Archive for July, 2007

New Image

How do you like the new image on my blog? A good friend generously took the time to create it for me, so now you know what I look like, as well as what the covers of a few of my books look like. Comments?

I probably have software somewhere on my computer that would have created this. But even assuming I found it and knew it was the one, I wouldn’t know how to do it. I can crop and edit photos I’ve taken, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to put more than one image in an image. I have enough trouble working with one at a time. 😉

Yet in general, I’m fairly comfortable with “computing.” Working with images just seems to be my weak area. Another weak area is HTML. I have a 3-CD set of HTML lessons from Video Professor that I’m working my way through. Once I’m done, I hope to be able to manage my website with a little more ease and a little less hair-pulling.

What about you? Do you have computer skills that are strong and others that could use a little polishing? Have you brushed up in a particular area…and if so, how?


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Okay, I’m still trying to modify/customize my blog. Not doing real well, but made a teeny bit of progress in finding a theme that would allow me to upload a photo. Well and good, but unless I want a photo of my nose and cheeks, it doesn’t work for MY picture, since it only allows a photo of 760 x 190 pixels. So I’ve uploaded a photo of a shawl belonging to my grandmother, at least fifty years old, not sure how much older than that it might be. Made of what looks like cobweb lace and gorgeous. But unfortunately, now full of holes. 😦

As to writing, I’m working on a novella, “All Work and No Play,” for Ellora’s Cave that needs to be done in about a week, part of their “Torrid Tarot” series. I hope you’ll enjoy it when it comes out! Check back here for the latest news. When I’m finished with that, next on the docket is finishing “Perilous Prediction,” a novella-length sequel to my paranormal mystery novel, “Fatal Fortune.”

More later!


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WordPress was recommended to me by a very enthusiastic pair of bloggers. So I’m checking it out for myself. Here I am!

I haven’t quite figured out how to get my profile and picture to show. I suppose that will take a little exploring. Or maybe I’m just looking at the page as the author instead of as a visitor. At any rate, I’m having fun playing with the bits and pieces I understand, from having blogged at other sites.

The categories should be fun, once I figure out how to use them. I’m told it’s easier than it looks. So in the meantime, I’m happy to be a part of this community and looking forward to learning all the ins and outs!


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