So, I’ve had a thought about my website. At present, it is solely an author website; it covers information about my books and a little biographical information about me. You’re going to find it if you’re looking for me or one of my titles, but there’s not really a way to happen on it by accident.
I have another website which is several years old and quite plain. It contains pictures from our trip to England and Scotland that specifically pertain to medieval history and research, plus some discussion and costume conjecture by me.
I’m thinking about moving the information over to my author website under the heading “Historical Research.” (I also have some short biographies of medieval women that I’m doing as part of an SCA project.) The material would be more attractively presented on my author website, plus it would give people a reason to end up on my author website. Perhaps some, seeking medieval information, will be intrigued that I also write historical fiction and buy my books. And, personally, I think it makes my historical fiction look more legitimate; it says, here is someone who knows what she’s talking about.
What do you think? Okay to merge my author website with my historical research, given that I do write (or, rather, am writing) historical novels?