Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.-Wikipedia.
Leave a comment this weekend for a chance to win a Labor Day Surprise Book Package. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition!
And don't forget to take the Brain Fry Survey based on Friday's post. Check that post out here. The survey ends on September 10th! Click here to go to the survey! Yes, it's anonymous.
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**Due to the holiday weekend, the Seekerville email box will be not be answered until Tuesday.**
Winners from last Weekend Edition: Phyllis Wheeler is the winner of a Surprise Book Package! DebH is the winner of a first ten-page critique.
Monday Mary Connealy was in the house, fresh off the whirl-wind ACFW conference in Nashville. Trixie is the winner of a signed copy of No Way Up.
Tuesday Jan Drexler returned with her post, "How to Be a Fabulous Writer in Three (Not-So) Easy Steps." Jan has a double giveaway for our Villagers: Kathryn Barker is the winner of Mattie's Pledge, and Josee is the winner of a first 5-page critique.
Wednesday was the September Contest Update. Congratulations to our contest diva Laura Conner Kestner. Valri is the surprise book package winner and Laurie Wood is the mug winner.
Candee Fick returned on Thursday to talk about "Crafting Believable Bad Guys (and Then Redeeming Them)," We have winners of her second soon-to-be-released novel, Dance Over Me. Kaybee is the winner of a print copy and Sandy Smith is the winner of an ecopy.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Closed for the Holiday.
Tuesday: Winnie Griggs returns to Seekerville.
Wednesday: Angela Meyer is our special guest in Seekerville.
Thursday: Come on in as Ruth Logan Herne chats about the balance of inspiration and perspiration when it comes to building your success platform. Ruthy is giving away her words and experience but also a beautiful set of "Jesus Calling" to one blessed winner! Stop by and let's discuss how one concept rarely works without the other!
Friday: Best of the Archives with Debby Giusti. Comments are closed as we catch up on our reading and writing.
Congratulations to Mary Connealy. No Way Up is a CBA Bestseller for September!
Mary is on the cover of this month's issue of Southern Writer's Magazine!
Save the Date~If you're in the Phoenix area, Tina Radcliffe will be speaking to the Phoenix ACFW Chapter-Christian Writers of the West, on Saturday, September 24th. The Topic? "What Have You Done Today to Make Your Dreams Come True?" Details and location here.
Cover Reveal! Woo! Hoo!
You read Dan Gallagher's story in Stranded with the Rancher. Now it's time for stubborn, smart-mouthed Joe Gallagher's story. Oh, the mighty how they fall. Preorder Rocky Mountain Cowboy here. Releasing in print on December 20th.
FREE DOWNLOAD on Julie Lessman's A GLIMMER OF HOPE, the 5-star novella prequel to her award-winning novel Isle of Hope. Get your free e-copy of AGOH at AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, or KOBO.
FREE DOWNLOAD of Love Will Find a Way, a Contemporary Romance Collection featuring novellas by Seekers Cara Lynn James, Myra Johnson, and Sandra Leesmith. Get your FREE COPY FOR AMAZON KINDLE now through Labor Day!
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
THE ACFW FIRST IMPRESSIONS CONTEST IS OPEN! Deadline is October 15.
Do you know about Bartleby.com Great Books Online?**
Revisions Or Do I Have to Listen to That Darn Copy Editor? (Romance University) **
All About the Offer Etiquette (And How to get a Fast Pass!)** (Jennifer Represents) From Her Archives, But Excellent!**
Follow Zinsser’s Advice on Writing Well (Barbara McNichol Editorial)
Manuscript editing: How to cut words when your novel’s too long (Now Novel)
How To Get the Most Out of Your Sequel Scenes (Writers Helping Writers Become Authors)**
Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free E-Books, Timed for Your Commute (NYT)
Pew: Print Books Still More Popular Than Ebooks and Audiobooks (DBW)
How To Sell Two Million Self-Published Books With Rachel Abbott (The Creative Penn)**
That's it! Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend.