We've also got a terrific Weekend Edition giveaway for one commenter: An autographed copy of Person of Interest, the Writer's Prayer, a digital copy of Coffee House Romances and a daily journal. Mention you want your name in the draw.
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.
Last Weekend Edition's two winners of Stealing Jake are Barbara Scott and FlipFlopPrincess.
Monday Mary Connealy taught us some basics. We always hear you have to know the rules before you break them, so Mary attempted to explain what in the world that means for one basic rules...the dreaded -LY rule. Winner of Now and Forever is Deanne Patterson and for making the day lively Mary is giving an ecopy of Now and Forever to Vince.
Tuesday Winnie Griggs told us how to raise the stakes or possibly steaks. Winner of her newest release, Journeys of the Heart is Heidi Robbins.
Wednesday: Time for the August (Yes, August!) Contest Update. Stop by to meet this month's Diva/ Janet Ferguson. The prize vault is open. Winner of a contest rebate is Megan Besing. Winner of their choice of RITA finalist books -one in print or ebook is Danielle Hull.
Thursday Love Inspired Suspense debut author, Cate Nolan visited Seekerville today with her post, "Top Ten Things I Took Away from RWA15." CatMom is the winner of a print copy of her October release, Christmas in Hiding!
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Please join us in welcoming guest Brock Eastman! Brock will be sharing with us about writing for teens. He'll be doing a give away 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. (pssst…if you'd like to check it out before Brock arrives, Taken is free on iBooks right now.)
Tuesday: Join Myra Johnson for "Saddle Up for Writers!" If there’s a horse in your story, here’s some stuff you might need to know. Whether you're an experienced equestrian or a wannabe (or even a sorta-was like Myra), share your knowledge and/or your questions, and let's write those horses right! One lucky commenter could win the 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.
Wednesday: Join Julie Lessman as she shares 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. A giveaway is included 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: Join Ruth Logan Herne for "Writer: Under Construction" when Ruthy shows, encourages, coaches and berates innocent people (aka: YOU) into fixing the things that need attention, and getting the job done. In honor of the construction theme (and hot construction guys!) Ruthy will be throwing names into a hard hat (YUM!) for a $20 AMAZON.COM card with your name on it! Why? Because she knows that craft books, ink, paper and novels cost money. So she's sharing some! Leave a comment to have your name tossed in!
Friday: Best of the Archives Friday with Debby Giusti. Debby brings back one of her favorite blog posts: "GONE FISHING!" Join her in a reflection on the writing life as she walks along Myrtle Beach. Comments are closed on Friday's.
An excerpt of Fire and Ice, book #3 of the Wild at Heart series, is up on Scribd. Check it out here.
Debby Giusti will speak to the Atlanta Sisters in Crime on Sat, Aug 8, at the Smyrna Community Library, 10:30-12 noon. Her topic: "Love on the Run."
Debby's blogging on The Suspense Zone, Monday, August 10, and her post will run for the entire week. Stop by and leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for a copy of Person of Interest.
On Thursday, August 13, Debby will sign Person of Inerest at Omega Book Center, Peachtree City, GA. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shepherds of the Meek, a non-profit organization that aids the forgotten and cast aside women of Columbia, South America, especially orphans and victims of domestic abuse and street violence. Phone orders will be taken, and books can be mailed for held for pickup: 770-487-3977.
Karen Duncan, the owner of Omega Book Center, is closing her store at the end of August. Debby hopes local readers will join her on Aug 13 as a final farewell to Karen and her staff who have been such an important part of Peachtree City for almost 30 years!
Random News & Information
Thanks for Villagers and Seekers who contributed links!
Longmire' season 4 plot spoilers; premiere date announced by Netflix (Christian Today)
Why You Should Stop Multi-Tasking (Publication Coach)
Dialog Writing 101: Conversational Mechanics (Live Write Thrive)
Fishing Our Your Manuscript Hook (Writers in the Storm)
Feelings Without Names (Writer Unboxed)
How to Name Your Big Important Novel (Electric Lit)
Productivity And Working Smarter, Confidence For Writers & Breaking The Rules
(The Creative Penn)
Ready for Your Close-up? What YouTube Can Do for Writers (The Passive Voice)
GRAPHS TO INSPIRE AND DELIGHT – AND DEPRESS – THE INDIE AUTHOR (Bookbaby Blog)
Everybody Doesn't Like Something...(The Editor's Blog)
Business Musings: Price Wars and Victims (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
A REMINDER!! Stock Images; A Little Money Goes A Long Way (Helen Sedwick)