Terry Brooks

Some of  you may know the story behind the book (JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit) that nudged me toward wanting to be a writer. While Tolkein may have planted the seed, it was Terry Brooks, and his Shannara trilogies, who nourished my aspirations. Yeah, I was big into fantasy when younger, and the genre still holds a special place in my writing aspirations—I will one day write a book about dragons!

Next week, Terry Brooks will be reading at the Hennepin County Library from his newest book in the Shannara saga. I am beyond stoked! I even managed to find my original copy of The Elfstones of Shannara to possibly get signed. Too bad my copy of The Sword of Shannara, the first book in the series, had fallen apart years ago—it was a well read and treasured book.

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