Of course, as I add more to the site, it can become a little more unwieldy to find particular things that might interest you. So today I've added some new features , along with re-arranging a few things that will hopefully make it easier for you to find information. These include:
- a search function at the top of the sidebar;
- using hyperlinks in posts rather than posting entire http addresses (this will also mean that from now on there is likely to be far more links in my posts - I hope this is useful);
- sidebar links to some great 20-30mins audio files of radio interviews that top crime writers have done with Radio New Zealand (clicking on these should immediately play the audio file) and also links to radio book reviews, and TV interviews with visiting writers;
- sidebar links to the Bookstore Reviews - which will become a more regular feature
- sidebar links to information about authors I have met/interviewed - where possible I will link to any external article or blog post relating to the meeting/interview (some are upcoming, so just currently link to the author's website);
- re-arranging the myriad of sidebar links and info more 'thematically' - now the top third of the side-bar is everything to do with NZ & crime fiction (e.g. international author visits and other events, recent releases, general info about NZ authors), the middle part relates more to me/this blog and reviews etc (e.g. competitions, my reviews of books and bookstores, mags I write for, authors I've interviewed, etc), and then the lower part is links to many other great blogs, and other crime fiction related websites (authors, publications, organisations).
What do you think? Feedback welcome.