MAP RESOURCES I've been making fantasy maps for a really long time; when I first played The Legend of Zelda to the time in 6th grade when the teacher read us The Hobbit and then asked us to write our own fantasy complete with a map. (Ask me about the Isle of the White Dweebs or Carcs, fuzzy winged wolves that looked suspiciously like my dog.) Even though I've been doing this for a long time, I am still in awe of maps and the people who create them. Here are some of my favorite map places on the internet, and though I only mention these few, there are so many more. Enjoy! My absolute favorite map site on the internet; plenty of reference, and the host there is extremely kind: The Dave Rumsey Map Collection A few of my favorite fantasy cartographers: Jonathan Roberts Priscilla Spencer Maxime Plasse A great place to learn about fantasy cartography: The Cartographers Guild Over the years I've occasionally written or have been interviewed about map creation: Map Creation Article on Tor.com Beyond Dragons and Wizards Interview Imaginary Worlds Podcast Interview And last, here's a silly PDF I created many years ago for a conference where I taught a little about mapmaking. I'd change it a lot today, but it's not the worst place to start. BIO During the course of his life, Isaac Stewart has had more dreams than there are freckles on his back. When he was eight, he wanted to invent faster-than-light travel. At eleven he dreamt of being the first person on Mars. At thirteen he thought there could be nothing better than owning a sled-dog team and winning the Iditarod. Despite these passing obsessions, one dream never left him: He wanted to write and illustrate books. Since then, Isaac has lived in the Philippines as a missionary, graduated with a BFA from BYU, and has worked for over a decade in the video game and entertainment industries. Though he hasn't yet made it to Mars, he loves to travel and has lived in Germany twice. With Kenneth Pike, Isaac co-authored Jacob's Journal of Doom, which will be released on July 31st, 2012 from Deseret Book. Isaac is also the artist responsible for the interior illustrations in the Mistborn Trilogy as well as many of the interior illustrations in the New York Times Best-Seller The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Isaac never got the sled dog team of his dreams, but he did marry the woman of his dreams. They live in Utah with their three children. Maybe someday when the kids are big enough, Isaac will hook them up to a sled and see how far they can pull it.