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Interview with Donna Maree Hanson

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2015 at 12:01 am

Dragon Wine Book 1: Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson is free in e-book for a short time. As part of spreading the word about Shatterwing, Donna is doing a blog tour (of which this interview is part) and offering a give away of a hard copy of Shatterwing. Winners will be drawn from people who comment during the blog tour. So leave a comment to be in to win.

Dragon wine could save them. Or bring about their destruction.

Dragonwine PostcardSince the moon shattered, the once peaceful and plentiful world has become a desolate wasteland. Factions fight for ownership of the remaining resources as pieces of the broken moon rain down, bringing chaos, destruction and death.

The most precious of these resources is dragon wine – a life-giving drink made from the essence of dragons. But the making of the wine is perilous and so is undertaken by prisoners. Perhaps even more dangerous than the wine production is the Inspector, the sadistic ruler of the prison vineyard who plans to use the precious drink to rule the world.

There are only two people that stand in his way. Brill, a young royal rebel who seeks to bring about revolution, and Salinda, the prison’s best vintner and possessor of a powerful and ancient gift that she is only beginning to understand. To stop the Inspector, Salinda must learn to harness her power so that she and Brill can escape, and stop the dragon wine from falling into the wrong hands.

Dragon Wine Book 2: Skywatcher, the follow-on book, is also available in ebook and print.  Read the rest of this entry »

Paying for Our Passion

In Uncategorized on December 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

David McDonald has been running a series of posts on the theme of how writers ‘pay for our passion’.

He’s just posted my contribution, which is all about how significant a difference it makes – as a writer – when you can step out of regular, responsible real life for a while. And how you have to make the most of it if you ever get that chance.

The rest of the series is well worth delving into.