Not long ago, I ran across a list of published authors and their associated websites. Having access to all the sites at one time, so that I could open them up one right after the other, was an enlightening experience.
With some authors, as soon as the main page opened, BAM! I knew exactly what kind of books they wrote. Exactly what kind of playground they played in. Some had great websites. Others, not so much, but still, their genre was crystal clear.
With other authors, I’d open the main page and have to hunt around, looking for clues about what kind of books they’d published. And hunt. And hunt. I gave up on one or two without ever figuring it out.
It’s a simple thing to do, yet I was surprised at how many authors had missed it. Think about that. Here are published authors communicating with the world in their own private domain, and I can’t draw a bead on exactly what kind of books they write. That’s not good.
So I looked at my own small site to see how I might compare. I’m not published yet, so I can’t splash photos of my books across the banner, but I have updated the information under my photo — over there on the right. (Yeah, I know. My hair’s too short in that picture. It’s longer now, so I’ll swap that out when/if there’s ever another decent picture of me.)
Now, any people who stumble across this site will be able to tell right away that I write contemporary romance. It’s a small thing, but it makes me feel better.