This weekend Seekerville is celebrating the release of Glynna Kaye's
Leave a comment for a chance to win one of three copies.
Winners 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.
Nancy C, Bonton and Kim are winners of Mary Connealy's Old West Summer Bride, which includes novellas from Susan Page Davis, Miralee Ferrell, and Davalynn Spencer. This book is exclusive to Walmart and features Mary's novella, A Bride Rides Herd.
Terri W is the ebook winner of 12 Brides of Summer-Novella Collection #2
Hot on the heels of her newest release, The Sweetest Rain, Myra Johnson joined us on Tuesday with "What the 'Muggles' Don’t Know About the Writing Life." You know what we're talking about--those non-writer types who just don't get what we do, or else they ask innocently worded questions about writing that have no short or easy answers. Villagers shared their wish list of what you'd like the "muggles" in your life to know. Kathy Bailey is the winner of one copy of The Sweetest Rain and Annie Hemby is the winner of a copy of the brand new audio book version of her debut novel, One Imperfect Christmas.
READ ‘EM & WEEP! Wednesday we grabbed a box of Kleenex to talk tearjerkers with Julie Lessman, a weepy CDQ who takes an inordinate amount of pleasure in making herself—and her readers—cry. Julie dissected several of her weepiest scenes to try and figure out just how to push those emotional buttons that will have your readers running for a box of tissues. Giveaway included an e-copy of any of Julie’s books, including her upcoming contemporary novel, Isle of Hope or her Lizzie/Brady novella, “The Best Gift of All,” from the Home for Christmas Historical Collection, due out October10. The winner of an e-copy of any of Julie's books is Jackie Layton.
Thursday was a Refuge of the Heart release day. Ruthy celebrated the release of her first traditionally published full-length novel, and talked about ecumenical writing, being able to include multi-denominations in her stories... and how that helps to seamlessly create a layered reality for the author! To celebrate Lena's knitting skills and the changing seasons, Bonnie/Bonton is the winner of the scarf and Pat Jeanne and Deanne are winners of a copy of "Refuge."
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: As we're preparing for our October birthday month, come join Missy Tippens who'll share Seven Things I've Learned The Last Seven Years. There'll be a giveaway!
Tuesday: Lisa Carter is stopping in to see us today on her way to the ACFW Conference in Dallas Texas. Her post is called, " Is your writing like Julie Andrews, Etta James or Lady Gaga? Recognizing and maximizing your voice." Don't miss today as Lisa is also giving away a copy of her latest release is Beyond the Cherokee Trail, a 4 1/2 star Romantic Times Top Pick.
Wednesday: Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti shares pics and info about the Writer's Police Academy she recently attended. Stop by to learn more about the WPA and get a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement personnel in action. In honor of our police, fire and EMS heroes, Debby is giving away a copy of her latest release, PERSON OF INTEREST, and a $10 Starbucks' gift card.
Thursday: Piper Huguley, named 2015 Debut Author of the Year by Romance Slam Jam and Breakout Author of the Year by AAMBC, and who is a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist, is our special guest today. Her post is "Shine with a Steady Light." Stop by to chat and of course we have a giveaway!
Friday: Best of the Archives this week, featuring Ruth Logan Herne, takes us back to her crazy fun, popular post of "Rodeo Stew" where we examine the proper ingredients needed to build deliciously enticing fiction... while everyday reality tugs us in other directions!
PLANO, TX Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano Campus. Join us on Friday, Sept. 18, 7:00–9:00 p.m for Transformed Through Story: An Evening with Francine Rivers & Friends (Friends includes Seeker Pam Hillman!) Hear an inspirational message from beloved author Francine Rivers (author of Redeeming Love and Voice in the Wind), meet your favorite Christian authors, and enjoy a delicious dessert. Tickets are $5 and available online and at the Prestonwood Bookstore.
Tuesday, September 15th, Villager Sherida Stewart will reveal Sandra Leesmith's new cover for Love's Dream Song. Please join them for Tuesday Tea and learn some of the behind the scenes research for Love's Dream Song which is available for pre-order on Amazon.
|Seeker Glynna Kaye resides in the High Country of Arizona|
SUPER PAPERBACK DEAL!! The paperback copies for Julie Lessman's Heart of San Francisco Series are ON SALE for only $1.99 each at CBD for a short time, so take advantage!! Here are the links: LOVE AT ANY COST, DARE TO LOVE AGAIN, SURPRISED BY LOVE.
Random News & Information
Thanks to Villagers and Seekers for the links!
14 Horrible Situations for Book Lovers to Be in (BookBub Blog)
7 Success Habits of Exceptionally Productive People (Inc)
Subject: Our Marketing Plan (New Yorker Magazine)
Ask Bethany House: Where Did You Get Your Name? (Bethany House Blog)
National Book Festival signals optimistic future for storytelling (The Guardian)
Brainstorming and Inspiration (Books & Such Literary)
She wrote the book! Gwen Hernandez's Scrivener Courses open on Monday!
Three great virtual workshops coming up this fall from Marie Force (Marie Force)
Change It This Way or That Way (The Editor's Blog)
How to Bond With Your Readers: The Pain and Glory of Writing (Write to Done)
Ray Bradbury: Advice for Writers (DIY Author)
Long reads to pay off in Kindle Unlimited pay-per-page system as Amazon reveals count details and nearly 2 billion a month page read (Roger Packer)
State of the Indie Nation with Mark Coker ( The Creative Penn)
That's it. Have a great reading and writing weekend!