Saturday, February 9, 2019

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

Monday: Mary Connealy was here talking about creating characters. The winner of her soon-to-be released novel The Unexpected Champion is CJ Lorenz. 
Mary is giving a surprise bonus copy to Library Lady

Wednesday: Mindy Obenhaus shared some advice for both readers and writers in Writing What You Don't Know. The winner of her upcoming release, Her Colorado Cowboy, is Faye Wilson Walton.

Friday: Carla Laureano shared with us the life lessons she learned from baking! The winner of a copy of Carla's Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe is Sandy Smith!

Monday:  Missy Tippens will be sharing some new-to-her productivity tips (as well as some tried and true ones). She'll also be announcing a new novella release! Don't miss it!

Wednesday:  Ruth Logan Herne finds Joy in History and shares it with writers!!
Thursday and Friday: Happy Valentine's Day from Seekerville! We'll be sharing favorite Valentine's Day memories.

***SOFTCOVER SALE - just $5.00!***

Book 3, The Crossing at Cypress Creek, coming in June!

Also, orders of $35 or more receive free shipping, so check out all the Tyndale softcover romance fiction for just $5.00 here:

Coming in March

City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons' supposedly lost grandson. But now that he's out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She's not like any woman he's ever met--comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun.

When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don't have, both realize they've stumbled into something dangerous and complicated. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape.

When they emerge back into the real world, they are confronted with a kidnapper who just won't stop. They must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, even as this city man and country woman fight a very inconvenient attraction to each other.


Chance to win a signed copy of The Accidental Guardian on Novelists Unwind. 

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Calling any of you willing to share a short romantic moment! We're going to be putting together a Valentine's Day post (will be posted the 14th and 15th). We'd love to hear a brief (one paragraph) about your favorite real life romantic or Valentine's Day memory! It can also be a memory that's not romantic--about family or friends. Click on the "Contact" tab above and send through the Seekerville email addy. We'll take the first 10 or so that we receive. Please send by Tuesday. Thanks for taking part!

Join JustRead Publicity Tours to celebrate Melanie Dickerson's latest retelling release come February 12th! The Warrior Maiden is a fresh re-imagining of the classic Mulan tale.

By Debby Giusti
Hiding in Plain Sight
The second thrilling Amish Witness Protection novel

After Julia Bradford’s son witnesses a gang shooting, hiding in witness protection on Abraham King’s Amish farm is the only hope the Englischer and her children have. Even as danger closes in, Julia is drawn to the community’s peaceful ways—and the ex-cop turned Amish protector. But when their location is discovered, can Abraham protect her family…and possibly have a future by her side?

 Pre-order HERE!

released in digital form on Friday and 
the print version will be available on Feb 5. 
Walmart should have copies on that day as well!

Check out The Suspense Zone
Featuring an interview with 
Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author 
Debby Giusti
Goes live Feb 4, 2019 and runs throughout the month. 
Enter the Suspense Zone Contest to win a copy of

Be sure to read the February issue of
for a great interview with Debby Giusti!

Attention writers: Erica Vetsch needs your help! Would you take a moment or two to complete a survey she's taking about the Care and Feeding of Critique Groups? It's for a class she's teaching this spring. Thank you, and feel free to share the link with your writing friends! 

And just in time for Valentine's Day, Jan Drexler's new release is available now!

When Bethany Zook’s childhood friend returns to Indiana Amish country a widower, with an adorable little girl in tow, she’s willing to aid him in any way. But there’s just one thing Andrew Yoder needs—a mother for little Mari. And he seems convinced Bethany is the answer, just as she’s sure any union between them would be one strictly of convenience…

Andrew thought Bethany had married another. Now, determined to keep Mari despite his mother-in-law’s interference, he offers Bethany marriage in name only. But she’s quickly becoming more than a housekeeper and a mamm. Can he leave the past behind to claim a family of the heart?

Join Annie & Carrie on JustRead Publicity Tour's 1 Year Anniversary Celebration on Facebook come Valentine's Day from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST! Click on the image to take you to the Facebook event page!

Open to writers of all genres and levels, the Oregon Christian Writers’ winter conference is Saturday, February 23, from 8:30–4:30 at Chemeketa Community College (Bldg 6), 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, Oregon. Award-winning novelist and internationally-known forensic artist Carrie Stuart Parks will keynote on the theme “Grow and Become a Better Writer” Afternoon workshops cover writing craft and related topics including author platform, critique group membership, writing creative nonfiction, and audiobooks. To view the day’s schedule and register, visit:

Harlequin Contest Announcement from the New York Post. "Become the Next Great Romance Writer by Entering This Contest" by Mackenzie Dawson.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Writers by Karen Van Den Heuvel at Thyme For Writers

The Connection Between Character Emotion and Reader Empathy by Becca Puglisi at Live Write Thrive

What Does Your Hero Want? A 6 part series by Michael Hauge at Story Mastery.


  1. Morning everyone! I'm pouring my first cup of coffee and reading all the fun announcements in the WE. Congrats to the winners! Congrats, Annie and Carrie, on your year anniversary!!!

    Happy Weekend!

  2. Good morning, Seekerville! Congratulations to all of the winners AND JustRead Publicity Tours. Let's celebrate. I brought some fresh-made biscuits, sausage, bacon and an assortment of jams and jellies. Dig in.

  3. Happy Weekend. Excited to see I won Carla's book. Congrats to Anne and Carrie for the JustRead Publicity Tours anniversary. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have an entirely free Saturday for the first time in a long time. Hubby and I probably going out to eat for early Valentine's Day celebration. Need to clean house, too. Might even get to some writing.

    1. Sandy, it's a good idea to beat the V-Day crowds!

  4. Joy to the World!

    Football Season Starts Again
    Tonight on CBS!

    The NFL supports a "Novella Season"
    (10 Weeks Only) To fill the gap until the 2019/20 Season Returns!

    It's True! It's not a rival league! It's intended to keeps the fans happy. Eighty million of football fans don't watch other sports on tv but wait until the next football season to tune back in to tv. Why tempt them to get interested in rival sports?

    This is why more and more publishers are asking their best selling authors to write novellas between novels.

    Don't think of it as football. Think of it as novella writing time!

    Wow! A New Football Season & Missy's New Novella Announcement both on the same day!

    Physical proxy: Happy Dancing!

    1. Vince, you had me confused! I just got the remote back for the next 6 months (hubby gets it during football season). LOL Thankfully, he's not tempted by the new novella season! :)

      And YES! I look forward to announcing mine on Monday. :)

    2. Wow!
      Missy: your husband has a real good deal. We have two remotes so you better not leave the room for any reason! Bad news, too. The only games on broadcast tv were yesterday! No cable, no football! I guess I'll just have to read novellas. I really like novellas the best. You get more HEAs per page that way!

  5. Did You Notice?

    The models on the cover of Mary's New Book, "The Unexpected Champion," are Giving it Two Thumbs Up!

    (This is like inside baseball -- I was a sudio photographer for a few years and know these things -- but I just thought you all would like to be in on the secret!)

    BTW: Models are not supposed to do this so they must really like the book. :)

  6. Happy Saturday, everyone!

    We're snowy and cold here in the Black Hills, but the sun is shining. That makes anything bearable!

    Congrats to the winners, to the new releases, and to Just Reads! Happy Anniversary, Carrie, Annie, and Beth!!!

    1. Stay warm, Jan! We got spoiled last week with temps in the 70's. Today is only the 50's but it's mostly sunny. That really does make a difference!

    2. "Only the 50's"!!!! That's summer weather for us! ;-)

  7. Happy weekend everyone! Congrats to the winners!

  8. Congratulations to JustRead!! Wow, the year has flown!

  9. It sure is quiet around here!

    Has everyone gone to the Berkshires this weekend?

    Seen any good stand-ups?


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