Congratulations to our Speedbo participants! April is here.
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.
Have you checked to see if you were a Speedbo winner this month? Winners are listed under the Speedbo tab. Those giveaways will be mailed out asap!
Week 5 Speedbo Incentives winners: Naomi Shores wins a $25 Amazon gift card. Megs Minutes wins a copy of Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict. Beth Erin Schwarzlose wins a surprise package of books.
Pam Hillman was your hostess Monday with her post, "Are you an Isolationist?" Ruth Ann Dell is the winner of a ecopy of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.
a copy of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Specify paperback or ebook. - See more at: http://seekerville.blogspot.com/#sthash.1wJd8obw.dpuf
Tuesday Jennifer Slattery talked about 3 Keys to a Winning Mindset. The winner of a copy of Jennifer's book Breaking Free is Shannon Taylor Vannatter.
Wednesday Winnie Griggs shared one approach to plotting, using what she calls the 7 Cs method. Gabrielle Meyers is the winner of her choice of any book from Winnie's back list.
Tina Radcliffe was your hostess on the last day of Speedbo with her post, "The Last Stretch: Why Writers are Like Runners." Lisa Thurston is the winner of a craft book of choice (list of choices on the post). Laurie Wood and Kelly Bridgewater are the bumper sticker winners. And Pat Jeanne is the winner of a Seeker Book of choice as available on Amazon.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Mary Connealy is here today and this is your opportunity to share what happened during your Speedbo. How'd you do March 1-31? What did you learn and what would you do differently. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT (and maybe some who don't) will win a prize on Monday.
Tuesday: Join us today for the April Contest Update. Find out who our April Diva/Divo is! As always, the prize vault is open.
Wednesday: Tina Radcliffe brings you, "The Other Dreaded R: Revisions," with a little help from her friends. We have a revision letter worthy giveaway as well.
Thursday: Today, Seekerville welcomes back, Love Inspired author Jill Kemerer with some post-Speedbo assistance. Stop by for "All About Fiction Proposals." Jill also has a copy of her newest release, Her Small-Town Romance for one commenter.
Friday: Best of the Archives: "Getting There From Here: 5 Ways to Jump-start That Opening Chapter," with Glynna Kaye. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
|Spirit of Christ in the Empowerment of Women|
L to R. Marilyn Baxter, Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Missy Tippens, Lindi Peterson, Patti Jo Moore, Sandra Leesmith, Debby Giusti and Cate Nolan.
From Villager Marilyn Baxter, "Our pastor always does a few slides to accompany his sermon, and today’s sermon was about how the first witnesses to the resurrection were women. One of the slides he used was taken at RWA in Atlanta in 2013 and has me and a group from Seekerville. I had just moderated their workshop. Pastor Hurst knows I write romance and specifically used this photo to show the empowerment of women." (The entire sermon is available here.)
Glynna Kaye's Claiming the Single Mom's Heart, featured in Cover VS Cover on Facebook. Leave a comment on FB here.
Attending the August 25-28, ACFW Conference in Nashville this year? Consider coming early for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat on August 24th. More information here.
Ebook Special from Tyndale House. Pam Hillman's Claiming Mariah is on sale during the month of April. Grab a copy for your Kindle or Nook today! :)
Random News and Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
The April Calendar is up! Check out our upcoming guests!
Harlequin & A+E Networks Form Partnership (GalleyCat)
With Romance Novels Booming, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay (NYT)
Announcing the Harlequin Heartwarming Blitz! (SYTYCW) ***YES!!
The Pros and Cons of Using a Facebook Profile But Not an Official Page (Jane Friedman)
R.U.E - Resist the Urge to Explain (Terry Odell)
Lee Child Podcast on Creating Momentum (Write Here, Write Now)
20 Book Lover’s Spaces That Will Make You Want to Read (Houzz)
Proactive Marketing and Promotion (DiAnn Mills)
The Power of Free: How to Sell More E-Books (PW Online)
Protect Yourself Against Being Hacked, 8 Tips to Stay Safe Online (The Write Conversation)
Publishing Exhaustion (Writer Unboxed)
5 Tips to Sustain You in the Query Trenches (Writers in the Storm)
JK Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors (Guardian)
That's it! Have a great reading and writing weekend!