As of November 23rd, 2009, I am 25 years old! I simultaneously feel all grown up and ridiculously young. All I know is that I feel good about who I am and where I am, and isn't that what's important?
Part of my happiness and pride can be traced to a big announcement: I'm published! The day after my birthday, "First Lord's Fury" hit the shelves. It's the sixth and final book in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher, who also wrote The Dresden Files. After enduring years of fans clamoring for a map of Alera, Jim and I put our heads together and made it happen.
The map was printed in "First Lord's Fury" and will also appear in upcoming reprints of books 1-4. Finally, fans will be able to trace the adventures of Tavi, Kitai, Bernard, Amara, Isana, and all the rest of their favourite characters in a concrete, visual format. I couldn't be more excited about the result!
You can view the map and some of the elements in my Gallery, and you can download the map as desktop wallpaper in a multitude of sizes at Jim's official site: www.jim-butcher.com/news/00034…
You can also buy the book from Jim's official store: www.jim-butcher.com/store/