Before starting A Turn of Light, I decided to build the valley and village of Marrowdell. It took me 30 days, working about 8 hours a day, to complete. Not only was it ridiculously fun, I discovered the landscape as I built it. The Bone Hills, the Spine, the Tinker's Road, Bannan's farm--all came into being as I carved and thought. - Julie Czerneda

Click a picture to see a larger view. Scale is 1cm : 20 m. The total dimension came from research to ensure the fields of Marrowdell would be sufficient to feed its residents.