New Year, New Look
Two years ago, I did a reading from GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT for a group of librarians. The day following the reading, one of the librarians sent me email telling me that she was “disgusted” and “repulsed” by my website, because it used martini glasses to attract young girls to reading my book. (She then asked me for help getting a job, but that’s another matter…)
I was somewhat flabbergasted at the time. The librarian had sat through my reading. She had heard narration from the book. She knew (or should have known) that the “girl” in the title was a twenty-something young adult.
I thanked the librarian for her opinion and continued to use the martini glasses on my website and as an icon here on LiveJournal.
This coming summer, though, GIRL’S GUIDE and SORCERY *are* going to be presented as YA books. They’ll get new covers – the text will stay the same, but the design will be different. And since I’ll be marketing to a different demographic, I’ve updated both my web design and my default LiveJournal icon.
Happy New Year!
Mindy, wondering what people think – about the new artwork or the old librarian-created controversy