Saturday, June 2, 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:  Happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday: Ruthy chatted Historical Romances on this gap day between a holiday with no post in Seekerville and our next guest. Leave it to the Ruthmeister to step in when needed!

Wednesday: Laurie Schnebly Campbell generously offered admittance to her upcoming class,  Perfecting Your Pitch, and the two winners are Lori Ono and Jacquolyn! If you haven't heard from Laurie yet, please contact her directly at booklaurie {at} about details.

Friday: Gabrielle Meyer offered 8 Ways to Inspire Your Writing. The winner of Gabe's newest release, The Backcountry Brides, is ohiohomeschool (Becky B.).

Monday:  Mary Connealy is our hostess today! Wonders never cease when Mary drops in and offers her words of wisdom!!

Tuesday:  Courtney Walsh is on Seekerville on "Five Things to Let Go of Today", plus a chance to win a copy of her newest release, Just Let Go.

Wednesday:  Mindy Obenhaus will be chatting with Jill Kemerer about friendship and Jill's new book, Reunited with the Bull Rider
Friday: Annie of Just Commonly blog is back on Seekerville talking about counterfeit books.

Revell is graciously offering a deal on two of Jan Drexler's titles this month. If you haven't read "The Journey to Pleasant Prairie" series yet, then this is a great time to start!

For your Kindle: Hannah's Choice
For your Nook: Hannah's Choice

For your Kindle: Naomi's Hope
For your Nook: Naomi's Hope

Pam Hillman's The Road to Magnolia Glen releases JUNE 5th!
Need Buy Links? Visit and read more!
And check out all the crazy fun stuff going on next week...
There are like THREE different places to win!! So don't miss out!
Goodreads Member? Hop over and enter to win one of
ONE HUNDRED ebooks on Goodreads! Wow!


Watch Just Read Tours and Instagram for Pam's
#MagnoliaGlenGiveaway Takeaway Tour to win a cool
prize. Look alive on Instagram JUNE 5th!
Search for #MagnoliaGlenGiveaway :)

And One More...
I love this! Tyndale's giving away this amazing gift pack.
Again, the BIG DAY IS JUNE 5TH.
Mark your calendars and get ready to journey down
 The Road to Magnolia Glen.
Click here to enter the Tyndale giveaway. Starts June 5th

Sweet Promise Press. A new small publisher venture from Melissa Storm.

From Fiction University: How Much Really Needs to Be in Your Novel’s Opening Sentence? by Janice Hardy (Thanks to Nancy C. for this link!)

OREGON CHRISTIAN WRITERS SUMMER COACHING CONFERENCE, August 20–23 will be held at the Red Lion (Jantzen Beach) in Portland. Keynoters Robin Jones Gunn and Kim Meeder join an outstanding faculty of top editors, agents, and award-winning authors to help writers of all levels and genres reach their writing goals. Check the website for registration details. Contact:

Your Writing Sweet Spot by James Scott Bell at The Kill Zone.

Selling Out: Going Wide or Going Exclusive to Amazon by David Kudler, linked from The Passive Voice.

What's Really Happening When You Think You Are Lazy by Johannah Bogart from Live Write Thrive.

Surviving a Book Launch as a Card-Carrying Introvert by Orly Konig at Women Writers, Women('s) Books


  1. This is in absentia Ruthy this weekend, busily helping with grandkids and food while we plant 1000s of pumpkins into the ground.... Good morning, all o' youse from the Blodgett Family Farm in WNY where there will be a host of Blodgetts and friends gathering to plant the fields... by hand... with gallon jugs of water to hand water... #farmfamily #farmstrong #childlaborfun #cookies

    Looking forward to this week and the great posts... and early morning writing time now that farm season is on us in earnest!

    1. Enjoy!! I'll pray for a bumper crop this year!

    2. Wish I could help with the planting! What fun! But a LOT of work. Bless you and your family!

  2. Good morning, everyone. Here's hoping all of you have a wonderful weekend. We're expecting lots of heat here in Texas where we're stuck under a dome of high pressure, so if it's hot where you are, stay cool.

  3. Good morning. Praying all will have a great weekend.

  4. This has been a good week, a nice combination of inspiration and craft.
    Trying to stay positive with all that is happening in our country and am SO glad I made a vow not to comment on politics or social issues on social media. Turns out I have enough to say on other topics, yay.
    Feeling encouraged this week> Got my first offer to guest-blog (July 18, fellow Pelican author Elizabeth West). Got a fair amount of good work done on both my Oregon Trail sequel and my Christmas contemporary romance.
    Mindy, it is hot here too and about to rain. I'm having some people over for High Tea, hope it holds off so we can have it outside.
    Have a great rest-of-weekend.

    1. Kathy, I don't comment online either about touchy issues. I save that for in-person dialogue. :)

    2. KB, high tea sounds lovely. I hope you took pictures. :)

  5. What a busy week coming up! I'm off to a local writers group meeting today and have writing work to do as well. Hope everyone's weekend goes great! :)

  6. Congratulations winners -- and special congrats to Pam on the new book! Looks like lots of good links to settle in with later today when I'm sipping iced tea and staying out of the heat :-)

    Have a lovely weekend everyone. Enjoy the planting, Ruthy!


    1. Nancy, thank you for the congrats! I'm so excited! :)

  7. Lots of great links this weekend! Pam, I'm excited about your new book!!

    I hope you all have a great weekend! We're enjoying some much needed sunshine right now. I hope it'll dry up my yard which is a squishy wet mess. I'm getting tired of having to clean wet and muddy dog feet each time we take him out! :)

    1. I hope the rain will ease for a few days. We're soggy!

  8. Happy weekend, everyone! And congratulations to the winners!

    Pam, I'm looking forward to your new book, too!

    Hubby is working today, so I am too. Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone! :-)

  9. Congratulations to the winners,to Pam on her new book and to Kaybee. Many thanks for the helpful links especially on marketing when you hate to do it. Don't work too hard, Ruthy.

  10. Thank you so much for the link to Sweet Promise Press. You found us almost the second we opened to submissions. I am extremely impressed and honored <3

    1. Melissa, so glad you could stop by this weekend. Congrats on your success!

  11. I was away from my computer yesterday. Attended a large Christian conference with dynamic speakers. Always love to be fed spiritually.

    Congrats to the winners!

    I'm eager to read James Scott Bell's post. He's always so good.

    We're still overcast in GA, but rain is NOT in the forecast. We need to dry out! :) Hope the weather is beautiful in your area of the world.

  12. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for the links.

  13. Hi Jan:

    Getting "Hannah's Choice" on sale at .99 cents is like winning a book! I need an Amish in reserve. Thanks for the deal.