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


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”

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



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.

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



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 🙂

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Guest Post – An #Interview with @BarryKnister, #Author of Godsend #Crime



Today, on the Big Blue Takeover, I’m delighted to share AN INTERVIEW WITH BARRY KNISTER, Author of GODSEND.

You’re in the final stages of finishing GODSEND, your third Brenda Contay suspense novel. Can you tell us a little about it?

Sure, and let me start with a disclaimer: GODSEND isn’t a book for readers who think suspense novels have to pit the forces of good and evil against each other.

But GODSEND is a crime novel, right?

Like the first two Brenda novels, it definitely is. But the criminal in this new story and my journalist main character Brenda Contay meet just once. At the beginning. These two characters remain important to each other throughout the story, but they never actually meet again. Continue reading “Guest Post – An #Interview with @BarryKnister, #Author of Godsend #Crime”

Guest Post – Writing and Creativity by author, Rebecka Vigus #WritersLife



Today’s guest on the Big Blue Takeover is, Rebecka Vigus, author of the Macy McVannel mystery series. Over to Rebecka…

Writing and Creativity

Be inspiring, be informative, be creative…all this in one blog? I will do my best. One of the most asked questions when I am at book signings or book talks is, “Where to do you get your ideas?” Life gives me ideas. My books have covered murder, arson, stalking, abuse, and magic.

My take on these subjects is what makes me different. I don’t write blood, gore, horror. I look at these things through the eyes of those trying to stop them. What makes one murder different from another? The way the characters are cast and the way it’s solved. In the end murder means someone died. The best detective, police officer, investigator is the one who can get through all the twists and turns to find out motive. They are always asking why. Continue reading “Guest Post – Writing and Creativity by author, Rebecka Vigus #WritersLife”

#wwwBlogs Guest Post from @jsbailey_author – How to Organise a Successful Book Signing Event



Today, on the Big Blue Takeover I have a guest post from author of Rage’s Echo, J.S.Bailey.

First of all, I’d like to thank Shelley for letting us all invade her blog while she’s away. THANK YOU, SHELLEY! You are most welcome 🙂

My name is J. S. Bailey, purveyor of suspenseful tales about ghosts, demons, and socially-awkward psychics, and I’m here today to talk about book signings.

I have been published for five years, and in my personal experience, it is much easier to sell books when people see physical copies in person than when people see links to Amazon online. It has been my mission to get my books in front of as many people as possible by having as many book signings as possible—usually 3 or 4 per month. Continue reading “#wwwBlogs Guest Post from @jsbailey_author – How to Organise a Successful Book Signing Event”

#TuesdayBookBlog Author Interview – W.Franklin Lattimore (@ImpactWriter) #SpiritualSuspense



Today, on the Big Blue Takeover, I am delighted to be joined by suspense fiction author W. Franklin Lattimore, as he chats about his superpower, Nathan Fillion, and his current suspense series, The Otherealm Saga, available in paperback and eBook from Amazon.

Frank Lattimore

The Fun Stuff:

From where do you hail?

I grew up in NE Ohio, in the city of Twinsburg, a pretty doggone great place to be raised. Now I growing up in the Columbus, Ohio area.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I thought it would be pretty cool to drive a big semi-truck all over the place. Sometimes I still think that. Right at this moment, in fact.

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