We Have Birthday 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.
Did you claim your giveaway from last week? Check it out here.
Winners of Love's Dream Song are Wilani and Sarah Claucherty.
Sarah C, Jackie Smith, Lyndee, and Kelly Blackwell are winners of their choice of either or both, Home for Christmas Historical Collection and or A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection.
We Have Winners!
On Monday Janet Dean talked about the importance of putting no limits on our characters in her post “Tips for creating larger than life characters.” Sparks of Ember is the winner of both Seeker novella collections Home for Christmas and Heart Full of Christmas.
Katherine Sandell, associate book editor at Howard Books, Simon and Schuster came to Seekervill on Tuesday. Katherine works closely with authors to prepare their work For publication. Acquiring new authors is also a crucial part of her job and she spends many hours pouring over hopeful debut author's book proposals looking for new talent. The one special surprise package winner is Just Commonly aka Annie.
The fifteen book winners from are:
1 Heidi Robbins
3 Sherida Stewart
4 Cindy W
5 Leslie McKee
6 Margaret Douglass
7 Candee Fick
8 Marianne Barkman
9 Amanda Barrett
10 Janet Ferguson
11 Connie Queen
13 Barbara Scott
14 Jeanne T
15 Meghan Carver
Wednesday Award Winning Suspense Author Debby Giusti promised a fun blog that included “NOLA” and "#NOLIMITS!” in the title and she delivered. Winner of Debby's latest release, PERSON OF INTEREST, a kitchen timer for getting words on the page in #NOLIMITS fashion, plus a writing journal and Mardi Gras beads is DebH.
Carla Stewart was Myra's guest on Thursday, sharing her insights on "Weaving Historical Events in Fiction." An award-winning author, Carla deftly blends engaging characters, historical events, and just the right touch of romance. Rachael Koppendrayer is the winner of Carla's latest release, A Flying Affair.
Friday: What happens when life gets in the way of your deadlines and dreams? Award-winning author Cathy Gohlke knows first-hand and shared her gems of wisdom and inspiration in “Roadblocks and Detours—When Writing is Derailed.” Joan Leotta is the winner of Cathy's latest release, Secrets She Kept.
Saturday: Glynna Kaye brings a word of encouragement with "The Waiting Game." Jackie Smith, Stephanie T and Dana Lynn are winners of her October Love Inspired release, Rekindling the Widower’s Heart. Valri is the winner of a $25 Amazon gift card!
Next Week in Seekerville:
Monday: Pam Hillman shares 8 ways to determine if you're being heard. Remember that old saying, “If a tree falls deep in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?” Well, if an author publishes a book, how does she know if anybody reads it? Pam shares 8 basic ways to determine if you’re reaching your target audience, and tips on how to fill the gaps. There will be prizes.
Tuesday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome back, Jordyn Redwood with her post, "God—You Want Me To Write What?!?" Stop by to find out about her recent writing journey. We have some fun birthday prizes for day 27 of our birthday bash!
Wednesday: Erica Vetsch (Recent Love Inspired Blurb2Book Winner) is our birthday guest today with her post, "8 Tips for Having a Successful Writer’s Retreat." Stop by to chat with the effervescent Erica and you could win a print copy of The Cactus Creek Challenge.
Thursday: Angela Ackerman returns to Seekerville. Angela is a writing coach, international speaker and co-author of several bestselling writing books, including The Emotion Thesaurus. Her post is "Personalizing The Stakes Using Fear And Undeserved Consequences." She's also bringing a fun prize package. Three commenters will win a one month subscription to One Stop For Writers, a powerhouse online library like no other, supplying writers with inspiration, education and unique description resources. And one reader will win a surprise package of books to keep them reading through the holidays!
Friday: Author and freelance editor Naomi Rawlings is our guest with her post, "Don't Limit Your Novel with Poor Editing." Naomi will navigate us through the waters of freelance editing.The prize vault is open and Seekerville is giving away a copy of the winner's choice of an e copy of any of her Eagle Harbor series releases to two commenters and a fun editing mug will go to a writer.
Saturday: Time for the November Contest Update! Stop by to meet our diva/divo for the month. This is the last time the Birthday Bash prize vault will be open until next year. Get your name in the birthday hat for Sunday's drawing for an iPad mini and the final $50 Amazon gift card!
Come visit Ruthy on Wednesday, October 28th when she helps Edwina Cowgill at Musings of Edwina celebrate her 600th BLOG! Join in the celebration as Ruthy talks about momentum, inertia and the fascinating science stuff that thrusts us forward, even when we might not want to go! Ruthy will be giving away a copy of her five-star new release "Refuge of the Heart" to one lucky commenter and she hopes it's you!
Another great site for reviews of Christian Books. Miranda Uyeh writes excellent reviews. She wrote a wonderful review of Love's Dream Song for which I am so thankful (and humbled). Check her site for other wonderful book reviews. To Be A Person.
Also, Sandra will be signing books today with six other Arizona authors in Papago Park on College Avenue, Tempe, Arizona from 10:00 to 3:00. Stop by and visit if you are in the area.
TICK ... TICK ... TICK ... ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT to preorder Julie Lessman's new contemporary novel Isle of Hope at almost HALF OFF the November 1st release-day price, so here's the link to ORDER ISLE OF HOPE.
"Lush details, dynamic characters, and a storyline that keeps you turning the pages." -- Award-winning author, Beth Vogt
"A delight!" -- Award-winning author, Becky Wade
PLUS ... enter Julie's CONTEST TO HAVE A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU IN HER NEXT BOOK, a signed copy, and your choice of another of Julie’s books HERE.
|Officer Jennifer Eastman & Tina and Tina with her Glock for the evening!|
Holler if you haven't won a copy! Last chance to win your choice of either or both, Home for Christmas Historical Collection and/ or A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection.
Random News & Information
Thanks to Seekers and Villagers who shared links for this weekend!
We're ending our birthday bash with a BANG! A Selfie Bang.
Send us your selfie (to email@example.com) by October 30th, to get in on the giant selfie collage we are creating of our Villagers. All selfies will be tossed in the selfie jar and one will win a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Winner announced on Sunday, November 1st.
1.Photo must be a selfie. If you don't know the difference between a selfie and a picture of yourself, ask a twelve-year-old.
2. Submit by Midnight, Friday, October 30th.
3. Your real name must accompany your photo but it will not be published.
|At home in the cave with TRadcliffe.|
How To Take Good Selfies (WikiHow)
WordRates: A Yelp-Like Site for Freelance Writers (GalleyCat)
Barnes & Noble unveils a waterproof Nook e-reader (Engadget)
Find Your Updraft (Elizabeth Van Tassel)
Writing Your Author Bio? Here Are 10 Great Examples (Passive Voice)
The Most Important Edit No One Talks About (Writers in the Storm)
Historical writers, check out Shorpy!
5 Tools That Can Double Your eBook Sales (DBW)
Literary Looks: Bookish Tights and Leggings (Quirk Books)
Amazon Wants New Customer Reviews System To Be More Helpful And Gain Your Trust: Here's How (TechTimes)
23 Struggles Only Book Nerds Will Understand (BuzzFeed)
Unbound: Digital Publishing Roundup Fall Edition (Writer Unboxed)
Love to curl up with a great suspenseful read?
Enter to win the ultimate fall prize pack !
It's that time of year when we ask you to please consider nominating Seekerville for the 18th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “101 Websites” in the subject line. We are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
Many thanks from your Seeker friends!
That's it! See you tomorrow for the last week of our birthday bash!
P.S. If you are new to Seekerville don't forget to ask for a Welcome Packet. Information is here.