Saturday, October 12, 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: Last Monday Mary Connealy talked about Setting the Scene. The winner of a signed copy of Aiming for Love is Samantha!

Wednesday: Oh, sorry! I was on the farm and forgot to post our two winners for our #ownvoices talk! Winner of Toni Shiloh's "Once Upon a Christmas" is Dalyn! And winner of Belle Calhoune's "Reunited at Christmas" is Lila!

Friday: Carrie hosted our very own 'Kaybee', aka Kathleen D. Bailey to celebrate her debut novel & share some of her journey and what God taught her along the way. The winner of an ebook of Westward Hope and a basket of New England goodies is Jeanne Takenaka!

Monday:  Winnie Griggs is popping in on a special day to discuss Foreshadowing - what it is and how to incorporate it into your work effectively.

Wednesday:  Pam Hillman will be our hostess today.
Friday:  Missy Tippens will be posting about a wonderful, inspiring story she heard recently at a conference! She'll also be talking about how we get our story ideas (with thanks to a blog reader who wrote to the Seekerville email addy with a question). And so you can keep track of all the wonderful and interesting story ideas that strike you, she'll be giving away a dot-journal to one commenter!

Winnie Griggs is excited to announce she has a new release coming November 1st.  

Sawyer Flynn vows to see that the man who murdered his brother pays for his crimes, but becoming the sole caretaker of an orphaned infant sidetracks him from the mission. Sawyer can’t do it all—run his mercantile, care for the baby, and find justice for his brother. He needs help. But not from Emma Jean Gilley.

When her father flees town after killing a man, Emma Jean is left alone to care for her kid brother, but her father’s crime has made her a pariah and no one will give her a job. Learning of Sawyer’s need, Emma Jean makes her case to step in as nanny. 

Sawyer is outraged by Emma Jean’s offer, but he’s also desperate and he reluctantly agrees to a temporary trial. Working together brings understanding, and maybe something more. But just when things heat up between Sawyer and Emma Jean, the specter of her father’s crimes threatens to drive them apart forever.

You can learn more or pre-order HERE


  1. It was so fun to be the guest blogger yesterday, Seekerville has been a huge part of my journey. Looking forward to the topics this week! Jeanne, I will get the e-book and goodies out to you as soon as I get an e-mail and physical address.
    Kathy Bailey

    1. I'm sorry I missed your post. I read it last night. I am so happy for you. I hope your book will eventually be in print.

      I am not able to read e books at the moment. I'm having trouble with my eyesight.

    2. Wilani, good to hear from you.

  2. This year is continuing to be an adventure. The healing of my knee went backwards this month. A CT scan revealed there is a loose wire. The doctor said that the severe pain is not from that. It is extremely painful to walk or stand. He thinks it is scar tissue breaking loose. The therapist warned me this week that I may never be pain free again with that knee. I am determined however that I will get back to where I was before the fall.

    Finally beginning to read again. My writing has had to take a break. The middle of August I learned that the leaders for our Sunday night childrens program were starting a class for 2 and 3 year olds. My niece is teaching for me until she moves to Peru in February. I took a look at the curriculum only to discover it was not written by someone who understands a three year old. I'm basically needing to rewrite the material to put it in words a small child will understand and the right length for their attention span. I am enjoying this project but it means with all the healing going on and dealing with all the doctor and therapy appointments I don't have the time or energy to work on my projects. Yet I am still writing.

    I did come up with a new writing project a week ago from a dream. I wrote about the dream and put it in a new binder along with a temporary title and it will wait until I can get to it.

    I know I have been pretty silent on Seekerville. I have missed checking in and chatting with everyone.

    I'm trusting the Lord to get me through all of this. So glad the Lord is good all the time. I'm also glad that writing is still something I plan to pursue. I long to get back to life as normal and able to work on the various writing projects.

    I hope everyone will have a great weekend.

  3. Did I miss seeing if there were winners for last weekend's giveaway of Ruthy's Christmas book?

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend. It is a busy one for me at my college Homecoming.


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