I'm having an image problem. Not me exactly (I'm the one with the long red hair, and there is no such thing as too many broomstick skirts and except for boots, I do not own shoes with backs.) -- my website. The one I've been hiding from since January. (Has it been that long? It has? Eek.) Time to pack it all in and give it a more professional and less schizophrenic makeover. Which has me putting on my thinking cap (it's a lovely sage green brocade, with long tassel and lappets) -- I need one cohesive image to convey me/my books/my writing.
The budget? Beg talented graphic designer friend. (wave hi, Kat) That said, a few questions I'd love your answers for; there are more, but this should be good for a start:
What do you look for, visually, in an author website?
What images convey "historical romance" (other than people) (added: the first book is colonial, but I write in a range of periods)
what should images tell a reader about the tone or content of the novel? About the author?
What historical romance authors' sites do you find particularly appealing?
Any questions I should have asked, but didn't?