Saturday, September 12, 2020

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: Happy Labor Day - Seekerville Closed

Wednesday: Ruthy Logan Herne posted about Risk vs Reward in our writing businesses. Winners of copies of Season of Hope are Edwina and Tanya Agler! 

Friday: 9/11 Tribute - Seekerville Closed

Monday:  Missy Tippens will be sharing about a great new writing program she is using! Plottr is a way to "organize your writing quickly and visually." Come hear about Missy's experience while learning to use Plottr.

Wednesday:  Debby Giusti talks about the importance of a Happily Ever After! Join in the chat to have your name entered in a drawing for Debby's October LIS, Amish Christmas Secrets.
Friday: Winnie Griggs will be sharing a Best of the Archives!

Christmas in October
From USA TODAY bestselling author

Amish Christmas Search
Oct 2020
An Amish girl’s disappearance is a mystery…
and the clues lead straight into danger at Christmas.
Convinced her friend didn’t run away as the police
believe, Lizzie Kauffman searches for the truth—but
someone will kill to keep it hidden. Now the Amish
housekeeper and her friend Caleb Zook are on the
run for their lives. And if they want to find their
missing friend, Lizzie and Caleb must figure out
a way to survive the holiday.

Pre-order HERE!

 Love inspired has reissued the first two books in the Texas Grooms series 
by award winning author Winnie Griggs in a 2-in-1 volume.

Handpicked Husband

Regina Nash must marry one of the men her grandfather has chosen for her or lose custody of her nephew. But Reggie knows marriage is not for her, so she must persuade them—and Adam Barr, her grandfather’s envoy—that she’d make a thoroughly unsuitable wife.
Adam is drawn to the free-spirited photographer, but his job was to make sure Regina chose from the men he escorted to Texas—not marry her himself!

The Bride Next Door
Daisy Johnson is ready to settle in Turnabout, Texas, open a restaurant and perhaps find a husband. Of course, she’d envisioned a man who actually likes her, not someone who offers a marriage of convenience to avoid scandal. 
Newspaper reporter Everett Fulton may find himself suddenly married, but his dreams of leaving haven’t changed. What Daisy wants—home, family, tenderness—he can’t provide…

Available for purchase HERE

How to Overcome Discouragement as an Author by Emma Eggleston at Live Write Thrive

Is Writing Work? by Jael McHenry at Writer Unboxed

Can Silence Make You A Better Writer? by Bob Hostetler at Steve Laube

What Your First 50 Pages Reveals by Susan DeFrietas at Jane Friedman

Blog Formatting Tips by Edie Melson at The Write Conversation

How To Write The Perfect Chapter by Lewis at The Novel Smithy


  1. I'm praying for all those affected by the wildfires. How are y'all affected? I hope our readers in those areas will check in and let us know you're okay.

    1. I have a friend whose son and his family moved to Oregon recently. They had to evacuate to Seattle.

    2. I'm sorry to hear this, Sandy. I've been praying for rain.

  2. "My Favorite Quote Ever in a Western Historical Romance"

    Context: for years Louis L'Amour liked to say how some Western writers would show whole towns cowering at the thought of a bunch of cowboys coming into their town and shooting it up. Louis would point out that most of the men in those towns, even humble shopkeepers, were Civil War vets and any cowboys who tried to shot up their town would quickly be killed by the town folks. (Like the Dalton gang who tried to rob two banks at the same time in Coffeyville, Kansas. They were summarily shot dead.)

    Here's the quote from, "The Accidental Guardian," concerning an outlaw gang that planned to rob a whole wagon train headed west.

    "Besides the sheer number of people, many of the men heading west were Civil War veterans and a tough salty lot who were ready, even eager, to aim and fire." *

    I just wish Louis L'Amour was here to read this book! So true, so true!


    *Connealy, Mary. The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts Book #1) (p. 179). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

    1. I think Mary's books are pretty "Louis L'Amour-ish," too, Vince!

  3. Happy weekend, everyone!

    We occasionally see smoke from the western wildfires here in South Dakota, but it all depends on the weather patterns. Praying for folks in the west coast states!


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