Why I Love a Little Hand-drawn Tree

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 incredible feeling to crack open the spine and see it.  It seems to serve as a reminder every time I see it that this actually happened.  This being the fact that I wrote a book and it’s published for the whole world to read.  Something about the map makes all of this very real.

No more little screen shots, no more sneak peeks.

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