Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Weekend Edition



  





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


Tuesday: Missy Tippens talked about "Creativity and...Improv?" The winner of an I Love Improv mug is Amanda Wen!

Wednesday: Author and cover designer, Rogenna Brewer was in Seekerville with her post, "5 Things You Need for a Great Book Cover (And 5 Things You Don't)." Winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Barbara Fox.

Thursday: Preslaysa Williams returned to Seekerville with her post, "Method Acting for Writers." Winner of a Seeker book of choice as available on Amazon is Jennifer Major.




Monday: Mary Connealy is your hostess today!

Tuesday: Karen Witemeyer returns to Seekerville with a fun post, "Online Dating in the 19th Century???"   Plus, she's giving away an autographed copy of Heart on the Line, to one lucky commenter.

Wednesday: Connie Mann will be our guest with "Navigating the Stormy Seas of Publishing." She'll offer encouragement and tips to stay afloat in the midst of this ever-changing industry.

Thursday: Join Seeker Ruthy Logan Herne as she goes over the "6 Clues of Writing a Cozy Mystery" with you! And for one lucky commenter, Ruthy will send out a copy of her about to be released "A Light in the Darkness" Guideposts mystery! 

Friday: Today we bring you The Best of the Archives, with one of our finest vintage posts. Comments are closed so we all can catch up on our reading and writing.









Congratulations to Debby Giusti. Plain Truth is an FHL Reader's Choice Award Finalist!
Debby's Books-A-Million signing for Amish Refuge with Villager Carroll Pelligrinelli, second from left. Carroll brought her delightful book club to join in the fun. L to R: Aileen Freidlein, Carroll, Debby, Shelba Jean Carroll and Susan Luciano.







 


Golden Heart Finalist Dianna Shuford stopped by the signing to get her copy of Amish Refuge, as well!









Thanks for the link love!

Congratulations to all the FHL Reader's Choice Award Finalists! 

The 2017 ACFW Silent Auction starts on June 7 and ends June 12. Details here. 

The IGO Contest for Unpublished authors is open! Details here.

PYHIAB. The New Jersey RWA Contest for Unpublished authors is open. Details here.

Your Five-Minute Guide to Pricing Your Self-Published Book (The Book Designer)

Writing Tips: Creating Believable Characters (The Creative Penn)

How To Copyright A Book: A Comprehensive Guide (Reedsy)

BookExpo Opens With Data for the Industry and a Focus on Consumers (Publishing Perspectives)

Aggregation without Aggravation: Pronoun and PublishDrive (The Book Designer)

Master Amazon: The Ultimate Quick Start Guide [INFOGRAPHIC] (AME)

Writing a Great Villian (Steven Pressfield)

Simon & Schuster is among the first publishers to participate in a new program from OverDrive that will allow libraries the option of purchasing ebooks on a cost-per-circulation basis. The new access option will launch later this year, with announced participation from Baker Publishing and Lerner Publishing as well. (Publishers Lunch)


Congratulations to Seekerville Diva, Janette Foreman 
on her first sale to Love Inspired Historical.
In honor of her sale, we're giving away a Love Inspired Historical Book of Choice,
 print or ebook as available on Amazon, to one commenter.
 Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition!


105 comments :

  1. EEEEEEKKKKK!!!!! Congratulations Janette! That's so exciting!!

    Excuse me while I go do a happy dance for you...

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    1. Thanks, Megan!! I'm so excited and will happy dance with you!
      --Janette

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  2. WOOT!!! CONGRATS TO JANETTE AND DEBBY GIUSTI!!!

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    1. Thanks, Tina, for mentioning the FHL Contest. I'm thrilled...and honored to be included with the other authors. Congrats to Laura Blount, whose book also finaled in the Short Contemporary category.

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    2. Thank you, Tina! Your support is so appreciated!!

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  3. I met Jannette on the ACFW critique loop & she is a fantastic writer! So excited for her! Congrats to Debbie, too!!

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    1. Thanks, Janet!

      We're all so thrilled about Janette's sale!!!

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    2. Thanks, Janet! You're a great writer, too! Love your stories. Hope all is well!

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  4. Yay, Jannette!!! Congratulations!!!

    ~ Renee

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  5. Congratulations to Janette and Debby!
    Thanks for another great WE, Tina.

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    1. Thank you, Jill! Glad to join to Love Inspired family!

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  6. Yay for Janette and Debby! I'm so happy for you both!

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  7. Congratulations JANETTE and DEBBY!

    Congrats to this weeks' winners!

    HAPPY WEEKEND SEEKERVILLE!

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  8. Wow! Congratulations, Janette and Debby!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Josee. I'm thrilled for Janette...and excited about Plain Truth's final in the FHL Contest!

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    2. Thanks, Josee! You have a wonderful weekend, too.

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  9. Janette, congrats on your sale!!! So proud of you and all your hard work. Welcome to the "family" of Love Inspired authors. We're a fun group! Plus you already know so many of us from Seekerville! :)

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    1. Thank you, Debby! I'm so very excited about the sale! I can already tell Love Inspired is an excellent place to be, and you're right--I already feel among friends. Congratulations on your FHL Final!!

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  10. Janette! Congratulations to you! That is wonderful news!!! Like Debby said, welcome to the family... I love my work with Love Inspired!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth!! It's so exciting! I'm happy to join the family.

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  11. And Debby, congratulations to you... so well deserved! I'm happy dancing in the still cool Northeast, but I'm wearing a sweater while I happy dance!!!

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    1. I'm happy dancing right along with you, Ruthy! Although I'm in capris and a light-weight blouse. The rain in GA has ended and the sun is shining! Alleluia!

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  12. There is so much to read and enjoy in this weekend edition. Congratulations to Debby Giusti on being an FHL Reader's Choice Award Finalist and Jennifer Foreman on selling her first book to LIH. Bring out the balloons and streamers! It's celebration time!!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Connie! Balloons and streamers are always fun!!!

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    2. Thank you, Connie! Seekerville is a great place to kick off the celebration!

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  13. Good morning, Seekervillagers! Exciting news this weekend--yay for DEBBY and JANETTE! Congratulations, ladies!

    Glad to be home again and getting back into the writing groove (sort of). Working on revisions to an upcoming Love Inspired romance and bumping up against a 6/9 deadline thanks to being on vacation for a couple of weeks, plus Project Guy's medical issues after his blackout and fall on the cruise ship--YIKES! He's doing a LOT better but still moving slowly.

    So . . . I'm planning to speed through minimal Saturday chores and get right back to the computer this afternoon.

    Hope everyone has a great day!

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    1. So glad to hear your guy is doing better, Myra. Happy writing and best wishes on getting back to normal. Hugs

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    2. Continued prayers for Project Guy! What an experience. Something to include in a future story perhaps?

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    3. Thank you, Myra! Best wishes as you write!

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  14. Congratulations to Debby & Janette! I love seeing exciting news like that in the Weekend Edition!!

    Welcome back, Myra! So thankful your Project Guy is now edging along the road to recovery.

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    1. Thanks, Glynna! Hugs to you. Is it still snowing? :)

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    2. Thanks, Glynna! Very exciting!

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    3. Debby--No, not snowing. YAY! Almost 80 today with a sweetly low humidity level and no gale force winds. I actually planted flowers this week. Love it!

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  15. Congratulations to the winners and authors! Especially Janette Foreman on her first Love Inspired Historical!

    May God bless all of Seekerville!

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    1. Thank you, Phyllis! I'm so honored to be a part of the Love Inspired family.

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  16. Congratulations to Janette. Woohooo. That is a wonderful accomplishment. Have fun with that first sale. yippee!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I will definitely have (and have been having) tons of fun.

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  17. Yay Debby. Congrats to you also. What excitement and your signing looks fun. How wonderful to see all those writer friends. Waving at Dianna.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. The signing was a wonderful success! I love my readers!!! They are so supportive...even in a huge thunderstorm! :)

      Thankfully it passed and only a few folks were caught in the downpour.

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  18. What a wonderful weekend. Is anyone else as surprised as I am that it is June already? Oh my, where does the time fly? We are in gorgeous Oregon now. You would love all the trees Ruthy. Very beautiful. smile.

    Have a wonderful week and happy writing everyone.

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  19. Congratulations Janette! Congrats to all the winners this week. Congratulations Debby on your book being a finalist in the award.

    Hoping I can get a lot accomplished today before the vertigo gets too extreme. The Lord is so good and sustains me through each day.

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    1. That is wonderful news Wilani. The Lord is good. smile Hang in there.

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    2. Continued prayers, Wilani! I'm sure the doctor has checked the crystals in your ears. My ENT checked mine this week and I passed! :) My "rocks" as they're called are evidently in place!

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    3. WILANI ... saying one for you, girlfriend, both for the vertigo AND a productive weekend with lots of fun thrown in!

      Hugs,
      Julie

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    4. Hope you have a good day, Wilani!

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    5. Thank you, Wilani! It's such an honor. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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  20. Hi, Seekers. Congrats Debby on your contest final!! Connecting at Debby's book signing was fun, and I now have a great new book to read.

    I hope to stop by more often during summer vacation as I have missed all the words of wisdom shared here.

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    1. You're so, so busy during the school year, Dianna! Glad you'll get a bit of "down" time this summer. Thanks so much for coming to the signing. Always great to see you!

      Looking forward to our road trip to RWA this July!

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    2. I should have mentioned that I'll be cheering you on when they announce the Golden Heart finalists and winners!

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    3. Thanks for that, Debby! I'll definitely need friends there to direct me if I'm so nervous I forget what to do!!

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    4. And, don't let me forget to say.... ROAD TRIP!!!! We are going to have a blast!

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  21. And, congrats to Janette on her first sale! Exciting!!

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  22. WHOO-HOO!!! SUPER CONGRATS TO JANETTE ON HER FIRST SALE AND TO DEBBY ON THE READER'S CHOICE FINAL -- you are ON FIRE, girlfriend!!!

    Tornadoes and grapefruit-size hale last weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, but this weekend is primo, so I hope everyone's weather (and weekend) are as fab!

    Hugs!
    Julie

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    1. Thanks, Julie. Hope the hale didn't damage your home or cars.

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    2. Thank you, Julie! I'm so excited about the sale. Yikes, crazy weather! Hope you have a good weekend.

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  23. Congratulations Debby and Janette! Exciting news.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend. It is definitely feeling like summer here. Going to get out and enjoy a bit, also do some yardwork and chores around the house. Will try to get some writing in as well. Going to watch a movie tonight. So should be fun. A little bit quieter than my big birthday weekend last week.

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    1. Thanks, Sandy!

      So good seeing you at Tina's FB chat/instruction on writing for Woman's World. Wasn't it great! Tina shared so much information. FYI to anyone interested in writing for WW! I believe Tina is hosting one more session. Sign up!

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    2. Thank you, Sandy! I'm on Cloud Nine, that's for sure. Have a good weekend!

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    3. Debby, I was glad to see you at the FB chat, too. It was very informative. I need to get writing on a story to send them, too.

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  24. Way to go Janette! I'm looking forward to seeing your book with Love Inspired!

    Congrats Debby! Reader's Choice is always my favorite category ;)

    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! I appreciate the support. Have a great weekend!

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    2. Hi Heidi! I love the FHL contest too!

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  25. Thank you, Seekerville, for allowing me on your Weekend Edition. You ladies are amazing!!!

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    1. Janette, we love celebrating good news...and your news is fantastic!!!! Woot!

      Congrats!

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  26. Janette, congratulations on your sale to LIH!! I'm just thrilled for you!!

    Janet

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    1. Thanks so much, Janet! It's such an honor to be a part of the LI family.

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  27. Debby, so happy for your Reader's Choice Award!! I'm reading your latest and it's just so good, it'll be a winner for sure.

    Your book signing looked like so much fun! Kudos to Books-A-Million for hosting you!

    Janet

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Glad you like the story.

      The signing was so fun! I'm blessed with wonderful friends who happen to also be readers! :)

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  28. Congratulations to Janette and Debby!! Always such joy to read about Seekerville successes!!

    Wishing everyone a tea-lightful weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn. I was just thinking that a cup of tea would be lovely!

      Recently returned home from a birthday party for a wonderful 94 year old gentleman who is part of the Greatest Generation and a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. So special to celebrate with him today.

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  29. Congratulations, Janette!! So happy for you!

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  30. Debby, I love seeing photos of you at your book signings. What a great group of ladies!

    I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. They are a delightful group, Missy! I am so blessed!

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  31. It's 108* Here in the desert state of Nevada, but not too hot to do a happy dance for Debby and Janette!!!

    Congratulations!

    Marcia

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    1. Thank you, Marcia! That is warm!

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    2. So hot so early in the season. I lived in the Mojavi Desert so I know 108 degrees. Sending you cool breezes from Georgia!

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    3. 106 here. I am hiding inside!

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    4. Oh, wow! I just saw y'all mention these temps. We have hot weather here in GA, but we rarely get over 100. I can't imagine that high in May and early June!

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  32. Congratulations to the winner and Janette Foreman for the sale of the book to Love Inspired.
    Becky B

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  33. Congrats Debby and Janette!! You're living the dream!!

    Looking forward to Ruthy's blog on mystery writing. Have a great weekend all!!

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    1. Waving to contest winner, Sharee! Hugs!

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  34. Congrats Debby and Jenette! Wonderful news about signing with LIH!
    Happy WE everyone!
    Please drop my name in the hat for an LIH of choice, thanks!

    Now off to church, blessed SONday!

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  35. Sorry I'm so late in stopping by. Congratulations to all the winners! And a huge congrats to Debby and Janette! I'm so happy for you both! Thanks for including the photos Debby, it looks like a fun event. I picked up a copy of Amish Refuge (it's in my TBR stack as we speak) and can't wait to read it. Thanks for a great WE - off to read the links!

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    1. Thank you on all counts, Laura! Hugs!

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  37. Congratulations JANETTE and DEBBY!

    Myra, prayers going up for Project Guy!

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  38. Congratulations to Debby Giusti and Janette Foreman!

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  39. Congratulations, Janette, on your first sale! Hooray.

    And I'm about to start Debby Giusti's Plain Truth, and I'm looking forward to it.

    Hope everyone had a great weekend.

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  40. Congratulations to all the winners. This has been a busy weekend, leading into what is probably going to be a very busy (not to mention much dreaded) week. Huge congrats to diva Janette on your first sale to Love Inspired Historical. I would love to be entered for the drawing.

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  41. Congrats Debby, on the Reader's Choice award!
    And so happy happy happy for you, Janette! <3 I knew this day would come!

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