Hope your Thanksgiving was terrific. We're still walking off pie here in Seekerville!
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
Winners of The Pastor's Christmas Courtship are Jackie Layton and Laura Conner Kestner.
Janet Dean was our hostess on Monday, as she shared her love of this country and its history in her post "I'm Thankful to Live in America." The winner of either Janet's Christmas novella "A Daddy for Christmas" or one of the historical eBooks written by Seekers Pam, Julie, Cara, Janet, Audra, Ruthy, Mary or Myra is Chris Bailey.
Let's Talk Turkey! Sandra Leesmith discussed how fixing turkey dinner is like writing a romance novel on Tuesday. Kelly Blackwell and Connie Queen are the winners of a surprise package of Seeker books.
Wednesday we were delighted to welcome editor and author Barbara Scott back with her post, "What Does an Editor Really Do?" Michelle Matney is the winner of the Christmas novella collection Sleigh Bells Ring, which includes Barbara Scott’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Romantic Times named it a Top Pick and gave the book a 4-1/2-star review.
One of our October 9th Birthday Celebration Kindle winners: Cynthia Herron.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Connilyn Cossett is our special guest.
Tuesday: K. C. Frantzen & May the K9 Spy, present "Beyond the Bookmark," an in-depth look at swag! Stop by for some AMAZING giveaways too!
Wednesday: The December Contest Update. Stop by to meet our Contest Diva/Divo. The prize vault is open.
Thursday: Happy December! Seekerville welcomes back, Jill Kemerer, with her post, "When Your Calling Flatlines." Stop by to chat and get your name entered for a copy of Yuletide Redemption, her latest release from Love Inspired.
Friday: Join us for the Best of the Archives. Today is Tina Radcliffe's "The Secret Life of an Inspirational Romance Writer." On Friday we close comments so we can catch up with our reading and writing.
Check out "Puppy Love" by Tina Radcliffe
in the December 5, Woman's World issue!
Preorder Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe here.
Random News & Information
Thank you to everyone who sent links.
The December calendar can be found here.
👍Emma Merritt Contest. Deadline November 30. Open to published and unpublished authors. Each entry must be an unpublished work – it cannot be published or under contract in any form or format, not in digital or print prior to the entry deadline. Entry must be the first 5,000 to 8,000 words.
Inspirational: Raela Schoenherr, Acquiring Editor, Bethany House/Baker; Cori Deyoe of 3 Seas Literary Agency.******Let's fill this category, people!
Revised and Updated: The BookEnds Publishing Dictionary, Fifth Edition (BookEnds Literary Agency)
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Q&A with a BookBub Editor on Our Selection Process (BookBub Partners)**
Story Structure: Crisis Response (Michael Hauge Story Mastery)
9 Important Tasks to Make a Living With Your Writing (Icy Sedgwick)**
How To Attract a Readership Based on Concept Alone (Jane Friedman)**
Warning: Facebook Likes Could Be Going Away (Mixtus Media)
Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – November 2016 (The Book Designer)**
When It's Okay to Listen to Your Internal Editor (Writers Helping Writers)**
Another !@#$% NaNoWriMo Article (Writer Unboxed)**
Short on Time? Read ** First and come back later for the rest!
That's it! Have a great reading and writing Weekend. We are thankful for YOU! And thankful to Blogger who now lets us add emojis! 👌 WOOT!!!💖