Merry Christmas, Seekerville! This weekend we're sharing a special holiday recipe that's super easy for those of you on deadline, but still have to contribute to the holiday cookie/treat exchange or bring a treat to a party this week.
And..we have peek of the January release by Mary Connealy and Angela Bell, Angela Breidenbach, Lisa Carter, Rebecca Jepson, Amy Lillard, Gina Welborn, Kathleen Y'Barbo and Rose Ross Zediker. The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection.
Comment today, to get your name in the party hat for a copy of Lassoed by Marriage. Two winners announced next weekend in the 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. Thanks for your patience during this busy holiday and deadline season!
Winners of one set each of The Twelve Brides of Christmas Collection and the 12 Days of Christmas Cookbook are Barbara Fox and Deanna Stevens.
On Monday, uber-productive author Hallee Bridgeman shared her writing method in "Writing in Layers." Caryl Kane is the winner of a signed print copy of Christmas Star Sapphire!
How to make your deadlines and have a life. Seriously? Well, sort of. L.A. Sartor joined us on Tuesday to talk about the importance of both and how she’s exchanging exhaustion for exhilaration. Edwina and Terri are the winners of her latest release, Believe In Me This Christmas Morn.
Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti was our guest Wednesday, revealing how Advent, a time of expectant anticipation, relates to the writing life. Jana Vanderslice is the winner of one of Debby’s books, winner’s choice, and a surprise gift.
Thursday our guest was Sherri Shackelford , Love Inspired Historical author of the RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 star release, The Rancher's Christmas Proposal. "Her post was called: Writing Through the Pain: When grief explodes into your writing world, how do you survive the aftermath?" Chill N, Cindy R and Sierra Faith are the winners of The Rancher's Christmas Proposal.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Julie Lessman brings you a holiday inspirational blog by the author of one of the most important Christmas novellas ever written, A Night Like No Other, by best-selling author Kristin Vayden. Not only is Kristin giving away three copies of A Night Like No Other -- the love story of Mary and Joseph -- but Julie is matching her giveaways with winner's choice of either Julie's Christmas novella, A Light in the Window, or her new contemporary release, Isle of Hope, so two books for each of two winners!
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will talk about the importance of acknowledging all we are thankful for and making a list. She has two surprise gifts that will make two writers very thankful. And two surprise gifts for two lucky readers. So even though it is close to Christmas, take a break from shopping and gift wrapping and stop on by.
Wednesday: Tina Radcliffe brings you a peek into the final frontier, with her post "To Boldly Go Where No City Slicker Has Gone Before." She has copies of her January release, Rocky Mountain Reunion to share along with a cowboy! Yes, she's giving away a cowboy!
Thursday: Best of the Archives: On this Christmas Eve we'll bring back a holiday dose of inspiration from the archives. The comments are closed today so you can finish shopping!
Friday: Closed to Celebrate Christmas!
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Cheryl St. John's Great Christmas Tree Tour 2015 continues. Stop by TODAY to see Tina Radcliffe's post and you could win a copy of Rocky Mountain Reunion that released this week!!
Debby Giusti just received the advance copies of her February Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Danger, and sends her thanks to the LI Art Department for the great cover! The story—the latest in her Military Investigations series—takes place on an antebellum plantation located in the heart of an Amish community in South Georgia.
Pre-order your copy HERE!
Only SEVEN days left to enter Julie Lessman's ISLE OF HOPE CONTEST where you can win a character named after you in Julie's next book and a signed copy. Enter contest HERE!
Isle of Hope is available in both e-book and paperback for Christmas, and Julie will be happy to provide signed bookplates, so just contact her through her website.
Order Isle of Hope in e-book HERE.
Order Isle of Hope in paperback HERE.
$1.99 CHRISTMAS SALE on Julie Lessman's award-winning novel, A Hope Undaunted, which was on Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction for 2010!
Psssst ... this is Julie's FAVORITE book she's ever written!
Order A Hope Undaunted HERE.
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Random News & Information
Thank you to those who submitted links!
BIG, HUGE CONGRATS to the 2015 ACFW First Impressions Winners!!!
December 10, the RWA Golden Heart opened for submissions. Seekerville is giving away NINE opportunities for reimbursement. The details are here. A big congratulations to those who have already submitted their proof of entry. A screen shot showing you are entered, is enough proof of entry. This is the bitly link if you need it: bit.ly/1J0OKHX
Grab the tissues! Miracles From Heaven Trailer -coming March 2016!
The best times to post on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (Business Insider)
BISG (Book Industry Study Group) to add over 500 new BISAC codes (Publisher's Weekly)
Author Carla Stewart Discusses the Christian/Inspirational Fiction Market (WD)
18 Signs You Were Destined to be a Writer (The Write Life)
EIGHT ONLINE WRITING TOOLS TO HELP LIBERATE YOUR INNER WRITER (BookBaby Blog)
Writing Fast And Tips For Successful Self-Publishing With Russell Blake (The Creative Penn)
Powerful Free Book Marketing and Business Help On the Go (BadRedhead Media)
Audiobook Options for Indie Authors (Helen Sedwick)
Amazon rep: We won’t reject your review just because you follow an author (Tele-Read)
Enjoy this feature during December!
Gifts for Book Lovers (Martha Stewart)
21 Beautiful Gift Ideas for Jane Austen Fans (BookBub Blog)
The Best Gifts for Readers (Read it Forward)
The Compendious Coffee Chart (Pop Chart Lab)
Thank you Note Cards (Papyrus)
For Writers and Readers: The Literary Gift Company.
I Still Believe in 398.2 (ETSY)
And finally, as promised: Rolo Pretzel Delights. These are absolutely amazing! (I like them with square pretzels.)
Have a great reading and writing weekend!