Here are some of my answers:
Sophia’s War: Reading Dickens’ Great Expectations and learning about prison ships.
City of Orphans: Browsing through a 19th century newspaper and coming across a sensational headline.
Crispin: Listening to a lecture about the middle ages.
Seer of Shadows: Having once been an amateur photographer with my own darkroom.
The Book with No Words: When reading a book about alchemy, I learned about a “Book with No Words.”
Never Mind: Having a chat with my fellow writer, Rachel Vail.
Sometimes I Think I Hear My Name: Listening to one of my son’s friends talk about his spring break.
Nothing but the Truth: Hearing a news report on radio.
The Fighting Ground: Noticing a historical road marker.
Wolf Rider: Getting an odd phone call.
Poppy: Reading a book about owls.
Where do you get your ideas? The answer: Everywhere.