Monday, September 23, 2013

FollowFest!



Host: The lovely and talented Melissa Maygrove!
 
Purpose: A platform building opportunity for writers of all kinds. 

(Think, ‘cyber meet-and-greet with social media links for business cards.’)

When: September 23rd thru 27th.

How: Create a blog post using the guide provided and sign up on the Linky list for the day you plan to post. If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late

During the week of the fest, visit other blogs and connect with as many writers as you wish. Enter to win prizes, too!

Name: Carrie Butler

Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction

What categories/genres do you write? 
  • New Adult paranormal romance (published work)
  • Young Adult contemporary romance (WIP)
  • New Adult fantasy (WIP)
Are you published? Yep! Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) was first published by Sapphire Star Publishing in March of 2013, but then I reacquired my rights and independently re-released it in August of 2013.

Do you do anything in addition to writing? As a matter of fact, I do! Please see: Forward Authority | Design Services

I do e-book covers; paperback jackets; text-centric book trailers; banners for blogs, websites, or promotion; buttons for blogs, websites, or promotion; Facebook cover photos; Twitter backgrounds; 3D book renders; desktop wallpaper; book quote/sale graphics for Facebook; book quote/sale graphics for Pinterest, basic animated GIFs for advertisement; postcards/signing cards; bookmarks; other swag; i.e. buttons, magnets, and stickers; business/promo cards; event flyers; career overview sheets; print banners and posters; bookplates/signing labels; basic brand logos; complex brand logos; branded press packs for websites and blogs; and commissioned art. Whew!


Where can people connect with you?

Other Information: I participate in #NALitChat every Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. EDT/EST.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

92 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll check, but I think we are connected in all areas. Except Facebook, but I'm not on it.

JeffO said...

Nice to meet you, Carrie Butler!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You have loads of links Carrie. Will check them out.

M.L. Swift said...

Hey Carrie,

Nice Follow Fest button you made for Melissa. Also, I now have you on my FB and Twitter lists. You were already G+.

M.L. Swift, Writer

Melissa said...

I stalk you already. :P
Thanks for participating! :D

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hahahaha! Think, ‘cyber meet-and-greet with social media links for business cards. Love it!

Meredith said...

Wow, you're on so many social media platforms! I'm impressed. :)

Juliana Haygert said...

I have the impression that I already know you. *grins*

Great blog fest. My post goes up tomorrow!

Crystal Collier said...

Carrie, I love your style. Have I told you that before?

Natasha Hanova said...

Hi Carrie! I think I'm as connected as I can get with you online. :-)

Angela Brown said...

Well, I know I'm hooked in on your blog and loved visiting your website :-)

Carrie Butler said...

Makes sense! Ninjas are adept at following people. :)

Melanie Schulz said...

Nice to meet you!

Carrie Butler said...

Haha! Nice to meet you, too, Jeff. ;)

Actually, now that I think of it, I think we've known each other over two years. Crazy, huh?

Carrie Butler said...

I'm everywhere! Thanks, Sheena-kay. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hey M.L.,

Thank you! I appreciate the kind words. :)

Carrie Butler said...

You most certainly do... :P

Thanks for hosting!

Carrie Butler said...

It's a lot of fun! If you haven't already, you should join in. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Meredith! :)

Liz Blocker said...

Well, hello, and nice to "meet" you! Thanks for the great Follow Fest button. I'll check out your blog for sure :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Finally! A list of all the places I can avoid--er, I mean FOLLOW Carrie Butler! :P I'm with Alex, I think I'm already cyber-attached to your hip in all of those places. :)

Cool blogfest Melissa!

Stephen Tremp said...

I wish I knew about this Blogfest earlier. Just checked and we are connected on all relevant social networking sites.

Nancy Thompson said...

Good Lord, how on earth do you keep up with all your social media outlets? I'm tired just reading that list!

Christine M. Irvin said...

Wow, you have a lot of social media links! I didn't realize how many I actually had until I started listing them all on my blog. I have trouble keeping up with all mine; how do you manage all of yours/

Milo James Fowler said...

Good luck with your new venture! I'm following you now on Twitter, FB, and Goodreads.

Quanie Miller said...

Hi Carrie, great meeting you through Follow Fest today! I've gone and stalked--I mean followed you--online:) Also, the world must be getting smaller and smaller because I know that I've seen your book cover several times. I recognized it instantly. And I agree with others; you have a lot of social media profiles! I guess I have some catching up to do...

Loni Townsend said...

I've seen your name around. Good to finally meet you!

Carrie Butler said...

Yes, it's like we've met somewhere. Maybe an alley... *grins*

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Crystal! I happen to love your style, too. I ogle your blog every time I'm over there. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thank you, Natasha. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Angela! I appreciate that. :D

Sherry Ellis said...

I didn't know you did all that! You're quite talented!

Carrie Butler said...

Nice to meet you, too! :)

Carrie Butler said...

It's not too late to join! Just head over to Melissa's blog. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Har, har, har... :P

Carrie Butler said...

It's nice to "meet" you, too, Liz! Thanks for stopping by. :D

Carrie Butler said...

ADD + insomnia. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

I prioritize. Facebook and Twitter have the highest level of engagement, so they get the most attention. My blogs are on schedules, so I try to plan posts ahead of time. And the others are rotated as needed. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Milo! I appreciate that. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This is a great idea for a blogfest. Sorry I missed it!

I already knew about your awesomeness, Carrie, but it was fun reading about it again. :D

Raquel Byrnes said...

Well this is cool! I stumbled on you from Jessie Humphries site...the follow fest sounds fun. :)
Edge of Your Seat Romance

megancashmanbooks said...

Hi Carrie!

I think its so awesome how you've developed your own design business. I wish you all the best with it, and it sounds like fun to be your own boss and do what you love!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Quanie! It's great to meet you, too. :)

I love that you recognized my book cover! That makes me so happy. I'm off to stalk--er, follow--you now!

Carrie Butler said...

It's good to finally meet you, too, Loni! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Sherry! :D

Carrie Butler said...

It's not too late, Stina! Head on over to Melissa's blog. :D And thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, Jessie is so fun! I love her. :) Nice to meet you, Raquel!

Carrie Butler said...

Hey Megan!

Thank you, my friend! The hardest part about it is that I'm an evil boss. I never let myself take breaks! LOL

Elise Fallson said...

Nice to meet you Carrie! (;

joss said...

It's really nice to meet you Carrie :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome learning more about you and what you write Glad you write some fantasy like me..

Tara Tyler said...

what an awesome fest! and you have so much to offer!

Chemist Ken said...

I've subscribed to your feed (email) and should now be following you on Twitter. I'll be interested in seeing how you handle having multiple Facebook pages, although I'll have to wait until I get home from work before I can view them.

Sara Fowler said...

Congratulations on publishing "Strength." Very inspiring to see all the ways you are available to connect with online. Looking forward to following and learning more as I delve into developing a web presence.

Carrie Butler said...

Haha! You too, Elise. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

You too, Joss! :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Your work precedes you, Carrie. I've seen Strength around for a while now. Nice cover.

Romelle Broas said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Carrie! Nice job on the Follow Fest Logo!

Misha Gericke said...

Pretty much following you everywhere already. :-)

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm seeing this all over the blogosphere. Awesome.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natalie! The fantasy WIP has been consuming my thoughts, lately. My PNR series may get a little derailed... LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tara! :D

Angela Ackerman said...

This is the first I've heard of this--great idea!

Julie Flanders said...

I think we're connected everywhere - following your Forward Authority sites now. Good luck with the business! :)

Vicki Orians said...

I already follow you, but I thought I'd stop by and say hi. :)

Guinevere & Libertad Tomas said...

Been seeing you a lot lately floating around in the blogger world :) glad we could finally connect!

Carol Kilgore said...

Clicked on everyplace I wasn't following you already. I love Follow Fest.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Carrie, Strength is next in my pile of books to read. Can't wait!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Ken! I try my best. :)

randi lee said...

Hi there! New fan and follower from Follow Fest. Nice to meet you, and nice to learn some things about you!!

Skye Callahan said...

Hi Carrie! Nice to meet you. It seems that you keep very busy. :)
~Skye

Jennifer J. Chow said...

Good to meet you, Carrie! I love the typewriter image at the top of the page. Just curious: what made you reacquire your rights to Strength?

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Sara! I appreciate that. :) I'll be over to follow you, too!

Carrie Butler said...

I'm so glad to hear that, J.L.! Thank you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Romelle! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! Thanks, Misha. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Awesome, indeed. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Melissa did a great job with it! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Awesome! Thank you, Julie. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Vicki! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! Thanks, Guinevere. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Carol! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! I hope you enjoy it, Cathrina. :D

Carrie Butler said...

A pleasure to meet you, Randi! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Nice to meet you, too, Skye! I do, but I enjoy it. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jennifer! It's nice to meet you, too. :) Basically, my publisher closed to submissions, and I had a partially-published series. I figured it was best to start over--or at least, try.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Boy, you're into so much! I've found other ways to follow you than I did before. It's nice to learn more about you in this follow fest. Writer’s Mark

Judith Victoria Douglas said...

IT's been great reviewing your post and meeting you.

Carrie Butler said...

That's great, Nancy! Thank you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

It's nice to meet you, too, Judith! :)

Trisha F said...

Nice genre choices :) I'm up for all of those! Was nuts about fantasy all through high school & beyond, but thankfully I've expanded my tastes so I like all sorts of books now. Both reading and writing them. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you! :)