Every fantasy story needs a map. Since I live on the west coast of North America, i decided to make Sami’s home on a west coast, somewhere, somewhen, just because I think as a west coaster; it’s easier for me to visualize directions, like where the sun should be at certain times of the day.
(I wrote an article on the Mermaid Music blog about making the map. Find it here and see what it looked like before I put the words in. I made mention of extending the map south, but for this story arc, I think I’m going to keep the crew of The Mermaid closer to home.)