Goodreads asked Donna Maree Hanson:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Donna Maree Hanson Wow. What a loaded question. Umm because is that the most recent book I've written, or the most recent book published or the one I'm working on? As Shatterwing and Skywatcher (Dragonwine) are coming out in September and October 2014 I suppose I can talk about them. I owned a vineyard and the early parts of Shatterwing were dreamed up while working on the vines. The idea for Nils of Barr, one of the characters, came from an idea at a workshop delivered by Trudi Canavan and the idea for the moons was something that popped into my head years ago when I hung out on the Harper Collins' Voyager Purple Zone. So the short answer is from many places.

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