New Website! Kick the tire and light the fire!
Time to sing the theme song from the LEGO Movie, “Everything is Awesome!” Yes, the new website is finally here! The old website was no slouch, but it was a somewhat scrunched design and limiting in certain ways. These new digs will allow me to do lots of things I’d always wanted to do. Read on to find out about all the shiny new bits!
First I really wanted to create a true, dedicated home page to be able to introduce myself and my work to the world. Be sure to check that out in all it’s loveliness. It’s got a few quotes from reviews on there, a nice big space for my latest release, and a book carousel so that all my books are right there at your doorstep. I also put in a nice way to view recent posts at the bottom.
It’s all about the books
The great thing about the book carousel is that it links to the other really important thing I wanted out of the site and that is dedicated pages for all my books! Like the rest of the site, these are still a work in progress, but it’s so nice to have them. In conjunction with that, I’ve got a dedicated page just to browse the books. You can even filter them by category. Okay, so with only six works released at the time of this writing, maybe that’s not so needed, but it will help out those looking for a specific genre or reading length.
Speaking of looking for books, I decided to add a little give away button on the menu bar. Clicking that little thing let’s you sign up to my mailing list and get a free copy of Into the Vast as a reward for doing so!
Enjoy the ride
So, what do you think? Is this new website fantabulous or what? While there are still a few rough edges that need polishing off, the new look represents a lot of work and time away from writing to get it just so. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labors. And who knows? Maybe this sparkling new site will even motivate me to post here more often.
Have fun poking around. And let me know what you think of the new design in the comments below!