Saturday, March 10, 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
From the Weekend Edition, a sack of books goes to fun contributor KAV.... but since she's in Canada and has a ton of books, we're sending her an Amazon gift card instead! Congratulations, Kav!!!!

Mindy Obenhaus was Wednesday's blogger with The Best Laid Plains... The winner of the first two books in Mindy's Rocky Mountain Heroes series, Their Ranch Reunion and The Deputy's Holiday Family, is... Cindy Regnier.

The winner for the author prize from Annie's Friday post, You are a Salty Bunch, is Carrie Turansky. Carrie, please include in your email your choice of ebook or print of one of the Writer's Guide Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.  The reader winner is Chanel M.

Monday:  Join guest blogger Lindsay Harrel, bringing us "7 Tips to Get That First Draft Done." Be sure to stop by for some great advice and a giveaway of her new release, The Heart Between Us.

On Wednesday, Ruthy Logan Herne has put together Part 1 of "WHAT READERS WANT", a result of comments here in Seekerville and facebook polls. Stop by on Wednesday, let's chat about reader expectations and how authors can meet them... and she's got the prize vault open on Wednesday, so you never know what  you might find!

Kara Isaac visits Seekerville on Thursday to talk about the tough side of book sales. Only NEWS FLASH!!!! THIS JUST IN!!!! Kara is really coming on 3/22 AND we are entering Ruthy into a course on calendar management. :)

  
Winnie Griggs rounds out next week with a guest post on Friday. Join us for a great day of chatting with Winnie!









Ruthy is doing a WHERE'S WALDO kind of weekend in New York City so if she posts pics on facebook and you guess where she is, you can win a prize! If there's more than one correct answer, she'll draw for a winner.... 

But when she calls time, that's it! (of course she'll probably FORGET to call time, so you're pretty safe!) Check her out at facebook.com/ruth.loganherne.3

Pam participated in The Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt last week, along with 29 other Christian fiction authors. There were like a gazillion folks on the hunt. Where you there? If not, check out the winners list to see what you missed! Definitely something to watch for. It comes around twice a year. And if you DID participate in the hunt, THANK YOU!!! You're the reason we do what we do. :)


Jan is celebrating the release of her 8th book! Look for "The Amish Nanny's Courtship" in your local store, or head over to her website for links to order: www.JanDrexler.com









Thanks for the link love!

Check out the Great Expectations finalists! Congrats to our Villager finalists! We're proud of you!

Published Author Contest - Deadline approaching!!! March 15th is the deadline to enter The Carol Awards. Last day to overnight your books is Wednesday, March 14th. So don't delay!  ACFW's Carol Awards


Unpublished Author Contest: The deadline to enter the ACFW Genesis Contest is Thursday, March 15th. Full manuscript required. Multiple categories.

28 comments:

  1. Here I am, tucked in the lobby of the hotel and jotting things online with the words "not secure" in the url bar... but I'm risking it all to say to all of youse! Good morning! Congrats to all winners and I'm looking forward to another fun week! It's in the forties and windy in NYC, so not too much fun outside stuff to do, but right now I'm doing revisions and drinking great coffee, so all is well here! Waving from the lobby!

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    1. Ruthy, you are such a good role model, working even while on a trip!

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    2. I'm always nervous about those not secure warnings. Thanks for taking a chance to chat with us! :)

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  2. Congratulations to all of the winners!
    Jan, a big congrats on your eighth book...that's awesome!
    Happy weekend everyone.

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    1. Way to go, Jan! Eight books and counting! :)

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  3. Well this has been a week. More car trouble, now BOTH cars in the shop (different shops) and we are making do with one rental. Also swamped in Tuesday/Wednesday's Nor'easter. But we didn't lose the power.
    Just put my second entry into this year's Genesis. Now off to do all the things we couldn't do when snowed in.
    See you Monday,

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    1. Sorry about the cars, KB! Congrats on entering the Genesis! Keep us posted!

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    2. KB, when it rains it pours (no Nor'easter pun intended!), especially with car woes. Whoot on entering the Genesis. Yay!! :)

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  4. Thanks for a great week at Seekerville and congratulations to the winners. Thank also for sharing the link to the Christian Scavenger Hunt winners list.
    Blessings!

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    1. The Scavenger Hunt was a blast. I've got to mail out my winners as soon as I meet my deadline. LOTS of stuff to do when I meet the deadline. Thursday's the magic day. :)

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  5. Oh wow -- thank you so much, Seekerville!!! This is awesomesauce!!!! And congrats to the Great Expectation finalists -- recognize some names in those lists. I just got news that a bookstore has copies of If I Live by Terri Blackstock on the shelves....I predict a crazy, meandering two bus journey in my very near future.

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    1. Terri Blackstock is so good, isn't she, Kav! Sorry about the extended bus trip to find her latest release. You do so much for writers!!!! Hugs!

      Like you, I loved seeing Villagers listed as finalists for the Great Expectation contest!!! Yay to all!

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    2. Congrats on winning the Amazon gift card, Kav. I also predict a fun online shopping trip in your near future as well! ;)

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  6. Congratulations to the winners!

    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Happy weekend to you, too, Caryl. We lose an hour tonight. Not conducive to my busy weekend. Sigh. But I do like the extra hour we get in the fall, so I shouldn't complain. lol

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  7. This year is passing much too quickly! Easter will be here in the blink of an eye. And tonight we Spring Ahead!

    Congrats to the winners and GE finalists! Woot!

    Waving to Ruthy in NYC! Glad you're not snowed in!

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    1. Debby, the older I get, the more I realized how short life really is. An hour, a day, a year is simply no time at all any more.

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  8. Happy Weekend everyone. I am enjoying a bit of downtime after the stressful past two weeks with my mom's passing and funeral. The sandhill cranes are back in Nebraska and Daylight Saving Time starts so spring is surely here soon.

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    1. Sandy, so sorry about your mom, but I'm glad that you're finding the time to relax and enjoy God's creation. Nature is one of the best healers I know. Blessings, friend.

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    2. Sandy, I'm praying comfort for you and your family during this difficult time as only our ultimate comforter can give. I pray you get some much needed relaxation and peace in the coming weeks:))

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    3. Thank you, Pam and Pat, for your good thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Congrats to the winners and thanks for the WE today!

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    1. Hello, Valri! Hope your weekend is fantastic. I actually peeked outside today and it was so beautiful. Temps were nice, but alas, I couldn't take the time to enjoy it today. But I will soon. Next weekend, for sure!

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  10. Congratulations to all the winners! Looking forward to next week. :)

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  11. Me, too, Kelly. It's going to be a fun week.

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  12. Scavenger Hunt was fun! Thanks to all the authors that participated!

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  13. Okay I'm a bit later than normal....but Happy WE everyone!! Congrats to the winners this week. I'm definitely looking forward to Ruthy's post on Wednesday "What Reader's Want". :-)

    Blessings!!!

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