Saturday, December 24, 2011

Seekerville Weekend Christmas Eve Edition

Lots coming up in Seekerville including our big New Year's Eve Party
that runs 12-12 with prizes, predictions and a look at the past year.

Beginning January 1st we have a Seeker Reads
page where you can read short stories and essays by the Seekers.

January is also our month of firsts,
so look for posts on the topic.

In March we're bringing back our brand of the
Book-In-A-Month Challenge.

Finally, don't forget that this is your last week to get
in on our monthly book draw at the village.
This month it's Debra Dixon's GMC.

We Have Winners!

Contact Seekerville through our new web email if you are a winner and if needed, provide your snail mail address. Please note our giveaway rules here. All prizes are distributed within 6-8 weeks of winner announcements. Send us a note if we dropped the ball. We do that on occasion.

Monday Love Inspired author Missy Tippens will be your hostess shared "Anchoring Yourself in the Real World While Living in Your Story World." Winner of a brand spankin' new, hot off the presses, paper copy of her February release, A House Full of Hope is Aus Jenny.

Tuesday the versatile and prolific Harlequin author Abby Gaines was our guest with her post, Switch-Hitting Genres. Winners of Abby's new LIH release, The Earl's Mistaken Bride in print or e-format are Gwendolyn Gage and Lynnette Mullin.

Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti, shared"Believe," on Wednesday. Winner of Sarah Young's devotional, Jesus Calling and The Captain's Mission is Jamie Adams.

Children's book author and Avalon author Sandra Leesmith brought us "Gifts for Christmas" on Thursday. Winners of Thursday's drawing can choose a Seeker book or one of Sandra's children's books. To find her selection of children's books check out the book tab of her website. Winners are: Joanne Sher, Paula O, Patricia W, Sherrindaketch and Stephanie Queen Ludwig. Merry Christmas!

Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe brought you her holiday miracle. She plotted and she showed you how using Michael Hauge's 6 Stage Plot Structure. Winner of Michael Hague's and Christopher Vogler's The Heroes Two Journey's on CD is Kav. THE SECOND WINNER IS ANNIE RAINS!!!

Next Week In Seekerville

Tyndale House author Pam Hillman will be your hostess, talking about tax write offs for the home office with an emphasis on the working writer. Only 5 days left to GO SHOPPING! Self-employed folks shouldn't wait until April 15th to balance their taxes, unless they want to get hit with a larger than expected Net Income on their Schedule C. Poor planning can result in up to 30-35% of self-employment income going to taxes. Plan ahead. Pam will also be giving away an e-copy of Stealing Jake or a grab-bag of print books off her shelf.

Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James will be your hostess, talking about "New Year's Traditions." She'll be giving away a copy of Love by the Book.

Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye will be your hostess and will be giving away a copy of "Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story That Sells" by Mary Buckham and Dianna Love.

Join return guest and Harlequin author Donna Alward when she chats with us about "1K1HR," the wonderful methodology behind writing 1000 words in an hour. Stop by and leave a comment for a chance at one of Donna's delightful books

Friday: January Contest Update!
The prize vault is open.

Seekerville rings in the New Year with an all day party hosted by Missy Tippens and Tina Radcliffe. Not only do we have gift cards, books, e-books, critiques and lots of other prizes but we'll also be compiling the stats on 2011 and sharing our predictions for 2012.

Seeker Sightings

Yankee Belle Cafe wants to know what wonderful things come FIRST on your kitchen list! If you'd like to guest blog at the cafe in January and tell us something that ranks first (recipe, idea, something you MUST share) give Missy and Ruthy a shout at We'll take it from there!

December 8-25, 2011- Join Julie Lessman at Project Journal blog for a interview giveaway to win a signed copy of one of Julie's books including Julie's new release, A Heart Revealed.

December 20-31, join Julie at Austenitis blog for her final interview/giveaway of the year to win a signed copy of one of Julie's books including her new release, A Heart Revealed.

Random News & Information

That's it! Merry Christmas from Seekerville.


  1. Congratulations to everyone and have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for drawing my name for Debby's book. I'm so happy. Merry Christmas everyone!

  3. Coffee's brewing!

    Kids all came in today.

    Big turkey dinner tomorrow.

    Church, recycled turkey, and gift exchange Sunday.

    Congratulations to all winners. Enjoy your bounty.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

  4. Merry Christmas. Alaskan King Crab for Christmas Eve!!! Woot.

    Helen thanks for another great year of coffee brewing. You are our favorite barista.

  5. Just wanted to drop in and say, Merry Christmas everybody!! Haven't been over to Seekerville in a while and I've MISSED IT!!! I plan to change that soon though. Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas!!

  6. Natalie!! My favorite writer/photog...Merry Christmas.

  7. Oh wow what a great early christmas present to hear I won Missys new book. Thanks all. Also want to wish you all a very blessed Christmas day (of course it happens to some of us earlier than others)

  8. Congratulations to all the winners.

    Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!

  9. Congratulations to all the winners!!

    Merry Christmas to everyone, hope you all have a blessed holiday!!


  10. Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!

    Yea! Congrats winners. I hope everyone has a safe and blessed Christmas.

    Happy Birthday, Jesus! My kids and I are making the birthday cake today.

  11. The Heroes Two Journey's on CD is Kav.

    Really? Me?????? This Kav over here? Sitting in my seat at my computer? That Kav???? Whoohoooooo -- THANK YOU!!!!! I promise to be a devoted student and I will play it over and over and over again until my brain is buzzing!!!!! :-)


  12. Merry, Merry Christmas, lovely ladies! Yaya for my win!! Congrats to the rest of ya!!

  13. Merry Christmas, Seekers and Seeker friends! Thank you for the early Christmas present!

    (I'd write more but my Boston terrier just jumped in my lap and refuses to move.)

  14. Merry Christmas, Seekers!!
    You all are such an inspiration!

  15. Congratulations winners!

    Helen, that recycled turkey is the best isn't it? Just heat & eat!

    Merry Christmas & Many Blessings to everyone!!

  16. Is there more than one, KAV?? I think not.

  17. Congrats to all the winners! And Merry Christmas!!! Hope you're all done shopping and able to setting in for the day/night. :)

  18. Helen, enjoy!

    Oh, Tina, I'm so jealous!!!

  19. It was on sale at Whole Foods. Only happens twice a year. Almost as good as visiting the Pacific Northwest.


  20. A very merry Christmas to all you wonderful Seekers!! May your New Year be full of the Lord’s blessings!


  21. Congratulations to the winners, and merry Christmas, everyone!!

  22. Congratulations winners!

    Hope everyone enjoys a very Merry Christmas!!!

  23. Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy family and friends and know you're loved in Seekerville!

  24. .
    Hi All:

    Merry Christmas!

    Happy New Year!

    Need motivation?

    Here’s a big deadline for next year.

    According the 5,135-year cycle of the Mayans, the world is supposed to end on December 21, 2012. The good news is that The Hobbit is scheduled to open on December 14, 2012 -- so you should have time to see it!

    Get those books written.

    In any event: I think 2012 is going to be a great year for writers.


  25. Thanks for the heads up, Vince. I better get moving. But if I write those books and the world ends, who will read them????

  26. MERRY CHRISTMAS Julie, Mary, Ruthy, Tina, Debby, Audra, Janet, Pam, Cara, Missy, Sandra, Glynna, and Myra! I have enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to another year of reading and learning.

    Angi :)

  27. Hi Tina:

    No problem.

    Just follow the logic.

    Premise One: “In heaven people are happy.”

    Premise Two: “People need romances to be happy”.

    Conclusion: There are romances in heaven.

    BTW: The last books to be written before the end will highly prized.

    The world may end but the romance continues.


  28. Thank you, Angi. And thanks for coming out of lurkdom!! Merry Christmas to you as well.

  29. wonderful idea ,wonder photos where did you get it??