Welcome to the New Website!

So today marks the first day we’re live with the brand new website design (now using a WordPress theme instead of Joomla) courtesy of my amazing web design guru Nick Abbondandolo & his company DISSIM.com Based in Los Angeles, they do some terrific work and I can’t recommend him highly enough. We’ve still got some tweaks to implement and content to shift over, but we are very much live and I hope you enjoy checking out all the pages. Lots more to come in the months ahead…

Make sure you’ve gotten your hands on all the ebooks I’m currently offering! All the other pages except this one and the home page have a handy sidebar to the right where you can click on a cover image and be whisked away to Smashwords to purchase them all. And very shortly, we’ll be unveiling some hot new swag, including T-shirts and sweatshirts.

Hope you enjoy the site – let me know what you think!


To celebrate the new website, if you leave me a comment below, I’ll enter your name for a chance to win a signed copy of my latest Rogue Angel novel SACRED GROUND! This is a quickie event, so chime in and you might win when I draw a name tonight!

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  • Merle Gornick March 15, 2010  

    Looks real nice Jon!

  • Jula March 15, 2010  

    I’ve added it to faves! (^_^)

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks very much!

  • Dave March 15, 2010  

    Hey Jon, great site (love WordPress myself!), very cool little giveaway. 🙂

  • Charlene March 15, 2010  

    What a change in design – I think I like it :> I’m not generally too fond of dark backgrounds/light text…but this seems easy on the eyes so far. And I really like that banner! Nicely done.

  • Julie March 15, 2010  

    Looks fantastic, Jon! BTW, I love your logo … very cool. Congratulations!

  • Neil J. March 15, 2010  

    The new site is so much moodier…love it. Well done to you and the team.

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Julie! Credit again goes to Nick who designed it. I happen to love it as well!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Dave, Charlene, and Neil! ‘Preciate you stopping by!

  • Lee March 15, 2010  

    Great looking website!

  • Christopher S. Penn March 15, 2010  

    The logo’s killer. Would make a great wood-carved hanko seal too!

  • Thomas Stanley March 15, 2010  

    Looks very nice. Very clean and easy to navigate

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thank you, Lee!

    Chris, it definitely would make a great hanko. The business cards alone are going to look sweet. Thanks for stopping by! (BTW, I used one of your suggestions at the bottom of my blog posts – will do that from now on – thank you for the tip!)

  • Beth Burrow March 15, 2010  

    Loving the new site Jon!! I too have added it to my favorite place!!! Woohoo!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Thomas!

    Beth – thank you!

  • tilga March 15, 2010  

    The site looks great!!

  • Steena Holmes March 15, 2010  

    Like the new site! it screams ‘you’ – great job!

  • JimPI March 15, 2010  

    Hey Jon, stopping by to say hi. Like the new layout!


  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Tilga!

    Steena – thank you, I appreciate that!

    Jim, always great to see you, man!

  • Marianne Bornkessel March 15, 2010  

    Great website Jon. So happy things are moving along nicely for you!!

  • Andrea Blythe March 15, 2010  

    The site design looks great. Very clean. 😀

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Marianne – much more ahead, thankfully! 🙂 Hope you’re well!

  • Stephen King March 15, 2010  

    New site looks awesome.
    Looking forward to all the upcoming goodies

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Stephen!

  • Jim Reevior March 15, 2010  

    Hi Jon. I’m liking the site.


  • admin March 15, 2010  

    ‘Preciate that, Andrea! 🙂

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thank you, Jim! I still need to plug in a lot of content, but I’m loving it myself!

  • Deb Krieger March 15, 2010  


  • Erik March 15, 2010  

    Just started reading your work, very nice and the site looks great. Been enjoying your tweets on twitter as well.

  • Michelle Bailey March 15, 2010  

    I really like the new site. I really admire that you have various ways of communicating with us fans. Keep up the great job of being awesome 🙂

  • Jerry March 15, 2010  

    The new site looks great!

  • Ben Rogers March 15, 2010  

    Jon, I love the new website! It seems very fitting!

  • elly March 15, 2010  

    i like the darkness, both aesthetic, and energy saving!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Ben! I hope so!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thank you, Jerry!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Michelle – very kind of you to say so! 🙂

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Erik, so glad you found your way to my work! Stay in touch! 🙂

  • Karen in TN March 15, 2010  

    Love the new site!

  • Nadeen Sakowski March 15, 2010  

    The new site looks great. I am in the process of doing the same with mine (going from Joomla to WP). Makes me even more excited to finish mine up! Nice job and kudos to the design team.

  • drc March 15, 2010  

    I love the colors! Nice job!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thank you!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Nadeen – yeah the WP format is a lot easier to use, imho!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    I’m all about being green! lol…

  • Kipp Poe March 15, 2010  

    really like the color scheme and location of links great job

  • Laurie March 15, 2010  

    Cool Jon! But who got the the covers in that contest? lol

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Kipp!

    Laurie, that contest is still ongoing…

  • Lou Riddell March 15, 2010  

    Hi Jon

    New design looks fantastic!! I think your guru did a great job 🙂 Terrific design, really easy to navigate around the site!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Lou – he did indeed! 🙂

  • Ace March 15, 2010  

    It looks wonderful, Jon!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Ace!

  • William Fee March 15, 2010  

    Site’s pretty cool. Like the color design. Pretty easy to find stuff as well. Like the top bar categories, as well, though Writer/Producer/Ninja sounds like a Shaw Brothers job title. 😉

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks William, lol!

  • Amie Boudreau March 15, 2010  

    Love the design. Very userfriendly and easy to navigate. I added you to my RSS.

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    Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by DavesFandSFW: RT @jonfmerz: So, let’s a do a free book giveaway over on my new website: http://bit.ly/buKEWb Say hello, leave a comment & I’ll draw a winner tonight……

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Amie! 🙂

  • cftodd March 15, 2010  

    Love the new look of the site and all <3

  • Chris Grall March 15, 2010  

    I like your site. Your subject is interesting.

    I couldn’t easily find a summary of the stories. Probably still in the bubble wrap. Will visit again

  • Charlie Alejandro March 15, 2010  

    Wow, I love the cover design, can’t wait to read it and the website looks amazing!!!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Chris – I need to get the stories summarized on their page, it should be around soon.

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    Thanks Charlie! Hope you’ve been KATN! 🙂

  • Stewie March 15, 2010  

    Hope I’m not too late!

  • admin March 15, 2010  

    And we have a winner!

    Congratulations to Michelle Bailey who wins a signed copy of Rogue Angel: Sacred Ground! (Michelle, please be sure to contact me either over on Facebook or Twitter with your snail mail address and if you’d like me to simply sign it or personalize it!)

    Thanks to everyone who chimed in – and please be sure to keep coming back because I’ll be doing a lot of giveaways like this over the next year as I ramp up to the 5th Lawson novel release!

    Thanks again!

  • JimPI March 16, 2010  

    Congrats to Michelle!

    always a bridesmaid and never a bride….

  • McCulloch March 16, 2010  

    thought about buying that one because it is your work and I am pretty sure that is a Bradstreet cover, I know he did a few that are displayed in his Archetype book. Like the new site look, not too different from the old as to be unrecognizable, but just different enough.

  • admin March 16, 2010  

    Thanks Brian!

  • kerry March 16, 2010  

    This looks good nice design not over the top different but nice – keep up the good work

  • admin March 17, 2010  

    Thanks Kerry!

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