August 26th, 2008


I'm Doing My Website

I'm getting ready to set up a home page, and already I've hit an interesting problem.

I write stuff for kids (Changeling and Magic Mirror) and stuff that's definitely not for kids (The Fall of the Kings and Porcelian Dove), and I need some way of guiding each age group to the appropriate material. I can do that with drop-downs from a "Writing" button. But what do I call the drop-downs?

"For Kids" sounds too young. "Young Adult" isn't entirely accurate, since the New York Between books are middle grade. "For Children" is kind of stuffy. I can't think of anything else, and neither can Ellen. And then there's the other section. Any variation on "Adult" sounds hopelessly wink-wink, nod-nod. "For Adults"? Dirty bookstore. "For Grown-ups"? Coy.


I'd especially value hearing from anybody out there 12-20 who has an opinion about this. The last thing on earth I want to do is send the wrong message because I'm ignorant of the cultural context.