Welcome to the SECOND Birthday Weekend Edition in celebration of our 9th Birthday. That means Seekerville is starting year TEN! Every week we have a fabulous giveaway ($50 Amazon gift card or a Kindle Fire) and on November 5, we'll draw for our Grand Prize, an iPad mini. All commenters, all week get their name in the birthday box for all drawings.
Today is our cake celebration. Let us know your favorite type of birthday cake, for a chance to win a birthday surprise (BOOKS - BOOKS - BOOKS) package! For an international reader a Seekerville ebook of choice.
And for one writer, an ecopy of Janice Hardy's Understanding Show, Don't Tell: And Really Getting It.
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 here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes. Send to Seekers@Seekerville.net
Baley Field, J. Baugh, and klkfrog are the winners of an e-book copy of Julie Lessman's Love Everlasting, Book 2 in the Isle of Hope series.
Mary Connealy was your hostess Monday in Seekerville! Mary will be giving away three books to three winners. In Honor of our NINTH Birthday, Mary is talking about "9 Ways to Face Your Fears." The winners are Pamela Lunsford-No Way Up, Stella Perry-12 Brides of Summer and Cynthia Herron-Cowboy Christmas Homecoming.
Join guest Alison Stone was in Seekerville on Tuesday with her post, "Things I Learned When I Took a Leap of Faith: How a Category Romance Author Found Her Way While Writing Her First Single Title Book." Elaine Stock is the winner of a signed print copy of her new release from Waterfall Press, Pointe and Shoot.
Dani Pettrey was our special birthday guest Wednesday with her post "Nine Ways To Grab an Editor’s or Agent’s Attention." JenBCo is the winner of Cold Shot and a Starbucks gift card. Beth Erin is the winner of an ecopy of Shadowed.
Thursday Sherri Shackleford returned after her last post (find here). So here she is with a follow-up, "A Hero with a Sense of Humor: How to Create the Ultimate Leading Man." Jackie Smith and Tracey Hagwood are the winners of A Family for the Holidays and Abigail Mitchell and Rebecca McLafferty are the winners of Cowboy Creek Christmas.
Sue Brower, Editor from Gilead Publishing LLC, was our very special birthday guest on Friday. Terri Reed, Valri and Sharee Stover are the winners of Cowboy Christmas Homecoming, and Nicky Chapelway is the winner of Sleigh Bells Ring.
Saturday we welcomed writer, speaker, and social media coach Edie Melson who runs the popular The Write Conversation blog! She’ll be sharing "9 Ways to Increase Your Social Media Presence." Suzanne Baginskie is the winner of her choice of one of Edie’s books (listed in her bio).
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Monday: Ever felt like your writing life was a wasteland? Come hang out with Missy Tippens as she gives "9 Tips to Survive a Writing Dry Spell." Join the conversation, and one lucky commenter will win a beautiful pocket journal!
Tuesday: Myra Johnson comes your way with "9 Tips for Growing Your Writing Skills." Are you utilizing some of the most effective methods for improving your craft? Check out Myra's suggestions and share your own for a chance to win a copy of The Oregon Trail Romance Collection: 9 Stories of Life on the Trail into the Western Frontier (including Myra's novella, Settled Hearts).
Wednesday: Join Julie Lessman in a fun interview with her Revell editor, Lonnie Hull Dupont, when she picks the brain of one of her favorite people in the industry. Giveaways include a paperback or e-copy of Lonnie's delightful new memoir, Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World and a three-book giveaway from Julie.
Thursday: Amble on over today as Ruth Logan Herne shows you how making bullet points about your story saves you time... and revisions! While she's in bullet-mode she's got several copies of her 4 1/2 Star "Top Pick" new Double S Ranch story "Home on the Range" in the prize box! Leave a comment for a chance to celebrate Ruthy's upcoming release by winning it before you can buy it!
Friday: You asked and we delivered! Folks wanted to know about income tax + writers so we invited the lovely and talented Jean Gordon to come by... she'll be giving you general information on dos and don'ts, and she's giving away a print copy (U.S. only) and an e-copy of the first book in her Team Macachek series: Mending the Motocross Champion.
Saturday: Glynna Kaye will join us for "5 Steps To Getting Your Writing Goals Back On Track." With only a few months left in 2016, what can you do to ensure the year doesn't go out on a whimper because you've wandered off the path? She'll be giving away three copies of her hot-off-the-press release, "The Pastor's Christmas Courtship."
Sunday: The Weekend Editions are on Sundays in October. Week 3 winner will be announced on Sunday, October 16.
All proceeds benefit Avondale Public Library. Tina Radcliffe is one of the faculty presenters for 2016. Information can be found here.
To celebrate the beginning of fall, Ruth Logan Herne and Julie Lessman have teamed up with more than 40 fantastic inspirational contemporary romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner! You can win Ruthy's novel, Home on the Range and Julie's novel, Love Everlasting, plus books from tons of other top authors! So, enter the giveaway by clicking HERE beginning TOMORROW, MONDAY, 10/10 -- the link will not be live till then, so good luck, and enjoy!
FREE DOWNLOAD on Julie Lessman's A Glimmer of Hope the prequel novella to her award-winning novel Isle of Hope. Get your free e-copy of AGOH at AMAZON, BARNES, AND NOBLE, or KOBO.
50% SALE on Julie Lessman's award-winning ISLE OF HOPE, the 5-star novel on Family Fiction Magazine's Top 15 Novels of 2015! Buy Link.
It's that time of year when we ask you to please consider nominating Seekerville for the 18th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “101 Websites” in the subject line. We are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
Thank you to everyone who sent links. You rock!
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