March 29, 2017

About Blue Cottage Agency

Welcome to the Blue Cottage Agency Established in 2009, our agency promotes and represents writers, books and the literary arts as a whole. We provide publicity and marketing services to literary artists, publishers and literary arts organizations.  Blue Cottage Agency provides consultations for pre-published and published writers, publicity services and packages that fit within your budget. Our personalized  approach, guided assistance, creative strategies and brand development have proven results. We provide nationally recognized presentations, workshops and classes to literary organizations, festivals and publishers. Contact us today to find out how we can help you on your journey to publishing success.

 

 
Krista Rolfzen Soukup

Krista Rolfzen Soukup

Blue Cottage Agency was founded by Krista Rolfzen Soukup in 2009.  Krista is a literary publicist and book marketing consultant. Her passion for helping writers and authors in all aspects of successfully promoting their work flows through the expert guidance she provides. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing and has over 20 years of experience in sales, promotions and marketing. Speaking and workshop credits include Tucson Festival of Books, Lake Region Writers Alliance, Western Writers of America, Wisconsin and Chicago Writers Associations, Speaking of Books Series, Crossing Arts Alliance Literary Series, Behind the Bricks Project, Elements of Creative Writing Series, Poetry on the Wall and various publishing and editing round tables. Krista is an instructor at Profitable Authors Institute and is a member of The Western Writers of AmericaWomen Writing the West, The Loft Literary Center, The Crossing Arts Alliance, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts,  Verse Like Water Visiting Poet Series and Central Minnesota Essentia Medical Board member.

 

Kate Perkins, Literary Publicist

Kate Perkins, Literary Publicist

Kate Perkins is a literary publicist, freelance writer and photographer living in Colorado. When she’s not enjoying the outdoor playground, she’s putting pen to paper (or hands to keyboard) writing news stories, magazine features and more.

Beginning her career at Echo Publishing and Printing in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota as a proofreader and staff Writer. Articles she wrote covered nearly every genre, including business features, human interest pieces, hard news and social issues coverage. As a member of a small staff, she was photographer for all her own stories, and looking through the lens became a passion.

Echo Publishing picked up several awards during her time at the paper, including awards for general reporting, general excellence, and first place for a feature photo taken by Kate. Reach Kate at katelperkins@gmail.com or visit her online portfolio and blog, by kateperkins.wordpress.com.

Rebecca Flansburg

Rebecca Flansburg

Rebecca Flansburg is a virtual assistant, blogger, freelance writer and social media specialist with a core expertise in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Rebecca is also the Cover Girl and Spotlight writer for HERLIFE Magazine (Central Valley, CA) and uses her interviewing skills to help clients create effective and personable bios and About Pages.

 

 

Carissa Andrews

Carissa Andrews

 Carissa Andrews is a freelance writer, graphic designer, social media expert, and YA author living in Crosslake, Minnesota. When she’s not writing, you’ll typically find her playing with her kids, inventing online courses, or buried in books for her own pleasure.
Having started her career at Little Professor Bookseller in Brainerd, MN, Carissa’s passion for the written word translated even as a teenager. Since then, she’s worked in all aspects of publishing, printing, writing, design, and delivery. As a social media manager and local expert, she’s taught classes in Walker, MN and managed many different companies’ social media presence.

Corey Kretsinger

Corey Kretsigner Owner/Operator MidState Design

 Corey Kretsinger, an independent contractor, is Blue Cottage Agency’s primary web design and e-commerce solutions guru. He owns and operates his website design business, MidState Design, in Little Falls, Minnesota. With over a decade of experience under his belt, Corey is experienced in working with authors and business owners from all over the USA and UK and uses his vast web knowledge and eye for detail to help clients enhance their online presence, offering website creation, upgrades, edits, hosting, consulting, security audits, and more.

 

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Some Nice Words

“Krista Rolfzen Soukup is knowledgeable, dedicated and diligent. I had no idea how to promote my first historical novel, ABERCROMBIE TRAIL, published in 2009. Krista taught me how to establish a marketing plan and offered ongoing guidance with the release of POMME DE TERRE 2010, BIRDIE 2011, BLOOMING PRAIRIE 2012 and FARM GIRLS 2013. I would highly recommend Krista Rolfzen Soukup’s services to anyone trying to promote their book and writing career.”
-Candace Simar, Author of the Abercrombie Trail series Novels
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Blue Cottage Agency International Student Interns

Blue Cottage Agency International Student Interns

 

 Blue Cottage Agency welcomed International Student Interns Chiranjeet Shah, Richard Andrews and Zishan Khan. All three students are from India and attend Central Lakes College through CCID, a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

 

 

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