things have changed around here. Welcome to my new website! However since this is sort of the testing period for the site–the powers-that-be, aka the webmistress who rules–has asked that I keep these new digs secret! Well, as much as you can keep a secret on the Internet.
Believe me, I’m having a hard time not shouting the news from the rooftops in my excitement over the new look. But since you’ve found the new site, please take all the time you want to look over the new features, including this blog, the 411 in Connected Books, the very cool Events page, and an expanded FAQ. So look away, and then make sure you make a note to drop by over the next few weeks for the big launch party!
Now let me warn you–the blog isn’t finished yet, so it may have a few snags to work out and there may be some odd links or things that haven’t been caught yet by my esteemed team of Beta Babes. If you find something that is out of whack, please let me know! You’ll be a Babe and my new BFF.
I think the thing I love the most about this new website is the whimsical and fun design. A good friend looked it over a couple of weeks ago and exclaimed, “It looks just like you!” No, I don’t run around with flowers and hearts pasted all over me, but I am told by good, trusted friends (the ones who don’t owe me money) that I am fun to be around. So I guess that makes me a metaphorical flowers and hearts sort of gal. I also think the design fits with the type of books I write–fun, playful Regencies, infused with humor. Jane Austen for hip set. And while at times I do get serious, in those moments I can’t help sticking some metaphorical rubber chicken in a scene to get a laugh. If this new site makes you smile–then it has accomplished what I always hope to do when I write my stories.
But the most important goal I had when I asked Waxcreative to redesign my site, was to find more ways to stay connected with readers, other writers, booksellers and librarians, and to give you outlets to write me directly (through blog comments or the Contact page) or to easily find my online or real time Events. As you can see–I am actually venturing out into the big, big world this Fall, so if you can, drop by one of the signings or conferences and say “Hello.”
So tell me (since I wanted to hear from you!), how do you like the new site?