I'm unpublished, but have a website. kathycyr.com
It's mostly for inspiration right now. I wanted to keep it silly, lighthearted.
I blog using Wordpress, but only a little. I'm terrible at blogging and always forget to update.
For my website, I used Photoshop, free images from stock.xchng and Frontpage to create mine, plus a few misc scripts.
I hope that helps and that your site comes out great.