We Have Winners
If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them. It keeps us all happy!
Tina Radcliffe's Author Page Facebook giveaway winners are: Minion mug winner is Bree Herron. $25 Amazon Gift Card winner is Barbara Fox.
Monday Mary Connealy was your hostess and she brought Disney's Frozen to Seekerville. Because it was SUCH a fun day on Seekerville and the comments were lively and so many of them. I am doing a super surprise giveaway-palooza of four books to THANK YOU ALL. Jeri Hoag, Sparks of Ember, Boo Smelser and Bonton are the winners of No Way Up!
Kimberly Rose Johnson was our special guest on Tuesday with her post, "The Pros and Cons of Writing for a Small Publisher." Trixi is the winner copy of her latest release, A Love To Treasure.
Wednesday we welcomed back Love Inspired Suspense author Lisa Phillips as our special guest. Lisa delved into "Failing Out Loud", a look at epic fails in the public eye. Winners of Dead End are Jill Weatherholt, Cynthia Herron, Nicky Chapelway, Sandy Smith and DebH.
Thursday was the August Contest Update. Did you stop by to meet our August Diva Susan Hollaway!? Journal winner is Barbara Scott. SBOC winner is Jackie Layton.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: "What's So Important About Women's Fiction" with guest blogger, Tyndale author Carre Armstrong Gardner. We're thrilled to have Carre with us and she brought along two giveaways!
Tuesday: We're excited to welcome back Walt Mussell and Lindi Peterson. They've got an insightful post called "The Challenges of Writing for Charity." Stop by to chat, and there are giveaways too!
Wednesday: Saddle up with Carrie Fancett Pagels when she discusses “The Wild Wild West of Hybrid Publishing.” Does it seem that all these opportunities in publishing fiction today are similar to when the American West opened up? Come visit with Carrie as she shares about being a cowgirl in the Wild West of hybrid publishing!
Thursday: Come laugh and cry with award-winning, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne as she tries to cheerfully explain why death is just as important as life in her appropriately titled post "Why Death is Just as Important as Life in Storytelling". While this might seem obvious, it's kind of like Anne Shirley walking that ridgepole... how do you strike a balance that works for writer and reader? And Ruthy will be giving away a $20 Amazon card to one blessed villager... and a one-sheet critique to one writer!
Friday: Best of the Archives with Seeker Pam Hillman. Pam brings us "The Strange Phenomenon of Parkinson's Law." Comments are closed on Fridays to give us all more reading and writing time.
Congratulations to Ruth Logan Herne. Back in the Saddle made the CBA Bestseller List! Check it out here.
Both Tina Radcliffe and Missy Tippens have books in this sweepstakes. And you could win a Kindle Fire! Inspirational Romance Summer Giveaway. Runs August 1-8! bit.ly/inspyromance
Mary Connealy's Fire and Ice is on sale for Kindle $3.99
99-CENT SALE ON A GLIMMER OF HOPE! Julie Lessman is gearing up for the release of book 2 in her Isle of Hope Series — Love Everlasting — with a sale on A Glimmer of Hope, the prequel novella to book 1, Isle of Hope.
So if you haven't read it yet, now's a good time! It has a 5-star rating on Amazon with 153 reviews and will give you a sneak peek into Isle of Hope, plus the first chapter, so do check it out at the following link:
A Glimmer of Hope
CONTEST! Win a character named after you in Julie Lessman’s next release, Love Everlasting (which releases in ebook in September and in paperback by Christmas) along with a signed copy!!
How? Just click on the link below for all the details on Julie's Journal Jots blog and GOOD LUCK!!
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
Congratulations to the new LI Historical Authors and a special Shout Out to June Seekerville Diva, Angie Dicken, who sold her first book to Harlequin Love Inspired Historical!!! More here on SYTYCW.
Congratulations to the ACFW VIRGINIA Short Story Contest Winners! (With a shout- out to Villagers Megan Brummer and Bettie Boswell!
1st Prize: Christmas Courage (Speculative) by Megan Brummer
2nd Prize: Christmas, Cold and Gray (Contemporary) by Sarah Smith Hamaker
3rd Prize: Fred’s Gift (Romance) by Bettie Boswell
The Secret Behind Disappearing Amazon Reviews (Tina Reber)**
Three Facebook Changes You Need to Know About (DBW)** MUST READ!
The Reading Habits Of 8 Incredibly Successful People (Writers Write)
Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers? (NPR)
Book Marketing Shots in the Dark (ALLi)
Collaboration and Visionary Leadership Shape the Retail Environment of the Future (CBA)
Free Books and What To Do With Them (Writer Unboxed)
Life in the Victorian Era, Fact or Fiction (Romancing History)
Image Dimensions for Major Social Media Platforms (The Write Conversation)**
Consistency: A Wise Investment of Time (the John Maxwell Co.)**
How To Use the Twitter Dashboard ( Social Media Examiner)
News Feed FYI: Further Reducing Clickbait in Feed (Facebook Newsroom)
Difference Between BetaReaders and ARC Readers: What You Need To Know (BadRedhead Media)**
Content Marketing Tips: 11 Types of Content That People Love To Share (Jeff Bullas)**
Short on Time? **Read these first and come back later to catch up on the rest!
That's it! Have a great reading and writing weekend and don't forget to come out of lurkdom to win a surprise giveaway!!!