Thursday, June 23, 2016

A New 'Do For the Ol' Website

Did you know you could recreate an eight year old website in two and a half days on caffeine and chocolate alone?

I do now. Mostly.

Yahoo! Sitebuilder has gotten clunky with age, making it more and more difficult to maintain my website. Add in the numerous tablets and cell phones people were viewing my website on, and I was getting numerous complaints about how it looked and how it scaled. So it was time for a change. And after doing some research, I decided to use Wix to recreate it.

My website is now brand-spanking new, tablet/phone friendly, and a lot more streamlined than it was before. Each series has its own page with the books in reading order; new release(s) and coming soon are on the front page, and my newsletter will now be through Mailchimp rather than the Yahoo! group I was using. (That, too, has been annoying me for a while, so it was time to change it as well.) My convention schedule is listed under my bio and my contact me page has the subscribe to my newsletter form as well as my PO box listed on it.

The only thing not moving is this blog, because a) it works just freakin' fine and b) the thought of moving eight years of archived blog posts gives me hives.

Note that the excerpts for the books aren't there, nor are the free reads. I'm working on that part still, but it was time to get back to working on my new book before my brain exploded in a shower of HTML code. Give me time to work that stuff out. It will be there...eventually.

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Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford