December 15, 2018

About Blue Cottage Agency

Welcome to the Blue Cottage Agency.  Established in 2009, our agency has been an active promoter of writers, books and the literary arts as a whole for close to a decade. Blue Cottage Agency provides consulting services for pre-published and published writers to guide them in developing and carrying out a comprehensive marketing plan. Our personalized-approach combines creative marketing strategies with author brand development for maximum visibility. Consistent application of our proven processes has helped our clients achieve ongoing success. In our broader efforts to support the literary arts, 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 marketing consultant and owner of Blue Cottage Agency. She has a passion for helping writers and authors successfully promote their work and establish their platform. Through her expert guidance, knowledge of the publishing industry and vast experience, she has successfully supported writers and authors across the country and Europe.  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, and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She serves as an adviser on the Verse Like Water Visiting Poet Series, bringing in world known poets to rural Minnesota. She serves her community as a Central Minnesota Essentia Medical Board member, a volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America and chairs the National Night Out event her community.


Kate Perkins, Literary Publicist

Kate Perkins, Literary Publicist

Kate Perkins Johnson 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.


Stuart Rosebrook, Ph.D. has over 30 years of professional experience in journalism, publishing, public history, television production, and educational advancement and fund raising. He is currently on contract as Senior Editor for True West magazine and is the owner of his own business, Quo Vadis Communications, LLC. He is a specialist in Western books, history, research, travel, photography, ephemera and literature.  He has a Ph.D. and M.A. from Arizona State University in American Western History, 20th Century American History and Public History, and a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University.


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.