Author & Book Website Design

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I specialize in creating websites for authors and books that are modern, clean, easy-to-use, and beautiful, no matter the genre. In addition to being beautiful, your author website needs to echo your writing style and your book’s personality while meeting your sales goals. I can help you figure out how your website fits into your author platform, and what to include so that you get what you want.


Kelly Parsons Website

Kelly Parsons Author Website

» kellyparsonsbooks.com

Working with the Marketing department at St. Martin’s Press & the author as project stakeholders, I created this website for new author, Kelly Parsons. His first book, a medical thriller novel, called out for a strong and compelling design to compliment the book cover design, without detracting from it. The background for the site is a manipulated photo of a hospital corridor.

Services Provided: Custom Website Design, WordPress Implementation, Custom WordPress Theme Development, SEO, Website Maintenance

St. Martin's PressWith Kate, I never have to worry whether our site has been properly set up for SEO or whether our analytics tracking is included. She knows how to make effective and attractive websites that meet the goals of both publishers and authors.

Courtney Sanks, Associate Digital Marketing Manager at St. Martin’s Press | Minotaur

Rawhide Down Website

Rawhide Down Book Website

» rawhidedown.com

I created this website to feature the book, Rawhide Down, for the Henry Holt online marketing department. With such a dramatic story & striking photography, the site design needed to stand up to the powerful content without detracting from it.

Services Provided: Website Design, WordPress Implementation, Custom WordPress Theme Development, SEO

Notes: This site is now updated and maintained by Henry Holt Publishers

Henry HoltKate has the rare ability to exceed my expectations on every project. She works relentlessly to make sure that no minor detail is overlooked. I can’t wait for our next project!

Jason Liebman, Online Marketing Manager, Henry Holt & Company Publishers

Peter Brown Studio Website Design

Peter Brown Studio Website

» peterbrownstudio.com

Children’s author & illustrator Peter Brown needed a new, modern website that would be easy to update and feature his most recent work. The site comes alive because of his outstanding illustrations, so the site design is clean and simple to best showcase his work.

Services Provided: Website Strategy, Website Design, WordPress Implementation, Custom WordPress Theme Development, SEO

Notes: This site is partially updated and maintained by Peter Brown Studio

Betsy WoodmanKate is fantastic to work with! Super-organized, responsive, and fast. Also, she can advise on the bewildering choices you have to make to get your website going, and walk you through the mechanics of blogging, etc. I’ve been so thankful to have her on my side. Viva Kate!

Betsy Woodman, Author

Betsy Woodman Website Design

Betsy Woodman Author Website

» betsywoodman.com

Author Betsy Woodman is in the middle of writing the Jana Bibi adventure series & with such a great cast of characters and a wonderful setting for her books, this site was designed to bring a tiny bit of the adventure of her books to life. With a strong color scheme and interesting textures, Betsy’s site is still clean, modern and easy-to-use.

Services Provided: Website Strategy, Website Design, WordPress Implementation, Custom WordPress Theme Development, SEO

Notes: This site is partially updated and maintained by Betsy Woodman

Madeleine L'Engle's GranddaughterNot only did Kate come up with a beautiful and simple design, she was patient and flexible as our understanding of our needs evolved. Working remotely with her was easy, and she was clear and responsive. The WordPress site she built for us allows me to handle some of the basic editing and updating, but I know I can call on her for more help, or if we want to add additional content. I especially like this flexibility, as it helps us control costs but I know I won’t get in over my head with the technical aspects. We feel lucky to have found her!

Charlotte Jones Voiklis, granddaughter of Madeleine L’Engle

Madeleine L'Engle Website Design

Madeleine L’Engle Author Website

» madeleinelengle.com

Working with the grandchildren of Madeleine L’Engle, I created new WordPress-based website for the beloved author to feature her life and her work in addition to new projects that celebrate some of her most popular books. The new site can also act as a place for fans to connect via the new blog.

Services Provided: Website Strategy, Website Design, WordPress Implementation, Custom WordPress Theme Development, SEO

Notes: This site is partially updated and maintained by the estate of Madeleine L’Engle

Karen KeskinenKate McMillan possesses that uncommon mix of talents which makes for an ideal web designer: an artist’s eye and a technophile’s skills. As an artist, she understands the importance of creating a website that is attractive, but calls attention to the product or business, not to itself. As a techie, she employs her abilities to build a seamless site that operates smoothly. I’ve found Kate to be accessible and trustworthy, and consider myself lucky to have found her. I am currently looking for an excuse to avail myself of her services again.

Karen Keskinen, Author

Karen Keskinen Website Design

Karen Keskinen Author Website

» karenkeskinen.com

Karen’s book is a mystery about the dark underbelly of Santa Barbara, CA. We wanted the site to have a feeling of dark mystery about it — something that comes across in her writing, if not the book cover. The website was an opportunity to create the kind of aesthetic that more closely matches the personality of the book.

Services Provided: Website Strategy, Website Design, WordPress Implementation, Custom WordPress Theme Development, SEO, Business Card Design & Bookmark Design

Stephen FishmenKate does a great job at a reasonable price. She’s smart, efficient, easy to work with, and just a terrific all-around web designer. To paraphrase the Dos Equis’ Most Intersting Man In the World: ‘I don’t always need a new website my friends, but when I do I use Kate McMillan.’

Stephen Fishman, Author

Stephen Fishman Website Design

Stephen Fishman Author Website

» fishmanlawandtaxfiles.com

Steve wanted a new website that would feature his impressive library of books authored for Nolo Press. To coincide with the publication of a new book, we created this new website for him using an existing WordPress theme.

Services Provided: Website Strategy, WordPress Implementation, SEO


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