Treasure Map

Following the blog on story mapping, a mother sent me a map her daughter had drawn: it was to be a treasure map, but also became Nim's island.

One of the nicest things about being sent things like this is that it reminds me of exactly who I'm writing for: kids who can still throw themselves whole-heartedly into the game of make-believe that is part of reading. There's nothing better than the proof that someone has taken your story on board so completely that it becomes their own.

(And notice the 'aged' paper. Isn't that wonderful!)