About a month ago, I received some great feedback regarding my book. My neighbor and I were discussing the book, and he thought that a map of the novel’s fictional neighborhood would have helped him to visualize the action in story. A friend of his shared the same sentiment, going even further to say that he quit trying to keep it straight after a while. There are thirty-eight households on Durham Road, not all of them an intrinsic part of the story, but most of them are referenced repeatedly. If you read carefully, you should be able to figure it all out…just kidding.
I sympathize with anyone who had trouble geographically tracking the story throughout the Durham Road neighborhood. As a stickler for details, I couldn’t hope to keep it all clear in my own head while writing the story, so I created a cheat sheet from the very start. Actually, it was a poster-board, very much like the one created by Alex Fletcher in the story. Take a look at both versions. One is obviously my marked up, faded “cheat sheet.” The other is a page I added to the beginning of The Jakarta Pandemic, at the request of some concerned readers.