Speedbo, our Fifth Annual Book-In-A-Month Challenge,
starts March 1. Details and sign up information here.
Speedbo Incentives for Week One: For one reader, a surprise package of books. For one Speedbo participant (must have signed up), a writerly sign. For another Speedbo writer, a first chapter critique of an inspirational or sweet romance. This chapter may not exceed twenty pages. Remember, all Speedbo prizes are mailed out after April 1. During Speedbo we write.
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.
Last weekend we celebrated TWO MILLION page views in Seekerville. Winners of surprise giveaways are: Mary Curry, Marianne Barkman, Chill N, Jackie Layton, Carol Garvin, Jackie Smith, Megan Besing, Sally Shupe, Sharee Stover, Rhonda Starnes, Jill Weatherholt, Tanya Agler and Jeanne T.
Please send your Amazon associated email and your snail mail, and we'll let you know your surprise.
Monday we welcomed some of your favorite Love Inspired Historical Authors for a "Focus on Love Inspired Historical novels" and they shared their "Insider Tips."
And we also had a short Q & A with Editor, Emily Rodmell. Winners of Love Inspired Historical novels from the very generous LIH authors, are: Heidi Robbins, Anne Garboczi Evans, Cynthia Herron, Crystal Collier, Sherida Stewart, Lane Hill House, Janette Foreman, Wilani Wahl, Cindy Regnier, Sandy Kirby Quandt, Valri, Connie Queen and Natalie Monk.
Please send us your Amazon associated email and snail mail to save time and we'll let you know which book you won.
Tuesday Sandra Leesmith introduced us to an artist of a different craft. Linda Needham is a photographer and Sandra shared some of her skills as an artist. Winner of a set of Linda Needham notecards and an autographed novel of choice by Sandra is Beth Schwarzlose.
Wednesday Glynna Kaye chatted about facing the obstacles to our writing goals in "Dead End or Temporary Delay? Your Choice." Winners of Claiming the Single Mom's Heart, are Sandy Smith, Trixi and Olivia.
Thursday we welcomed Cheryl St. John back to Seekerville with more of her words of wisdom! Winners of copies of Cheryl's Want Ad Wedding AND Sherri Shackelford's Special Delivery Baby, are Debbie Clatterbuck, Melissa Jagears, and Wendy Newcomb.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Davalyn Spencer returns to Seekerville with "Passion. Period." Stop by to chat! She's got a giveaway waiting for two commenters!
Tuesday: Mary Connealy starts off Speedbo! with her Top Ten Tips for Making Speedbo Work for You. Mary will be giving away a signed copy of With This Ring? to the most ambitious and/or enthused commenter.
Wednesday: Melanie Dickerson is our Speedbo guest with her post, " Writer Unplugged: Facing My Own Fears. Stop by to chat and you could win a copy of her Regency release, "A Spy's Devotion."
Thursday: Time for the March Contest Update. Stop by to meet our amazing March Diva/Diva. Of course the prize vault is OPEN!
Friday: Best of the Archives is all about Speedbo with a trip back to March 4, 2012 and Glynna Kaye's motivational post, "On Your Mark, Get Set...for Seekerville Speedbo!" We'll also announce the Speedbo giveaways for next week. Comments are closed on Friday's so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
Seekerville is delighted to be able to share this Glynna Kaye cover reveal! This is the first look at her May 2016 Love Inspired release, Claiming the Single Mom's Heart. You can preorder now.
Missy Tippens will be speaking and signing books at The South Carolina Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers TODAY! Saturday, February 27, 2:00- 3:00 PM (meeting continues until 5 pm with a critique session). Meeting will be at North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 N. Main Street, Anderson. The meeting is free and visitors are invited! She'd love to see you. For more info click here.
The Agent's Secret Past, by Debby Giusti, winner of the 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award for Suspense ...
and Courting Ruth, by Emma Miller ...
A two-in-one reissue that features Amish heroines you're sure to love! Get your copy HERE!
Julie Lessman Blog Interview/Giveaway
February 25 - March 2, 2016:
Join Julie Lessman on the Scribbles and Somedays blog for a fun interview and THREE giveaways! Here's the link and hope to see you there:
Scribbles & Somedays Blog
It's Time to Fall in Love Treasure Hunt- February 10-29, 2016: Join Debbie Lynne Costello, MaryLu Tyndall, and Julie Lessman as they celebrate the release of our latest books with some fabulous prizes, including 2 Kindles, Amazon gift cards, gift baskets, and books galore!
Visit each of the blogs on the scheduled dates above for the rules and Treasure Hunt clues and good luck!
Debbie Lynne Costello
Enter the Penguin/Random House Sweepstakes. Win Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne. Sweepstakes ends on March 3, 2016.
Waterbrook will be giving away additional copies of Back in the Saddle on Thursday, March 3, at the Yankee Belle Cafe, when Ruthy shares Isabo's Cinnamon Roll recipe!
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
|Manuscript Matchmakers! |
DEADLINE IS MARCH 2!
THIS IS WHAT IS COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS AN OPPORTUNITY. IF YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU THAT THEY DON'T COME ALONG EVERY DAY...MOM WAS RIGHT!
Attention Published Authors: Only a few more days until the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award closes for entries March First! Rules and entry form can be found
on the FHL website: http://www.faithhopelove-rwa.org/irca-contest/.
Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a ‘Best-Selling Author’? $3 and 5 Minutes.(Observer Business & Tech)
Publishing Acronyms (The Steve Laube Agency)
Ten Tips to Create a Positive Social Media Buzz—To Be and Not To Be (The Write Conversation)
The 4 Deadly Mistakes Fiction Writers Make (and How Fixing Them Will Get You Noticed) (Ted Dekker)
Practical Ways to Handle the Passage of Time in Fiction (Aliventures)
3 Reasons Your Writing Routine Will Land You On the Floor (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
How Much Will You Give Away (Writers in the Storm)
Putting Books in Print. Worth the Hassle? (Romance University)
3 Mistakes You Made Writing Your First Book (and How Not to Make Them Again) (The Book Designer)
What Does a Writer Need to Know About Marketing? (MacGregor Literary)
That's it. Have a great writing and reading weekend and don't forget to sign up for SPEEDBO!