I've always fantasized about having artwork in one of my books, specifically artwork related to Chicago since many of my novels are set here and the stories are heavily influenced by my city's history. I was thrilled to see the bold and beautiful Chicago skyline turn up on the cover of my next release, #SCRITCHSCRATCH, but I never expected anything more. Well, here I am, staring gratefully at a beautiful map that will be in the opening pages of that book. 😭
Designer Travis Hasenour at my publisher, @sourcebookskids, created this map to show the various stops on the Spirits ghost tour bus. It's incredible. The level of detail is just staggering, not to mention a perfectly eerie tone that matches my novel perfectly. I think readers will love it. I know I do.