THE LAIRD ESTATE
It’s amazing to me how the geographical setting of a novel I’m writing can birth its way into my brain, almost convincing me it actually exists. In The Red Journal (just published last week), a mansion museum is the setting for much of the action. While I was imagining and plotting this aspect, I really needed a “map” to help me envision the museum, and so Lorenda Harder designed this sketch to my specifications. I included it in the front of the novel so that all my readers can get a good look at it, too!