Monday, January 5, 2015

A New Look & a New Line for the New Year



Hello and Happy 2015! I hope this will be a wonderful year for all of us out here in blog land. I had a fantastic holiday and after taking a bit of a hiatus from blogging I'm excited to be back and looking forward to catching up with everyone.

One thing I'm excited to share is this new blog banner made for me by the amazing Erin of edhGraphics. I love it! I've wanted a blog banner for a long time but I've never hired anyone to make one because I had no clue what I actually wanted the banner to be.

But thanks to my sister I finally have something else I've always wanted - an author tagline. I couldn't come up with a single thing and mentioned my frustration to my sister, who thought up "Mysteries Untethered by Time" almost immediately. I love the line as much as I love the banner! Once I had the line I contacted Erin and she did the rest.

I'm excited about the tagline because it fits not only my published works but also my ideas I am trying to shape into new stories. I'm going to post more about those ideas in Wednesday's post for the first IWSG meeting of 2015, but suffice it to say I haven't moved much past the idea stage at this point. But with the new year and much of the stress of 2014 behind me I am optimistic that will change.

I'm also excited because my new book Polar Day will be released one month from today! This will be almost exactly two years since Polar Night was released so that is kind of fun. It's been an amazing two years to say the least. It's safe to say I will have a lot more to post about Polar Day in the coming weeks.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and here's to an even better 2015. :)

36 comments:

  1. Love the banner and the tagline, awesome changes for a brand new year! And Polar Day too! Wonderful surprises, congratulations!

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  2. The banner is great and the slogan makes it! Great look, Julie. And welcome back.

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  3. Yeh, Julie's back! :) Really like the banner and tagline.

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  4. Love the new banner and tagline. They look/sound great!

    Happy New Year!

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  5. Very exciting stuff, Julie. And I love the banner and tagline.

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  6. Happy new year! LOVE that new banner and tagline. Suits you perfectly. :) Here's to a fantastic 2015.

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  7. Fantastic tagline and banner! Your site has a fresh new look for 2015. :)

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  8. I love the tagline and the banner, Julie!!! And the cover for Polar Day is AWESOME!!! Can't wait to read it!!!

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  9. Great new look, Julie. I've got to do something to spiff up my blog. You and Carrie Butler are kicking my butt with great design.

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  10. Thank you all so much! I'm so happy to be back, have really missed everyone.

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  11. Well done for your sister - fab tagline :) And the banners lovely. I must admit I've used free banners in the past from Cutest Blog on the Block, but I am tempted now everything's coming together to get my own made :) xx

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  12. Oh I love the banner. It shall become the brand by which I know you by!

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  13. What a catching tagline! And a great banner. Happy New Year, dear Julie.

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  14. I love your new banner! I have a new one too. I guess that's the trend for 2015. ;) Happy New Year!

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  15. Your banner looks great. I can't believe it was two years since Polar Night.

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  16. Love the new banner and agree that your sister came up with an awesome tag line. 2014 did come with some challenges, so I'm with you- let's assume 2015 is all about the good stuff!

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  17. Happy New years to you and yours. That's a great looking banner. I'm working on one but learning how to use Photoshop first.

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  18. very nice! happy new year to you!

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  19. I love your tagline too - so clever and apt! It's lucky you have such a smart sister, huh? Congrats on the new banner and on your upcoming release. Exciting times! :)

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  20. Glad to see you're back! I love the new banner and tagline.

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  21. Sounds wonderful, Julie! It's nice to come up with a tagline to encompass one's work. I took a long break from blogging as well and now enjoying seeing so many bloggers I like back posting.

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  22. Very slick banner and the tagline is great! Congrats on the new release and I hope 2015 is good for you.

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  23. I love the banner and the slogan. Well done! and lots of excitement to come by the sound of it. Congrats and good luck with your release.

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  24. I like the new look, Julie. Congrats on your upcoming book. It's wonderful to have that sense of excitement and purpose that comes with each story and publication.

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  25. Glad you had a great holiday! I LOVE your new banner! Congratulations ♥

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  26. Your sister came up with a great line and it works so well. I am happy for you and a Big Happy New Year to you:)

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  27. I'm totally loving the new banner and the tag line is pin perfect!!! Give that sis a hug!

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  28. I also love your beautiful banner, and clever tag line! The cover for Polar Day also looks fantastic! Look how much you've already accomplished in 2015, and it's only January 6th! Your wonderful sister really came through with that memorable tag line! Hope your mom is continuing to do well! All the best to the Flanders family in 2015!

    Julie

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  29. Thank you all again so much! You guys rock! :)

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  30. Your sister is a genius. And I'm really excited for the release of Polar Day :-)

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  31. Hi Julie - congratulations on Erin and your sister .. both perfect concepts - aren't they great .. no wonder you're so pleased. The blog looks a lovely happy peaceful place to be untethered by time (wish it were so!) ... but what a fabulous way to start the new year and here's to a happy 2015 .. and with Polar Day ready for the world - you are well on your way to a satisfying year .. cheers Hilary

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  32. Oh, you blog looks lovely! Love the blog banner and tagline. I need that too. Congrats on Polar Day!

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  33. Sometimes the smallest things take the biggest effort. Love the banner and tagline. Sounds like your year is going to be full to bursting. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  34. Ooooo. Love your sister's idea for a tagline. Super.
    Congrats on Polar Day!

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  35. It looks fantastic, Julie, and I love the tagline. Good work!

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