Sparkly New Website!

Oooh! Here we are: a sparkly new website! I’m so excited about it. You’ll recognize, of course, lettering from my friend Lindsay, and photographs from my friend Bjorn. My friend Andy Anderson built the site, and Brannon and I have been learning to use it with a minimum of meltdowns, which is great progress.

So poke around, let us know what you like, what we forgot, what you were hoping a new site would have. I know the last site was hard to subscribe to, and that the mobile version was near impossible to read. We’re hoping this new site is a lot easier—that you can read it well on your phone, that you can share posts via Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest with ease. We hope it’s easy to navigate and easy to subscribe to.

We’re still making a few teeny tiny changes, so please do let us know what you think. And, of course, a new site means a new book so soon. The very first official printed hardcover of Bread & Wine arrived at our house on Tuesday, and I just finished recording the audio version. The official release date for the book is April 9th, but in my experience, Amazon usually ships earlier than that. I’m thinking it will be in your hands in the first days of April.

As ever, thanks for hanging out with me—thanks for reading, for sharing, for sending me such lovely and encouraging emails and comments and messages. I love being a writer, and I love it because I have readers like you.

XO and happy weekend.

34 thoughts on “Sparkly New Website!

  1. Shauna, Your new site is GORG! I just popped over this morning to check in to see if you had any new posts this foggy So Cal morning- and ahhh! A New site….What a lovely surprise. Beautiful!

  2. Shauna, the site looks great. Just finished Bittersweet and am eager for Bread & Wine. Thanks for your honesty, encouragement, and especially the recent stuff on living within limits. Thanks!

  3. I love the link to your Instagram photos! however, when you highlight text from your post or comments, they turn white and are impossible to read :(

    1. Love the site! Noticed the highlighting problem too. Its a white highlight so against the white background you cannot see what you have highlighted.

  4. I LOVE the new website Shauna–it’s beautiful! I especially love the Lindsay Letter font, and it’s set up wonderfully. Enjoying your blog–and have to say I loved your muffin recipe on the blog–my friend’s son who is the pickiest eater ever couldn’t stop eating them! Thanks!

  5. LOVE your new website, Shauna! It is so beautiful and inviting! I also can’t wait to get your book in the mail from Amazon – I know it is going to be another refreshing and inspiring read! Thanks for being so amazing!

  6. Looks great! I love your photo also. Gorgeous! :) I just finished Cold Tangerines (again!). It’s a book I love to read over & over. Cried like a baby reading the chapter called Writing in Pencil this time around. Can’t wait to read Bread & Wine!

  7. It looks great, Shauna! Love the two-tone thing going on with your hair in that one pic, too. Totally suits you. :) Zondervan kindly snuck me a copy of Bread & Wine via my dad as he was visiting with them last week; it’s sitting on my desk right now. Hoping to get a minute to read though it and find a good one (that part shouldn’t be too hard!) to share with my creative writing students as an example of creative non-fiction. Love the cover art, by the way!

  8. Hi Shauna,

    I’m loving the new site! Great stuff. Clean lines, easy to use- all of that. Awesome.

    On a completely unrelated note, you have to check out this blog when you can find a few moments to do so. Angie Smith (author of I Will Carry You and What Women Fear) is doing a series on evaluating the heart issues in parenting. This particular blog is the second part of the series, but it’s about slowing down and stopping the rush when it comes to kiddos. It reminded me a lot of what you’ve been posting on the blog about saying no, setting boundaries, etc. I know you’ll love her humor and her honesty:

    http://angiesmithonline.com/2013/03/rushing-pausing-subtext-series/

    Xoxo,
    Suzie

  9. Hi Shauna,

    I’ve pre-ordered my copy of Bread & Wine and looking forward to receiving it!. Thanks for sharing your book with my daughter and allowing her to blog about it!

  10. Looks great (and displays so much nicer on my small screen laptop).

    It would be nice for it to have a page linking to the recent interviews and talks you’ve done. I found a few on iTunes and other places but it would be cool to have them all easily accessible.

  11. Looking good! The website looks cleaned up-it reminds me of Dooce’s site with seeing a teaser and then a function to ‘Read More.’

  12. Shauna, thanks for the site update. I have always loved visiting your site but it was hard to read (maybe because of me who knows) and was hard to print too. So looking forward to the new book!! It comes out right around my birthday so I have already ordered it as my first birthday present =)

  13. I’m totally laughing… I was going to subscribe to your blog…. but I can’t find anywhere to subscribe. I’m technically challenged, so i found this hilarious because your post said it should be easier now on the new blog. It’s probably right in front of me… hidden because of the electromagnetic tech-challenged ‘force’ i bring with me when at my computer. Any help would be appreciated :)

    1. Hi Mary,

      In the sidebar, on the righthand side of this page, enter your email and you’ll be sent every new post Shauna rights in your email. If you want to follow the blog with an RSS read just click the RSS button below that to sync it to your reader.

  14. Loving Bread and Wine! It’s given me renewed energy to invite people over for a meal. As a 65 year old woman, I find that we often just go out with friends. But, I miss the extended times around the table. Thanks for your insights!

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