Love Will Find A Way Release Celebration Weekend!!
We're giving away three copies too!
Let us know if you want your name in the hat for this free novella collection.
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!
Kate Barker is the winner of a Seeker Book of Choice from the last Weekend Edition.
Mary Connealy was your hostess on Tuesday, talking about how to GRAB and HOLD a reader. Janet Ferguson is the winner of No Way Up.!!!
Wednesday was the July Contest Update. Our contest diva is Janette Foreman. Megs Minutes is the winner of a Writerly Novelist at Work sign. Jan Hall is the winner of a Seeker Book of Choice.
Thursday was "Confessions of a Cover Queen: tapping into your creativity to create a memorable cover," with author Belle Calhoune. Belle is generously giving away FIVE copies. Thank you, Belle. Phyllis Wheeler, Sandy Smith, Jeanne T, Becky B and Megan Besing are winners of A Match Made in Alaska.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Join us as debut Heartwarming author, LeAnne Bristow talks about "Perseverance." Stop by to chat-we love a good call story!! You might win a $20 Amazon gift card as well!
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, so you may want to study up for a pop quiz!
Wednesday: Julie Lessman is in the house! Stop by to visit with the CDQ when she debunks 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.
Thursday: Sandra Leesmith is your hostess today with a special post for our Villagers from RWA 2016 in San Diego. She will also report on the FHL Award Program & the FHL AGM. Don't miss a chance to chat with Sandra! And if you're at RWA 2016, please let Sandra know.
Friday: The Best of the Archives: Myra Johnson is your hostess with her post "When a Pantser Has to Plot." Comments are closed to allow more reading and writing time.
Sandra Leesmith will be at RWA 2016 in beautiful San Diego. If you are planning to attend, email Sandra at our Seekerville email address for a Friends of Seekerville get together.
Sandra will be signing and giving away free books with Montlake Spotlight at 9:45 on Thursday. She will also be at the FHL AGM Awards Program on Wednesday.
Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection
Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection
A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection
Home for Christmas Historical Collection
HUGE SALE BEGINS JULY 11!! Imagine getting five novels from five award-winning authors for only 99 cents! Now you can with Heart & Soul, a book bundle of novels by Ruth Logan Herne, MaryLu Tyndall, Sally Bradley, Naomi Rawlings, and Julie Lessman. That’s less than 20 cents per novel, and the sale won’t last long, so check it out HERE!
And … if you have ever written a review for even one of these books, did you know you can post that same review for Heart & Soul and get 10 points in Julie Lessman’s contest to have a character named after you in her next book AND a free copy? You can check that out HERE!
If you are a Villager and refer a friend, email Tina at Tina at TinaRadcliffe dot com, and let her know, and she will knock an additional $5 off your enrollment when your friend enrolls. That will make your enrollment $20. Offer good through July 17.
Random News & Information
Thank you to everyone who sent links!
From RWA: If you’re in the Southern California area, come to the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, where 400+ romance authors will meet with and sign books for fans. One hundred percent of proceeds from book sales go to ProLiteracy Worldwide and the San Diego Council on Literacy!The Literacy Autographing takes place on Wednesday, July 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in San Diego. Get information about the event, view a list of participating authors, and more at http://www.rwa.org/literacy. Check out the PROMO VIDEO HERE.
AND...Look for the FHL bingo sheet at the Literacy Autographing, and find the FHL authors to fill their stickers on the sheet to possibly win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Here's the complete list of RWA Golden Heart and Rita finalists for 2016. You can follow the awards ceremony in your jammies, at home, on Twitter with #RWA16
Romance Writers! Give us your Great Canadian Heroes and Skip the Slush Pile! From July 1 to September 12, 2016, send us your first chapter plus a 3-7 page synopsis to the Ooooh…Canada! Blitz at Harlequin.submittable.com. You can submit to any of the Harlequin series we publish as long as your story features a Canadian romantic hero. Need some inspiration? Check out all our current series books at www.Harlequin.com.
Anyone going to conference should check out the Harlequin Pajama Party!
Not going to conference? What about your own workshop stay-cation? Check out these video archives from Michael Hauge! (Story Mastery)
The Fascinating Work Habits of 18 Famous Writers (GalleyCat)
Introducing Park Row Books (PR Newswire)
LH Thompson Explains How 3-Star Reviews Hurt Book Sales (GalleyCat)**
There’s no shame in making summer reading fun [video] (PBS Newshour)
What Editors Wish You Knew about Meeting with Them at Conferences (Steve Laube Agency Blog)**
Don't Drive Your Readers to the Dictionary (KILLZONE)
128 Words to Use Instead of VERY (Where Writers Win)**
Getting Ahead of Yourself and Your Reader (Writer Unboxed)**
5 Pieces of Writing Advice You Should Ignore (Jane Friedman)**
How To Create An Ebook Boxset Or Bundle And Why You Should (The Creative Penn)**
What is a Media Kit and Why You Need One (BadRedhead Media)**
Just Added! Thanks, Vince!
There are Just 6 SIX Plots in every Film, Book and TV Show Ever Made (Guardian)
Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling (MIT Technology Review)
Short on time? Read the ** posts now and come back for the rest later.
Have a great reading and writing weekend!
Hey readers and writers-in honor of RWA#16, Belle Calhoune is giving away FIVE MORE WINNERS! Let me know if you want to win a print copy of a Match Made in Alaska. Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition. Thanks, Belle!!! If you missed her Thursday post, check out "Confessions of a Cover Queen!"