This is an Isle of Hope release celebration weekend here in Seekerville. One commenter will win their choice the ebook or paperback of Isle of Hope. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.
We Have Winners
Can you believe it?? Some of you didn't claim your prizes last week! Better take a second look here.
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.
Monday Stephanie Landsem, author of The Living Water Series of biblical fiction, shared how her most meaningful writing comes out of the deepest and most intensely personal experiences of her own life. The winner of a copy of Stephanie's book The Tomb: A Novel of Martha, is Sally Shupe.
Tuesday Candee Fick celebrated her debut novel, Catch of a Lifetime, and sharing how to make a setting more than a place. Winner of an autographed copy of the story that made non-football-fan Audra Harders say, “OMG, what a read. I loved every page," is Cindy W. The winner of an ecopy is DebH...and just so you know, Catch of a Lifetime is equally engaging on ereader or paper!!!
Wednesday Dawn Ford visited us from the flashy side of fiction today to share some information about Splickety Publishing Group where she works as Operations Manager. Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is Loraine Nunley.
Sagging middles are NOT just a problem for those of us who are … ahem … more “mature,” but they plague writers too. Thursday, bestselling author Denise Hunter shared some excellent tips on “trimming down” your chances for sagging middles in your novel. Winner of of Falling Like Snowflakes is Rose.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Author/Editor/Agent Karen Ball will be sharing "Writing from the Deep: 4 Keys to Surviving the Writing Life." Author/Editor Erin Taylor Young will join Karen to talk with us about their new project, Write from the Deep. Don't miss it!
Tuesday: Join Myra Johnson for "Four Fixes for Faulty Dialogue." Conversation is the way we get to know each other in real life, and it's the way our characters reveal themselves in our stories. Myra offers tips on crafting and formatting effective story dialogue, AND she's giving away TWO copies of her latest release, Rancher for the Holidays, a Love Inspired contemporary romance.
Wednesday: "You want me to cut HOW many words from the book???" Unfortunately, that’s a question Julie Lessman’s has had to ask more than once of her editor, so when it comes to editing a big book down, she’s your gal. Join Julie for her blog, Crash Edits: How to Trim the Fat From Your Novel as she shares tips learned the hard way when she had to cut 50,000 words from one of her books. Plus there will be a giveaway of Julie’s brand-new contemporary novel, Isle of Hope, in either paperback or ebook.
Thursday: Cowboy up with Ruth Logan Herne as she celebrates her first cowboy story going into production at Waterbrook/Multnomah! Gallop on in as Ruthy dons her cowboy hat and Chaps or maybe just admires chaps from a distance while she talks about settin' books cross country, findin' out things cowboy, and how to immerse an East Coast proud Yankee into ridin' and ropin' cattle. Ruthy's lookin' for folks willin' to park their spurs and read Back in the Saddle ahead of time, so mosey on over and let her know you're willin'! She'd like to have some reviews banked for release day in March... and where there's Ruthy, there's always good food!
Friday: The Best of the Archives: Join Romance addict Julie Lessman on one of her favorite posts: STUPID IN LOVE. Julie not only discusses the very thing every romance-loving woman craves for herself, but also one of the biggest reasons that romance sells like it does, along with clips of heroes who are "stupid in love." Note: Comments are closed on Fridays to give you the opportunity to enjoy these posts and spend the day writing and reading.
The very thing every woman craves for herself and one of the biggest reasons that romance sells like it does. - See more at: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/2011/02/stupid-in-love-bookcritique-giveaway.html#sthash.lK0lhw4e.dpuf
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Mary Connealy and Pam Hillman ride the range together! In a novella collection with ten other authors, The 12 Brides of Christmas. Come along for the ride with a 12 author novella collection!
Missy Tippens will be blogging on Thursday November 12th as part of Edwina Cowgill's celebration for her 600th post! www.musingsofedwina.com
The Bounty Hunter's Redemption by Janet Dean is now available for preorder!
So ... how do you enter? Well, Julie was SO blown away by the review posted on the Reading Is My SuperPower blog and all the other blogs in the Singing Librarian Blog Tour, she decided to celebrate with this weekend contest, so take advantage!! Just leave a comment on the Reading is My SuperPower blog, and you’re in the random drawing! And don't miss the interview there where Julie discusses her idea of the "perfect kiss"! Here's the link:
PLUS ... you can receive extra entry points for commenting on any of the other FABULOUS reviews/interviews in the Singing Librarian Books blog tour listed below, which ALSO has a giveaway in addition to Julie's weekend giveaway. NOTE: Anyone who has already commented is automatically entered in this random-draw contest with one point.
CONTEST ENDS SUNDAY, 11/8 AT MIDNIGHT, and winner will be announced on Julie's FB pages. Here are the links and GOOD LUCK!!
THEN DON'T MISS THESE OTHER GIVEAWAYS OF ISLE OF HOPE!!
RANDOM NEWS & INFORMATION:
Congratulations to the Books & Such and Splickity Magazine Flash Fiction finalists! A shout out to our Seekervillager Jackie Layton!
C.S. Lakin was our guest during our birthday month (see her post here) and we are delighted to give away a preorder Kindle copy of her upcoming release to one commenter today. Let us know you want your name in the draw!
5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing (The Writer's Toolbox Series)
- Rachel Burkot has joined Holloway Literary as a literary agent. Previously she was an editor at Harlequin.
- At Harlequin, Shannon Criss has been promoted to editor, Kimani Romance.
- At Harlequin, Carly Silver has been promoted to assistant editor, Special Edition. (Publishers Lunch)
Actions Speak Louder than Dialog Tags: Using Beats in Writing (Live Write Thrive)
Amazon opening its first real bookstore — at U-Village (The Seattle Times)
15 Authors Running Fantastic Book Promotions on Instagram (BookBub Partners)
5 Word Pairs Every New Designer Needs to Know (Shutterstock)
Is Being a Pantser or a Plotter Linked to Whether You're Right-Brained or Left-Brained? (Author Zoo)
Publishing a Sequel: 8 Book Marketing Tips You Need to Know (BookBub Partners)
Love Inspired Author Roundtable (Harlequin Blog)
That's it. Have a limitless weekend.