I debated long and hard over this. Let you start from the beginning? Or plop you down in the middle of a juicy scene with no context? JUICY SCENE IT IS. Literally. You’ll see.
Now that The Blood-Tainted Winter is out there (I mean, really, people are reading it. Maybe at this very moment.) I wanted to share the map created by Swedish illustrator/cartographer Gillis Björk. I’ve mentioned Gillis before and I still feel very lucky to have found him and to have his artwork gracing the pages of my book. It’s an … More Why I Love a Little Hand-drawn Tree
For about 200,000 words, I thought I knew what I was doing. In regards to the landscape, that is. My books take place in Norway, or at least a mythic version of Norway. Perhaps in my books the sky is a little bigger, a little bluer, the mountains taller, the fjords deeper. The earth, or … More My Own Private Midgard