Where did I get my idea for the Dokiri Brides Series?

I’m a big Dungeons and Dragons fan. For those who aren’t familiar, basically it’s a group story-telling game. Before I got started as a writer, I used to run a game and I made up a lot of the details myself. One of those homemade details was my earliest concept of the Dokiri people. 

My players had great fun “rescuing” a young woman who’d been abducted by a wyvern-riding barbarian. The catch? Once they made it up the treacherous mountain, their damsel-in-distress turned out to be hopelessly in love with her abductor. Thus, my idea for the Dokiri Brides Series was born.