Like pretty much everything one creates and chooses to put out in the world, web sites require a lot of work—a lot of detail work, especially. I have been very lucky to have a great online friend, Chris Rosser, who is both a writer and a techie, to do that hard work of harnessing all my copy and images and itsty-bitsy tweaks and turning them into a web site. To be specific, the web site you’re on now. (Not to mention the cray-cray I put him through with my frustrations and impatience.)
In addition, the goddess has blessed me with an artist, Jonas Steger—a really great artist—acquired recently and turning out to be the best decision I’ve made since, oh, I don’t know, since birth maybe? Not only is his work divine (check out the map on the Lisen of Solsta series page—a hand drawn masterpiece), but he tells me when he’ll get it done and then gets it done by then.
So while I’ve been preparing all the words for the site and prepping the images I already have, Chris and Jonas have been hard at work and at my beck and call. Chris says he needs a color pallet (or as he wrote it, “colour pallett”—yes, he lives in a Commonwealth nation), and Jonas provides it within less than an hour. Some things take longer, of course, but if you’re looking for a cover artist, look no further than the gentleman who created the cover for Soul Doubt.
I have to admit, it’s been a little crazy. I haven’t been able to do much writing on Mari’s story. But Mari and I have reacquainted ourselves and have returned to the world I created for her. And when the site went live on Friday night, I breathed a sigh. Of course, now I have to return to blogging and master the management of my mailing list. It’s an ongoing process, one I will probably mention now and then here.
I’m grateful to have you along for the ride. I hope you’ll consider recommending my site and blog to your friends.