Saturday, September 22, 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:  Jan Drexler walked us through the creation of her new series on Monday. The winner of the first title in that series, "The Sound of Distant Thunder," is Connie Porter Saunders!!! Congratulations, Connie!

Wednesday: Melanie Dickerson walked us through her plotting genius - a combination of many plotting techniques taught by some of the best in romantic fiction. The winner of an eCopy of her latest release Magnolia Summer, is Lee-Ann B.

Friday: Winnie Griggs offered a detailed discussion on the various functions  Secondary Characters can perform in your story using the movie Pirates of the Caribbean as her starting point.



Monday:  Erica Vetsch is our blogger today!

Wednesday:  Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author, Debby Giusti will share pictures and information about her recent trip to Ireland with emphasis on "International Travel Tips for Writers." Foreign research is best done in person. Find out what Debby has learned from her many trips to foreign destinations. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing!
  
Friday: Pam Hillman is our blogger today!








 WE HAVE A CHRISTY AWARD FINALIST!

We are thrilled to announce that Ruth Logan Herne's February 2018 book "Her Secret Daughter" has been nominated as a Christy Award finalist in the "Short Form" category encompassing novels under 60,000 words, Senior Editor Melissa Endlich, Love Inspired Books, editor. Winners will be named at a gala dinner and awards ceremony held at Lipscomb University in Nashville on November 7th, 2018. Congratulations, Ruthy!






Jan's newest book is available now! Look for it at your favorite bookstore or online retailer!


The fourth and final book in
Debby Giusti's Amish Protectors series,
AMISH CHRISTMAS SECRETS
will release October 1 and can be
pre-ordered here.


Debby will host a book signing at
Books-A-Million, Peachtree City, GA,
on Thursday, OCT 11.
Proceeds will benefit The Alzheimer's Association.


Magnolia Summer by Melanie Dickerson is now available for sale! We're celebrating with a social media takeover with JustRead Publicity Tours, starting Thursday, September 27, 2018! Come on by (http://justreadtours.com) and enter the giveaway to win a copy plus an of Mel's previous released titles!



Woman's World Gets a New Editor but Keeps its Sharp Focus by Tony Silber, Forbes

Self-Doubt Is Not Good by Julie Duffy at Writer UnBoxed.

What's Stronger Than Your Character's Fear? Their Unmet Need by Angela Ackerman at Writers In The Storm

R&R: Rants and Raves - Confusing Clauses by Amanda Cabot at An Indie Adventure

Deconstructing Best Sellers in Your Niche Genre by C.S Lakin at Live Write Thrive

The Importance Of Creative Process: 5 Key Conditions To Help You Thrive by Joanna Penn at the Creative Penn

Train Your Eye For Better Writing: 3 Writing Techniques Adapted From The Visual Arts by Tess Callahan at Writers Digest


Some photos from ACFW that Mary sent!






33 comments:

  1. Happy Weekend everyone. Hope it is a good one for all. It will be busy for me. Going to my college homecoming and then working at the bookstore the rest of the weekend.

    I tried the link for the Woman's World article and it didn't work.

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    1. Fixed it, Sandy! Something went wrong inside, but a little morning surgery and all is well! Thank you for the heads up, my friend!

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    2. Thanks, Ruthy! Read the article.

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  2. Congratulations to the winners and CONGRATS, Ruthy! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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  3. Pumpkin-mania is alive and well in WNY so I'll be baking and working the pumpkin stand this weekend... wishing everyone the very best weekend with beautiful fall weather and praying for those affected by Florence... what a devastating amount of water that is... I cannot even imagine the scope of work involved in this clean up, so much like Harvey last year.

    Let the floodwaters recede... and the work of Christ on Earth proceed through our eyes and hands and feet.

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  4. So much to take in today! Congrats to all those with new releases--and to RUTHY for her Christy finalist recognition!

    Can hardly wait to hear about the trip to Ireland, Debby! I've been to England, Scotland, and Wales, but haven't yet gotten to the Emerald Isle!

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  5. Thanks for a great WE and for all of the links that have been shared. Congratulations to Lee Ann and I am thrilled to win Jan's book.Congratulations also to Ruthy for her nomination. I wish everyone a great weekend!

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    1. Congratulations, Connie! I hope you enjoy the book!

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    2. Connie, thank you! I'm so excited!!!! :)

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  6. I also want to congratulate Ruthy on the Christy nomination. So exciting.

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    1. Sandy, it is exciting... and I am so honored and humbled. But you know what? It's readers like you that help books get noticed that share books and thoughts and that make the effort to talk about books. You guys mean the world to us. I mean that sincerely.

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  7. Happy weekend, everyone! And congratulations to the winners!

    And I'm still happy dancing to celebrate Ruthy's final in the Christy's!!!

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    1. Oh my gosh, me too! We'll happy dance together on different sides of the country!!! Thank you, dear friend!

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  8. congratulations, Ruthie on your Christy award finalist

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    1. I forgot to mention that I am planning to watch the Gala from the ACfW tonight

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    2. Wilani, did you see that Tina won the Mentor of the Year award? Truly deserved! And huge thanks for your congratulations on the Christy, I keep going back to the list to see if they realized their mistake and YANKED MY NAME!!! ;)

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    3. So thrilled about your Christy final, Ruthy!!! Hope to start reading your book soon. It's at the top of my TBR stack!

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  9. Congratulations to the winners! Happy Weekend!

    Best wishes for our Christy Award finalist!

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    1. Thank you, Caryl!!! Baking cookies for farmstand right now, I have my farm lady hat firmly in place... with dancing feet!!! :)

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  10. Congrats to the winners! Special congratulations to Ruthy! So excited and proud for you!

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  11. I have a question about the badges at the conference. What is underneath. Some are longer than others.

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    1. Wilani, they're ribbons that say things like published author, speaker, first sale, first timer, contest finalist, things like that.

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  12. I've added some photos from the ACFW conference!!

    Also, HUGE CONGRATS to Tina Radcliffe, Mentor of the Year!

    And Kathy Bailey won the Genesis!

    I'll try to add more updates as I can. I'm watching the live stream.

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    1. Oh, I just saw that about Kathy Bailey (Kaybee) on facebook!!!! I'm so excited for her. And I mentioned Tina above, too, that's such an honor!

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  13. Congrats Kathy Bailey on the Genesis Win. I squealed and cheered you on from my living room.

    Congratulations Tina. on winning Mentor of the year.

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  14. Congrats Ruth! I read your Christy award winning book and enjoyed it! And Tina - so happy for you! I'm so blessed to have taken your course this past summer. You deserve the accolade! (Lee-Ann B)

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    1. Lee-Ann, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the book... so appreciated!

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  15. Congratulations, Kathy, on winning the Genesis. That is so exciting!
    Congratulations also to Tina for winning Mentor of the Year. I can't think of anyone who would deserve it more.

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  16. Love the pictures from ACFW!!!

    Congrats to Tina and KB!!! So proud of both ladies!

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  17. Loved seeing some Seekers (and former Seekers!) at ACFW!
    SO excited about Tina R. winning Mentor of the Year---so well-deserved!
    Congrats to Kaybee on her Genesis!
    And Ruthy's Christy Finalist award is WONDERFUL!!
    Hugs, Patti Jo

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