Someone once told me you should never do work with family, that it’s like oil and water, only more volatile. Sound advice, which I have long since heeded. However, some of my family members (read: my six older sisters) aren’t particularly good when it comes to taking no for an answer.
Needless to say, when my sister Regina approached me about designing a website to promote the release of her book, God Never Blinks, I had a few misgivings. The aforementioned concern about working with family was one. The fact that she and her writing are of a spiritual bent and I am a pure materialist was another.
My concerns were unfounded. Her site launched this week to coincide with the release of her book, which has been getting rave reviews (her book, not the site). Her accolades are well deserved. Regina was a two time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary and her newspaper column for the Cleveland Plain Dealer has won more journalism awards than I care to count.
UPDATE: God Never Blinks made the New York Times bestseller list!
Congratulations on the book, Regina, your youngest brother is proud of you.