This week we're celebrating the March 15, release
of Ruth Logan Herne's first book in the
Double S Ranch Series, Back in the Saddle.
Leave a comment for a opportunity to win
one of three copies.
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.
Speedbo winners! They are also listed under the Speedbo tab. Those giveaways will be sent out after April 1, 2016.
Valri is the winner of a surprise package of books. Angela Couch is the winner of a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
Winners of Ruth Logan Herne's More Than a Promise from last week's Weekend Edition are Laura Conner Kestner, Meghan Gorecki and Olivia!
On Monday, Keli Gwyn visited Seekerville today with her post, “Read 'Em and Weep: 6 Tips for Moving Your Readers to Tears.” Thanks to Keli and Katie Ganshert for the tissues and great tips! Edwina, Wilani and Davalynn Spencer are winners of A Home of Her Own .
Rachelle Dekker returned to Seekerville Tuesday with her post, "Stolen Advice, From Me to You." Terri Weldon is the winner of The Calling from Tyndale House -it released on Tuesday!
Julie Lessman was your hostess Wednesday with her post, "A "Novel" Approach to One-Star Reviews." Christina Lorenzen, Becky B and Jeanne T are the winners of their choice of ecopies of either Isle of Hope or A Glimmer of Hope.
Ruth Logan Herne galloped into the arena Thursday for the "33 1/3% Check-In" of the 2016 Speedbo which is like a diet... If you fall off the diet, you don't quit. You get right back up on that horse and ride, baby ride! Callie James, Kate and Linnette Mullin are winners of Back in the Saddle.
|CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 136 SPEEDBO PARTICIPANTS!|
Welcome to Speedbo Week 3!
Speedbo incentives are mailed out April 1. In March we are writing. Winners will be announced in the next Weekend Edition.
Monday: We're halfway there in Speedbo! Missy Tippens will be sharing "Battling Through Your Manuscript … One Scene at a Time." With ways to brainstorm ideas for scenes. And she'll include a springy giveaway!
Tuesday: Yes, great minds think alike! Myra Johnson picks up where Ruthy left off last Thursday with a mid-month Speedbo checkup and more tips to stay on track with your goals. Join the conversation for a chance to win a copy of Myra's historical romance The Sweetest Rain OR a 10-page critique of your work-in-progress!
Wednesday: It's midweek and Debby Giusti is our hostess. She promises to add a bit of fun to our Speedbo marathon! So relax for a few minutes as you stop by to chat. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for Plain Danger and an added bonus gift!
Thursday: New York Times Bestselling author Terri Blackstock is our very special guest this week. We don't want to give away too many hints about her post, "Don't Get it Right, Get it Written." You have to stop by to check it out. One commenter will win a copy of If I Run!!
Friday: Best of the Archives is "Your Cast of Thousands" with Tina Radcliffe. We'll also announce the Speedbo incentives for next week. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
Congratulations to Debby Giusti. Plain Danger hit #5 on the Publisher's Weekly Bestseller List in Religious Fiction!
(Congrats to our Villagers who also made the list!)
Debby Giusti is thrilled that the reissue of The Agent's Secret Past, in a two-for-one with Emma Miller's Courting Ruth, was spotted on this end cap with lots of big name authors' releases.
The Boden Birthright (The Cimarron Legacy): A Cimarron Legacy Novella by Mary Connealy. Free for Kindle & Nook. Pre-order Now. Available May 3.
Sandra Leesmith will be signing at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend in Tucson. Look for her in the Author Pavilion - West, Sun Mar 13 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm. Sandra is meeting Seeker friend LeAnne Bristow for lunch on Saturday. If you are there, please join us. Northwest corner of the food court at noon. Pamela Tracey is speaking Sunday morning. Lots of excitement at this wonderful event celebrating authors.
|Sandra and LeAnne having fun at the Tucson Festival of books|
Tina Radcliffe's 13th short romance is in this week's Woman's World magazine. Matching Hearts! Want to know more about Woman's World? Check out our February Contest Update. Note the Harlequin books ad featuring Margaret Daley.
Julie Lessman's, A Hope Undaunted is available in e-book for free. Check out Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Join Ruth Logan Herne as she kicks off the Back in the Saddle Blog Hop!
March 14--The Artist Librarian & cherylbbookblog
March 15--Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance & deal sharing aunt
March 16--Smiling Book Reviews & The Power of Words
March 17--Mel's Shelves
March 18--Fiction, Faith, and Fun & Singing Librarian Books
March 19--Just Commonly & Katie's Clean Book Collection
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
Congratulations to the Manuscript Matchmakers - Writers who made it to Courtship Stage! A shout out to our Villagers: (if you are a lurker or we missed your name-holler! LOUD!)
Nancy J. Farrier
Anita Mae Draper
Sybil Bates McCormick
Tuesday is the deadline for Genesis Contest entries. Now is the time to enter. Don't wait until the last minute! www.acfw.com/genesis
How to find out if you are included in Apple's $450M e-book settlement (appleinsider) ***READ***
Romance When You Need It: Download FREE Books and Go Behind the Scenes! (Harlequin Blog)
Top 8 Book Marketing Takeaways from DBW 2016 (BookBub Partners) *MUST READ*
Inner Conflict in Fiction (Live Write Breathe)
17 Inspirational Quotes from Authors to Keep You Writing (DIY Author)
Why You Should Join All Social Media Networks (Jane Friedman)
Submission Protocol: The Accidental Reprint (Rejectomancy) *MUST READ*
14 Truths About Being a Writer I Wish I'd Known Sooner (Novel Rocket)
High Concept Versus Deep Theme: Are You Reaching or Digging? (Writer Unboxed)
The Power of the Dark Moment Story in Fiction (My Book Therapy)
Google copyright takedown requests jump to 76 million in past month (CNET)
The Importance of Leaving Book Reviews (Bethany House Fiction)
|It's never too late to Speedbo!|