Thursday, January 5, 2012


Happy New Year and Happy Thursday!!!

Well, you know, while I was away (I've been on an extended vacation and writer's retreat) I made some decisions about my writing I'll share as the weeks go by. But today, the big one is I am close to finishing up my new website with the assistance of my design team Limb Design and in particular Corey Chow (lead designer).

As part of the marketing tips thing I like to do now and then, I wanted to share with you examples of the graphics and the process Corey and I have gone through to create the 'look' for the website.

Here goes:

Guess which one I like? You'll see when I launch the site:)...

Now, the photos will change and are really more 'place holders' - but I think you get the idea that as an author I write urban fantasy, but also have other stories I want to tell.

Here are some other tips. We are using a $35 template from Mojo Themes for Wordpress. Go here to see the template I'm using. It's cost effective and cuts down (way down) on the price for working with a design team. My palate is orange (power color, I'm told:)...but I also LOVE cities and that's the skyline. I must admit I'm not sure about the font (lettering) for my name - but what do you think?

And oh, in case you are wondering - no, I am not published. I am pre-published and an optimist. I also know that branding and marketing are critical components that agents and editors expect authors to bring to the table. And don't even mention self-publishing. This is part of what you MUST do there.

So I ask again, what do you think? And thanks in advance for your feedback.


  1. Denny, great choices! I love the orange and skyline, and I can't wait to see the website when it is done! I think the font for your name is strong and powerful, but I could also see something a little bit curvier to reflect the sexiness of the site. I don't think you can go wrong!

  2. Love the orange. My vote for name font is number 3. My vote for hot abs is number 4. What do you mean that wasn't one of the choices?

  3. Avery, I know! That stock photo is HOT! I may have to buy it:)...Thanks for dropping by and commenting. It's between 3 and 4. Still debating my 'name' I think its too hard (I agree with P.H.). It needs to soften a bit and then we'll have it. I also realized the word 'author' is no where to be found - so I think I need to add it:)

  4. Thanks for sharing Denny, I can't wait to see your site when it's finished! Love the abs in #4 and the kiss is hot. As for the font, I agree with P.H. that you need to soften it. Not as flowery as #2, but something a little more feminine than the block lettering in #3 and #4.




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