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Touring with Terry Brooks


The Measure of the Magic by Terry BrooksTerry Brooks is out on the road touring for his new book, The Measure of the Magic.

His wife, Judine, is also with him, taking pictures and writing a blog called Touring with Terry. It’s a look at what goes on when an author tours. Here is Terry’s tour schedule as well as some photos from the blog. Enjoy!

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Ask Terry Brooks: September Post


brooks-terryEvery month for more than ten years, bestselling author Terry Brooks has accepted questions from his fans via his website and answered five of them.

In that spirit, I thought it would be fun to post his questions and answers here, broadening the scope of questions that come into his website. Click through to find his answers from questions sent into the website in August 2011 and how to submit your own questions for Ask Terry Brooks!

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Release Day Interview: Terry Brooks


The Measure of the Magic by Terry BrooksThe Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks is published today in fine bookstores and via eReader!

After the jump, Terry talks about the new book and what he’s working on right now!

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Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays: Terry Brooks


Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays: Terry Brooks

This week’s excerpt takes you on a journey to the wondrous world of Shannara. Hop aboard the Terry Brooks express and find what it takes to be one of the BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF.

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Ask Terry Brooks: August Post


brooks-terryEvery month for more than ten years, bestselling author Terry Brooks has accepted questions from his fans via his website and answered five of them.

In that spirit, I thought it would be fun to post his questions and answers here, broadening the scope of questions that come into his website. Click through to find his answers from questions sent into the website in July 2011 and how to submit your own questions for Ask Terry Brooks!

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Terry Brooks On Bearers of the Black Staff


Mass Market of Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry BrooksToday is a first for Terry Brooks.

Being a published writer since 1977, you would think he’d seen it all. He hasn’t. Today, the paperback of Bearers of the Black Staff is released in fine bookstores and it’s publication is an oddity.

Here’s why it is unique and why you should read Bearers of the Black Staff!

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Contest: The Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks


The Measure of the Magic by Terry BrooksIt’s contest time for Del Rey’s foundational author!

In a genre that has seen a great many writers delivering later than usual books, Terry Brooks always hands his in on time. It takes planning. It takes work ethic. In fact, he’s more than a year ahead of schedule at the moment, which delights Brooks fans around the world!

Well, here is something else that might delight those fans. A Brooks giveaway!

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Exclusive Short Story: Peter Orullian


The Unremembered by Peter OrullianPeter Orullian is one of Terry’s friends. You may recognize the name if you’ve read Bearers of the Black Staff; two elf brothers bear the last name Orullian, a name Terry loved and asked permission to use. Peter is not only the basis for a Shannara last name though. He is a debut fantasy author whose first book, The Unremembered, was published earlier this week.

Terry read it a year ago and to help Peter get the word out about The Unremembered, Terry has allowed Peter to post an exclusive short story on Terry’s website! More after the jump!

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Video Interview: Terry Brooks Part III of III


The Measure of the Magic by Terry BrooksAuthor Peter Orullian, whose debut novel, The Unremembered, publishes on April 12th, decided to ask if he could interview Terry Brooks.

I thought it a perfect pairing. Both write epic fantasy; both have strong opinions.

Here is Part III of III! Still sitting at my kitchen table. Enjoy!

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The Blogging Author


The Measure of the Magic by Terry BrooksTerry Brooks is going to begin blogging.

That’s right. The writer who has used me to be a bridge between he and his fans is setting that bridge on fire. Ha! Guess I should start looking for another job…

Here is that first short blog detailing his thoughts on the matter. I think it’s hilarious.

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