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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!
Jana, Valri, Patti Jo, Megs Minutes, and Jan Christiansen are winners of Spring into Love, the 9th Seeker collection, featuring some of your favorite Seeker authors.
Monday Mary Connealy revisited "Taglines." What is a tagline? Can you create a tantalizing tagline for your manuscript? Kathryn Barker, and Jana Vanderslice are winners of Mary's May 4th release, Runaway Bride.
Tuesday we brought you the May Contest Update today and our May Diva, Megan Besing. J. Baugh and Megs Minutes are the winners of Alicia Rasley's ebook, Conflict without Combat. Deanna Stephens is the winner of a surprise package of books.
Wednesday Barbara White Daille returned to Seekerville today with her post " 7 Secrets to Writing While Stressed." Voni Harris is the winner of her choice of an autographed print copy of A Rancher’s Pride or The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, book one in The Hitching Post Hotel series
Seekerville rolled out the red carpet for yet another royal visit on Thursday. This time it was The Blurb Queen! Time to give your blurb the royal treatment. Jeannette Hill is the winner of an $25 Amazon gift card in honor of her highness! Robin Mason is the winner of a Seeker ebook or print book of choice, as available on Amazon.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Is book promotion looming on the horizon like a gigantic chore you'd rather skip? Join guest blogger Laurie Schnebly Campbell as she helps you figure out what works for you. Laurie will be giving away the opportunity to attend her June online class titled Promotion For Your Personality to one commenter!
Tuesday: Jill Lynn is our special guest today in Seekerville. Please stop by for her post, "A Season For Everything: The Importance of Being Right Where You're Supposed to Be." She's bringing a copy of her May, Love Inspired release, Her Texas Family, for one lucky commenter.
Wednesday: 2016 Christy nominee Beth Vogt is our guest next week in the Village with a blog entitled Circumstantial Evidence: A Tale of Two Mondays. As writers, we’re all about concocting plot twists for our imaginary characters. It’s good to know that, while the circumstances of our life change from day to day, we have the promise that Jesus is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8) – and that truth makes all the difference in our lives. Giveaway will be a copy of Almost Like Being in Love, which releases the end of June.
Thursday: The sun has started to make an occasional appearance in upstate New York, so Ruth Logan Herne is feeling less frenetic than usual and it would be to your benefit to take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet "Mellow Ruthy" as she talks about diversifying. Join her as she waxes on about stretching your wings and taking chances, and she is willing to BRIBE YOU IN THE DOOR by offering an audible version of either her acclaimed Refuge of the Heart or More Than a Promise, two books that have left readers talking... and sharing!
Friday: Best of the Archives: Today we feature a post called "My Unbalanced Life," by Mary Connealy. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
On sale. The Lassoed by Marriage Romance Collection: 9 Historical Romances Begin After Saying "I Do" with Mary Connealy and a stellar cast. $0.99
The ACFW Foundation 2016 Online Auction is in full swing. All proceeds go toward scholarships for the ACFW Conference. For the writer: Professional edits. Critiques. Mentoring Sessions. For the reader: Gifts. Books. Crafts. Check out these handcrafted wooden signs donated by Seeker Pam Hillman and Dirt Road Blues. Pam would love to see a Seeker Villager have the winning bid on these items. :) You can find them in the Crafts section of the auction. Bidding ends May 10th.
You do not have to belong to ACFW to bid.
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Top L - R Stephanie Queen Ludwig & Sherri Shackelford. Group photo
Middle L-R Georgia Evans and Mary. Dawn Ford, Mary and Rose Ross Zediker. Rose and Sherri.
Bottom L-R Sandy Smith Selfie, Mikal Hermanns and Mary, Top Cheryl St. John, Bottom Mary Connealy.
Random News & Information
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Congratulations to the 2016 ACFW Genesis Finalists!
Congratulations to the 2016 Christy Award Finalists!
Congratulations to the 2016 Selah Award Finalists!
Congratulations to the 2106 Unpublish Daphne Finalists (Sharee Stover & Terri Weldon)
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Yank Your Reader into Your Story with a Great Opening Line (The Book Designer) **
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Facebook Branded Content Policy Change and What it Means for Bloggers (Como Blog)
“We would have paid her the same if she weighed 500 pounds”: Publishing, Weight, and Writers Who Are “Hard To Look At” (The Toast)**
A Few Misued Words and Phrases (Steve Laube Blog)
In July 2016 HARLEQUIN AMERICAN ROMANCE will become HARLEQUIN WESTERN ROMANCE. Same great stories, new name! (Harlequin)
For those into needless pain and suffering: Why Should a Writer Become Part of Goodreads (The Author Road Map) & Why I Read My Goodreads Reviews (Writer Unboxed) & Goodreads Introduces Kindle Ebook Giveaways Program (DBW)
Branding 101 For Authors:What You Need To Know (BadRedhead Media)
Authors and Their Pseudonyms:INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
What's the Difference Between Plot and Story? (Jami Gold)
HarperCollins Picks BookShout App for Direct E-book Sales (PW)
Tips for Effective Elevator Pitches (Susan Spann)**
**Short on Time?-These are Must Reads**
Have a great reading and writing weekend, Seekerville!