The Indie Pub
The Indie Pub
Aug 18, 2021
Ep: 10 Making Real Maps for Fictional Worlds with K.M. Alexander and Grog
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Episode 10: This week in the pub, author and professional designer K.M. Alexander is back with us and this time he’s dishing out all kinds of tips, tricks, and resources surrounding map making for books, particularly fantasy maps. 

You can check out the maps he discusses here.

K.M. Alexander is the author of the New Weird and Cosmic Horror series The Bell Forging Cycle including The Stars Were Right, Old Broken Road, Red Litten World, and the latest addition, Gleam Upon the Waves.

Here's what K.M. thinks you should be checking out right now.

Indie: A Ritual of Bone by Lee C. Conley and The Wicked Blade by Jason VanHee

Everything Else: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman, Whispers in the Dark by Laurel Hightower, The John Nyquist Series by Jeff Noon

Be sure to check out K.M. Alexander and his work.


Twitter: @KM_Alexander

Goodreads: KMAlexander

Instagram: @kmalexander

You can get his books here.

Our Drink for this episode is some scurvy fighting grog!


2oz Rum (Navy strength if you got it, dark, spiced, or dark/spiced rum if you want a bit more flavor)

2tsp Brown Sugar

0.5oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.5oz Water

Stir the ingredients together in a class until the sugar has dissolved. Serve with the spent lime husk as garnish and without ice to both help with over-dilution and get a feel for how the seafarers of old would have served it. 

For more news and information about Indie Pub, check out the links below.


Twitter: @TheIndiePub

The Indie Pub streams on the following services.

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If you’d like to know more about host J. Rushing and his writing including his fantasy/noir novel RADIO, here are some links as well.


Twitter: @jrushingwrites

Goodreads: J_Rushing

Instagram: @jrushingwrites

You can find RADIO for kindle or paperback here.

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back in the pub next time.

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