This site uses a modified (significantly, if you ask me) version of Minima—the base Jekyll theme. Jekyll is an amazing tool for generating static websites like For those who are curious, that means everything about the site is faster and more efficient. There is virtually no javascript to slow down your browser or soak your battery life. And, using some other fantastic, open-source tools, I’m now able to serve the site to you at no cost to me, which means more of the proceeds from Alora’s Tear can go towards making books and improving product quality.

Lastly, and of fairly great personal importance, Jekyll allows me to customize the site exactly how I want it. And that level of control is not only better for my meticulous personality, but for you, the reader. Text is easier to read, larger and more consistent across desktop and mobile. Fonts are hand-picked to match my personality and that of the books.

In short, it’s just better. I hope you like it.

You can find out more info about customizing your Jekyll theme, as well as basic Jekyll usage documentation at

You can find the source code for Minima at GitHub: jekyll / minima

You can find the source code for Jekyll at GitHub: jekyll / jekyll