Saturday, April 28, 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

Monday: Sharee Stover was our guest and the winner of her debut novel Secret Past is Caryl Kane

Tuesday: Georgiana Daniels visited and took on Seeker Erica Vetsch in a head-to-head interview. Besides being the CLEAR winner, Georgiana is gifting a copy of her latest release, Shadows of Hope, to one commentor, and that person is: Dorcas Annette Walker! Congrats Dorcas! Email us with your mailing deets, and we'll get your book to you ASAP!

Wednesday: Melanie Dickerson continued her series Conflict and Tension Part 3, When to Resolve Conflict. Jessica Fortenberry is the winner of a copy of your choice of The Beautiful Pretender or The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest.

Friday: Pam Hillman and friends Patricia Bradley, Stephenia McGee, and Janet Ferguson shared tips from their recent Brainstorming Retreat. Winner of an ARC of Pam's June 2018 release, The Road to Magnolia Glen is Nicki Chapelway.

Monday:  Help us welcome guest Miralee Ferrell, author as well as Publisher of Mountain Brook Ink! Miralee will be giving away a signed print copy of Runaway Romance, her book that is also a made-for-TV movie! Be sure to drop by to hear how Miralee has experienced God closing a door but opening a window.

Tuesday: Tracey Lyons will be our guest.

Wednesday:  Mindy Obenhaus will be talking setting and how it can impact your story.
Friday: Do you love foreign settings? Our guest today, Donna Wichelman, is one of the best at weaving setting into her delectable novels. Donna's debut book, and the rest of the Waldensian series, is set in Europe. Can you only imagine? Donna will be discussing Find The Story Within The Story with us today. 

Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, snow is melting, and the smell of flowers in the air!

Look at the last column - right smack in the middle - and what do you see? Audra Harders's Second Chance Ranch is one of the books featured in the special spring promotion by CelebrateLit! 

What's more fun than to welcome spring in with a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or 25+ books?! Don't miss you chance to win! Enter here:

Pam Hillman is excited to announce that RT Magazine gave
The Road to Magnolia Glen 4 1/2 StarsTop Pick!

We're celebrating the reissue of our very own Ruthy, Ruth Logan Herne's The First Gift with a new cover. Join the Takeover or the Bookstagram Review Tours with JustRead Publicity Tours! No blog needed! Click on the image for more info.

Where Does Your Novel's Conflict Come From? by Janice Hardy at Fiction University.

HOW TO ENTER: Submit an original, unpublished true first-person story of 2,000 words or fewer, typewritten and double-spaced, about an experience that changed your life. Show us how faith made a difference. Or you can ghostwrite for someone else. It’s required that you also include a cover letter that tells us about yourself and your life experience. Send your entry and cover letter by June 10, 2018, to Guideposts Writers Workshop, 110 William Street, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038 or submit the story and cover letter via e-mail it to Winners will be notified by mid-August 2018. Please note: We acknowledge winning entries only. Writers who have attended previous Guideposts workshops are not eligible. (Via Guideposts website)

As noted, deadline is June 10th, 2018. (Entrants should visit the link and watch the brief video clip).

Declaration of Indie-Dependence by James Scott Bell 

Comparisonitis Or “Everyone Else Is Better Than Me by Joanna Penn

Keeping Your Focus by CJ Myerly from Learn How To Write A Novel


  1. Good morning, Seekerville! The coffee's hot and I'm sipping my first cup.

    Congrats, winners! Loved all the posts last week. Such a great lineup in store for us next week. Great new graphics too.

    Enjoy the day and the weekend. I'm putting the finishing touches on a FEB 2019 Amish continuity. Heading back to Yoder, Kansas!


    1. Febrary 2019! Good for you, Debby. Congrats!!

    2. Debby, I hope you'll have a very productive writing day, and also hope you'll have time to step outside and enjoy our gorgeous Georgia springtime weather! :)
      Hugs, Patti Jo

  2. Happy weekend, everyone! It's a beautiful day in the Atlanta area. I hope you're all having a bit of spring wherever you are.

    1. Never too early to start working on the warm weather tan, Missy, LOL!

  3. Happy weekend, Seekerville!

    And congrats to the winners!

    Be sure to check out the links. I found the "keeping your focus" post especially appropriate for me. I'm trying to fit in a full writing day today while the sun is shining and the birds are singing...our first real spring weekend this year!

    But I HAVE to meet my Tuesday deadline, so I'll be working on keeping my focus!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    1. FOCUS. Always just beyond my grasp until I pray for it and then life becomes crystal clear. You won't stray far from my thoughts until you meet your deadline, Jan!

    2. Same here, Jan. I have a lot going on, and I keep flitting from project to project, while eyeing the beautiful day outside.

    3. Praying for you as you head to your deadline, Jan. Appreciate your prayers as well.

      Racing back to my story...

    4. I made a lot of progress this morning, and am heading out for lunch and to run a couple errands.

      Three more chapters to go until the end of the book. :-)

      Thanks for your prayers, and I'll be praying for all of you, too!

    5. Jan, glad to have a buddy on this deadline push. I'm home from church. Must tweak the climax and add the final scene. Then a last read through or maybe two. I'm into the home stretch, but it could be a long last lap!

      Hugs! Happy writing!

  4. Thank you, Sharee! Congratulations to all the winners!

    Tuesday, we moved back home after eight months due to being flooded by Hurricane Harvey. It's not quite finished. It is SO GOOD to be home!

    Happy Weekend Seekerville!

    1. I feel your happiness, Caryl! 8 months! You're a rock star for riding it out. Take the weekend and just give thanks and enjoy!

    2. Caryl, 8 months?? I can't imagine. But how exciting to be back home! :)

    3. Yay, Caryl! I'm so glad you're finally home!

    4. My heart is full with the goodness of the Lord!

    5. Oh my gosh!!!! I'm so glad for you, but I didn't realize you were still displaced, Caryl! God bless you!!!

  5. Oh my, it's a gorgeous weekend in Colorado!! I hope it bright and sunny today for of Seekerville!!

    Congrats to the winners. Nice it's keep stocking on summertime reading :)

    Have a great weekend, all!!

  6. Congratulations, winners! It's a beautiful day and trying but not succeeding to be spring in southern Illinois (frost warning last night)! Y'all have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Beth, it is spring here in MS. Gorgeous, sunny weather, but not too hot. 74% outside. I want to go out! But must get in some work first...

  7. Happy Weekend, Seekerville Friends!
    CONGRATS to the winners!!
    I'm eager to check out those links as soon as I finish my WIP and send to my editor.
    Wish I could share our perfectly beautiful springtime weather with everyone today! Georgia has gorgeous springs! (Of course I wouldn't give 2 cents for our heat and humidity in the summer, LOL). ;)
    Hugs, Patti Jo

  8. Oh my stars, I've been busily finishing a book that I love.... and then editing another book I love..... and now I'm here, the place I love!!!

    Well, there are a lot of places I love, but Seekerville ranks right up there!

    Congrats to our winners.... and I'm looking forward to the coming week, yee haw!!!!!

    We had snow this morning.

    WHAT???? :)

    But the sun has returned and this week holds promise... but then, so does every week the good Lord gives us.

    A chance to be the best people we can be...

    And reach for our dreams.

    Wishing you all your dreams to come true.

    Now get to work! ;)

  9. Looks like I'm not the only one checking in today, eager to congratulate all of the winners and looking forward to the week to come. But I can't say it as well as Ruthy, so I'll just give hearty AMEN to what she said.

  10. I'm excited for my visit with all you lovely people at Seekerville tomorrow! I hope you can stop by and chat with me at some point during the day!