We're giving away Seeker holiday novella collections today!
Let us know which of these romantic
you haven't received, but want to.
Winners 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 prize sent out.
** Effective 5/31/16 all winners are required to submit their address and phone number to verify their identity even if they win an e-prize. This is due to scammers attempting to claim prizes. ***
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!
Love Will Find A Way Release Celebration Weekend novella winners are Vince, Sherida and Kav.
Tanya Agler, Tracey Hagwood, Trixi, Laura Conner Kestner and Texas Teacher Anne are winners of a print copy of a Match Made in Alaska. Thanks, Belle!!!
On Monday, debut Heartwarming author, LeAnne Bristow talked about "Perseverance," and shared her first-sale story. Lara Hitchcock is the winner of a $20 Amazon gift card!
Tuesday Myra Johnson has prevailed upon Grammar Queen to grace us with her presence. Seems GQ has been on a rampage lately about punctuation issues. Did you pass the pop quiz? Winner of The Best Punctuation Book, Period is Theresa Van Meter. Winner of Love Will Find a Way is Deanna Stevens.
Wednesday Julie Lessman was in the house! The CDQ when debunked the “Sticks & Stones” Myth for Writers with a giveaway of her upcoming release, Love Everlasting, book 2 in the Isle of Hope series or winner's choice of Isle of Hope or A Light in the Window. The winner is Janna Vanderslice.
Sandra Leesmith was your hostess Thursday with a special post for our Villagers from RWA 2016 in San Diego. Winners of Love Will Find a Way are Cindy W, Sandy Smith and Caryl Kane.
Monday: Multi-published author, Jordyn Redwood debuts her first Love Inspired Suspense, Fractured Memory this month. Stop by for Seekerville Unplugged, as we chat about "What I Would Change in Publishing." And she's giving away three copies of her LIS release.
Tuesday: Tina Radcliffe brings you a "Foreshadowing, Telegraphing, Red Herrings & the Rule of Three in Fiction." The prize vault is, of course, open!
Wednesday: Janet Dean is your hostess with her post, "Put Meat, Not Fat, On the Bones of Your Setting." Leave a comment for a chance to win the Seeker book of your choice.
Thursday: Helen Gray returns to Seekerville with her post,"Self-Editing Tips for the Indie Author: When do you say ‘Done?’" She's bringing a giveaway too!
Friday: The Best of the Archives: "Publishing Road Trip" with Tina Radcliffe.
|Hope for the Holidays Historical and Contemporary Collections.|
Gilead Blog, Cover Reveal and Giveaway Opportunity. Check this out!
We love it when Villagers and Seekers get together. Check out this Atlanta meet-up! Click on the picture to see the smiles close up. Left (Connie Queen, Rhonda Starnes and Patti Jo Moore) Right (Connie Queen, Debby Giusti & Rhonda Starnes.)
|Sandra Leesmith and Rose Ross Zediker having breakfast at #RWA16|
|Sandra and Barbara Vey|
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If you would like to be put on a waitlist, email me at tina at tina radcliffe.com
|A Heart Full of Christmas & Home For Christmas|
Random News and Information
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Congratulations to the FHL Chapter's TBL and IRCA winners! TBL winners can be found here. A shout out to Villager Jackie Layton who won the contemporary category!
Congratulations to the KOD Chapter's Unpublished and Published Daphne finalists and winners!
The 2016 RITA and Golden Heart Awards will be streamed live on Saturday, July 16, starting at 8 p.m. PST. The URL is http://www.rwa.org. Join us in celebrating excellence in romance fiction!***
Live from the Harlequin Party VIP Lounge in San Diego #RWA16
For even more #RWA16 fun, and to meet the Harlequin LI authors in San Diego, check out the Craftie Ladies of Romance Blog later today!***
From RWA July Board meeting:Changes to the RITA Award:
The RITA entry process will be staggered: there will be a limit of 3 entries for each entrant during the first 7 days of the submission process.
“Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance” was added as a provisional category.
The Inspirational Romance category is now “Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements."
Get your fill of #RWA16 pictures on Twitter!!
Here's Why E-Book Sales From Major Publishers Are Plummeting (Fortune)***
This Week’s Self-publishing News: Metadata and beyond (ALLi)***
This Is The Reason Your Author Platform Impacts Book Sales (Bad Redhead Media)***
Voice, Pitch & Strike at the Heart by Chris Keeslar (Romance University)***
Why Your Ebook SHOULD NOT Look Like a Print Book (JW Manus)
Why It’s Crucial to “Write Ugly” (Writer Unboxed)
In An Interesting Twist, B&N to Sell Self-Published Books In Stores (BookBusiness)
Do I Really Need a Literary Agent (The Write Conversation)
Upcoming Marie Force Workshops for Authors (Marie Force)
Tips for Writing Tight with Love Inspired’s Shana Asaro (Splickety Blog)***
Confessions of a Copy Cat (Novel Rocket)***
5 Tips To Finish Your First Draft (Writers in the Storm)***
Questions to Ask (& Strengthen) Your Minor Characters (Writer's Digest)
Life Cycle of a Novel (Inspired by Life...And Fiction)***
Short on time. Read these ***links first, then come back and read the others.
That's it! Have a great reading and writing weekend!