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Erica Vetsch visited Seekerville on Monday talking about "Writing in the Weeds: What to do When Your Next Contract Doesn't Come." Winner of Sagebrush Knights is Connie Queen.
Tuesday, Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson reminded us of the importance of celebrating small victories in her post "Celebrate every writing milestone!" The winner of her latest release, Whisper Goodbye (Till We Meet Again, book 2) is Anna Weaver (who just got married! Congratulations!).
You can’t judge a book by its cover … or can you? We joined Julie Lessman on Wednesday as she took a fun trip down her own cover memory lane, giving you a glimpse into the process of creating the perfect cover for a notorious CDQ (caffeinated drama queen) with her post, "You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover..or Can You?" Winner of giveaway of your choice of Julie’s books is Lori (A Scrap Mom's Musings).
Ruth Logan Herne talked about "Real Life Research: Staying Open to Possibilities," on Thursday,and how every annoying aspect of life can be turned into a tax deductible learning experience! Winners of her newest 4-Star Love Inspired (soon to be released!!!) book Loving the Lawman are Helen, Suzy, Jackie, LeAnne Bristow, Heidi Robbins, Vicki Marney, Paula Mowery, Jeri Hoag, Becky, and Jackie Smith.
"A Trekkie's Take on the Trek to Publication," by author and Star Trek fan Sharon Srock was shared on Friday, with a cosmic perspective on writing principals that just might help you “go boldly” into a writing career. Winner of The Women of Valley View: Pam, is Jeanne T.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Love Inspired author Missy Tippens brings you "Backstory: Where to Draw the Line." Ever wonder what backstory is? Trying to figure out how much to include? Join us on Monday! Missy will be giving away a critique of one winner's first five pages with backstory in mind.
Tuesday: What do dragons, time machines, and God have in common? You might be surprised. Dawn Ford will be in Seekerville on Wednesday talking about Speculative Fiction. Commenters will get their name in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.
Wednesday: Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti hosts humorous mystery writer Larissa Reinhart who will blog about cozy mysteries and give away one of her award-winning books. Stop by to learn more about the cozy genre.
Thursday: Cheryl St.John will be here today to talk about how to keep your story moving forward--Everything that happens in your story, every piece of information learned, every obstacle faced, every conversation, should propel the story toward the conclusion. Cheryl will give away one Kindle copy of any book of her books the winner selects.
Friday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe is your heroine today, with her post "Five Things I Learned About Writing From Jack Reacher." Of course there's an amazing giveaway.
Be sure to share your own sightings and news in the comments and on our Facebook page.
Mary Connealy is on the February ECPA Bestseller list TWICE with A Match Made in Texas and Alaska Brides. It is not lost on Mary that these books are listed under other author's names. Still, YAY!
AND Mary Connealy fulfills her life long dream of being on Wikipedia! Mary also confirms her life long dreams are modest.
You heard it here first! According to Tyndale's April Fiction First e-Newsletter, Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman is a BEST SELLER! Also, don't forget to enter Pam's Kindle giveaway at www.pamhillman.com Lots of chances to win, including liking Seekerville on Facebook and following Seekerville on Twitter!
Monday, April 14, visit Shannon Vannatter's blog and meet Mary McClarney, the heroine of Whisper Goodbye, Myra Johnson's latest release from Abingdon Press. In this character interview, you'll get a peek into Mary's romantic dreams and find out just what she sees in the mercurial but oh-so-handsome Gilbert Ballard.
Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, Myra will share more about her recent books, including Whisper Goodbye and Pearl of Great Price, and the writing life in general on the Novel PASTimes blog.
Be sure and look for Sandra Leesmith's blog tour for Love's Promises, starting April 21 at Seasons of Humility. Check the Season's of Humility site for the tour schedule.
Sandra Leesmith enjoyed Desert Dreams conference at Tempe Mission Palms. The best part was connecting with other authors.
|Sandra Leesmith & Pam Tracy|
|Seeker friend, Barbara White Dialle with Alison Delaine|
|Marion Ekhom & Connie Flynn|
|Roz Denny Fox signs her Heartwarming books.|
Random News & Information
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Dear Soon To Be Published Author (Writer Unboxed)
The Complete Guide to Query Letters That Get Manuscript Requests (Jane Friedman)
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now (Mashable)
London Book Fair 2014: Howey Champions DIY Publishing (Publishers Weekly)
Synopsis Writing (Writers Digest)
The 5 Qualities You Need To Successfully Self-Publish Your Book (The Future of Ink)
Amazon Pays Its Staff Up To $5,000 If They Quit — No Strings Attached (Passive Voice)
15 Ways To Improve KDP – Progress Report (Let's Get Visible)
At Harlequin UK, Joanne Grant has been promoted to senior executive editor. In addition, Pippa Roscoe moves up to associate editor and Laurie Johnson has been promoted to assistant editor.-Publisher's Lunch
Pelican Book Group is launching a new line of Christian New Adult romances. The line, to be called Pelican Pure Amore, is open for a limited time to unagented authors, who may submit their work via an online submission form. Editors are looking for sweet romances featuring characters ages 21 and 33. Characters must never have been married before, and at least one of them must be a virgin.”The hero and heroine will exhibit traditional Christian values but also should be three-dimensional and therefore exhibit flaws as well as virtues.” Manuscripts should be 40,000 to 45,000 words. Find their detailed writer’s guidelines here.-Cindi Myers Market News.
Seekerville is JAZZED about our Night Classes:
May is Jill Elizabeth Nelson & June is Cheryl St. John! Sign up before they fill up. Our April class if full and overflowing.
That's it! Have a great weekend.