Saturday, September 9, 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


From the last Weekend Edition Marcia, Patti Jo, Valri and Cindy Regnier are the winners of Glynna Kaye's upcoming release, Mountain Country Cowboy! You can preorder your copy here.

Tuesday: Mary Connealy was your hostess, talking about writing during challenging times. Jill Weatherholt is the winner of Too Far Down. And because all the stories of struggles broke my heart, Angela is the bonus winner of a second copy of Too Far Down. Mary does not have authors copies yet but she will get them sent out as soon as possible.

Wednesday: Villager Annie Hemby shared her post, "What's Hiding Under Your Bed?" Sally Shupe, Jackie Layton and DebH the winners of her debut Love Inspired release, Healing His Widowed Heart.

Thursday:  Seekerville Contest Diva Angie Dicken joined us today with her post, "From Contest Diva to Published Author." Barbara Fox is the winner of Angie's debut Love Inspired Historical release, The Outlaw’s Second Chance!




Monday: Thanks to our Villagers for special requesting that Karen Sargent visit us here in Seekerville. She graciously agreed, so do stop by for Karen's post, "The Enticement of First Lines." You could win a copy of Waiting for Butterflies. 

Tuesday: Myra Johnson brings you "Tips & Tricks for Tracking Series Details." It's challenging enough keeping track of the important stuff in a single novel, but when you're writing a series, there's a lot more to staying organized. Chime in with your thoughts for a chance to win your choice of any of Myra's books in print, including her latest, Her Hill Country Cowboy. 

Wednesday: Join Tyndale House author Heidi Chiavaroli when she shares the similarities between her decade-long pursuit to publication and her marathon-training experience in her blog entitled, "How My Journey To Publication Was Like Running A Marathon." Readers and writers will be encouraged to persevere in pursuing their dreams PLUS have a chance to win Heidi's new release, Freedom's Ring.

Thursday: Swing by and chat it up with Ruthy Logan Herne as she talks about the positives and negatives of writing holiday stories. Does the time frame help or hinder sales? Does it draw in readers? Is it worth your while?  And to entice you further, Ruthy has copies of her 20th Love Inspired The Lawman's Yuletide Baby to give away! And eggnog! 


Friday: The Best of the Archives featuring a classic post from our ten years of blogging. Comments are closed on Fridays to catch up on reading and writing.









๐Ÿ’˜ GUARANTEED to make you swoon, smile, and maybe shed a tear or two, Julie Lessman's four newly re-released novellas are ALL 99 cents each! Check out the reviews and here are the links!

Grace Like Rain
http://amzn.to/2uIvlPu

A Whisper of Hope (An O'Connor Christmas novella)
http://amzn.to/2xwYxr5

The Best Gift of All (An O'Connor Christmas novella)
http://amzn.to/2wIZui8

The Gift of Grace (A Frontier Christmas novella)
htt


This 5-star novella is one of Julie Lessman's favorites and only 99 cents! But ... don't buy it, WIN IT on Andi Tubbs Radiant Light blog where Julie is giving away THREE COPIES!!
https://frommipov.blogspot.com/…/grace-like-rain-by-julie-l…










Thanks for the link love!

Ireland Writer Tours - If you're going to DREAM, DREAM BIG! 

Amazon Alleges Violations by KDP Authors, Publishers (PW)

Claiming Liberal Bias, Pub Drops Association with 'NYT' Bestseller Lists (PW)

6 Stock Image Sources for Author Blogs ( Build Book Buzz)

Revolutionize Your Writing with These 4 Editing Hacks (The Creative Penn)

What the heck is a Facebook Pixel and how can it improve book sales? (DBW)

How to Write Your Characters’ Actions with Clarity (Helping Writers Become Authors)

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – August 2017 (Book Designer)

The Visibility Gambit (Let's Get Digital)

How to Use Your Time Personality to Increase Writing Productivity (Writers in the Storm)

An Acquisition Editor Shares 3 Quick Tips for Creating a Strong Voice (The Write Conversation)

Why Your Story Conflict Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It) (The Write Life)

Have a great reading and writing weekend.
SaveSave

78 comments :

  1. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

    Please stay safe if you're in the path of Irma or the wildfires!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was so much fun to have you here!!! On that side of the podium, my friend!

      Delete
    2. I agree with Ruthy, Annie -- it was a pleasure having you on Seekerville, so anybody who missed Annie's post, do check it out on last Wed.'s post.

      Hugs!
      Julie

      Delete
  2. Winners, congratulations! What a fun thing that is, I love winning things... but even more than that, I love giving things away. SO FUN!!!!

    What a crazy weekend coming up for so many... a wretched storm to recover from for so many, and another barreling down on Florida and points south as we wait and watch...

    God bless all in the storm's path. Bless the responders, those who can't get away and those who have no funds to get away or places to go. May our grace and faith reach out to those displaced, and those hurt, injured or damaged...

    You are all in my/our prayers.

    And I'll feel a little inane talking about holiday stuff in the wake of the storm, but it's SEPTEMBER... and chilly nights here in the north... so holiday stories are hitting the shelves in the next few weeks!

    And so it goes...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Praying along with you, Ruthy, for those hit by Harvey and about to be hit by Irma. For those battling the wildfires in the West.

      Delete
    2. Ditto on both Ruthy and Glynna...praying especially for members of my family in Florida and Texas, and my mountain friends in Montana. Be safe.

      Marcia

      Delete
  3. Congratulations to all of the winners! I'm looking forward to reading TOO FAR DOWN...thanks, Mary!
    Stay safe everyone.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Up early to check the path of Irma. We have kids and grandkids hunkered down in its path in south Florida. Thanks for your prayers, Ruthy!

    Congratulations to all the winners, and as always, Tina, thanks for another great WE!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Praying, Barbara, for your family and everyone.

      Janet

      Delete
    2. Oh, Barb, I am so sorry to hear your kids and grands are in the path, so saying extra prayers for them and their home.

      Praying around the clock for EVERYONE in Irma's path, that God would dispatch angels over the entire state of Florida!!

      Hugs and more hugs,
      Julie

      Delete
    3. Barb, prayers are continuing here! Stinkin' Mother Nature.....

      But faith and freedom prevail.... always.

      Delete
  5. Anther great W.E., Tina! I'll have to reward myself periodically by coming back to check out the links, but for now it's back to EDITS on my April release, Mountain Country Courtship!! My editors love it, so I'm hoping readers do, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glynna, your stories are always great! Hope the edits go smoothly.

      Janet

      Delete
    2. Excited to know there's another Glynna book on the way! Yippy!!

      Nancy C

      Delete
  6. Congratulations to this week's winners and it sounds like a great week ahead. Ruthy's eggnog will be my first for this season. Yum! Can't wait.
    Blessings to all reading this!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Raising a cup of ice cold eggnog to you, Connie! :)

      Delete
  7. Congratulations to all the winners.

    Praying for all in the path of the storms and fires.

    I apparently was writing a children's story in my sleep so as soon as I can this morning I need to write it down so I won't forget. It is crazy when I dream this way.

    Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's happened to me, Wilani. Always fun to see where those dreamed stories take us!

      Delete
    2. I'd love to get one of those story dreams, Wilani and Myra!

      Janet

      Delete
    3. I hope you got it written down, Wilani!

      Delete
  8. Good morning, Seekerville! We've been closely monitoring the Irma situation, and at present it looks like it will be tracking west of us. We could still get some high winds and heavy rain, but not the direct hit we were concerned about.

    Still, praying for everyone who has been or will be affected. This has been a devastating summer and fall with hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters. Stay safe, everyone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true, Myra. The USA is taking a big hit. We'll need to pull together to get through these tough times.

      Janet

      Delete
    2. Oh, Myra, prayers your coming your way, too, my friend!!

      Hugs and more hugs,
      Julie

      Delete
    3. Praying together is a wonderful idea... God's got us. God's got this!

      Delete
  9. I think Bobby Sherman had the song about Julie. "Julie, Julie, Julie do you love me?" Yes, I'm showing my age, but what a great time to be Julie Lessman.

    Congrats to all of the winners.

    I'm praying for all of you in the path of Irma! Stay safe!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah, yes. I was madly in love with Bobby Sherman when I was 12.

      Delete
    2. LOL, Jackie, I completely forgot about that song, so I had to go listen to it online! It charted at #5 on Billboard Hot 100 in September 1970, so trust me, girlfriend, that doesn't show much age as far as this girl is concerned! ;)

      HUGS!!
      Julie

      Delete
    3. Bobby Sherman...SWOON!

      Boy, I loved him. :) And I loved that song.

      Delete
  10. Happy Weekend, Seekerville friends! Great WE, as always! CONGRATS to all the winners and I am TICKLED PINK to win a copy of Glynna's latest LI book---Yay!! :)
    Prayers for all those affected by hurricane weather, floods, and wildfires. SO scary and I'm praying for all to be safe under the Lord's protection.
    Thank you again for sooo many kind birthday wishes this past week---I am very blessed, and I count my Seekerville friends among my greatest blessings!
    Hugs (with peach cobbler!), Patti Jo :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Patti Jo, you're one of Seekerville's greatest blessings. Thanks for bringing peach cobbler to celebrate your recent birthday.

      Janet

      Delete
    2. I second Janet's sentiments! We love you, Patti Jo!

      Delete
    3. PATTI JO!!! FB usually keeps me abreast of birthdays of favorite people, but I missed yours, my friend, so forgive me. Hope it was WONDERFUL!!

      Hugs,
      Julie

      Delete
    4. I'm in full agreement with the others... you are one of the greatest blessings God has put in my path, Patti Jo. I'm so glad to call you friend.

      Delete
    5. We love you, Patti Jo! Stay safe this week.

      Delete
  11. What an honor to be invited to post on Seekerville! I look forward to our discussion Monday! - In the meantime, prayers and concern fill my heart for all those who are in the path of the storm and for all of us with friends or family there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Karen, looking forward to your post on first lines!

      Janet

      Delete
    2. Karen, looking forward to your visit! Waiting for Butterflies = 10/10!!!

      Delete
    3. Hey, Karen, we are honored to have you, so see you Monday!!

      Hugs,
      Julie

      Delete
    4. You ladies sure know how to make a girl feel welcome! Thank too so much for your encouragement!

      Delete
    5. Karen, it will be so much fun! Thank you for being here... and we'll enjoy Monday together!

      Delete
    6. Karen, we look forward to your post!

      Delete
  12. Karen Sargent, we are super excited for your visit!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Weekend Seekerville. Lots of praying going on as Mother Nature goes berserk this weekend. Prayers for those putting it all back together in Houston.

    JJ Watt's fund has reached 30 million!!!! WOWZA!! and Praise God!! JJ Watt Fund

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tina, saw your announcement on Facebook. Praise God and His generous people.

      Janet

      Delete
  14. Congrats to our winners! Looking forward to next week's lineup.

    It's gorgeous here in my corner of the Midwest. Sunny, on the cool side for this early in September.

    I'm praying for everyone in Irma's path! I have many friends there and have spent lots of time on the West coast beaches. Praying for God to extend His hand and weaken the storm.

    Janet

    ReplyDelete
  15. Prayers for everyone this weekend in harm's way.

    Congratulations to all the winners! Looking forward to reading Glynna's book!

    What an awesome line-up for next week! Good job, Tina! I can learn from every one of them!

    Blessings to all,

    Marcia

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marcia, good morning! Joining you in prayer and excitment!

      Delete
  16. Congrats to all the winners! I'm so excited to have won Glynna's book! I never miss her books! Winning just makes it that more sweet!
    Thanks Tina for another great WE.
    Stay safe this weekend wherever you all are!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Valri, I love your enthusiasm! Bless you for bringing that to us so often!

      Delete
    2. Thanks, Valri! So happy you enjoy them.

      Delete
  17. Happy Weekend to everyone. Praying for everyone in the path of the storms.

    I had to check out the link to the Ireland writer's tour. How fun that would be. When I was in college, I took a month-long study trip to Ireland. We studied and visited places associated with Yeats and Joyce, among others. It was a combined English-Sociology trip. It was a great trip. I want to go back to Ireland so bad.

    I'm not having the greatest Saturday. I am recovering from my cold and the meds are messing with my sleep. I hardly slept at all last night, then tried to sleep this morning. Now I have to go to work at the book store tonight. Hopefully will get back on track with life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sandy, colds are such an annoyance... I'm sorry you're sick! I'd love to go to Ireland with you. How fun that would be!!!

      Delete
    2. Sooo jealous of your month-long study trip to Ireland, Sandy! What a dream!

      Delete
    3. Glynna, it was a wonderful time. It will be 40 years ago next year, though. I think it's time to go back! That was the only time I have been overseas.

      Delete
    4. Sandy, I'm so sorry you're still sick!

      Delete
  18. Also meant to say it looks like a great week ahead in Seekerville. Looking forward to all the posts.

    ReplyDelete
  19. So very late to the party today, but did want to wish everyone a HAPPY WEEKEND!

    Stay safe, dear friends!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cynthia, I didn't arrive until Sunday. So you're not late at all! ;)

      Delete
    2. Good to know! Thanks, Missy and Ruthy! *waves*

      Delete
  20. HAPPY (AND SAFE) WEEKEND TO ALL!! MEGA prayers going out to Florida and those in Irma's path -- we are storming heaven on your behalf!!

    Super congrats to our winners, and God bless America!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations to all the winners! Stay safe this weekend! ((((HUGS))))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CARYL!!! Heard you had to evacuate, my friend, and I was so very sorry to hear it. Praying for you and yours and ALL of The Sunshine State!! ๐Ÿ™❤️

      Delete
  22. I see where the first book of my series set in Canyon Springs, Arizona (Dreaming of Home), is on sale in Kindle for $1.99. And the first of the Hearts of Hunter Ridge series (Rekindling the Widower's Heart) is $1.99, too! You just never know when these 'deals' will pop up on Amazon!

    ReplyDelete
  23. The storms are more far reaching than one might think. I just learned that my niece who lives in the Smoky Mountains is evacuating because of the hurricane. She had evacuated for wildfires a few months ago.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Congrats to all you winners. And thanks, Tina, for another WE. The links ... there's so much good info there. Very interesting about time personality. Having a heroine and hero with widely divergent time personalities could make for a bunch of conflict.

    Take care ... and take care of others ;-)

    Nancy C

    ReplyDelete
  25. What great links! Thanks to everyone who shared!

    Y'all stay safe if you're in the line of the storm. We're stocked up on foods we can eat without electricity. And have lots of bottled water. We'd appreciate prayers for the Atlanta area. I'm most worried about downed trees.

    ReplyDelete