Ta-Dah! A Map of Elferterre

I’m coming down the homestretch with the proofing for my new YA fantasy, Out of Time. By mid-November, I should be done. Fanfare, please! I certainly won’t be sorry when that arduous job is done.

I’m not sure how much I’ll be blogging until the proofing is finished. More than likely, posts will be sporadic.

However, I did want to share our first-ever map that will be in Out of Time. The map was created by my husband, Clif, and it features the country of Norlander, which is in the magical realm of Elferterre, where Maya and her new team—Will, Jay, and Lexie—must travel.

In Elferterre—green and mysterious with a touch of steampunk—Maya, Will, Jay, and Lexie encounter allies and foes, including a talking cat, a witch, sprites, ogres, imps, and a mechanical horse. All the while, Magic swirls around Elferterre, enhancing the good and bad in every creature that Maya and her team meet.

Stay tuned!

74 thoughts on “Ta-Dah! A Map of Elferterre”

  1. That’s a good-looking map. I’m sure it must have been fun (if occasionally frustrating) to put such a detailed piece together. Well done, both of you.

  2. Very cool map! We have Ann Arbor, here in Michigan, which is supposed to be “beautiful trees” or something like that. Also, thank you for the stunning card! It is very comforting!

  3. Hi Laurie, Wow I missed your lovely map until today. It looks great, and it is so good that Clif is able to fit in with the type of illustration you need…. you two are a good writing /illustrating team!

  4. Looks like a good map – they are tricky things to do well and that looks like a cracking bit of cartigraphy. Glad to hear there will be a talking cat. I am a big fan of talking animals. 🙂

    1. That should, of course, read: “cracking bit of cartography Clif”. as I didn’t realise I’d missed an opportunity for alliteration until I’d spotted the typo. Editing is everything…

  5. Wonderful map by Clif. I always love fantasy books with a map and I am so looking forward to reading your third book!

  6. For some reason it won’t let me comment on Walktober. Just wanted to say that my grandma’s house was red with white trim, a very nostalgic look for me.

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