Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Fun in Seekerville

Take a glimpse at the wonderful month ahead in Seekerville. You'll enjoy posts by the regulars - The Seekers, of course - and also all our terrific guests! Check it out. There's nothing better than food, friendship and fun over the'll find them all in Seekerville!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you all my friends and family for being a part of my life. God places each person in everyone's life for a purpose, so it's no accident our paths have crossed. I am so thankful for the blessings I've enjoyed, I could go on forever in listing them.
But I'll only state the top five : )
Thank you, Lord for the blessing of my husband. Gary is a Godly man who makes this journey through life fun and exciting.
Thank you, Lord for my children. You have instilled in Kara a strong sense of right and wrong - and as always, it is up to her to determine which path to chose. She is a unique blend of ornery, sweet and mischievious, and life is never boring with her around. In Bud, you've infused a deep understanding of watch and wait. His desire to learn and then put that knowledge into action is a wonder to behold.
Thank you, Lord for the loving home you've carved out for us in the heart of Colorado. The memories created and those still to come are and will be cherished forever.
Thank you, Lord for the freedom our country has fought to attain and continues to protect with brave men and women in our armed forces. Bless their labors and protect them as you provide constant comfort and peace for the families who love and miss them.
And most of all, thank you, Lord for Your love for us. May we always strive to spread your holy Word throughout the world.
Bless all the authors and their stories - may our words spread Your Word.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Make Cover Art Work For You

Vince Mooney shares his years of marketing expertise in an insightful and provoking way. His examples shine light on issues authors face not only in cover art, but promoting their work.

 "Why Cover Art and Advertising Headlines Have The Same Missions" 
*The Three Missions of Headlines and Book Cover Art
* Finding Out Who Your Best Prospects Are
* Important Advertising Misconceptions Indie Publishers Need to Know
*The Importance of ‘Promise’ & ‘Benefits” in Cover Art
*Examples of Cover Art: the Hows and Whys of Doing it Right
Have questions on Cover Art? Get answers from the expert.
My Story, My Way
Join Vince at My Story, My Way today and find out how to make your book cover one of your most useful promotions.
Indie authors, take advantage of this opportunity to make your books stand out in a crowded market!
Vince Mooney has taught Philosophy, Advertising, Property Management, and many real estate subjects at the University, Community College, and Technical School level. Trained as a philosopher and history teacher, he has worked mostly in advertising, marketing, and real estate, and is currently writing a non-fiction book on the Romance genre.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Just a little romance

Join me in Seekerville today where my special guest, Melanie Dickerson, helps us understand the romance behind the romance. She'll be giving away 3 copies of winners' choice of her books.

Sophie has long wished to get away from her stepmother’s jealous anger, and begins planning her escape. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother. This could be her chance at freedom and happiness—but can she trust him?
Gabe defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: he is having feelings for the orphan girl, his brother’s betrothed. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he vows he will keep her safe, no matter what.

The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson
Available December 2012 from Zondervan

Melanie Dickerson is a two-time Christy Award finalist, and her second YA novel, The Merchant’s Daughter, recently won the ACFW Carol Award. She is a graduate of The University Alabama and has taught special education at nearly every grade level, elementary to high school, and taught conversational English to college professors in Ukraine. She now lives near Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband and two daughters. Please visit her on her website, and friend her on facebook, and “Like” her facebook author page, Follow her on Twitter as melanieauthor and she promises to follow you back!