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The first novel of my trilogy, The Talismans, is available as an e-book from Smashwords, Amazon and other online sellers. I do have paperbacks of The Dagger of Dresnia at the low price of $AU25 including postage within Australia. I also have a short story, 'La Belle Dame', in print - see Mythic Resonance below. Book two of the trilogy, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available again shortly. The best way to contact me is via Facebook!

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The first two books of The Talismans trilogy were published by Satalyte Publications, which, sadly, has gone out of business. Book one, The Dagger of Dresnia, is up on the usual bookselling web sites as an e-book, and I have a few hard copies to sell to those who prefer Real Paper. Book Two, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available soon. The easiest way to contact me is via Facebook.

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Sunday, 11 October 2009

New look blog Mk II

So here is the brand-spanking new two column version. I was interested to see that Laura couldn't see columns at all in her browser - is anyone else having that problem?

Do tell me what you think: what you like and what doesn't work for you. And of course if you're reading this on Facebook, please check out my Blogger page at http://satimaflavell.blogspot.com

11 comments:

Jo said...

OK, I have checked it twice, like Santa!!! On my desktop I find it more difficult to read. The only columns I get is one with your blog in it and one with all the other info which doesn't seem much of a difference. However, on my laptop it looks much better and I can see the whole page at once without any problems. Much easier to read. The overall appearance is good though. I particularly love the feather pen logo.

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks, Jo. I've had lots of comments over on my FB feed and it seems different browsers are handling the layout in different ways.

Satima Flavell said...

BTW, the logo was designed especially by a friend of my son Scott. It's on my bsiness cards as well.

Glenda Larke said...

At the moment, I can see 2 columns. One on the left is the part that has headings in bright blue and contains the links, blog list and stuff, then there's the main blog postings in the righthand large column. Is that what you meant?

I really like the way you have so much info up there and all so accessible, and you get an idea of whether it interesting enough to click through to.

Marilyn Z. Tomlins said...

Satima,

You will never be able to please everyone. I liked the first version, but I like this version too. I also like the feather pen! But, one must scrawl right down to the bottom to find out who you are. Can't you move that back up to the top? If you want to draw editing offers, then I think that visitors must immediately be able to see who you are without having to scrawl down to the bottom.

Fiona Leonard said...

I have to scroll across to see all of the right hand column.

Satima Flavell said...

This wretched sideways scrolling is a problem and I don't think there's anything I can do about it. Recent templates are, I think, designed for large screens:-(

It looks as if you're seeing it correctly, Glenda. Maybe you have a large screen and a browser that sees the layout as intended. Not all of them do.

I can either have the standard version of my bio up the top and then people have to scroll down to the blog, or have a custom one at the bottom - the only place Blogger will let me put it!

Carol Ryles said...

Okay, it works beautifully with firefox with a big screen, but not safari.

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Imagine me said...

I use Firefox too and can see it clearly. I actually like this better than the first one.

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