So much work goes into the publication of a book including artwork for covers, maps and illustrations.

The Smoke Thieves required the drawing of maps which were transformed from my rough drafts to works of art. Thanks to Ben Hughes of Penguin Random House for the UK edition maps.

For the Half Bad trilogy I quickly drew my idea of what the amulet looked like, assuming it would be carefully crafted into something more ‘arty’ by a professional, but which appeared unamended in the final book. I still have the amulet at home and it’s now a treasured possession, protecting me from many ills.

First draft of map with notes from Sally

Final map for UK and US editions

Final map for German edition


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