|The Bounty Hunter's Redemption|
Celebrating the release of Janet Dean's The Bounty Hunter's Redemption with a giveaway of three print copies. Leave a comment if you want your name in the Stetson. Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
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.
We Have Winners:
From last week's Weekend Edition: Lisa, Cathy Shouse and Heidi Robbins are the lucky winners of An Unexpected Groom.
Mary Connealy was our hostess Monday as we started out the New Year facing out fears. Winner of With This Ring is librarypat and winner of Lassoed by Marriage is Christine.
Mary will be giving away her new releases to two lucky winners. With This Ring and Lassoed by Marriage. - See more at: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/2016/01/weekend-edition-january-2016.html#sthash.snAeH8XO.dpuf
Tosca Lee was in the house on Tuesday to talk about "Writing Sympathetic Characters." Loraine Nunley and Laura L Smith are winners, & may have their choice of: signed hardback Sheba, hardback Iscariot, paperback Havah or paperback Demon.
Wednesday Tina Radcliffe was your hostess today as "The Author's Boot Camp Manual for 2016" premiered. It's handy dandy concise guide to all the good stuff you need to write your novel, taken from 8 years of posts. The last guide was in 2011. This guide comes a heavy dose of boot camp tough talk to kick butt your year. This post was NOT for sissies. THIS is the new home of the guide when you need to refer to it. Two winners of $15 Starbucks gift cards are Tanya Agler and Carol Moncado. Winner of a first chapter critique is Kathryn Barker. Winners of Rocky Mountain Reunion are Barbara Scott and Sally Shupe. Those required to gimme ten are: Mary Connealy and Ruth Logan Herne.
"Why Goals and Resolutions Don't Work," with Love Inspired suspense author Jane Choate. Jane visited on Thursday! Vince is the winner of Jane's January LIS, The Littlest Witness!
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Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Elaine Stock is our special guest with her post, "Redeeming the Unlikable Hero." Stop by for this enlightening post and a chance to win her debut release from Elk Lake Publishing.
Tuesday: Myra Johnson offers a glimpse into her writing space with "Write at My Fingertips." We'll talk about the must-have items never far from reach that help keep us inspired, motivated, and productive. Join the conversation for a chance to win a handy-dandy desk organizer caddy!
Wednesday: To Review or Not to Review … That is the Question. And in the spirit of Will Shakespeare, Julie Lessman plans to explore—and answer—that question in a manner so complete, you will be sorely tempted to post a review. Ahem … of course, it remains to be seen whether it will 5-star or 1, but at least there will be a giveaway of any of Julie’s ebooks … OR a signed manuscript copy of her new novella, A Glimmer of Hope, which is the prequel to Julie’s latest novel, Isle of Hope, due to release in February.
Thursday: Ruth Logan Herne is your hostess today and Ruthy loves to talk, so you might want to come prepared with a sleeping bag and pillow. Unless she's boring as heck, in that case drive-by, shout a comment and get your name tossed in the cat dish for a copy of "An Unexpected Groom" book one in Ruthy's new "Grace Haven" series! Ruthy's giving away three copies of this Romantic Times 4-STAR novel, and she'd love for one of them to be you! We're going to talk about how to make your setting reflect your stories, a good reminder for newbies and established authors.
Friday: Best of the Archives with Tina Radcliffe. Tina's post is "Something's Gotta Give" Comments are closed today to give you more time to read and write.
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Janet Dean has an Indiana sighting of The Bounty Hunter's Redemption!!
Stop by Kav's Best Reads for a chance to win Rocky Mountain Reunion and to read a little about this January release by Tina Radcliffe.
VOTE! FOR FAMILY FICTION'S TOP TEN NOVELS OF 2015!
Guess what? YOU have a golden opportunity to say THANK YOU to the author who wrote your favorite book of 2015. There's a ton of great books nominated (including Julie Lessman’s new contemporary Isle of Hope), so whether you vote for Julie’s book or somebody else's, PLEASE VOTE because Christian Fiction needs all the support it can get!
VOTE HERE ... AND GO, CHRISTIAN FICTION!!
The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection made the ECPA bestseller list for the THIRD MONTH IN A ROW!!!!
|Stop by Soul Inspirationz for at chance at many of these fabulous January Love Inspired releases!|
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links! It's a LINK-EXTRAVAGANZA!
BookBub by the Numbers in 2015 [Infographic] (Book Bub Partners)
13 Agents Seeking Southern Fiction NOW (Writers in the Storm)
This Formula Solves The ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ Writing Dilemma Once And For All (Mandy Wallace)
7 Ways to Nail Your Author SEO in 2016 (The Book Designer)
Five Tips For Writing A Book Description That Isn’t A Bore (BookBaby Blog)
Hello 2016! I’ve Been Waiting Ages for You (Catherine Ryan Howard)
Self-Publishing 2015 Round Up. 2016 Predictions Plus My Creative Writing Process (The Creative Penn)
PW and BookLife's Top Self-Publishing Stories of 2015 (PW)
Book Marketing with BookBub is Serious Business (Color Your Life Published)
Infographic: Reading Has Its Benefits (The Digital Reader)
How to Use Instagram to Build Your Audience (DIY Author)
5 Industry Issues for Authors to Watch in 2016 (Jane Friedman)
RWA Member? check out Tips for a Successful Goodreads Giveaway (RWA)
The ACFW Genesis and Carol Awards are now open (ACFW.com)
EXTRA FUN COMING!
Love's Complicated based on Rene Gutteridge's book, My Life as a Doormat, premieres this weekend on Hallmark.
Mercy Street. January 17, on PBS (YouTube Preview)
Unleashing Mr. Darcy. From Teri Wilson's HQ release. Premieres January 23, on Hallmark (Check to see if you can log in on your computer to Hallmark Everywhere!)
That's it! Have a great reading and writing weekend!