Thinking of a Change of Scenery

cosI’ve been give a lot of thought about brand lately. What am I exactly? Author, YA Author, cheerleader?

This line of thought has come from a couple different incidents. The first was a request for my website link so promotion could happen for an upcoming Christmas fair. I’m going to have a table at said fair where I will be selling and signing books.

Then I had a request for my business card from a young mother who was considering buying my books for her child.

Both requests got me asking myself, “How do I want my target audience to see me?”

Don’t get me wrong, I love interacting with other writers through my blog. But am I reaching my core audience with my website?

So, I went looking at other YA-themed websites and quickly realized I’m not hitting the mark. In fact, I’m not even close. So, over the next month or so I’m going to be designing a new look for the website. During that time I will be collecting YA-friendly material to populate the site with as well.

I will NOT be discontinuing my blog. It just might not be so front and centre going forward.

Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas of things I can do with my website to make it more YA-friendly.


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