This is a Castles in the Clouds release celebration Weekend.
Leave a comment for a chance to win one of 3 giveaway copies.
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.
Reminder: If you were a lurker from a few weeks back, please claim your prize. The list is here.
Winners from last weekend of the California Gold Rush Romance Collection are Holly Ison and Phyllis Wheeler.
Ruth Logan Herne's critique winner is Sharee Stover!
We welcome back Bethany House author Melissa Jagears Monday, with her post "Don't Put Yourself Up a Creek Unless You Should." Time to talk etymology today. Terri Weldon is the winner of A Heart Most Certain.
Tuesday author Keli Gwyn returned to Seekerville with her post, "Twelve Tips for Choosing Character Names." Keli is generously giving away THREE copies of her Love Inspired Historical Release, Make-Believe Beau. Winners are Sharee Stover, Dawn Leonard, and Nicky Chapelway.
Wednesday Publishers Weekly best-selling author Debby Giusti was our hostess. She talked about "A Writing Process: Total Immersion." Laura Conner Kestner is the winner of PLAIN TRUTH, Debby's September Love Inspired Suspense, and a surprise gift.
Jessica Nelson was our guest Thursday with her post "Writer Unboxed." Josee is the lucky winner of her Regency-set Love Inspired Historical, A Hasty Betrothal. Oh, and a bit of chocolate too!
Monday: Shannon Taylor Vannatter is back! She's sharing "My Diagnosis: Writing in Layers." You'll definitely want to stop by if you'd been diagnosed with the same thing! Or share your own diagnosis. Either way, a comment gets your name in the drawing for her latest Love Inspired release, Reuniting with the Cowboy!
Tuesday: In today's post-"Those Small Rewards," Sandra Leesmith will talk about the rewards of writing and ways to motivate your production levels. As a reward for dropping by, your name will be put in the drawing for an autographed book plus a surprise.
Wednesday: Inspired by a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, Seeker Glynna Kaye will be sharing “Rim-To-Rim: 7 Tips for Crossing the Book Canyon from Page One to The End.” She’ll be giving away to a lucky winner an e-copy of James Scott Bell’s “The Mental Game of Writing: How to Overcome Obstacles, Stay Creative and Productive, and Free Your Mind for Success”!
Thursday: Cara Lynn James is your hostess. Do stop by to chat with Cara over a cup of java!
Friday: The Best of the Archives: "Pam's Writing World," with Pam Hillman. Comments are closed on Fridays to catch up on writing and reading!
The following Seekers will be in Nashville: Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Julie Lessman, Ruth Logan Herne, Myra Johnson, Debby Giusti and Pam Hillman. Do introduce yourself and be sure to look for them at the end of the day at the nearest watering hole.
The ACFW Awards Gala can be followed on the Live Blog. Details here. We'll be cheering for all our Villager friends and Seeker Missy Tippens. The Carol Award finalist list is here. Genesis Award finalists are listed here. These same links will have the winner lists on Sunday!
So if you haven't read A Glimmer of Hope yet, now's a good time! It has a 5-star rating on Amazon and will give you a sneak peek into book 1 in the series, Isle of Hope, along with IOH's first chapter, so check it out HERE
PREORDER Book 2 in Julie Lessman’s Isle of Hope series,
Love Everlasting, HERE
JULIE LESSMAN CONTEST! Win your name in Love Everlasting (which will also be in paperback by Christmas) along with a signed copy!
Random News & Information
Thank you to everyone who sent links.
Natalie Monk has contracted with Barbour to participate in a nine-author romance novella collection which has a tentative release date of summer 2017. Congratulations, Diva!
WOOT! Congratulations, Cindy Wilson on the sale of two books to Entangled Teen for publication in 2018!
Congratulations to the TARA Finalists. With a special shout out to Jeanne Dickson, Tanya Agler, Davalyn Spencer, and Laurie Wood.
Congratulations to the Orange Rose Divas. Placements have been announced! A special shout-out to Jackie Layton! For those who are not aware, this is a very tough contest.
Publishers Lunch: At Harper Christian, Becky Monds has been promoted to acquisitions editor for fiction, and Karli Jackson moves up to associate acquisitions editor.
How To Be a Good Beta Reader (Bookbaby Blog)**
Industry Eyes: Interview with Acquisitions Editor, Susan Brower (Gilead Publishing)
Don't Sacrifice Your Own Writing (Babbles from Scott Eagan)
How To Write And Market Romance With J.A.Huss (The Creative Penn)
The Complete, Always-Updated Guide to Facebook Advertising (Buffer Social)
How Napping Changes Your Brain That Makes You More Creative (LifeHack)**Vindicated!!
An Encyclopedia of Every Literary Plot Ever (Vulture)**
Publishers' Dilemma: Judge A Book By Its Data Or Trust The Editor's Gut? (NPR)**
Instagram for Indie Authors (AME)
54 Pieces of Advice for Your Writers Conference Success (Steve Laube Agency)
How to Get Your Writing Done Every Day: The Three-Bucket System (Goins, Writer)**
Build An Epic Visual Strategy for Your Author Brand (Your Writer Platform)**WOW!
Ad Stacking, Writing Habits, Boxsets, And Motivation Through The Tough Times (The Creative Penn)**
Short on time? Read the **links and come back for the rest later.
Have a great writing and reading weekend. Enjoy ACFW Nashville and the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat!
Please grab a piece of cake on your way to the rest of your weekend and give a Happy Birthday shout-out to Ruth Logan Herne! Happy Birthday, Ruthy!