Saturday, July 22, 2017

The 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. Send to Seekers@Seekerville.net

Bonton is the winner Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection. This collection features many of your favorite Seekerville friends including, Natalie Monk, Erica Vetsch, Susanne Dietze, Gabrielle Meyer, Jaime Jo Wright, Michelle Griep and Kathleen Y'Barbo (and new to us authors Jennifer Uhlarik and Anne Love).  


Monday: Janet Dean was your hostess and she took us to the beach to talk about "Beach Reads." Sandy Smith is the winner of a $15 Amazon gift card.

Tuesday: We brought you "How to Build Your Fire When Your Wood’s Still Wet" with Genesis finalist, Cynthia Herron. Jeanne T is the winner of lunch, coffee, and books!

Wednesday: Debby Giusti turned in the third book in her Amish Protectors series on Monday and was be ready to have some fun on Seekerville. She shared "Capturing Stories from the Headlines." Trixi and Terri W won a copy of Debby's Publishers Weekly bestseller, Amish Refuge, the first book in her Amish Protectors series, as well as a coloring book and colored pencils, along with a copy of The Writer's Prayer and The Reader's Prayer. Debby will also include a coupon for $1 off your next Love Inspired book purchase.


Thursday: Rachel Hauck returned to Seekerville with her post, "The Story Equation." Seekerville is giving away an ecopy and a print copy of The Writing Deska Romantic Times TopPick!  Winner of an ecopy is Vince and winner of a print copy is Cate Nolan.





Monday: Mary Connealy brings us, guest, Don Atkinson with a post on "Developing Devotionals."

Tuesday:  Seekerville is thrilled to have the 2016 Mt. Hermon, Writer of the Year,  Karen Barnett with us today. Her post is called, "Making Every Scene Count." One lucky commenter will win a copy of The Road to Paradise: A Vintage National Parks Novel. All you Mount Ranier National Park fans, be sure to stop by!

Wednesday: Come join Ruthy (Ruth Logan Herne) today as she offers the final post about writing cozy mysteries: "Cozying Up to Your Characters!" She's got a copy of A Light in the Darkness to give away to a lucky commenter and delightful insights about making your cozy mystery light up the darkness all on its own.

Thursday: Sandra Leesmith will share some ideas on how those of us who are not attending the RWA Conference in Orlando, Florida can study the craft of writing. Join her today and learn about "Online Classes. "

Friday: The Best of the Archives featuring a classic post from our ten years of blogging. Comments are closed on Fridays to catch up on reading and writing.



Look what arrived on Debby Giusti's doorstep...
Undercover Amish, book 2 in her Amish Protector series.
Preorder yours here.

Look for Debby Giusti at the "Readers for Life", Literacy Autographing at the RWA 37th Annual Conference at the Walt Disney  Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida,
Saturday, July 29, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET.
 Details here.
From RWA "At the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing, hundreds of romance authors meet with and sign books for fans in this two-hour event, with the proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations.In 2016, Romance Writers of America raised more than $39,000 to benefit literacy programs—bringing our total donations since 1990 to $ 1 million!"

The CFRR is coming August 12, featuring your favorite authors, including Seekers Debby Giusti & Ruth Logan Herne.

Some really COOL news! Pam Hillman's August release,
The Promise of Breeze Hill is featured in the Heritage and
Culture section of the August issue of Mississippi Magazine

A Lovable rogue. A wary secretary. Caught in a downpour of love! Pre-order Julie Lessman's Grace Like Rain and be entered to win a character named after you in her next book, a signed copy, and a $50 gift card OR ten top CBA new releases! PLUS ... read the first chapter! Note: Formerly part of the With This Kiss collection.
You'll find all details HERE!





HO-HO-HO! The O’Connors are back! See what’s cooking’ for Christmas with Charity & Mitch and Lizzie & Brady from Julie Lessman’s Daughters of Boston series. Pre-order either novellas and be entered to win a character named after you in Julie’s next book, a signed copy, and a $50 gift card OR ten top CBA new releases!  Note: formerly part of the Seeker Christmas collections.

You'll find all details HERE!






She's the "accident" to his prayers! 
What happens when a runaway ex-saloon girl becomes a nanny 
for a pastor and his three girls? Pre-order Julie Lessman's Frontier Christmas novella and find out! PLUS be entered to win a character named after you in Julie's next book,  a signed copy, and a $50 gift card OR ten top CBA new releases! Note: formerly part of the Cowboy Christmas Homecoming collection.
                                             You'll find all details HERE!


And Ruthy wants to thank RWA at Large Director Barbara Wallace for featuring the ideas of Virtual Writing Retreats in the current RWR which is the perfect segue to this. There is still time to sign up for Seekerville's "Kick The Summer Doldrums to the Curb" Virtual Writer's Retreat August 13-20... e-mail Ruthy at loganherne@gmail.com and she'll sign you up to spend a pretend week at the gorgeous Rocky Ridge Ranch in the hills of Western Idaho! Over 40 people have signed up so far... and the more the merrier! Don't let summer, kids, vacation, heat and humidity mess with your dream. You can't always control the environment. But you can control the effort you put in!



Thanks for the link love.

The RWA 2017 Conference in Orlando starts next week.You can follow all the fun on Twitter at #RWA17. Debby Giusti will be bringing back all the deets. And keep an eye on the Golden Heart Awards..our own Laura Conner Kestner and Dianna Shuford are finalists! Check out all the Rita & GH finalists here.


The GH winners will be announced on Thursday, July 27 from 12:15 to 2 pm ET.  The Rita Awards will be streaming at www.RWA.org on Thursday, July 27, from 7-9 pm ET. The Harlequin Pajama Party is open to all! Subscribe to RWA here on Youtube for videos as they appear.

Real Artists Don’t Starve. Creativity And Money With Jeff Goins (The Creative Penn)

60 LIBRARY SYSTEMS ARE ON PACE TO HIT ONE MILLION DIGITAL CHECKOUTS WITH OVERDRIVE IN 2017 (OverDrive Blogs)

Barbour Publishing Becomes Employee-owned Company (Times Reporter)

Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription – 12 things to know (EBook Friendly)

Authors and Marketing Fatigue (The Book Designer)

New Agent at Steve Laube Agency -Check out his blog post here (Steve Laube Blog)

Lizzie Poteet, an editor with St. Martin's Press is now an agent with the Seymour Agency. Details here.


Exclusive cover reveal: ‘Second Chances’ anthology by RWA (plus excerpt!) (USA HEA BLOG)

9 Ways To Get The Very Best Out Of Your Book Cover Designer (The Creative Penn)

3 Reasons You Don't Need a Character Arc (Fiction University)


Leave a comment today and you could win an autographed copy of one of
Mary Connealy's
The Cimarron Legacy series.
No Way Up (2017 Carol Award Finaling release) or newly released Long Time Gone.
Two winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.



134 comments :

  1. Another great weekend! Congratulations to all the winners and the books coming out. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sally. Its pretty amazing isn't it? We are so blessed.

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  2. Happy Weekend INDEED!!!

    Wow, I went to Mississippi Magazine webpage. That looks like a really nice magazine, Pam. Congrats on the article.

    And have fun all you RWA Conference goers!!! Rooting for all the GH and RITA finalists!

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    1. Thanks Tina! It is a great showpiece for the state of MS. June is the bridal issue, and the photos are stunning.

      I had a couple of pieces featured in the "On Being Southern" section many, many years ago, before I decided to focus entirely on book length fiction.

      One piece called, "Have Butterbeans, Will Travel", was a true story about going on vacation with my grandparents. Granny got up that morning and cooked butterbeans and put them in a quart jar, and we had fried chicken and butterbeans on the side of the highway for lunch that day.

      Needless to say, my cousin and I almost DIED from embarrassment!

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    2. It is gorgeous, Pam! So great to be included!

      I can remember having my grandparents pack us ham sandwiches for traveling home from their house. I can remember always wishing we could stop at McDonald's instead! haha

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    3. Ham sandwiches is one thing... but butterbeans congealing on the dash for all the world to see is quite another. :(

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    4. I agree Tina. Super congrats and wishes for fun to all the conference goers. Yay RWA.

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    5. Better go check it out Pammers.

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  3. What a great Seekerville week to look back on and an equally exciting one to look forward to!

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    1. Jasmine from Montana! Great to see you in the Village again. Pass the huckleberry muffins.

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    2. Hi, Jasmine! A Montana girl, are you? Our daughter & family live in Montana, and we LOVE going out for huckleberry ice cream when we visit!

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    3. Jasmine, I'm heading your way the first part of next week. Going to bring back everything Huckleberry I can get my hands on! I lived near Butte for sixteen years. God's Country, for sure.

      Marcia

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    4. I've never had huckleberries before. Must be where Twain got the name for his character. What do they taste like?

      Janet

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    5. I agree Jasmine. So much going on. Where to start?

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  4. What a jam-packed Weekend Edition.... and congratulations to all winners! This is a marvelous thing, this winning thing! :) But mostly, it is delightful to be part of this group.... We've got some crazy weekends here on the farm this next few weeks, and then pumpkin season.... So my weekends aren't scripted by my schedule for a while!

    But in the meantime, huckleberry muffins?

    I'm in!!!

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    1. Oh, and our daughter sent me huckleberry tea--yum!

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    2. Ruthy, don't even talk about pumpkins!!! That means summer is almost over, and I feel like it just started.

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    3. I'm always in for anything you are cooking my fun friend. Thanks.

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  5. I adore Mary Connealy. She's a hoot!

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    1. Aw Thanks, Susan. You sweet thing!

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    2. Susan, Mary's a hoot and so are her books! What a great giveaway in Seekerville!

      Janet

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  6. Huckleberry muffins! That brings back a memory from long ago. I must have been around eleven when we went camping in the Blueridge mountains. There were huckleberries every where. We picked them during the day and slept in our tents at night. My dad slept under the stars on a cot. One morning we found him sleeping in the car. During the night he and a bear had scared each other. That was our last night at that camp site. We had some really delicious pies and muffins when we got home.

    Congrats to all the winners and those who have been published recently.

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    1. Glad you all survived the bear episode, Bettie!

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    2. And he left you in the tents. Ha ha. I love camping stories.

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  7. Thanks for all of the links and congratulations to all of the winners. Wishing everyone a very blessed weekend!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Good morning, Seekerville. Coming in and pinching myself to make sure the news I read in the middle of the night is real and wasn't a dream!

    I checked my local B&N, but they didn't have Rachel's book in stock so I might have gently suggested to my husband that we go in town today to the B&N in lower Manhattan since they had it. But that would have added about $10 to the price in subway fares, so I decided to order online instead. But a tiny voice in my head said, wait until the weekend just on the off chance you win a copy. And I did! So thank you, Seekerville and thank you, Rachel. This will be my reward once deadlines are met.

    Happy weekend, everyone. I'll be back to check out the links after the words are done.

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    1. Congrats, Cate! Love when I listen to that little voice. Too often, I ignore it. Only to realize later that I should have listened. :)

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    2. Cate, you were wise to listen and wait. So happy you won. Wishing you the best with your deadline.

      Janet

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    3. I love this story Cate. Isn't it amazing what happens when we listen. chuckle

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  9. Congratulations to Laura and Dianna. That is a HUGE achievement.
    Slow morning, trying to get going on my writing before the rest of Saturday kicks in. Maybe going to Just Do It and worry about the result later.
    Please enter me in drawing.
    Kathy Bailey

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    1. Thanks for the congrats! I'm getting very nervous now...

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    2. Thank you, Kathy! Amazed to have finaled -
      so exciting! Congrats Dianna - fellow Rebelle!!

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    3. Hi Kathy, How did the writing go? Hope you are hanging in there.

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    4. Congrats back at you, Laura! I'll do a live Facebook feed and tag you on it since you can't be there. Hate that I won't get to hug you in person so I'll send you a virtual hug here.

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  10. Greta WE Tina. I got my copy of WW and read your story. LOVED it! Just wanted to let you know...

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    1. Deb, Feedback like this always means so much. Thanks for taking the time. You are always so thoughtful. I know this will make Tina's day. smile

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  11. Good morning and yes please pass the muffins! Great WE and yay to all the winners!!

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  12. Good morning, Seekerville! Cray-cray week at my house. The kids are packing up for their big move overseas--THIS COMING WEDNESDAY!!!!--and trying to work in as many visits with nearby friends and family as they can.

    The hole in my heart is already starting to form--inevitable--but I can't deny it will be nice to get the house back in order. Writing time will be a lot more peaceful, too.

    But trading peace, quiet, and order for time spent with my family? Hardly fair. Wish they were just moving next door or around the block, but they have to go where God sends them.

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    1. Ohhh, MYRA... I cannot imagine what you're going through. I know your kids leaving will, again, be an adjustment. Prayers over you and your family, and prayers, too, for renewed strength regarding lots of great writing time ahead!

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    2. Praying you through that farewell, Myra. So hard!

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    3. Myra, I wish your kids weren't going so far away but I know you're proud of them and the work they're doing. I'm praying for their safe travel and that hole in your heart.

      Hugs, Janet

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    4. I'll be praying for you too as you all transition in this new season. You're a good Momma to bless them in their journey with the Lord!

      My darling children-who were eight hours away-will be moving home and living with me while their new home is being built! There will be a few adjustments for all of us...LOL

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    5. I deeply appreciate all the prayers! So many little things I'll miss are making me teary-eyed, more so as departure day draws near.

      Yes, Kathryn, you will have some adjustments! I hope everything goes well for all of you!

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    6. You're in my prayers Myra. Hang in there. Time flies. You know it does. They will be back before you can blink.

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  13. Good Morning Seekerville. Please pass the coffee -ready to start this weekend of editing. Appreciate all the support and encouragement I find in Seekerville.

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    1. Hi Cindy, Hope the editing is going well. Hang in there.

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  14. Wow! That's a lot happening in one week! I am off to volunteer in the food booth at our local fair. I'll be spending the day making burgers, taco fries and taco in a bag and come home stinking like grease. :) I do this every year and love the rush.

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    1. Sounds fun, Arletta! You brought back memories of when our daughter worked at the movie theater and came home after every shift smelling like burnt popcorn. We made her hang her work clothes out in the garage!

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    2. These greasy food stories make me smile. Our daughter worked making pizzas when she was a teen. She would toss the dough up in the air and catch it, the way they stretched the dough to fit the pan. Her clothes smelled too. Guess it bothered her as she asked to waitress. Hope they didn't agree because she dropped a lot of dough. LOL

      Janet

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  15. Hi y'all! Waving!!! I'm baacccckkk...at least in Seekerville and on my FB author page. I've missed you in my life, dear friends. Lots of good stuff has happened during the last six months...too much to tell.

    I just flew back to Nashville late last night from teaching a newbie writers' morning track plus a couple of afternoon workshops at the Montrose (PA) Christian Writers Conference. There may be bigger conferences, but none more spiritually inspiring and God orchestrated. Plus...the best chef in the country. I think I gained 5 pounds!

    I'll have some good news to share soon, but I want the ink to dry first.

    Congrats to all the winners this week! Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Waving back, Barbara!!! We've missed you, too! Great to "see" your smiling face again! Sounds like some great things are happening in your life. Can't wait to hear about them!

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    2. Welcome back, Barbara! Miss seeing you on FB, but I so understand! Glad to have you join us again in Seekerville!

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    3. Good to see you again, Barbara. Eager to learn about your good news!!!

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    4. Barbara, great to have you back, especially with good news to share!

      Janet

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    5. Yay Barbara, Good news. woohoooo And we are so happy you are back. We missed you.

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  16. Wow, Tina! Another SUPER weekend edition!!!! Thanks for all the great links and CONGRATS to all winners!

    Looking forward to all the RWA news/photos for those of us not attending. Thanks for keeping us in the know!

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    1. Me too. But seeing them might make me jealous. sigh

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  17. GH and Rita winners next week? How exciting!!!

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  18. Deb, love that new box of books. Nice!!! :)

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    1. I was surprise by the early arrival...although OCT will be here in a bit over three months. Why is time passing so quickly?

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  19. Hi Villagers on the Weekend!
    I've really been gone too much lately.
    I miss Seekerville and all of you! :(
    My left eye still doesn't work. It's suppose to heal up and be fine...a month or two I'm told and I'll be one month post 'detached retina' surgery next Saturday, a week from today. So I hope things begin to improve.

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    1. Continuing to pray, Mary. I'm so sorry it's taking so long! We miss you.

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    2. well I'm kinda grumpy so you might NOT miss me all that much...if I was around!

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    3. Awww...Mary...I've missed your delightful comments and teasing with Ruthy and the others. So very sorry your left eye is taking longer to heal! I'll keep praying for you and hope you will keep us updated! Sending you hugs...

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    4. Praying for healing Mary. As always. You are in my prayers every morning. Love you.

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  20. Oh Mary! I'm so sorry to read this. DRAT!
    Been praying for you and will continue.

    Can't imagine having to be face down for all that time but glad you were GOOD about it and did as doc suggested.

    (((hugs)))

    Congrats to all the winners this week. It was a good one in Seekerville!

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    1. Hi KC. I appreciate the prayers. They've kept me sane while I struggle to be patient and let the eye heal. (I know I AM sane because My Cowboy had serious doubts and insisted on having me tested!)

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  21. Would love to win any of Mary Coneally's books. Have all her series but this one.

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    1. Hi Mary Ellen, you're on the drawing. Thank you for the kind words. they're encouraging!

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  22. Congratulations to all the winners and authors!

    Please enter me in the drawing for one of Mary's awesome books!

    May God bless all of Seekerville!

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    1. Phyllis, you're entered! And God bless all the Seeker Villagers, too! Such a great community

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  23. Congrats to all the winners!

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  24. Mary, continued prayers for your eye to heal completely!

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    1. Thank you, Debby. I really appreciate the prayers.

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    2. Mary, I'm praying for your eyesight too. I'm guessing lots and lots of your friends in Seekerville and on Facebook are doing the same. Know it's hard to wait on better vision.

      Hugs, Janet

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  25. I'll be traveling to the RWA Conference with Golden Heart finalist Dianna Shuford!!!! So excited for her!!! Bet she'll be flying high throughout the conference.

    Laura, I'm so excited for you too! Cheering you and Dianna on!!!

    Looking forward to seeing any Villagers who will be attending. Be sure to grab my arm as we pass in the halls. Nametags have small print and my eyes often don't put blogger pics with real life people...so scream Seekerville to get my attention!!!

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    1. Yep, Debby will have to put up with my anxiety all the way to Orlando! LOL. Looking forward to the girls trip.

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    2. I won't be attending RWA this year, but I'll be cheering Dianna and Laura on!

      Janet

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    3. Laura, when are you arriving? Will you be attending the FHL Chapter meeting on WED? If so, I'll see you there!

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    4. Dianna, we'll try to keep you calm! :)

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    5. Debby, I'm not able to attend the conference this year, but I look forward to it someday.

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    6. Ha ha Dianna, I'm reading the posts backwards from bottom up. I see my question answered here. You will have a blast with Debby. We roomed together at Anaheim conference. Debby, I'm so trying not to be jealous. I was in Orlando last time they had it. Its really a fun place to have the conference.

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  26. Wow! That Authors and Marketing Fatigue post is a real kick in the pants, isn't it? I continue to marvel that writers are able to do all they do to market a book ... and still manage to write the next book. I'm glad you do!

    Congratulations to Debby on the newest release, Pam on the magazine article, Julie for all those books (!). Cheering on Laura Conner Kestner and Dianna Shuford in the Golden Heart. How exciting! And congrats to all this week's winners!

    Oh ... don't enter me in the drawing for Mary's books. Got 'em.

    Thanks for the links and WE, Tina.

    Have a super weekend everyone!

    Nancy C

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    1. Nancy, thanks for being part of the cheering squad.

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    2. Thanks, Nancy! Happy weekend!

      Hugs,
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    3. You're so sweet! Thank you, Nancy!

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    4. Yes, the marketing is really time consuming. Fun and not fun.

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  27. Happy weekend, Seekerville! Thanks, Tina for all you do. Every issue is awesome!

    Congratulations to all the winners and future winners (RWA). Would love to be there to cheer you on. Maybe next year...

    Mary, put my name in the hat...loves me some cowboy action!

    Leaving Monday for vacation, but will have my computer with me so I won't miss any posts, especially Ruthy's and Karen's!

    Blessings,

    Marcia

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  28. I'll be cheering on the RWA finalists this year! :)

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  29. Terrific Weekend Edition, Tina! Congrats to our winners! Looks like a great lineup for next week!

    Debby, you must be really excited to receive your author copies for your upcoming book! Know it'll be wonderful!

    Pam, congratulations on the promotion for your upcoming release in Mississippi Magazine! How cool is that! Sorry about the humiliation of those butter beans! :-)

    Janet

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    1. Janet, it seems the books arrived early. I just turned in book 3 so I've been focused on that story instead of Undercover Amish! :)

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  30. For those who haven't read Julie's novellas, a little Christmas in July should help handle the heat and humidity!

    Janet

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    1. LOL, Janet, thanks for the plug! ;) VERY "cool!" ;)

      Hugs,
      Julie

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  31. Lots of positive news this weekend! I know all of those who won books are in reader heaven and eagerly awaiting to receive and devour those books. There's nothing like a great story to make the world a little brighter.

    Congrats to the Seekers with new releases and good news of their own. You guys are examples of how being successful is possible, and it's inspiring. Keep up the good work.

    Mary- I'm glad you are on the mend. I know the healing process is slow, but remain positive. My SIL had to have the same surgery and it took her a little while to completely recover, but the surgery was a success. You'll get there.

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    1. Thanks, Dianna, for your kind words about Seekerville. We love this blog and love the folks who visit!
      Hugs!

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    2. I'm with Debby. Thanks Dianna. Its because of all of you that Seekerville is so much fun.

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    3. And Dianna, Congrats on finaling in the Golden Heart. Woohooo Will you be at RWA?

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    4. Thanks, Sandra. Yes, I will be at RWA this week. (I'm taking a break from packing as we speak.) I had decided to go earlier this year as a graduation present to myself. Finding out I was a GH finalist has made everything a little more exciting!

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  32. May your eye improve rapidly, Mary, and that you see better than ever!

    You can put my name in the hat!

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  33. Great weekend at Seekerville!! It's always a delight to spend moments here...the posts are timely and helpful and fun and the comments are terrific! Thanks to Tina and to the Seeker Brothers and Sisters...(Yikes, does that have a cultish ring?)

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  34. YAY, Deb, on your newest release, my friend -- may it shoot straight to the bestseller list!

    SUPER CONGRATS to Laura and Dianna for finaling in the Golden Heart -- that is HUGE, guys, so go get 'em!!

    Pam, that is SOOO cool about being featured in Mississippi Magazine -- way to go, girlfriend!!

    Congrats to all the winners as well, and hope everyone is staying cool. We broke 103 in Lake of the Ozarks today, so I spent a fair amount of time bobbing in the lake, as did many, MANY other people as well. Lots of fun unless you were my hubby, who kept getting nibbled by perch on a particular mole on his back! ;)

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. I love the way you think, Julie!

      Can you swim off the dock behind your house? Did I get that right? How fun. I'm not a lake swimmer...but I could learn to be one since I love water!

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    2. Julie, thanks for all the support. It means a lot!

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  35. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Congrats also to Debby and Julie and those with new books and/or book news!! Cannot wait to get my hands on these!

    Pam, congratulations on the magazine feature - so cool!

    Mary, I'm praying for you.

    Ruthy, I'm signed up for your virtual writer's retreat - looking forward to it!

    Off to read the links - thank you, Tina, for such a great WE!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. Will you be at RWA? Hope so!

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    2. Oh Laura, I'll be on the retreat also. Yay

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    3. Oh yes, and congrats on the Golden Heart finalist placement. woohoooo. Will you be at RWA?

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  36. Love this series by Mary Connealy! I will definitely read more of her books. :)

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  37. Great weekend edition! I'm back home after a two week road trip through Colorado and Utah, and can't wait to hit the beach!

    Please throw my name in the hat for Mary's giveaway!

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    1. How fun. Utah is one of my favorite states. I love all the red rock color country. Enjoy that beach. smile

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  38. Wow, lots of exciting happenings here in Seekerville this weekend. Congrats to all the winners also. How fun to see what's cooking with you authors. Yay. Happy writing and reading everyone.

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  39. Yay, I won an Amazon card from Janet. Thank you! I have never won an Amazon card before. I definitely have a list of books to use it on.

    Late checking in as I just got back from vacation. We had a fabulous four days of touring Nebraska and South Dakota. Now back to reality.

    No need to enter me for Mary's books as I have them already!

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  40. I just walked in the door after driving home from Kansas City today. I am beyond thrilled that I won Cynthia Herron's prize. Thank you Cynthia, and thank you always, Seeker ladies!!

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