Saturday, July 7, 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:  Mary Connealy was here talking about how to release an independently published book. The winner of an ebook copy of Loving the Texas Lawman is WinterRose

Wednesday: Seekerville closed...Happy 4th of July!

Thursday: What Makes 1776 a Great Story? History...and Sacrifice. Ruthy broke this musical down into the components we love as viewers and/or readers.

Friday: Mindy Obenhaus had A Conference State of Mind and shared some tips for getting the most out of your conference experience. What are your take-aways from attending a conference? Join the discussion.

Monday:  Have you ever considered writing devotionals? Be sure to join Missy Tippens today! She has just finished writing some for an upcoming release and is going to share tips she learned along the way!

Tuesday: Rachelle Dekker shares her knowledge and experience with us today as she discusses Keys to Writing a Great Suspense Novel.

Wednesday: Ruth Logan Herne discusses career planning in her Wednesday post  Plotting Your Journey. While Ruthy is a confirmed panster when she's writing, when it comes to her career path, she's a born planner! AND... she's got a surprise pack of great reads for one lucky reader!
Friday: Carrie and Beth tag team us today!

A SALE ON COWBOYS! :) Waterbrook Press has put Ruth Logan Herne's beautiful western "Peace in the Valley" on sale for $1.99 THIS WEEK! Head on over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to pick up this beautiful Cinderella-type romance for a great price... for a great book!

If all goes as planned, Missy will have a new indie novella released soon! The novella, His Summer Valentine, was previously released with the Seeker boxed set titled Coffee Shop Romances (2015). If you missed it, be sure to check out the new release! She hopes to share a link on Monday. (Fun cover design by Rogenna Brewer!)

It's as if June wasn't long enough! Jan Drexler's The Journey to Pleasant Prairie series from Revell is still on sale in E-book format! How long will the sale prices last? It's anyone's guess! (The sale was supposed to end June 30th!)

If you happen to miss the sale price, the first book in the series, Hannah's Choice, is available to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Here's the link for your Nook: BarnesandNoble

And here's the link for your Kindle:

Mary Connealy's indie pubbed contemporary romantic suspense Loving the Texas Lawman is available now!

It's book #1 of a five (so far) book series and I hope to release one a month (taking months off when I have other releases!)

Loving the Texas Lawman ebook foe $2.99

Loving the Texas Lawman print book for $8.99

Hey guys, Pam Hillman here! Tyndale is having a cool 50% off FLASH Sale
on a bunch of books. Two of mine are included.  Ends JULY 11th
Click here to check out the sale. 
Pam Hillman is participating in a Historical Romance
BOOKBUB and Facebook Builder.
Lots of ways to win. Ends July 15th.
(If I understand the Rafflecopter correctly, there are 32 ways to win! Wow!)

Click here to Participate

Pam again... still celebrating the release of The Road to Magnolia Glen. :)
I'm a sponsor at the Christian Fiction Summer Reading Safari.
Read! Review! Win books! (It really is that easy!)
Click here to join the fun for the entire month of July!



Book Four in Debby's
Amish Protector's Series

The Miller sisters were featured in the first
three stories...

Who's the heroine in 

The No. 1 Rule For Flashbacks In A Story Opening by Jane Friedman

6 Easy Writing Exercises to Fuel Your Creativity by Gabriela Pereira from Writers Digest

Redesign Your Life to Prioritize Your Writing by David Kadavy from The Creative Penn

Using the Ten Key Scene Structure to Frame Up Your Novel by C.S. Lakin from Live Write Thrive


  1. Another great WE! Thanks Audra and everyone else who contributed!

    I look forward to checking out the links.

  2. Hey, congrats to Missy, Mary and Pammers on their new releases! ALWAYS A THRILL no matter how many books you have out... I brought Duck Donuts to celebrate because they are SO VERY GOOD! :)

    1. Thanks for celebrating with me, Ruthy! I'm really excited! And of course, a good donut to celebrate is never a bad idea. :)

    2. Donuts? Oh, yeah, I'm all over that! No calories (or carbs!) in Seekerville!

      Congrats on your new releases, Missy and Mary!

  3. Are Duck Donuts better than Krispy Kreme? I'm in.

    1. Kathy, nothing could be better than Krispy Kreme. :)

  4. Looking forward to Ruthy's career planning segment now that I finally have a career to plan.
    Glad people liked my thank-you note tip. BTW, I also keep a small stash of stamped thank-you notes at home, and just whip them out when someone does something for me. It never hurts to be civilized.
    Sorry I missed Ruthy's "1776" post and don't know how it fell through the cracks for me as I am currently obsessed with the American Revolution. Just read Heidi Chiavaroli's "Freedom's Ring," a nice job and good read, and am doing research for my own Revolutionary War story to be attempted after my other two series are accepted and my Oregon Trail series completed for Pelican. Like Ruthy says, it's always good to have a plan. I've done the Freedom Trail in bits and pieces, never all at once, and am planning a couple of trips to Lexington and Concord this summer. Almost a religious experience as I stand on that bridge and realize what the Colonists accomplished, or were about to accomplish. Gives me chills, even when I'm not there.
    Working on my Oregon Trail sequel in prep to submit it to Pelican, and working on the story I want to shop around at ACFW. Meeting personal and external goals, it's about time.

    1. Kathy, I agree about that spot on Old North Bridge. It's always so moving to visit there.

    2. Agreeing to the importance of thank-you notes. So many folks think they're a thing of the past. :(

  5. Congratulations to this week's winners!

    Happy Weekend Seekerville!

  6. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Congratulations to the winners and to all those who have books coming out right now.

  7. Happy Weekend, everyone!

    It's our turn for the heat wave today, but a cold front is due to move through tonight. I'm staying inside and writing all day.

    Doesn't that sound wonderful? :-)

    1. GA is hot! How cool is your cold front? In GA, that would mean temps in the low 80s! :)

    2. Not very cool...we'll have a couple days in the upper 80s before we head back into the mid 90s again.

      But it's summer! We have to expect it!

  8. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! We're celebrating one of our grandchildren's birthdays. Always fun! Love those little ones who are growing up much too quickly.

  9. Debby, I LOVE your new cover! Lovely heroine and a cute baby... what reader (or hero) could resist??? :)

    1. Thanks, Pam. I was thrilled with the cover. Love the LIS Art Department!