Thursday, October 1, 2009


Meet Nathan Clement. Author and Illustrator of this very cool book. (Which BTW is the recipient of starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus!)

Nathan is also the designer of this so nifty website. (which, as you can see is mine!)

Nathan blogged about the process saying, "We wanted to make it seem like her—choosing symbolic imagery from her work, capitalizing on things in her life that are important, and giving her readers a rich, visual impression."

I have to say Nathan was quick to understand what I had in mind and to produce the look and feel I wanted. Working with him was delightful and I am thrilled with the results.

Here's what he has to say about his website work.

I'm offering design for a basic web site. I've made my living for 20 years in one form of design or graphic arts or another. I've had experience designing for the web, but do not have all the development (coding/programming) skills. So, I do the visual set up, focussing on who you are, how you want to represent yourself on the web—kind of like a book cover for YOU! Then, I work with a developer who is prepared to do the basic coding for a basic site, to get it up and live.

Even if you're not looking for a website, visit Nathan Clement's blog and do one of these two things in the comment section. .

  1. Congratulate Nathan on his recent contract with Boyds Mills Press for a second picture book!
  2. Tell him what you like about the site he designed for me.

Leaving a comment gets you entered into a contest for 2 free books - Nathan's DRIVE and my HEALING WATER. Drawing is Oct. 4. Announcement - October 5.

Hurry now - this is our boost to your economy!


  1. Thanks for letting us know about the new book! Thanks also, for the website, Joyce. I will be using it as a resource for my class's study of your novel, BLUE.

  2. Thanks, Mrs. R. Davis. I'm so glad you are studying BLUE! Let me know if I can help.