A little treat to keep you happy as you write or read to THE END.
Happy November! Leave a comment for a Pumpkins Spice treat of your choice. Any mentioned in this post, including the mug, as long as it's still available on Amazon!
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
The winners of Cowboy Christmas Homecoming are, Rhonda Starnes, Rose, Marianne Barkman, Abigail Mitchell, Kathy Donley, and Mary Preston
Monday Mary Connealy asked the eternal question....How is being an author like a four-car pileup in rush hour? Stacy T. Simmons is the winner of Room at the Inn for Christmas (ebook).
"Welcome to the Lone Star Cowboy League: Boys Ranch." Seekerville was totally thrilled to welcome Love Inspired Associated Editor, Shana Asaro and the authors behind this heart-warming continuity series. Connie Queen, CatMom and Cindy Regnier win a bundle of the first three books in the series.
Wednesday Gilead Publishing's super girls Nichole Parks and Katelyn Bolds visited to talk shop with a great post on "Redefining Tag Lines." Cathyann40 is the winner of her choice of paperback or ebook copy of Cowboy Christmas Homecoming, Gilead's Christmas novellas that have just released featuring Seekerville's own Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, and Julie Lessman.
Waterbrook Press and Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne talked about Wranglin' That Cowboy Without Using Spurs on Thursday. Sandy Smith and Kathy Bailey are winners of "Silent Night, Star-lit Night."
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Christy Barritt, award-winning author of fifty quirky mysteries and spine-tingling suspense novels, is our special guest. Stop by for a discussion on the difference between mystery and suspense and everything in between, with her post, "Solving the Genre Conundrum: Suspense v. Mystery." The prize vault is open.
Tuesday: Tina Radcliffe shares "Comfort Reads." Stop by for a chance to win a comfort reads giveaway!
Wednesday: Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Debby Giusti will talk about "Writing Strengths and Weaknesses." Stop by to analyze the strengths and weaknesses in your own writing and learn ways to improve your craft and your stories. Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for Debby's latest release, Plain Truth, plus a surprise gift.
Thursday: Jewell Tweedt will be here to tell you, Be awesome! Be a book nut!
Friday: Join us for the Best of the Archives. Glynna Kaye shares "A Word From Your Inner Critic." On Friday's comments are closed so we can catch up with our reading and writing.
Starting Monday, November 14TH!!!!
Hop over here beginning Monday and join in on this wonderful fall historical contest featuring more than 55 of your favorite authors (including Ruthy, Mary, Myra, Julie and Pam!) with chances to win a book from each... and a Kindle Fire! Contest goes from 11/14 to 11/21!
LET'S PARTEEEEEE! Join Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, Julie Lessman, and Anna Schmidt for a "cool" Facebook party for Cowboy Christmas Homecoming on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST. Lots of gab, goodies, and giveaways, so mark your calendars and come on by! Here's the link: CCH FB PTY.
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A Key to Great Writing: Making Every Word Count (Jane Friedman)**
FROM PAGES TO READERS: My Field Trip to Harlequin's Distribution Center (Maggie K Black)**
Writing Contests: Facts and Fakes...And How to Tell the Difference (Victoria Strauss)**
The Ultimate List of Bookish Gift Ideas ( Christian Shelf-Esteem)
The Importance of an Author’s Online Reputation (The Independent Publishing Magazine)
7 Things to Remember When Giving (or Receiving) Feedback on a Manuscript (Fiction University)
On Being Profound (Writer Unboxed)
Five Free Ways to Build Readership (Books & Such Literary Management)
Copyright Basics (Copyright Alliance)
Fiction Basics: The Act Two Disaster (Fiction University)**
The Great Expectations Contest. Pay now at the early bird price. Send your manuscript later. Open to unpublished manuscripts. Check it out here.
9 Authors Who Finished A Novel During NaNoWriMo, Proving It Can Be Done (Bustle)
NaNoWriMo 2016 Tip #1: Read 148 Tips From Previous Years (GalleyCat)
Did you know that Sara Gruen's, Water for Elephants was written during a NaNoWriMo?
That's it! Have a great reading and writing Weekend and do leave your favorite Pumpkin Spice recipe, if you have one. Pumpkin Spice Trifle from Kitchn.