Sunday, September 10, 2006

Website Renovations, Blogs and Contests!

Sorry I haven't posted since the release of my latest Ellora's Cave book this past Wednesday, but I've been face and eyes in renovations. Not home renovations, but website renovations.

My site was originally launched about a year and a half ago and had one cover and excerpt. It grew...very quickly. Thank heavens my hubby, who has never taken a computer course, taught himself how to upload covers and excerpts to my website. But over the past while as I've had more books releasing it's grown crowded and dated.

Hubby to the rescue once more. He loves playing around with technology, which is a very good thing, otherwise I'd still have a website with one cover and one excerpt. LOL He's spent the past few days working and tinkering with me sitting in the chair beside him saying, "How about this?" and "Can we do that?" and still, "Can I have a button for this?" And not once did he ever lose his temper with me.

We tried options, he made me buttons and extra pages. My website is now exactly how I want it. I'm absolutely thrilled with the changes. Check it out at http://www.njwalters.com . I've got a new contest up and running there as well.

Speaking of contests! I've decided to have a special blog only contest that will run from today, September 10th until September 30th. To be eligable to win all you have to do is post a comment any time between today and the end of the month. What will you win?

This: A prize pack containing a tote bag (My name and a book title are on it), a limited edition pack of playing cards featuring covers from Ellora's Cave books (unfortunately I missed out on getting in that deck, maybe next year) and a set of seven bookmarks that feature my books.

The cards are absolutely gorgeous! That's my pack that's spead across the tote bag. Don't worry, you'll receive an unopened pack if your name is drawn. :-)

The tote bag is handy and the bookmarks are pretty spiffy if I do say so myself.

So remember, all you have to do to qualify to win this prize package is comment on any post between now and September 30th. Winning name will be announced October 1st!

And if you want a chance to win a download copy of my uncoming Ellora's Cave release, STEFAN'S SALVATION, check out my new and inproved website and click on the contest page to see how to enter.

Thank God tomorrow is Monday. I could use a break. :-)

NJ

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

The website looks great!

Sugar-Girl said...

NJ your hubby did a wonderful job updating your website. I love it.
Congrats on your getting 5 star eCataRomance review for Drakon's Treasure. I loved this story and look forward to more dragon stories in the future. HINT! HINT! LOVE

Candy

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Phyllis said...

Congratulations on the new look on your website. I love it. It's so easy to move around in. Your hubby did a fantastic job, even more so knowing he's self-taught. I also entered the contest on your website. Can't wait for the next release!

Becky said...

The website looks really great NJ! Your hubby did a wonderful job. :)

Marianne said...

NJ,

The newly redesigned website looks fantastic and so easy to use! I especially like the Books page and how it was organized. Tell your DH that he did a great job!

I'm glad I am not the only one who looks forwards to Mondays sometimes!:D

Mary Ann

Lisa T said...

Gotta love a hubby who can do such wonderful work on your website. It's great!

Charlene Teglia said...

Oh, very nice site makeover, NJ! I'm due for a big update, too. How quickly it gets out of hand...

Moira McTark said...

Hi NJ, the site looks great! I entered you're contest and I'm telling you... I feel lucky! LOL

It's all in those romantic dates...

Oct 18th is the 10th year anniversary of my husband and my first kiss in Prague and Oct 16th is our 7 year wedding anniversary. So I'm crossing my fingers!!

Congrats!
Mira/Moira

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Jenn said...

Hey NJ

The website looks great. You Hubby did an awesome job.

Off to check out the Stefan Contest next.

polheber2 said...

Congrats on the new website! I went and got Drakon's Treasure and am waiting for a day when I can read it...maybe reading blogs instead of working has something to do with not getting anything done? Nah, that couldn't be it...LOL

N.J.Walters said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and feedback. I'm thrilled with my new website. Hubby did an incredible job.

Thanks for the congrats on the reveiw of Drakon's Treasure, Sugar!

Congrats on your upcoming anniversary, Mira! Hubby and I just celebrated 23 years together yesterday. (We've been married for 19 years). I've got your contest entry for Stefan's Salvation.

All of you are entered in the blog contest for a chance to win the prize pack.

But don't stop posting. Every new post gives you another opportunity to win. :-)

NJ

Michelle B said...

Great revamp on the website. Your hubby sounds like a real gem, KUDOS to NJ's hubby on his support and help.
NJ when will you be doing another Tapestry book?

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks Michelle B. My hubby is a gem!

The next Tapestries book is in the hands of my editor now and I'm waiting for her to get a chance to read it and keeping my fingers crossed that it will be contracted.

As soon as I get news, I'll announce it and have hubby update my website. LOL

NJ

jennybrat said...

I've always loved the CT cover and am glad you chose it for your website's header.

Jenny

Jennifer L. said...

Your husband has done a fab job with the website!

Little Lamb Lost said...

Hi NJ, your husband certainly is a gem and your website looks great.