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Meet the Team at Blue Harvest Creative (@JustAddBlue) #BookDesign #BHCAuthors

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Blue Harvest Creative is a full-author services company, including website design, graphic design, print and advertising, and social media. But it’s their book designs that I’m featuring on my blog today.

Based in Michigan, U.S.A., Blue Harvest Creative works with independent and best-selling authors from across the globe.  With over 700 book designs, BHC is fast becoming a one-stop shop for authors looking for the best design, and guidance, to enhance their product.

I am delighted to invite two of BHC’s talented design and marketing specialists, Joni and Vern, to my blog to talk about book design and what the future holds for Blue Harvest Creative.

How did you get into book design?

My background is in graphic design, and I’ve designed everything from business cards to billboards. Many moons ago, before the days of eBooks and self-publishing, the industry was very different. When a client asked if I could design a book, a new challenge presented itself. With our love of reading and books, designing them was a natural progression and soon it became a passion. We’ve been working in the publishing industry for over 20 years now and the speed at which things are changing and evolving is exciting. It’s a welcomed challenge keeping up with the new trends, and when you are blessed with doing what you love, it’s a wonderful thing. Continue reading “Meet the Team at Blue Harvest Creative (@JustAddBlue) #BookDesign #BHCAuthors”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Interview – meet Tracy Hewitt Meyer #AwardWinning #YA #Author (@TracyHMeyer)

 

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Today, on the Big Blue Takeover, I’m delighted to introduce award winning, YA contemporary author, Tracy Hewitt Meyer. Over to Tracy…

The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

I grew up in a small town in Almost Heaven West Virginia. I have since traded rural living for city-dwelling, but travel back to visit my family every chance I get.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Drum roll…I wanted to be a writer. I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, but that was not my childhood dream.

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Interview – meet Tracy Hewitt Meyer #AwardWinning #YA #Author (@TracyHMeyer)”

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#MondayMuse Guest Post from author, @JeanBooth – For The Love of My Sister #MondayBlogs

 

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Monday Muse – Inspirational people surround us at every turn.  To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate us on our writing journey I post a Monday Muse dedicated to the women/characters who are our artistic inspiration.

Who is your Muse?

Today, on the Big Blue Takeover I am delighted to welcome Jean Booth, author of Zombie War to talk about her Monday Muse. Over to Jean…

I don’t have any one specific person that is my artistic inspiration. When I wrote Zombie War, my younger sister, Sarah was on my mind. She has an inner strength to her that I don’t think she saw for a long time. She had always been quite unsure of herself, but I could see beneath that uncertainty to the strong, capable woman she’s growing into. I wrote this book, in part, to show her her strength. Continue reading “#MondayMuse Guest Post from author, @JeanBooth – For The Love of My Sister #MondayBlogs”

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#FridayBookShare In Creeps the Night #FlashFiction #Anthology #BHCAuthors @JustAddBlue

 

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I created the Friday Book Share Game to help search for that ideal novel/author.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you enjoyed reading and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene. Continue reading “#FridayBookShare In Creeps the Night #FlashFiction #Anthology #BHCAuthors @JustAddBlue”

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Interview – Meet author, Sara Daniell (@DaniellSara) #ContemporaryFiction

 

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Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Sara Daniell, author of YA contemporary novel, Anything Goes on a Friday Night.

The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

My family and I recently moved from northern Wisconsin back down to the south.  I guess we just missed the southern drawls, sweet tea, and southern hospitality of our little town.  Not to mention we hated the long winters up north.  So, here we are…back in Arkansas.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a teacher.  I have pursued that dream and after many years of college preparing me for the job, I accepted a special education position in middle school.  I never saw myself as a professional writer, although, it was my secret passion.  But, I’m lucky to say that my secret dream of writing and actually sharing it with the world came true.

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “Interview – Meet author, Sara Daniell (@DaniellSara) #ContemporaryFiction”

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Guest Post from author, @LisaShambrook #wwwBlogs 7 Reasons Why You Should Be You…

 

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Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Lisa Shambrook author of the beautiful ‘Hope Within’ series and blogger at The Last Krystallos. Over to Lisa…

To be nobody but yourself - the last krystallos- lisa   shambrook

7 Reasons Why You Should Be You… Continue reading “Guest Post from author, @LisaShambrook #wwwBlogs 7 Reasons Why You Should Be You…”

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#TuesdayBookBlog Interview with author, Patricia Paris (@PatriciaParis1)

 

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Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Patricia Paris, author of contemporary romance series, Glebe Point. Over to Patricia…

The Fun Stuff:

What part of the world do you come from?

I live in the US, in Maryland, but my father was in the Air Force so we moved a lot while I was growing up. I never knew when we’d be packing our bags and moving to another state, or possibly another country. I’m number five of six siblings, so although I never got the chance to keep friends very long, I always had my brothers and sisters to play with, or to annoy.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a lot of things at different points, but the ones I most seriously wanted to be were a nun, a spy, a scientist, a gymnast, of course a writer, and taller. Lol 🙂

List three words to describe yourself. Continue reading “#TuesdayBookBlog Interview with author, Patricia Paris (@PatriciaParis1)”