Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Web Site Update

Good afternoon, Readers!

I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on the progress over at my website.

As some of you know, my wonderful WebDiva left the business a few months back and, me being me, I dragged my feet and procrastinated like crazy in doing anything about the situation.  As a result, my website is woefully out of date.

And now, again, me being me, I'm in a typical time-crunch to get the darn thing updated!  [I'm beginning to suspect I only accomplish something when I'm under a time-crunch, but let's keep that little tidbit just between us...].

I'm self-teaching Dreamweaver - ACK!!! - and working through tutorials on the software.  By the end of next week, you should see my [rudimentary] results.  I'm stumbling through the first page first, adding the new book cover for Warrior Reborn.  [I haven't seen a cover for Warrior's Last Gift yet].

So... many thanks for your patience. 

And a reminder...

If you haven't already, SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER now!!!  As soon as the website is tweaked, I'll be switching over to "There's a New Book Coming Soon" mode. 

What does that have to do with my newsletter?  Simple.  By mid-August [just in time for my birthday!] I'll be hosting a series of contests.  One for August, one for September and one for October.  [Warrior's Last Gift - e-book only - releases Oct. 2 and Warrior Reborn releases Oct. 30].  And the ONLY place you can find and enter those contests will be from the newsletters I send out.

What are the prizes, you ask?  [Okay, you probably didn't ask, but I'm telling you anyway].  For August and September, I'll be giving away books and swag that I picked up at the conferences I went to this summer.  I find it almost impossible to walk away from a free book, but my shelves are brimming over and I love to share!

For October, just in time for the two new releases, the prizes will include a necklace and earring set I've designed [translation:  I had a picture in my mind] and that's being actually produced by my talented daughter in law, Megan, from Trinkets N Tidbits. [Translation:  Megan tries to read my mind, poor girl].  I'm sure October's contest will include an autographed copy of Warrior Reborn, too.

Okay.  That's it from me for now.  I'm back to the salt mines [which, in this case, is simply this same keyboard, just with the internet turned off].

~ Melissa