Saturday, March 3, 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 Seekerville2@gmail.com

Monday: The winner of Erica Vetsch's A Bride Sews With Love in Needles, CA...is EJ!

Wednesday: On Wednesday Melanie Dickerson gave us her second installment of her series on Conflict and Tension. The winner of Melanie's Little Mermaid retelling, The Silent Songbird ... is Trixi!

Friday we had Amanda Cabot visiting with some wise words about writers' conferences! 





Monday: Mary Connealy kicks off the week talking about revisions.

Wednesday: Mindy Obenhaus walks us through the chaos of her 2017 and gives us some tips on what to do when things don't go the way we planned. 
  
Friday: Annie's calling us a Salty Bunch on her  Seekerville debut! She then tries to smooth out the name calling with a giveaway for authors and one for readers! (We'll see if that'll work. 😉)






This week marks a new release for Erica Vetsch. 7 Brides for 7 Texan Rangers released on March 1st! This novella collection is the sequel/companion to 7 Brides for 7 Texans















And Ruthy's newest mystery "Swept Away" is available at Guideposts! 

Yes, it's book #9 in the series, but these are all delightful stand-alone books (think Agatha Christie's Miss Marple) and you can enjoy them in any order... and you will enjoy them! Check out Ruthy's mysteries or order the whole series, month by month... cozy mysteries for cozy reading,winter or summer! Here's your link to Guideposts to check it out! 








VILLAGER CALL-OUT!!! What are you looking for in your stories? What satisfies you? What doesn't? How much do you think your personal experiences and life affects that? We authors want to know! 

You can post your ideas for WRITING THE BEST BOOK EVER here in the Weekend Edition... or, if you're a more private person, e-mail Ruthy at loganherne@gmail.com with your ideas... Publishers do "call-outs" all the time... Well, now it's us. And you. And we're doing a call-out to find out what readers love, love, love the most... and please tell us what you don't! 

We've got a sack of books to celebrate readers, writers and how "ever the tween shall meet". Leave a comment to have your name thrown into the cat dish, freshly washed!



Join Seeker Pam Hillman and 29 other authors on the
Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!
March 1st through March 4th
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Final Words: Great Last Lines in Fiction by Sophie Masson, Writer Unboxed 

Lessons Writers Can Learn While Waiting by Lisa Jordan, NovelRocket

5 Quick Ways to Shift Description and Setting into Deep POV by Lisa Hall-Wilson, Writers in the Storm

A True Story of Email List Clean-UP by Misty Beller, The Ambitious Author

61 comments:

  1. Happy Weekend, everyone. Looks like I am first to post. I don't have much to comment on regarding the Villager Call-Out. I'm pretty worn out right now. My mom passed away Friday afternoon. She had been in the hospital and put on hospice. She passed away peacefully with all her family around her. My dad was able to climb into bed with her and hold her in his arms as she passed. They had not been able to share a bed since she had gone to the nursing home 2 1/2 years ago. He said that was the greatest gift he was given to hold her as she left this world. Mom was diagnosed with MS 36 years ago and battled bravely all these years. She fought so hard. Many times over the years I wondered if this would be the battle she couldn't overcome, but always bounced back. This time though was her time. However, she still didn't give up. We thought Thursday night was going to be it. Yet she still held on until late Friday afternoon. We are going to miss her so much, but she had no quality of life the last year or so and she is at peace now and able to walk again on strong legs in heaven.

    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7.

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear this, Sandy. My prayers are with you and your family. xo

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    2. Oh, sweet thing, I saw this on facebook... what a wonderful image you've offered of your mother. And that beautiful quote from Timothy says it all, doesn't it? It is absolutely perfect, Sandy! God bless you all, and may the angels and saints gather to meet her... May martyrs greet her on her way... and may the light of Christ shine around her... and you!... now and always.

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    3. So sorry to hear about you mother, Sandy. Prayers are with you and yours.

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    4. Sandy, my prayers are with you....so sorry.

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    5. My heart goes out to you Sandy, losing a mama is not an easy thing, but knowing she is with the Lord is so comforting. God bless you and your family with his peace and comfort.

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    6. What a beautiful tribute. "Fighting the Good Fight" is what it's all about.
      Kathy Bailey

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    7. Sandy, that was so beautifully said. What a touching picture you've given us of your dad lying with her as she passed from this earth to heaven.

      I'm so sorry for your loss and will be covering you in prayer as you grieve.

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    8. Sandy, I'm so sorry for you loss. Praying for your family.

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    9. So sorry to hear about your mom!

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    10. Dear Sandy, I included a note in my post but thought you might not see it. Please know I'm adding my prayers for you during this very painful time. I'm so very sorry. As Missy wrote, that was a touching picture you gave us of your Dad with your precious Mom. Please know that you're being covered with lots of prayers. Gentle hugs, Patti Jo

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    11. So sorry, Sandy. Praying for your family.

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    12. Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Both of your parents sound amazing. Praying for you and your family.

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    13. Sandy, I'm so sorry for your lost. Thank you for sharing with us. Your mom is a fighter, and such a sweet memory for both your parents to have that last moment. Sending prayers for you and your family.

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    14. Sandy, I've been praying since I saw your post on FB. So hard! Mothers are so special. Sending hugs and love!

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  2. Sandy, I'm so sorry about your mom! What a beautiful tribute this is to her. God bless you and your Dad and your whole family.

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  3. I did some blog doctoring this morning... for some reason, Blogger wasn't taking Erica's winner announcement seriously...

    Well, me and Mr. Blogger had a FEW WORDS!!!!

    And I got it adjusted, but Mr. Blogger has had his share of hiccups (hiccoughs) lately.

    Either spelling works for me, guys!

    HAPPY WEEKEND!

    I am so excited to be in March. Youse guys know that I love winter, I love snow, but I'm ready for a melt-down. Not mine... they're never fun! But a cold weather switch over is in order.

    I brought spring cakes, white frosted with pastel flowers... and fresh egg/ham/cheese sandwiches on croissants.

    We can talk writing, reading, seasons, heroes, heroines...

    The door's open and the coffee's fresh!

    So is the tea! :)

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    1. Whoo-hoo! Ruthy brought tea! You're so awesome, my Upstate friend. And these spring cakes look divine. Though they'll have to wait until I tackle one of these breakfast croissants. Delish!

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    2. Mr. Blogger isn't crazy about me either. Missy had to retrieve my main comment yesterday. Mr. Blogger does all right on me responding to other people's comments, but for some reason he doesn't want me to post a substantial one of my own. I try not to take it personally.

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    3. Good, Kaybee... he's indiscriminate in who he sends to the SPAM box or the Pending box... Oh, blogger!!!!

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  4. Sandy, I'm praying for you and your family.

    Ruthy, I never got enough snow to make a snowman. This makes two years in a row. Something's going on in Virginia lol.

    Things I'd like to read in books: what satisfies me is a character who may be struggling spiritually in some that I am and see how he/she overcomes. Having a character that has a career that is different in some way-my favorite right now is forensic accountant- and getting to see what their job entails as the story progresses. Another job would be disaster forensic. I didn't even know about them until I was watching on TV about the Titanic and the Bermuda Triangle. They were imaging the waters to see how ship and plane crashes might have happened. One thing that dissatifies me is a too neatly tied up ending where everything almost magically resolves itself. I dont like characters who appear too perfect. I'm eager to read what other readers/ writers are looking for or don't like to see! Thank you for this call out!

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    1. Sally, this is wonderful stuff... and disaster forensics, what a cool science that must be! To figure out how to go backwards and understand what happened in disasters, just like in crimes. OH MY STARS, STORY FODDER!!!

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  5. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I finished pulling together my business taxes yesterday, so one thing is checked off my list! :)

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    1. Good for you!!! I'm not looking at taxes until mid-March deadline and edits are done.... That flu knocked me back ten days... annoying disease!!!

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  6. I'm not sure I understand the question, which is par for the metaphorical course. What I want to do with my writing NOW is touch people for Christ. I don't need the money, which is good because there isn't any, and it's not an ego thing because I already know there wre people way more talented than I. But I do want to use writing the way it was intended to be used. I had several tastss of this in my print journalism career, when what I wrote made a difference in an individual or a cause.
    In the writing itself, I guess I want what everyone wants: a strong but flawed heroine, a strong but flawed hero, two souls that God created for each other, and a boatload of obstacles to overcome. Want spiritual and emotional growth for both of them, including the characters that are already Christian.
    There's theme that seems to run through most of my work and it's Coming Home -- to God, to the person you're meant to be with, and sometimes to a physical home.
    Today I'm working on blogs and contests, back later.
    KB

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    1. I think you said this beautifully, Kathy. To use your writing the way it was intended to be used... and to make a difference.

      I second that.

      All in favor say "aye"!!!

      (A chorus of ayes circles the room!)

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  7. AWESOMELY bad spelling in my previous post. Maybe that's what Mr. Blogger objects to.

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  8. Great WE! Congrats to the winners and the email clean up link... I SO needed to read this. I've never cleaned up my list... but I keep reading that I should. So, adding this to my list of things to do after deadline is met. :)

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

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    1. Pam, if you embarrass me by actually doing that.... I don't know how I'll live with myself.

      #kidding/notkidding

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  9. Happy Weekend, Friends!!
    I wish I could share our GORGEOUS Springtime weather with everyone---many of our flowering trees are at their peak already, sun is shining, and the sky is a brilliant blue---so beautiful! (Of course, since this is Georgia that can change quickly, LOL).

    CONGRATS to all the winners!

    Oh Sandy...I just saw your post and my heart goes out to you during this very painful time. I am so very sorry and am praying for you to feel comfort, peace, and strength. Sending gentle hugs to you.

    Ruthy, I've just ordered a hardcover copy of SWEPT AWAY and cannot wait to read this one!! :) My kitty Delilah (who, as you know, is a big Ruthy-fan!) was happy I ordered it (seriously---when I told her she looked up and meowed in response!!). :)

    I hope everyone has a nice, productive day!
    Hugs, Patti Jo

    p.s. Almost forgot - - I've baked another peach cobbler and a pecan pie - - Enjoy! ;)

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    1. I WILL JUMP THROUGH THIS SCREEN TO GT TO THAT PECAN PIE!!!!

      (stares at her half-empty bag of nuts and raisins with a sigh....)

      But beyond that, THANK YOU!!! I love Swept Away, it's so much fun to read about Priscilla and her cousins and I love working with older heroines.

      Oh my stars, it's so much fun! I can make them do all the things that embarrass my children. :)

      PARTY BONUS!!!!!

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  10. First and foremost I want the romance that ends in HEA. I'm probably the minority on this, but I like the suspense toned down pretty low or non-existent. Reading is my relaxation and edge-of-the-seat suspense doesn't allow for that. I'd prefer the angst to be internal or wrestling with problems that don't include somebody trying to kill somebody. This will sound cliche, but I love cowboys. Another thing I like is friendships between men or brother/brother relationships. Somehow I love the idea of men being close friends and able to talk to each other about . . .women? I like full length books as opposed to novellas, mainly because I want to really get to know the characters and feel like they're friends. I like mountain or prairie settings, even small town, but not urban so much. I like animals and kids in the story. I like flawed heroes and heroines. Those perfect people are too hard to like. That's my two-cents on the call out. Off to write more stories like I want to read.

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    1. That's a dollar's worth, at least, Cindy!!!! :) You gave me great feedback, thank you!!!

      I love cowboys, too... Oh my stars, the cowboy code of honor is enough to make me love them... God and others first... Take care of the horse before you take care of yourself.

      I love self-sacrificing people when they don't make a big commotion about being self-sacrificing. That's a big sympathy drain right there....

      Love this, and the mountain/prairie settings... SWEET ADVICE for us. Thank you, my friend!!!

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  11. I am eating a 2.75 oz. bag of trail mix. Breakfast? Lunch? both???

    But I'm pretending to eat those croissant sandwiches!!!!

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  12. Wow..we get to...like...really just say our reading wishlist out loud? Whoa. I can do that!!!!!!

    First -- I read Christian fiction and I am saddened by the trend of removing an inspirational thread from Christian published novels. So, I want an inspirational thread -- it doesn't have to be hit-me-over-the-head preaching but I don't want it as subtle as 'they met for brunch after church.'

    And just as important -- like really, really, super duper, I can't even express how much I want this in my Christian fiction important-- DIVERSITY. And not just in secondary characters. I want African American, Asian, Indigenous heroes and heroines. I cannot understand why this is still such an issue with publishers. I know there are self-pubbed writers delivering this kind of read but they are often only in ebook format (I don't read ebooks) and if they do paperbacks they are often hard to get in Canada or uber expensive -- like $24 for an $8 US book.

    Unlike Cindy, I love edge-of-your-seat suspense but I also love most every genre but when we're talking suspense...love a series that carries over characters that are bonded in some way. So siblings all in law enforcement or a special unit...where the reader gets to know all the characters because they get enough exposure in each novel that you're excited for the next one to come out so you can meet up with them again. And I don't like it when the hero or heroine (and usually it's the heroine) does something so ridiculously unsafe -- like, 'oh my, I know the serial killer is after me and I have round the clock protection but like, I promised I'd meet so and so for lunch so I'll just sneak out." kind of thing. This is different from an impetuous heroine who might react to a situation without thinking because she's motivated by emotion. I like me an impetuous heroine who gets into trouble a time or two. :-)

    I have a love/hate relationship with redemption stories. I love when an author can redeem a character that has made me spitting mad and so riled that I'm looking forward to vengeance. And then when they are redeemed I'm like 'noooooo, I wanted to hate him foever and I wanted his life to go all wrong because of all the nasty deeds his done and he doesn't deserve to..." and then I'm...oh yeah, one of my key beliefs is redeeming grace so I guess I need to apply that here. Oh, and that means I have to apply it real life too. Rats. (not really, but sort of,) This is especially a dilemma when it's a secondary character being redeemed. Because I feel like I should be able to come away feeling righteously indignant about someone. lol Clearly, I have work to do in this area. I just read a really good book where this happens and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry because the character was truly awful and then the author kept showing teensy bits of his past and the inner workings of his mind and I'm like "don'g make me feel sorry for him." but she did and then I was, 'man, I really wanted him to be left alone and miserable but your ending is better. Gah!'

    I'm...I could go on but I think this is long enough...for one comment anyway. :-)

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    1. KAV. KAV. KAV.

      My new Love Inspired series has DIVERSITY. I asked and they gave their blessing, so now I'll need to know what you think!!!

      Book One: Caucasian hero's African/American wife died of a heart condition having their son... so he's got a gorgeous biracial son when his first love is brought to the Idaho ranch when her uncle/ranch owner leaves her a 25% share...

      Book Two: African American hero and Caucasian heroine have to work together on a project for the white grandmother he never knew he had... and really doesn't like. And when he realizes the abandoned twins are his white half-sister's daughters, he needs to take them in rather than let them slip into foster care... so black hero, white heroine, two blonde identical baby girls...

      Christmas novella, same series: Native American/German heroine and Caucasian hero come together under unexpected circumstances in a way only God could have arranged... at Christmas... and her Native American daughter is SO STINKIN' ADORABLE!!!!

      From your lips to Love Inspired's ears and I'm so glad you brought that up, because I'm from an inter-racial family. We don't see color unless someone brings it up... Mostly we see food.

      WE ALL LOVE FOOD.

      Both sides of our family (mine and husband's) have inter-racial marriages and biracial kids... I have an African American grandson and an Hispanic son-in-law.

      And there are some pasty white German/Scotch/Irish now, too.

      We are a melting pot and I'm thrilled to be able to present these new books the way life is... and the way it should be!!!

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    2. SQQQUUUEEAAALLLL! That's so exciting!!! They all sound like must-reads, Ruthy! I am excited! And please...when it comes to the book cover art...tell them not to be shy about deepening skin tones to accurately reflect the characters. :-)

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    3. Kav, I just saw the opening cover, and my little fellow isn't a pasty Nordic kid.... :)

      And the artwork I sent for book two is pretty direct, so we'll see, but they did a great job with Belle Calhoune's biracial romance last year, one of her Alaskan romances...

      So I think we'll be okay.

      I'm just so delighted to be able to mix things up a little because my family mixes things up! And I love a real world look/see when I'm writing...

      And I loved doing a mixed race story in The First Gift and the third Wishing Bridge story is supermodel Jazz's story... A gorgeous African American beauty... FINALLY, KAV!!!!! :)

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  13. I love community but it doesn't have to be small town. Mind you, I love small town stories! It's just that I live in a city and I think you can build a community wherever you live. So like a community of people who all live in the same apartment building in a big city could have the same feel as a small town if it was written right.

    And then there's the community that comes from living in relationship. Families, neighbours, friends, co-workers. I love it when a story has multi-layers that showcase what it's really like to be part of something...the good, the bad and the ugly. And I love when there's that one sweet voice of wisdom...a secondary character that acts like a magnet for the hero and heroine and helps them figure things out by imparting snippets of wisdom.

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    1. I am keeping this wonderful wealth of information to use for two posts this month... Kav, this is clutch for authors and if we never talk about stuff, it never gets in the right hands.

      THANK YOU!!!!

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  14. I hope everyone survived Storm Riley! My kids in the DC area lost post and part of their roof!

    Stay safe!

    Congrats to the winners!

    Who wants pizza for lunch? Cheese and mushroom! Yum! Enjoy!

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  15. Congrats EJ and Trixi!

    Happy Weekend!

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  16. um...I just can't stay quiet about this topic. I also have a certain fondness for mystery or suspense paired with historical. Be still my heart! There's not a lot out there, but I think it's becoming more popular.

    And dual timelines!

    And Regency era romance. Swwwwooooooonnnn!

    And cowboys are good in any time period. That's a given.

    But what about a simple, plain ol' blue collar worker? They deserve happily ever afters too.

    And heroines or heroes with glasses. Myopic people are worthy of love too...just sayin'.

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  17. Thea in "At Home in Wishing Bridge" wears glasses... and she's plain. Brown hair, simple features, glasses and NO MAKEOVER in her future. :) I like her just the way she is!

    Hey, Allegany County had blue collar guys... and lawmen are the epitome of blue collar, aren't they?

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    1. And it comes out in October, Kav!!!! YOU AND I THINK ALIKE!!!! SWEEEEEET!!!!

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    2. Yay! Looking forward to it! And yes, we need more Allegany County type heroes. :-)

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  18. I love reading books I can relate to.

    I do love reading romance but for me there was never a happily ever after with a husband. At 63 and still single and never been kissed. I get tired of reading how everyone else has romance and none for me.

    As a result my first ideas for novels are not the typical boy meets girl in the first chapter but rather learning to deal with not having a boyfriend but wanting one as a 30 something. She does end up with romance by the end but only after she comes to grips with seeking the Lord for being all she needs.

    Judging by some of the critiques on this I can tell that they have never walked in the shoes of someone who has longed for a boyfriend and yet none that are in sight and the struggles of people like me.

    Perhaps this is a concept that will never sell, but I am sure I am not the only old maid out there who would love to read books with strong women characters where life doesn't fit the world of Romance books formula.

    I will continue to work on this as a book and hope that some day consideration will be made for those who struggle with this in real life

    A side note for years I thought I must be really ugly since no one was interested in me. Finally the Lord helped me to realize that wasn't the case at all. I have found judgment all through the years because of all these struggles. but yet I know that are people out there who have gone through the same thing.

    Sorry this is so long.

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    1. I don't mean for this to sound so whiny or discouraging. I have found the Lord to be my strength and want to be an encouragement to others that if this is their lot in life God can be sufficient to meet their needs.

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    2. Wilani, my aunt Isabelle (whom I loved) was an old maid who didn't marry until she was in her forties... and she married an older man and lost him a few years later, but she loved him. He loved her... and it was a beautiful story.

      I should write a story based on that sometime. It would be wonderful to write about a woman like her who did what was needed to forge through life while helping care for and inspire her drunken brother's nine kids...

      You have inspired me this day, Wilani!!!!

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  19. What do you all think about the shy hero? He's strong in his faith and strong in life. He is quiet though. He's more outgoing with a group of guys and sometimes the soft-spoken leader. If they get rowdy, he can calm them with only a few words.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

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    1. I love a shy hero... My highest selling Love Inspired featured Colonel Brett Stanton, retired, U.S. Army and he was quiet and kept to himself, but a military hero.... I think that opens them up for wonderful writer-inspired opportunities, Jackie!

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  20. Blessings to you all of you this Sunday morning! I've been absent from Seekerville, but I do have a good reason. We're moving to the Ft. Lauderdale area to be close to our son and grandkids! Whoo-hoo!!!

    I've moved so much throughout my life that I thought this move would be no different. Boy was I wrong. We were a lot younger then. Our house is supposed to go on the market the 12th or 13th. We need a little divine intervention to have the house all spiffed up by then.

    Since I'm editing and writing at the same time...well let's just say only the Lord will pull me through. I've been on a blog tour to promote my new book that releases April 1, so as my mother would have said, "I've been meeting myself coming and going."

    I just made a new pot of coffee and need to start working on a new dish for a fellowship breakfast...Baked Bagel French Toast with Maple Glaze. We're all going to be on a sugar high!

    Ruthy, you'd love it here now. Spring has sprung! All the trees and the daffodils are blooming, it's in the 60s, and the birds are singing. I'm sending a little your way!!!

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    1. Barbara, congratulations on getting to move close to your family and on your book/blog tour.

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    2. You're moving from Nashville!!!! I'm gobsmacked, but I love that you're going to be closer to family. That's awesome, Barbara!

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    3. I would love that weather and the spring blossoms, Barbara... oh, I'd be all over that! I'm so excited for you, both with your new release and your move. So very wonderful on two fronts!!!

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  21. For me, Writing The Best Book Ever is simply telling me a story that will touch my mind and heart as it gives me pleasure. So, what will give me reading pleasure? A story that will entertain me but also make me think. It may cause me to laugh or it may cause me to cry. It may be light and fluffy or it may touch on serious issues. It may be about a saved person or it may be about a person who is " lost" but I always appreciate a story that includes sinners and forgiveness. After all, we are all sinners! Some of us are just Forgiven Sinners because of a gift called Grace! As I've grown older my reading choices have matured and I now have a thirst for inspirational reading. I choose to read Christian fiction and faith-filled writing and this is one reason that I follow Seekerville so closely. I seek the wholesome stories that you authors choose to write!
    Blessings to all!!

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    1. I love this.

      I can't even tell you how much. As a sinner, I love characters that own their frailties, and can either rise above or sometimes even sacrifice their lives for others. And I agree on the change in tastes, too, which has brought me so much more satisfaction in my writing and my reading. I like to think it's a grown-up choice, not a growing older choice, Connie! Like you, I seek wholesome and good because it's where my head and heart are. And I'm so okay with that!

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  22. Well, Kav took some of what I was going to say and worded it beautifully. *Sigh*

    I love unconventional heroes/heroines and not necessarily because of skin color. Physical issues whether born with or because of accident or disease, those "unbeautiful" (no offense) who wouldn't get picked for a modeling career. I think of Karen Witemeyer's books and she loves unconventional characters & does a beautiful job on them. I think my most favorite of all is the underdog. Those quiet, unassuming heart of gold characters who win you over.

    Spiritual themes; I WANT to find those nuggets of gold in my story. Something I can glean and help strengthen my walk with Christ. I'm with Kav, it's a sad state of affair when so called Christian publishers are shying away from Christian themes. My faith and relationship with God is the most important thing in my life and so are the books I read. I want to hear what God has to speak to me in the pages. A book falls flat without it. I'm the kind of reader that doesn't care if it's strong or as some others may say, preachy. I love it all really. I like it to also be a natural part of the story and characters. I don't want it to sound forced, if that makes sense.


    I absolutely believe my own personal experiences can affect my view of a book. In fact, I just got done reading a book that deals with the heroes past. He used to be a bully in school and terribly tormented his classmates, especially the heroine. Having dealt with that in my own life, it was a hard read for me. And I could see things from the heroine's side, how she felt and hung on to bitterness that affected her today. The beauty of it? Seeing how she allowed God to heal her of that and offer forgiveness to the hero. And how the hero had already allowed the Lord to shape him into a new creation. So it reminded me how God freed me from bitterness. So yes, some stories are harder to read depending on the subject. There are some storylines that I just can't read due to things that happened in my past, too painful to read about. Not that the story isn't good, it just is too much for me. I hope that makes sense.

    I don't know what else to say. I hope you can glean some good from this and get some ideas for your own future stories. There's just so much more I could say, like Kav mentioned and so many other factors. I could literally write an entire book, lol!

    Thanks for letting us Villager voices be heard. :-)

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    1. Oh one other thing. I won't read a book with a character who is actively participating in sin. I'm not talking about past sin that was forgiven by God and placed under the blood of Christ. We all have those! I'm talking about an unrepentant person, someone actively seeking to do something so out of character for a Christian. I understand struggling with sin in our lives, but don't give into it! Temptation isn't the sin only when you give into it.

      Thankfully I haven't read anything by any Christian author yet that has this in it. And I would hope no author would :-)

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