Saturday, February 24, 2018

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.  Note our new email address and please send your emails to Seekerville2@gmail.com
SEEKERVILLE BOOK BINGO WINNERS!!!

The following folks have bingo-ed their way into our hearts by 
loving Christian fiction, Christian fiction authors and
Seekers and Seekervillagers! 
E-mail us at Seekerville2@gmail.com and we'll 
send you the recipe book file! 

Rachel
Trixi
Beth Jamison
Sally Shupe
Tracey Hagwood
Cindy Regnier (BLACKOUT BINGO!)
Sherida Stewart
Kav (BLACKOUT BINGO!)
Jeanne T
Sandy Smith
Caryl Kane
Julia Buzard
Sabrina Templin

Congratulations ladies, and thank you from all of us in Seekerville! 


Monday: Jan Drexler gave us interesting insight as she discussed Redeeming Darth Vader. Sharee Stover is the winner of copies of "The Prodigal Son Returns" and "An Amish Courtship."

Tuesday: DiAnn Mills joined us with a discussion on Proactive Marketing and Promotion

Wednesday: Debby Giusti hosted Villager Walt Mussell. Walt shared his experience with Kindle Scout in a blog post titled, "The Opportunity of Kindle Scout."  Walt is giving away four copies of his historical romance, The Samurai’s Heart. The lucky winners are Chill N (Nancy C), Anna Taylor Sweringen, Carolyn Astfalk, and Connie (cps1950@gmail.com). Congrats!

Thursday: Cara Grandle shared the Newest in Writing Tools with an assortment of craft books she likes... winner of "Write with Excellence" by Joyce Ellis is Anne Carol! 




Monday:  You don't want to miss Erica Vetsch today with "How Writing a Book is Like Making a Quilt."


Wednesday:  Melanie Dickerson will be continuing her fantastic blog series with "Conflict & Tension Part 2!"


Friday: Amanda Cabot joins us and offers A Conference Quiz! 








Don't miss this amazing sale on Ruth Logan Herne's "Welcome to Wishing Bridge" going on for four more days! $2.00 KINDLE EDITION for this wonderful 4-Star rated story of how an old pledge between three girls in foster care becomes the kept promise in a snow-filled Western New York town a dozen years later. If you love faith and friendship and have a heart for romance... this book's for you!



Join Seeker Pam Hillman and 29 other authors on the
Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!
March 1st through March 4th
For more Details, Click Here!

Jan Drexler is taking part in a reader event in June in Deadwood, SD! There will be some other familiar names attending! Click here for more information. This is a great vacation destination spot for readers, and there are still a few open spaces for authors!



Jan Drexler will also be visiting some blogs to talk about "The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart." Be sure to stop by!
Amish Fiction Authors
The Yankee-Belle Cafe

The third book in Debby Giusti's Amish Protectors Series, entitled AMISH RESCUE, will be out in April. Here's a sneak peek!




Amish Rescue
By Debby Giusti

Hiding with the Amish
Englischer Sarah Miller escapes her captor by hiding in the buggy of an Amish carpenter. Joachim Burkholder is her only hope—and donning Plain clothing is the only way to keep safe and find her missing sister. But for Joachim, who’s just returning to the Amish, the forbidden Englischer is trouble. Trapping her kidnapper risks his life, but losing Sarah risks his heart.

Pre-Order HERE!


The Difference Between a Revision, a Rewrite, and a Redraft by Janice Hardy at Fiction University

How I Boosted Print Sales by Discounting My Ebooks by Beth Revis at Bookbub Partners Blog

Emotion Commotion: Getting Emotion Right on the Page by Margie Lawson, Writers In The Storm

4 Tips to Declutter Your Writing  featured at Books and Such

What Should Be In Your Files another great tip from Books and Such!


Published contests open for entries are ACFW's Carol Awards (deadline March 15th) and FHL's Reader's Choice Awards (deadline March 1st).


The ACFW Genesis Contest (deadline March 15th) for unpublished authors is also accepting entries.


59 comments:

  1. Congratulations, winners!!! What a fun, action-packed week we had and now we turn the corner from winter to spring... MARCH IS ALMOST HERE!!!!

    Oh, Hallelujah chorus being sung!

    I'm writing and babysitting this weekend, and wishing you all productive days and peaceful nights and the blessings of Lent... such a beautiful time of reflection. Of thought. Of penance and forgiveness.

    I absolutely love this time of year because it forces me to stop and think... and resolve.

    Bless you all! Happy writing and reading!

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    1. Ruthy, I'm SO ready for spring! I shared blooming tree photos on the Yankee-Belle Cafe blog yesterday. It's turning beautiful here!

      I also love this time of reflection.

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    2. Georgia is in full bloom, isn't it, Missy! Love the red bud trees and the gorgeous Bradford pears!!! Daffodils too and the azaleas are starting to bloom.

      Stay away, Mr. Frost, so we can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature!

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    3. I loved those pics on Yankee Belle Cafe... oh, longing is a wonderful thing! :)

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  2. Happy Weekend everyone! And congratulations to the winners!

    As for me, I'm looking forward to checking out the recipe file. Thank you so much Seeker ladies!

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  3. Having a good writing week and finally (!!!) able to implement the writing schedule I drew up at the end of December. Thanks to everyone who gave me tips and encouragement on the excerpt I posted yesterday on Ruthy's day. I am feeling really hopeful about this one.
    I Am Off to be part of a writing and publishing forum spearheaded by my friend Clarice James at a local library. I'm not published yet so I'm not sure why she invited me, but I can sure offer insights on what NOT to do. Ha ha.
    See you Monday,
    Kathy Bailey

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    1. KB, your except yesterday was so good. Congrats!

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    2. Typo alert...excerpt instead of except. My bad!!!

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    3. Kaybee, that was a solid, solid excerpt... Stay hopeful and keep writing!

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  4. Congratulations to all of the winners!

    Thanks for the interesting links. The declutter article sounds very interesting. Happy weekend to all.

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  5. Congratulations to all of the winners!

    Thanks for the interesting links. The declutter article sounds very interesting. Happy weekend to all.

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    1. I just read it, Jill. It's about decluttering our writing. I saw several of my worst writing habits listed. :)

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    2. Ohh, I need to go read that one for sure.

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    3. What a great idea... and so necessary, maybe for all of us??? Me, yes!

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  6. Happy weekend to all y'all! I'm going to treat my family to biscuits and sausage gravy on this dreary, mucky Saturday morning. Help yourselves to a plate!

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    1. Beth that's one of our favorites and a family tradition for holidays! My dad always made it, and now I've taken over making it. I could probably eat it every day and be happy. :)

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    2. Biscuits and gravy... Now I want it, darling. I'm coming over after church, 'kay???

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  7. Happy Weekend, Seekerville! And congratulations to the winners!!!

    And thank you for the biscuits and gravy, Beth! I've been craving them. :-)

    While Ruthy's world is turning to spring, the Black Hills is still enjoying snowy, winter days. The weatherman says we might reach temperatures above freezing tomorrow!

    Meanwhile, my weekends are for family and church... Have a great one!

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    1. Jan, I hope you stay warm! Yesterday, it was almost 80 degrees here. My husband and I went out to eat dinner last night and chose a restaurant with a patio so we could enjoy the perfect weather. It was such a nice evening!

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    2. It's a little too warm for this time of year, IMHO, although I'm enjoying the sunshine and the trees in bloom!

      Rain arrives tomorrow. I'm sure the temp will drop soon.

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    3. Patio dinner???? Well, that's about 8 weeks away here... Wait. Twelve.

      Ay yi yi.

      Brat.

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  8. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

    I had trouble sleeping last night so got up and worked on a story. Didn't go to sleep until about 3:30 this morning. So I slept in a bit! Didn't get up until about 8:30. Coffee was looking really tasty AND necessary this morning. LOL

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    1. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAY!!!!!!

      Go get 'em, tiger!!!

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  9. Heads up. I just received an error message while trying to comment. So, if that happens to others today, just refresh your page and try again. Blogger is hiccuping... probably trying to jump into Spring a few days early! :)

    Congrats to this week's winners!

    Debby, I love the new cover. Congrats on your latest release! :)

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, Pam! Another note I had meant to put in the WE:

      One of our bloggers hasn't been able to comment lately and then realized it was because when she downloaded an update to her operating system, it started blocking cookies. She thinks that's why she couldn't comment. She had to turn off her cookie blocking.

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    2. Thanks, Pam! The cover model's expression is a bit different. The Art Dept told her to look fearful. Not sure if she hit the mark! :)

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  10. Congratulations to all of the other winners and thanks for another great WE. Thanks for sharing the great links and sharing all of the exciting news for Ruthy, Jan and Debby.
    Have a great weekend everyone!

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    1. Thanks, Connie! I hope you have a great weekend, too.

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    2. Thanks, Connie! Enjoy the weekend.

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  11. I'm a winner!!! SOOOOO Excited for Jan's books!! Thank you!!!!

    Congrats to the other winners as well. :)

    Gonna head over and check out the link love.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Congratulations to all the winners! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It is so warm here and the daffodils are in full bloom. I even saw Cherry tress blooming on Thursday. And it is still February. Thanks for the link for Ruthies book. I will be looking for Debbie's book in April.

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    1. Thanks, Wilani! GA is in full bloom too! Love the pretty trees. Do you have the Bradford pears in your area? They have big white blossoms and a particular smell that's heavy and not really pleasant...although that could just be me! Anyone else want to weigh in on the aroma of Bradford pear blossoms?

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    2. Yes we have Bradford pears. I love them.

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    3. Debby, no it isn't just you. We have a Bradford pear tree in our front yard. I have always thought it smelled terrible. It is pretty to look at, though.

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    4. Debby, I don't like the smell either!

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    5. Thanks for sharing, Sandy and Missy! Glad to know I'm not alone! :)

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    6. Wilani, I hope you love it! Great price!!!!

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  13. Happy Weekend! I'm excited to win the recipe book file. It is a cold, icy morning here and I am enjoying being home. I have been traveling the last two weekends, so glad to be home now.

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    1. We were gone over the President's Day Weekend, Sandy. We flew to VA to visit our son and his family and enjoyed every minute, but as you said, it's nice to come home!

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    2. Debby, that is nice you were able to visit your son and family last weekend. Sounds like you are having much better weather than we are, however.

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    3. Sharing recipes is such an old-time neighborly thing to do! Love it!!! And Carrie, Ericka and Beth came up with that idea... and we'll make sure to do it again!

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  14. Woohoo -- I won at Bingo. Thanks, Seekerville. Found that Decluttering article really interesting...and terrifying because, well...let's just say I need to declutter. A lot. Happy weekending, Seekerville.

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  15. Congrats to the winners! Hope the Book Bingo Winners enjoy the recipes!

    I worked on a new synopsis over the last few days. The story was a challenge until I finally got out my white board and brainstormed with myself! :) I couldn't see everything, but I did get some of the plot ironed out. Then I started writing the actual synopsis and the rest, eventually, fell into place. Such a good feeling to have it done...and to be happy with the direction of the story. The proposal heads to my editor on Monday! #happytohaveitwritten

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    1. That's great, Debby! I love the white board idea!

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  16. Walt, thank you for the copy of A Samurai's Heart! I am eager to read it -- and (again) so happy for you.

    Debby, thanks for hosting Walt. And congratulations on the upcoming release of Amish Rescue. April is getting closer all the time :-)

    Congrats to all you winners!

    Back later to read the links ... boy do they sound interesting.

    Happy Weekend everyone!

    Nancy C

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! So glad you won The Samurai's Heart!!!

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  17. YAY! I'm excited to have won at Book Bingo! Thank you, Seekerville.

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Happy Weekend!

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    1. You're so welcome and huge thank yous to you for reading... laughing... enjoying... and spreading the word!

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  18. Wonderful week, great posts and comments.
    Congrats to all winners!!
    Sure appreciate you all. :)

    Our daffodils and crocus are blooming, tulips on the way here in TN.

    Yes, c'monnn spring!

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    1. Our daffodils are in bloom. The squirrels always eat the tulips. :(

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  19. Happy weekend, Seekerville! After a beautiful Friday afternoon, the coastal plains of Texas have once again turned gray and dreary. At least it's warm. Gave hubby and I the itch to go purchase some colorful new plant containers and even a couple of plants.

    Congratulations to all of the winners. Hope everybody is having fun.

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    1. Mindy, isn't this your birthday? Happy, happy birthday!!! Enjoy the entire weekend! Hope you've had a delightful day!

      Hugs!

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  20. Congrats to all of the winners! Looking forward to sending out copies of my book. :-)

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    1. Thanks for your generous giveaway, Walt, of four copies of The Samurai's Heart!!! Congrats to the winners!

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    2. Walt, I'm so glad you were here this week... So many people benefitted by your experience with Kindle Scout. And your generosity was so appreciated!

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