Saturday, November 2, 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: Erica Vetsch hosted Susan May Warren, who spoke about all the features in her new My Brilliant Writing Planner 2020.

Wednesday: Marilyn Leach joined us with an entertaining tour of England and her cozy mystery, All Hallows Dead.

Friday: Lindsay Harrel discussed What A Mentor Can Do For You. She also gave a glimpse inside Sunrise Publishing. Thanks, Lindsay! The winner of one of Susie May Warren's Deep Haven Novels is Glynis!

Monday:  Mary Connealy will be our hostess today...and surely she will bring cowboys with her...

Wednesday:  Mindy Obenhaus will be here to talk about the facts and fallacies of writing.
Friday: The Art of Writing Conference and The Christy Award Celebration Gala recap from your attending Seekers!

Glynna Kaye's High Country Holiday has been re-released as a 2-in-1! Be looking for it on Walmart shelves this month (also available on-line at Christian Book Distributors!)

Missy Tippens will be speaking THIS WEEK at the Gwinnett County Library--Five Forks Branch on Monday, November 4th at 6:30 pm. If you're anywhere nearby, be sure to come out to support her! More info at


Ruthy, Mary and Margaret Brownley have literally DRAGGED these sweet stories out of publication obscurity and are now putting them out as the anthology they were meant to be. Christmas at Star Inn is a marvelous trilogy set in the beautiful "Star Inn" in the cozy mountain town of Heywood, Oregon... releasing at a great price and on Tuesday! Happy reading, my friends!

Newly released!
Winnie Griggs is excited to announce that SAWYER released on November 1st and is available exclusively on Amazon.

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, the daughter of the vile murderer.
Her father’s crime has made her a pariah and Emma Jean is growing desperate to find a job. Learning of Sawyer’s need, she makes her case to step in as nanny. Out of options, Sawyer finally reluctantly agrees to a temporary trial.
Working together brings understanding, and maybe something more. But just when things heat up between them, the specter of her father’s crimes threatens to drive them apart forever.


By Debby Giusti
She can’t remember who she’s running from.

Is she safe with the Amish?
Someone wants Becca Troyer dead, but who or why is a mystery to her. Seeking refuge at the home of Amish farmer Zeke Hochstetler is her only hope to stay one step ahead of the killer. With every clue she finds about her past leading to more confusion, Becca and Zeke must untangle the truth before her pursuer discovers where she’s been hiding.
Order now at Amazon.

17 Scariest Things About Social Media by Edie Melson at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (new website!)

7 Ways Book Publishing Will Change Over the Coming Years. A great article by Mike Shatzkin of The Idea Logical Company with his thoughts on the future of book sales and marketing. 

Skinny Story? Expand Your Novel Without Adding Fat by Jane Lane at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Lessons Learned From Doing NaNoWriMo by Lisa Jordan at Learn How To Write A Novel

SEO: The Importance of Mechanics by Karen Van Den Heuvel at Thyme For Writers

How To Hook Your Reader In Every Scene by Janice Hardy at Fiction University

Are You Using The Best Pinterest Pin Size For 2019? by Louise Myers at Visual Social Media.

The Do's of Writing People of Color: Start on Easy Mode by Colette Aburime from Writing With Color (shared at the NaNoWriMo blog). This is part 1 of 4.


  1. It was a great week at Seekerville and thanks for the prize! Have a nice weekend, everyone!

  2. I almost forgot to add HER FORGOTTEN AMISH PAST to the WE! The story released on Friday, Nov 1. Happy Book Birthday to all the November LI and LIS stories!

  3. It was a great week and I found Sunrise Publishing of special interest. Was chatting with a NH writer friend yesterday who self-published a children's book and is doing well with it, and we agreed that this is a great time to be a writer if you've got the stomach for it. SO many options. And readers who are willing to cut us some slack and don't care whether or not we're with a big publishing house. God Will Use Us.
    See you Monday With Mary.
    Making it work in New Hampshire


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