Bout of Books 19 Grand Prize Winner!

It’s been about a month since Bout of Books 19 ended, so why am I still creating posts about the read-a-thon? The answer’s simple. I have a great time during Bout of Books, but my real fun starts after it’s over. That’s when I get to help the Grand Prize winner create a new look for their blog, social media or grab some bookmarks or business cards. The Grand Prize winner for Bout of Books 19 was

Rachelle J. from Fortified by Books

Since Rachelle decided she wanted bookmarks and she ended up liking the design we came up with so much, it turned into a whole makeover for her blog, twitter and Facebook! I love it when that happens 😉

Here’s a sneak peek at her brand new bookmarks:

 So, what do you think? If you get a chance, stop by some of the places that Rachelle J. hangs out and check out her new look and offer her your congrats.

Rachelle’s @ TwitterRachelle’s Fortified by Books BlogRachelle’s Facebook

The next Bout of Books is in August and it’s the 20th! Be sure to check it out and join in on all the fun and shenanigans. Who knows, you may even be the next Grand Prize Winner!

2016 – 2017 ESVA Chamber Essentials

2016essentialscoverfinal-1The 12th issue of the ESVA Chamber of Commerce’s Essentials magazine is available. This magazine is not only the perfect guide for anyone planning to relocate to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, but for anyone who already lives here or is planning to visit. The articles include everything from small town locations to county regulations and everything in between.

You can get more information and view the complete guide online on the ESVA Chamber’s website or you can call them at 757-787-2460 to get a copy mailed to you.

As with every issue, all the photographs are local and donated by the photographers. If you happen to have any local photos, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to share them with our committee for consideration in future issues.

Bout-of-Books 13 Grand Prize Winner

BoB13-200x200Bout-of-Books 13 may have ended on May 17, but that isn’t the end of the fun for me. Once the Grand Prize winner is announced I get to play. This time around I got to help Emma from Words And Peace create some graphics to dress up her site and her Twitter page.

Emma organizes virtual book tours at France Book Tours. All genres represented, but all books have a connection with France

FranceBookToursButton180x180Emma has been book blogging at Words And Peace for almost 5 years. She reads all kinds of genres, but tends to prefer historical fiction as well as books in translation, especially from the French or the Japanese.

She is also an English-French literary translator, a French online tutor, and an artist, painting exclusively on rocks

Words And Peace is on FacebookTwitter, Google+Goodreads, and Pinterest.

It was a pleasure working with Emma and help her dress up her sites. Be sure to stop by and say Hi! when you get a chance.

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2015-2016 ESVA Chamber Essentials

2015CoverPagesFinalThis year marks the 11th issue of the ESVA Chamber of Commerce’s Essentials magazine. This magazine is not only the perfect guide for anyone planning to relocate to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, but for anyone who already lives here or is planning to visit. The articles include everything from small town locations to county regulations and everything in between.

You can get more information and view the complete guide online on the ESVA Chamber’s website or you can call them at 757-787-2460 to get a copy mailed to you.

Oh… and this year’s edition is extra special for me because I kind of know the little guy on the cover personally… I’ve sneaked him in between the pages for several years now (one of the perks of being the designer) but this is the first year that he’s actually graced the cover. 😉

As with every issue, all the photographs are local and donated by the photographers. If you happen to have any local photos, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to share them with our committee for consideration in future issues.