Here at Clockpunk Studios, we design all kinds of websites, for all kinds of clients. But our focus from day one has been on designing the very best websites for authors, editors, publishers, and magazines, and there’s one reason for that: We’re writers too, just like you are.
As such, we like to think that we understand where writers are coming from, and the particular needs and challenges that author websites face, and we always build all of our websites with those in mind. We want to help you reach your readers, and to make site maintenance and updates as painless and intuitive as possible, because we’ve all been there.
Jeremiah Tolbert, our lead designer and the heart and soul of the company, is a writer himself, with stories in Asimov’s, Lightspeed Magazine, and forthcoming in Swords vs. Cthulhu from Stone Skin Press, to name a few. He’s worked with authors on their websites for years now, and knows the ins and outs of the whole mess, along with what pitfalls to avoid. Obviously, we think he’s pretty good at his job.
Another member of our little family is Molly Tanzer, whose latest novels include Vermilion and The Pleasure Merchant, with a sequel to Vermilion in the works form Word Horde. When not writing amazing, critically acclaimed novels and getting interviewed in the latest issue of Locus Magazine, Molly is also working on one of our latest projects here at Clockpunk, Congress Magazine, launching next month.
Even I, your humble administrative assistant and blog typist, Orrin Grey, have sold a few short stories here and there. My second collection, Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts came out from Word Horde just last year, and I’ve got a forthcoming nonfiction collection of columns on vintage horror films called Monsters from the Vault that’s available for pre-order right now from Innsmouth Free Press.
We’re not saying any of this to toot our own horns or to sell a few more copies of our books–though, at the end of the day, what author doesn’t love selling a few extra copies of their books–but because we want you to have the chance to get to know us better, just like we want to get to know you better. One of the best parts of this job, for all of us, is getting to know our clients. Sometimes it’s an author whose work we’re already enamored with; other times, we’re introduced to someone totally exciting and new.
Ultimately, building a website is about more than just putting some code together and making things look good. It’s about building trust, and building a relationship. That’s why we love to work with writers, publishers, editors, and other professionals in the field, and it’s why we hope you’ll love working with us. If that sounds good to you, feel free to contact us anytime to learn more about our services, and how we can help you on your way to the perfect author website!