Don't forget to download your free copy of The Boden Birthright by Mary Connealy. Just in case you want to do a little online shopping when you do, Mary is giving away a $15 Amazon Gift card to one commenter this weekend. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.
We Have Winners
Giveaway rules can be found here. Drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow us the 6-8 weeks per our legal page to get your prizes sent out.
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!
From the last Weekend Edition: Chillin' (Nancy C) and Cheryl Baranski are winners of ecopies of Runaway Bride.
Is book promotion looming on the horizon like a gigantic chore you'd rather skip? Monday guest blogger Laurie Schnebly Campbell helped us figure out what works for you. Meghan Gorecki is the winner of an opportunity to participate in Laurie's June online class titled Promotion For Your Personality.
Jill Lynn was our special Seekerville guest on Tuesday. Please stop by for her post, "A Season For Everything: The Importance of Being Right Where You're Supposed to Be." Suzanne Baginskie is the winner of her May, Love Inspired release, Her Texas Family.
2016 Christy nominee Beth Vogt was our guest Wednesday with a post entitled "Circumstantial Evidence: A Tale of Two Mondays." 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. Deanne Patterson is the winner of Almost Like Being in Love, which releases the end of June.
Thursday Ruth Logan Herne waxed on about stretching your wings and taking chances. Vince and Wilani are the winners of 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!
|The Boden Birthright|
Monday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome Love Inspired Suspense author Liz Johnson and her aka, Revell author Liz Johnson with her post, "One Author. Two Genres." Stop by to chat. One commenter will receive a copy of Red Door Inn.
Tuesday: Dr. Richard L. Mabry is our very special guest today with his post, "On the Shoulders of Giants." Does Christian fiction make a difference? Let's chat about writing giants. One commenter will win a copy of Medical Judgement which releases today!!
Wednesday: Publishers Weekly best-selling author, Debby Giusti is your hostess today. The ACFW Conference is only a few months away, and Donald Maass is presenting the Early Bird Workshop. Debby will share some of what she's learned from Maass and how she uses his techniques in her writing and in the writing group she hosts. Even if you're not going to ACFW, stop by to learn more about Maass and his workbook on "Writing the Breakout Novel." Two giveaways. Leave a comment and you might win!
Thursday: Today join Love Inspired Historical author Sherri Shackelford for "The Ten Commandments of Adding Humor to Your Writing": In fiction writing, the author is tasked with invoking emotion. Joy is an emotion. Laughter brings your characters together and gives them a common bond. For non-fiction writers, studies have shown that humor enhances how well people enjoy what they’re reading and help them recall what they’ve read. Laugh a little and you might win one of three giveaways of her May release, Special Delivery Baby!
Friday: Best of the Archives: Today we feature a post called, "Remember Everything You Know," by Mary Connealy. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals
|Download your free copy here.|
|Safe in the Fireman's Arms|
More good news! Tina Radcliffe has sold her 15th short romance to Woman's World. Check newsstands the last week of June for A Classic Romance (tentative title.)
Look what's coming!
The 12 Brides of Summer Collection with Mary Connealy & Pam Hillman. Preorder here.
No Way Up, by Mary Connealy coming soon. Preorder here.
Her Unexpected Family by Ruth Logan Herne, coming July 19. Preorder here.
The California Gold Rush Romance Collection with Pam Hillman, coming in August. Preorder here.
Castles in the Clouds by Myra Johnson, coming in August. Preorder here.
Plain Truth by Debby Giusti, coming September 1. Preorder here.
Heart & Soul, coming MONDAY, MAY 16 for preorder, is a great novel bundle of five "deeply spiritual and utterly romantic" best-selling novels from five award-winning authors for only $3.99. This is a limited-time collection, on sale from May 23 - July 9 only, so do check it out!
|The Boden Birthright|
Random News & Information
Thank you to everyone who sent links!
Book Industry Guild of New York Discusses Faith-Based Publishing (PW)**
Royalty Clauses in Publishing Deals: How (& How Much) Authors Get Paid (Writers in the Storm)**
Don't Summarize (Michael Hauge-Story Mastery)**
Plot Obstacles: Too Easy, Too Difficult, or Just Right? (Jami Gold)**
Business Musings: Long-Term Thinking: The Option Clause (Contracts/Dealbreakers) (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)**
Write The Heart Of Your Story. Tips For Writing Emotion With CJ Lyons (The Creative Penn)**
Should I Still Have a Website? (The Steve Laube Agency)
With Print Book Sales Stabilized, Return Rate Lowers (PW)
Nielsen: Big Five US eBook Sales Down in 2015 (The Digital Reader)**
Lean Into Your Fears (Books & Such Literary) ***
Pixie Dust (Writer Unboxed) **
50 Ways to Effectively Market Your Book Without Going Crazy (Mixtus Media)
Useful Links for Independent Authors (A Newbie's Journey into the Publishing (and now Film) World) **
Stepping Off the Hamster Wheel (Romance University)
Top 10 Non-Publishing Blogs Every Publisher Should Read (Bookbub Partners Blog)**
An Explanation of Different Publishing Rights-Publishing as a Second Language (The Write Conversation)
**Short on time? Make time for these or bookmark for later!**
That's it. Have an excellent reading and writing weekend!