I have an “official author’s website now! There will be two websites shortly, as Penguin Canada is also doing a website for the Inspector Ramirez series and theirs is pretty incredible. But this one is mine :-).
I had quite a lot of discussion with my webmaster (the wonderful Michel Morin, based on Berlin) about whether to use the term “official author’s” website. I found out that most mystery authors do this and it seems to be almost be a convention, so we’ve used it too.
We wanted to make space on the website for foreign book jacket covers as these come in, so that page will be changing. But for now you can see the intriguing cover that the Dutch publisher, Unieboek, has created for The Beggar’s Opera, now known as “Shadowy Side” in The Netherlands.
We also have a wonderful gallery of photos from Havana, courtesy of the very talented E. Kaye Fulton.
And if all goes well (fingers crossed), we’ll be able to post instalments of a podcast of the prequel to The Beggar’s Opera by the amazing Canadian voice-over actor and pal, Thelma Farmer. She’s seeing if she can fit time into her busy schedule, but if she can swing it, we’ll pair the audio with more photographs that have been shared with me by my other friends and that should work well with this short story.
(As always, I have a backup plan if Thelma can’t do this, so fingers crossed that we can pull this together.)
So there is is! Exciting to finally have the website live – what do you think of it? (If the link is broken for any reason, you can always find it by going to peggyblair.com)