Saturday, August 30, 2008

Seekerville Weekend Edition

The 2008 Challenge closes the door on contest number two, Sunday at midnight.
The second contest has no beginning, and requires evidence of a manuscript completed in 2008 (not necessarily begun in 2008). So send me your last paragraph in an email with the words THE END. Or just tell me you finished the book.

The winner of the random drawing will receive $50 to assist their manuscript entry into the
2008 Golden Heart competition. Email me at to be entered in the drawing. The winner will be announced Friday, September 5th at the monthly contest update in Seekerville.The Abingdon Press Interview is coming! For those of you who want to know more about Abingdon Press, September 4, our own Cub Reporter, Ruth Logan Herne will be interviewing Barbara Scott, Sr. Acquisitions Editor, for Fiction.

Look What's Coming To the Seekerville Bookshelf!

September 1st, Camy Tang's
Single Sashimi (Sushi Series, Book 3)
Venus Chau is a high-powered video game developer. Now she might be working for the man she’s always hated … but what if he’s no longer the man she thought she knew? The third book in the Sushi series offers romance with the spice of ginger.

A Passion Redeemed (The Daughters of Boston, Book 2)
by Julie Lessman,
also releases September 1st.
(That's Monday!) See the ad on page 58 of Romantic Times!

Graced with physical beauty, though shallow of heart, Charity O'Connor is a woman who knows what she wants. She sets her sights on the cantankerous Mitch Dennehy, editor at the Irish Times, who has unwittingly stolen her heart. And although the sparks are there, Mitch refuses to fan the coals of a potential relationship with his ex-fiancée's sister. But Charity has a plan to turn up the heat and she always gets what she wants--one way or another. Is revenge so sweet after all? Or will Charity get burned?

Janet Dean's debut Love Inspired Historical,
Courting Miss Adelaide,
( Noblesville, Indiana Series, Book 1)

releases September 9, 2008.
The "orphan train" seemed like small-town spinster Adelaide Crum's last chance to know the simple joys of family life. So many lost children, every one of them dreaming only of a caring home—the home she longed to offer. And yet the narrow-minded town elders refused to entrust even the most desperate child to a woman alone….
Newspaperman Charles Graves believed his heart was closed forever, but he swore to stand by this lovely, lonely woman who was fighting for the right to take some motherless child into her heart. And her gentle soul and unwavering faith made him wonder if even he could overcome the bitter lessons of the past, and somehow find the courage to love….
Meet the author at her first book signing Sat. Sept. 13 from noon-3:00 at Anchor Room Christian Bookstore at the corner of Lahmeyer and Stellhorn Rd in Fort Wayne, IN. Janet is also scheduled to blog at Petticoats and Pistols
Sept. 6 and 7.

Seeing Stars in Seekerville

Congratulations to Debby Giusti
whose October Love Inspired Suspense,
Countdown to Death (Magnolia Medical Series, Book 1)
received four stars from Romantic Times.
More on this book next weekend.


  1. What a great month for the Seekers! Congratulations on all the new releases!

  2. Tina, I love all these updates. It really reminds us of progress that has been made by the Seekers. HOORAY!!!!!!!!

    I'm with you Myra. Congrats to everyone and to you too for your first sale to Abingdon.

  3. We've come a long way, haven't we?

  4. What a great Seeker months!!!!


    I've already finished Camy's and Janet's so, so, so, so great.

    I've started Julie's. I have it in my hot little hands. And if I hadn't have THIRTEEN PEOPLE spend the night at my house (and NO I don't have room) last night I'd have sat up reading about that little minx Charity.

    But DEBBIE!!!!! I need to get yours. I am on the HUNT!!!!!

    And Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra, Myra sweet lady, CONGRATULATIONS on the sale!!!!

  5. Well Mary, Mary, you have one coming out next month too!!

  6. Wowzers! Seekers are rocking and rolling in September! Every one of the new releases are great books. I've got 2 of them and am on the lookout for the other 2.

    Congrats on them hitting the shelves this month.