Monday, October 26, 2015

Detroit Smuggler's Routes: a map commission

This post is Part 1 of a series to augment the Fictional Cartography by D.N.Frost available for free download.

This and other map commissions are gathered in my Portfolio Directory for you to explore.

This post is also Part 1 of a series about Claudia Oltean.

One day, I awoke to an email from Claudia Oltean and her husband. She'd discovered my world map portfolio on Twitter and decided I'd be the perfect person to create a map for her debut novel.

Claudia writes historical fiction about newspaper reporters in a time of mayhem, crime, and corruption. Her late grandfather, a Detroit journalist throughout the Prohibition era, inspired her tales with his daring adventures.

Check out this Fictional Cartography by D.N.Frost for more maps!

To help her readers understand the Detroit area, Claudia wanted a map to show the river and Canadian border.

When she saw my maps, she noticed that I lived in Michigan at the time, and the match felt ideal to her.

I was delighted by her interest, and I loved Claudia's passion to showcase her grandfather's exploits in a series of novels.

Moreover, I was thrilled for another real-world map, especially one so close to home.

I reviewed Claudia's list of map needs, sent her an enthused map estimate, and got to work on her first render as soon as she signed it.

Here's what she had to say about the finished map:

Detroit Smuggler's Routes, a map commission by D.N.Frost for Claudia Oltean Part 1 of a series.
I had the very good fortune to collaborate with D.N. Frost,

a multi-talented cartographer and author. She produced work that I am beyond pleased with.

Her excellent and artistic work has produced a map for the preface of my book that highlights locations in Michigan and Canada where key action takes place in my story.

D.N. Frost was a delight to work with, a consummate professional, responsive and insightful.

Her work is an important add to immediately introducing readers to important concepts and plot points that can only enhance their grasp and connection with my work.

I highly recommend her to anyone whose project calls for a map.

– Claudia Oltean, historical fiction author

That's it for this post! Up Next: Carving out the coasts... Soon.

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