Hey everybody, I've finally gotten my website up and am able to start this blog. I'm a horror author living in Colorado and I've just released my first book, Kill River, an 80's slasher book set in an empty water park out in the woods, it's a ton of old school fun. And here I am two months late, sorry about that. I meant to have my website killriver.com up back in August but I signed up with a website building company called sitebuilder.com that I would now not even recommend to my worst enemy. I repeat NEVER EVER use sitebuilder.com to build your website.
I bought a year subscription for their service for roughly seventy dollars, built a solid website, then hit the publish button under the assumption that the site would go live within minutes as they promised. It didn't go live. I waited a week, contacted tech support, they sent a very vague three sentence email two days later saying it would take 2-5 business days for the site to go live. Another week and a half went by, nothing happened. I contacted tech support again, got the same vague email response. A third week went by, still nothing. I contacted the tech support through chat, they gave me the same response. Finally after a month of sitting around waiting for them to get my website up, I called to cancel the service. They finally changed something in my account and said it would take 24 hours. I waited another day, and still nothing happened. I called again and they said there's some problem with my DNS record on my account. Now there hadn't been one mention of this for a full month. So I had to argue with them for an hour and a half to get my full refund and cancel the service.
So after all that I signed on with godaddy.com and had my website built and up within a week. If I learned anything it's that sitebuilder.com is basically a scam. Their customer service and tech support is terrible. You call and speak to someone with broken english and a thick foreign accent and they won't fix your problems. Godaddy.com on the other hand, has great customer service, every speaks English, they are very helpful and highly knowledgeable. Most importantly they provide the services they promise quickly. If you're like me and know next to nothing about web design, I highly recommend godaddy.com. And stay far far away from sitebuilder.com.
End of rant. Anyway, now that it's up I can focus on promoting and blogging about my book, Kill River. So check back every week for blogs about my writing, self-printing and binding process, the movies and books that influence me, the 80's horror/slasher genre, superheroes, and any other cool stuff that captures my interest. Thanks for reading!