view and purchase the recordings.
The ACFW First Impressions Contest Opens September 2nd. Time to earn that diva/divo status.
Balancing Dialogue and Description in Your Story (Jane Friedman)
Your "LOOK INSIDE!" Book Preview: Will it Turn Readers Away or Close the Sale? (Anne R. Allen)
An Accomplished Writer Takes a ‘MasterClass’ From a Gargantuan Selling Writer (Observer.com)
Book Marketing Tips: 10 Steps for a Successful Ebook Price Promotion (Bookbub)
The Second Draft (Writer Unboxed)
Writers are Speakers - 7 Ways to Destroy Your Speaking Career (The Write Conversation)
On Character Building (with Ann Voss Peterson and Linda Style) (JA Konrath)
56 delightful Victorian slang terms you should be using (The Passive Voice)
As a special treat to Seeker Villagers, this weekend Villager Walt Mussel is giving away five copies of his latest Kindle Worlds Body Movers fan fiction work, The Good, The Bad And The Body.
This short story is the second in the Wesley Tales series, and is the sequel to Revenge Is A Body Best Served Cold. The story continues to focus on Wesley Wren, the younger brother of Carlotta Wren, the main character in the Body Movers series. (Please note that Kindle Words’ works can’t be purchased/sent outside the U.S., Also, please note that this book is not an inspirational romance. ) Comment for a chance to win a copy!
Walt also brought Baroida coffee and macadamia nut white chip pumpkin cookies.
Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.