This weekend we're Springing into Love with the release of the 9th Seeker collection, featuring some of your favorite Seeker authors. Leave a comment today for the chance to win your own ecopy. Five winners will be announced in the next Weekend Edition.
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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!
Here Comes the Bride! Toss the Bouquet, with Ruth Logan Herne. Helen Gray, Caryl Kane and Annie Sturt are winners of this romantic collection.
Monday: Former police officer turned writer, Janice Cantore is our special guest today. Her post is "Ripped from the Headlines—Current Events and Fictional Stories." Sharee Stover, Jennifer Rumberger and Tanya Agler are the winners of Burning Proof. Jackie Layton is the winner of a Janice Cantore book of choice. Thanks, Janice!!
Tuesday Sandra Leesmith talked about the importance of using what you know in setting your scenes. Wilani, Jeanne T., Sue Anne Mason and Crystal are winners of an audible book by Sandra. Please go to Audible.com and select which of the three you want before you email us. Renee McBride is the winner of one of Sandra's books. Since there were only four winners for Audible and five were promised, Sandra is giving away a children's book to DebH. for the Gupster.
Seeker Glynna Kaye was your hostess Wednesday with her post "The Golden Age of Reading" -- Does It Still Impact You Today? Jill Weatherholt and Tracey Hagwood are winners of Claiming the Single Mom's Heart.
Thursday we joined Cara Lynn James with her post,"The End of the Road — how to keep your story's ending exciting and satisfying." Sandy Smith is the winner of a $10 Starbucks gift card.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Mary Connealy revisits "Taglines." What is a tagline? Can you create a tantalizing tagline for your manuscript? Two commenters will receive a copy of Mary's May 4th release, Runaway Bride.
Tuesday: So excited to bring you the May Contest Update today. Each edition gets bigger and better. We have a contest diva/divo to introduce you to as well. The prize vault is open.
Wednesday: Barbara White Daille returns to Seekerville today with her post " 7 Secrets to Writing While Stressed." Stop by to meet this author of heartwarming characters and hometown charm.
Thursday: Seekerville is rolling out the red carpet for yet another royal visit. This time it's The Blurb Queen! Time to give your blurb the royal treatment. Bring your blurb questions for her majesty to address. A $25 Amazon gift card is up for grabs in honor of her highness!
Friday: Best of the Archives: Today we feature a post by Ruth Logan Herne. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
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Glynna Kaye, Claiming the Single Mom's Heart , sighting in Glendale, AZ. (Also spotted in Indiana, Georgia and Nebraska!) Have you spotted it? You can also find Glynna Kay on Harlequin blog sharing her thoughts on Mother’s Day and her series The Hearts of Hunter Ridge.
Join Seeker bestselling author Debby Giusti in the Craftie Ladies of Romance Garden of Books Match Game! The fun lasts all weekend. Winner announced on Monday.
Christian Fiction Reader's Retreat Facebook Party. Christian Fiction Reader’s Retreat is having their first Facebook Party on Monday, May 2, from 6 to 9 PM. Mary Connealy hosts the 7 to 7:15 PM time slot, and Debby Giusti is live from 8 to 8:15 PM, EST. Don’t miss this night of fun. Also check out the CFRR to be held in Nashville, AUG 23. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.
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