Project archive: Author websites

Alex Seymour

Author website for ex-Royal Marine Alex Seymour, whose book Psychedelic Marine recounts his experiences of conflict and his quest for the hallucinogenic brew known as ayahuasca to help him recover from the horrors of war.


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Ali Knight

Website for Hodder & Stoughton crime author Ali Knight


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Annabel Kantaria

Website design and build for Dubai-based author of ‘domestic noir’ Annabel Kantaria.


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Annabel Pitcher

Annabel Pitcher is a multi award-winning author of books for children and young people, whose work is published in 25 territories … and also a knackered mother of three young sons. We designed and built a new site for Annabel to replace her previous web presence.


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Anne Holt

Anne Holt is a journalist, lawyer, politician, news anchor and crime writer, published by Atlantic Books in the UK. This new website promoted Anne and her work ahead of the broadcast of a new television adaptation of her work, Modus.


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Charles L. Carson

Responsive website design and build for US thriller writer Charles L. Carson.


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Christina Enquist

Website for debut author Christina Enquist, with her first YA novel The Immundus.


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Christina Hopkinson

Two generations of this author website for author and journalist Christina Hopkinson.


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Clare Furniss

Author website for Clare Furniss, author of The Year of The Rat, described as “a truly amazing read” by Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman.


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Colin Matthews

Website design for composer Colin Matthews OBE. Colin studied at the Universities of Nottingham and Sussex, and subsequently worked as assistant to Benjamin Britten, and with Imogen Holst. He collaborated with Deryck Cooke for many years on the performing version of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony. Since the early 1970s, Matthews’ music has ranged from solo piano music through five string quartets and many ensemble and orchestral works.


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Connecting Paradigms

Website for speaker, trainer, and author of Connecting Paradigms


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D.D. Everest

Author website for D.D. Everest, author of Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret, the first in a new series.


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Dan Conway

Dan Conway is a former high school elected official. He held a variety of non-prestigious jobs over his twenty-year career in corporate America. Today, he writes about work, tech, family, and culture. His essays have appeared in Business InsiderFatherly.com and Cuepoint. He lives in Northern California with his wife and three children.

We created this website to help promote his first book, Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire: My Unlikely Escape from Corporate America.


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Dorothy Koomson

Dorothy Koomson is an award-winning novelist and best-selling author of My Best Friend’s Girl, The Ice Cream Girls and The Woman He Loved Before and many more books. Dorothy was already using WordPress, and we have created a new, custom design for her website, tied in to her transition to a new publisher; we have also streamlined the management of content on the site, using custom post types and custom fields to make it easier to add books.


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Douglas Westcott

Douglas Westcott is a pseudonym for a well-known Bath businessman, self-published author of Go Swift and Far.


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Dr Barbara Oakley

Dr Barbara Oakley is an educator, writer and engineer who asked us to revitalise her web presence after many years of running it herself. We enjoyed the process of devising an information structure which accommodated her roles as speaker, teacher, book author and journalist.


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Dr Genevieve Von Lob

New website for clinical psychologist Dr Genevieve von Lob. While she already had a website, Genevieve felt an update was needed to support the publication of her debut non-fiction book, Five Deep Breaths: The Power of Mindful Parenting. The site also has the ability to showcase events and private practice information.


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Eileen Conway

Website for US-based debut author of middle-grade fiction.


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Elly Griffiths

Website for Elly Griffiths, author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries, and the Stephens & Mephisto novels.


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Gerard F. Kennedy

Author website for architect-turned-writer Gerard F. Kennedy.


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Hanif Kureishi

Author website for novelist, playwright and screenplay writer Hanif Kureishi CBE.


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Harriet Evans

A new home on the web for Harriet Evans and her writing, to coincide with her move to new publishers Headline.


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Helen Bell

Website for Helen Bell, author of the Ilmaen Quartet.


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Helen Pearson

Ultra-clean website for science journalist, author and communicator Helen Pearson.


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Imogen Clark

Website for author Imogen Clark, who originally self-published her debut novel but then signed with Amazon publishing imprint Lake Union.


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Jack Heckel

A website for the whimsical worlds of Jack Heckel. Jack Heckel is the pen name for the writing duo of John Peck and Harry Heckel, who write novels which poke fun at common fanstasy and SF tropes.


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Jennifer Gray

Website for award-winning author of children’s books Jennifer Gray, creator of Atticus Claw and Chicken Mission (Faber) and Guinea Pigs Online and Puppies Online (Quercus).


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Jill Mansell

Website for bestselling author Jill Mansell.


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Jo Thomas

New scrapbook-style author website for Jo Thomas, author of romances about food, love, family and fun.


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Jonathan Coe

Website for leading British novelist Jonathan Coe, showcasing his full catalogue of work, including galleries of numerous UK and overseas editions of his books.


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K L Slater

Author website for psychological thriller author K L Slater. We already created a website for Kim as a young adult novelist, but she needs to keep her two professional personas separate.


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Karen Maitland

Website for Karen Maitland, author of medieval thrillers including The Vanishing Witch, Liars and Thieves, Falcons of Fire and Ice, The Gallows Curse and The Owl Killers.


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Karen Rose Cityscape

Commissioned by publisher Headline, Karen Rose Cityscape allows fans to explore the work of internationally bestselling, RITA-award winning, author Karen Rose via an interactive map, and to see which characters feature in which books.


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Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes is author of digital number 1 and international bestseller The Letter, as well as The Secret and The Key.


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Katy Birchall

Website for Katy Birchall, author of the It Girl series, published by Egmont.


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Kim Slater

Author website for Kim Slater, whose YA debut Smart was described by the Guardian as “a remarkable first novel.”


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Lisa Gardner Case Files

A UK digital presence for bestselling crime-writer Lisa Gardner. Redesigned and relaunched in November 2016.


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Lloyd Clark

Professor Lloyd Clark is currently a senior member of the Department of War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute where he run the post-graduate programme in modern war studies and contemporary military history. Lloyd has lectured around the world to various universities, military institutions and think tanks and his publications include books on the First and Second World Wars as well as more recent conflicts including the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan.

We created Lloyd’s website to support his range of activities, including his media work and his latest book, Blitzkrieg.


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Marcel Theroux

Website for novelist, travel writer and journalist Marcel Theroux


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Marcus Chown

Website for scientist, communicator, author, journalist and broadcaster Marcus Chown.


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Marina Warner

Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols and fairytales. We created a new site to act as a definitive bibliography and news source.


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Martina Cole

A new website for Queen of Crime Martina Cole, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of her first novel.


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Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts has won the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, and been shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. He has received major awards from the Arts Council and the Society of Authors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and of the English Association.


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Michelle Harrison

Responsive author website for Michelle Harrison, award-winning author of the Thirteen Treasures Trilogy.


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Nicos Hadjicostis

Website for world traveller and writer Nicos Hadjicostis, designed to support and promote his book Destination Earth.


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Owen Bennett-Jones

Owen Bennett-Jones reported for the BBC for 30 years. He has been a resident foreign correspondent in Bucharest, Geneva, Islamabad, Hanoi and Beirut and presented Newshour on the BBC World Service. In 2008 he was Sony news journalist of the year and in 2009 the Commonwealth journalist of the year. In 2012 Owen was Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. His podcast on the murder of Benazir Bhutto, The Assassination, won gold at the British Podcast Awards in 2018.

We created a new website for Owen to bring together his journalism, non-fiction and fiction all ine one place for the first time. The site includes the ability to upload source materials associated with books – so readers and listeners can access key documents that are part of Owen’s investigations.


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P. D. James

Website for the late, great crime author P. D. James, designed to showcase her backlist as well as new publishing output from Faber, and provide readers with access to a range of archive material.


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Pam Evans

Website for established family saga author Pam Evans.


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Patrick Gale

New website for Patrick Gale, author of novels including A Perfectly Good Man, The Whole Day Through and the Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition.


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Patrick Ness

Website for bestselling author and twice winner of the Carnegie Medal, which includes the ability to create and apply different visual themes to different pages.


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Paul Bright

Paul Bright is a children’s writer and poet, who has published many picture books for children as well as poetry for kids. Paul has also written for school reading programmes, CBeebies radio and BBC web sites, and had stories broadcast on CBeebies TV and CITV’s Bookaboo. We designed and built a website to showcase Paul’s work, including his contribution to the official Winnie-the-Pooh sequel The Best Bear in all the World.


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Penny Vincenzi

Author website for multi-million bestselling author Penny Vincenzi, commissioned by publishers Headline. Updated in August 2018.


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Peter Fisk / Gamechangers

Peter Fisk is a global thought leader on growth, innovation and leadership. Peter is a keynote speaker, bestselling author and expert consultant. He is founder of the specialist consulting firm GeniusWorks, and Professor of Strategy, Innovation and Marketing at IE Business School.

We created two websites in one for Peter – a general site representing Peter as author, speaker and consultant, and a site for his latest book project, Gamechangers, published with Wiley.

We also created a number of videos in support of the new book.


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Peter Watson

Design and build of a WordPress-based website for award-winning author and journalist Peter Watson.


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Piers Torday

Author website for award-winning children’s writer Piers Torday.


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Rachel Blum, poet

Rachel is a poet who lives in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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Raymond Khoury

Website and for New York Times #1 Bestselling thriller writer Raymond Khoury. First designed by Bookswarm in 2011, and re-designed in 2013.


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Sam Angus

Website for Sam Angus, author of children’s stories including Soldier Dog and Hero.


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Saul David

Website for historian, novelist, lecturer and broadcaster Saul David.


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Shannon Selin

Responsive website design for Shannon Selin, Canadian author of historical novel Napoleon in America. We also created a logo for Shannon to use on her business cards and on the books themselves.


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Sheila O’Flanagan

Responsive website for Sheila O’Flanagan, number 1 bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction.


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Simon Scarrow

Responsive author website for Simon Scarrow, number one bestselling author of the Cato and Macro novels and many other historical best-sellers.


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Sophie Botros

Sophie Botros is a philosopher and author. Dr Botros’s newest book Truth, Time and History: a Philosophical Inquiry was published by Bloomsbury Academic in September 2017.

We have created a new website for Sophie. The home page is focused on her most recent book, including a video summary and a slideshow summarising key ideas explored in the book.


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Spying on Democracy

Website to promote Heidi Boghosian’s Spying on Democracy and provide interested readers with additional content and resources.


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Stephen King Books

A home on the web for international multi-million selling author Stephen King’s Books – focused on the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, and commissioned by his publishers in those territories, led by Hodder & Stoughton.


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Tania Unsworth

Author website for children’s writer Tania Unsworth, author of The One Safe Place and The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn.

This website was updated at the start of 2017 to reflect Tania’s increased emphasis on school visits and her changing social media profile.


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The Happysmarts Project

We migrated the Happysmarts Project to being WordPress-based, allowing the client to more easily manage the content, and translating the exercises and scales that are the heart of the project in to GravityForms so that they can be tweaked and the results can be exported at any time. We also took the opportunity to modernise aspects of the design and make the site mobile-friendly.


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The Solidarity Project

Author website for academic, political campaigner and green activist Jonathan Boswell, who is currently working on a new book about solidarity.


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Trad’s Diary

Trad’s Diary has been a regular fixture for many gardeners since June 1975, forty two years ago, when the first issue of The Garden appeared. It was, and is, written by Hugh Johnson, who as Editorial Director had created the new magazine out of the old Journal of the Horticultural Society.

Bookswarm created the latest version of Trad’s Diary to be mobile-friendly and easy on the eye – and it’s home to over 500 entries written by Hugh since the diary went digital back in 2008.


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Virginia Bergin

Author website for YA novelist Virginia Bergin. Redesigned in 2017 to provide a more flexible design that could accomodate standalone novels as well as Virginia’s first series.


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William Hussey

Website for spooky young adult and horror writer William Hussey.


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Zaid Al-Ali

Author website for writer and academic Zaid Al-Ali. Zaid is quoted regularly in the international press on Iraqi developments and on constitutional reform issues in the Arab region, including in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the BBC, National Public Radio, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph, amongst many others.


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