A Magical Coming-of-age Story: The Rite of Wands by @MackenzieFlohr #YA #Magic #Adventure #BookDesign #books

We used the concept of an old spellbook for our design inspiration for The Rite of Wands. The wand used on the cover is the actual wand from the book, which the author had designed by the magical people at Magical Alley.

The Rite of Wands by Mackenzie Flohr

Available in trade softcover & eBook March 10, 2017

About the Book:

The Rite of Wands is a ritual, which tests the essence of its aspirant to determine if they are fated to become a witch or warlock. However, even if he or she should succeed in receiving their magical gift, it is not guaranteed. Ten year-old Mierta McKinnon sees something no one should during his Rite of Wands. He is tasked with something that seems impossible to complete. Can he succeed in changing his future or is it already too late?

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New Year. New You. Motivate Me – Week 1 New Year Resolutions with @ShelleyWilson72 #wwwblogs

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New Year. New You.

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Let Shelley Wilson motivate you with resolutions worth sticking to.

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Week One: Motivational Guest Post – How to Review the Last Twelve Months.

After How I Changed My Life in a Year came out, a memoir/self-help book about one woman’s mission to lose weight, get fit, beat her demons, and find happiness…in twelve easy steps, I was asked numerous times how I put together the challenges, and how I decided which tasks to choose. People were fascinated by the journey I took to complete fifty-two challenges over twelve months, but more importantly, they wanted to know how I kept myself motivated to succeed.

We’ve all made a New Year resolution list at some time in our life, haven’t we? I know I wrote one every year for decades. The simple task of jotting down the goals I had for the coming year was something I…

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

Today we talk books, design, and why we love what we do with Shelley Wilson on her blog. Welcome to the blue side!

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Interview_BHCBlue 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…

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

Anything goes with author Sara Daniell…get to know her in this amazing author interview!

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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…

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