It's a California Gold Rush Romance Collection celebration weekend.
Pam Hillman is giving away two copies to two commenters.
Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
We Have Winners
If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, phone number to claim prizes.
Our Lurker surprise giveaways go to: Therese Jubran, Laura Domino, Michelle Matney, Connie Brown, Christalee May, Tara Johnson and Susan P. And a long-time no see giveaway goes to Leola Ogle, Amber Schamel, Dawn Leonard, Christina Rich, Ruth Tredway, Laura Russell and Cathy Shouse.
A Seeker book of choice goes to Megan Besing.
"What's So Important About Women's Fiction" was the Monday topic with our jovial, non-didactic guest blogger, Tyndale author Carre Armstrong Gardner. Winner of All Right Here is Linda Truesdell and the winner of They Danced On is Caryl Kane.
Tuesday we We're excited to welcome back Walt Mussell and Lindi Peterson. They've got an insightful post called "The Challenges of Writing for Charity." Winners of their choice of print or E-copy of Love & Grace are Vince and Tanya. The winners of E-copies from Seekerville are Cindy W, Mary Preston, Leslie McKee and Bettie. The E-copy releases August 30th. Send your info now and we'll send it out on the 30th!
Wednesday we saddled up with Carrie Fancett Pagels to discuss “The Wild Wild West of Hybrid Publishing.” Winner of choice of print or E-copy of Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter and Tea Shop Folly is Marianne Barkman.
Thursday award-winning, bestselling author Ruth Logan Herne explained why death is just as important as life in her appropriately titled post "Why Death is Just as Important as Life in Storytelling." Kelly Bridgewater is the winner of a $20 Amazon card no one is the winner of a one-sheet critique... so if you want this prize in time for ACFW, tell us in the WE and Ruthy will pick a person and contact you! Make sure you have contact info available!!! She thinks your eyes were bedazzled by the Zon Card!!!
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Monday: We welcome back Bethany House author Melissa Jagears today, with her post "Don't Put Yourself Up a Creek Unless You Should." Let's talk etymology today. She's brought a copy of A Heart Most Certain for one etymological commenter.
Tuesday: Author Keli Gwyn returns to Seekerville with her post, "Twelve Tips for Choosing Character Names." Stop by for some fun and you might win a copy of her latest Love Inspired Historical Release, Make-Believe Beau.
Wednesday: Publishers Weekly best-selling author Debby Giusti is our hostess. She'll be talking about "A Writing Process: Total Immersion." Stop by to leave a comment and get your name in the drawing for one of Debby's book giveaways!
Thursday: Jessica Nelson is our guest today with her post "Writer Unboxed." Stop by to chat with Jessica and for a chance to win her Regency-set Love Inspired Historical, A Hasty Betrothal. Oh, and a bit of chocolate too!
Friday: Best of the Archives with Seeker Myra Johnson. Myra brings us "Read Like a Writer, Write like a Writer." Comments are closed on Fridays so all can catch up on our writing and reading!
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Simply right click on a puzzle piece to move it.
Then click on the ghost image to see the book.
Cover reveal! Christmas novella by Ruth Logan Herne.
Cover reveal! Christmas novella by Mary Connealy.
LOVE WILL FIND A WAY by Cara Lynn James, Myra Johnson and Sandra Leesmith. Summer novellas that will whisk you away to three of America’s most beautiful outdoor settings.
Sandra Leesmith's portion of sales for the month of August will be donated to the American Hiking Society.
|Just two of the stories found in The California Gold Rush|
Romance Collection. Thanks for the memes, Jaime & Angela!
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who submitted links! This is the 7 Weekend.
We're updating the August Contest Update as final round judges are added to several contests. Please check here for the latest information. Especially note that Raela Schoenherr has been added to the Hot Prospects Contest and you really should enter the Phoenix Ratter put on by the Christian Writers of the West!
There's More Than One Way to Publish. I Know. I Tried Many of Them (PW) MUST READ **
How to Find and Reach Influencers to Help Promote Your Book (Jane Friedman Blog)**
All the World's a Page: The 9 Woes of the Writing Life (WordServe Water Cooler) An oldie but goodie!
The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing: Audiobooks (WSJ)
Setup and Inciting Incident (Steven Pressfield) **
7 Things You Need to Give Up If You Want to Succeed (Thirteen Thoughts)
Stuck on Plot? Start at the End (Jami Gold )**
7 Critical Elements of a Great Book (Writers Write)
How To Write Memorable Characters (The Creative Penn)
A Hallmark Christmas Movie (Robin Jones Gunn)
Seven Annoyances Every Reader Understands (Bethany House Fiction)
Short on time? Read these ** first and come back for the rest later!
Have a prosperous writing and reading weekend!