the dark thorn

SF & Fantasy

Altered Perceptions


speakman-darkthornYou all know the story of Unfettered and The Dark Thorn by now—ending medical debt.

Altered Perceptions, a forthcoming anthology helping end Robinson Wells’s medical debt, features cut chapters from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, and many other talented writers. Learn more here!

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Audiobook Interview: Patrick Rothfuss, Shawn Speakman, and Nick Podehl


speakman-unfetteredThe audiobook for Unfettered has now been released!

Make the jump to read a cross-interview with Patrick Rothfuss, narrator Nick Podehl, and myself!

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Creating an Awesome Audiobook


speakman-darkthornLast year, I published The Dark Thorn. And Unfettered!

This month, both are becoming audiobooks! Make the jump to read how Audible is turning hardcovers into sound! A pretty cool experience!

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I, Thankful


speakman-unfetteredToday is Thanksgiving!

My post today is a giant thankful to the contributors of Unfettered, in hopes you will support them for supporting me during my time of need! Learn more after the jump!

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SF & Fantasy

New Release Interview: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen


andersen-boleynToday, The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen is published in fine bookstores!

What is The Boleyn King? Tudor and alternate history fans, look out! Make the jump to read an interview with its author and learn more!

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SF & Fantasy

Goodreads Video Interview: With Terry Brooks


Terry Brooks PictureYesterday, Terry Brooks joined Patrick Brown of Goodreads for a video interview via Skype!

Make the jump to watch the 30-minute interview! It’s a solid interview by fantasy fans all over the world!

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SF & Fantasy

Shawn Speakman to Write Shannara Novel


speakman-shawnIt was bound to happen, wasn’t it?

Del Rey Books, Terry Brooks, and Shawn Speakman have all reached an undisclosed eight-figure book deal that involves Speakman writing his first Shannara novel, a series made popular by Brooks in 1977. More after the jump!

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SF & Fantasy

Seattle Tour Stop: Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks


Terry Brooks PictureOn March 12, 2013, Terry Brooks begins his tour in support of his new book, Bloodfire Quest!

When he visits University Bookstore in Seattle, WA on March 14th, he is dragging along two disreputable people for a joint signing—artist Todd Lockwood and… yours truly? Scared yet? Make the jump!

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SF & Fantasy

When Writers Meet Their Debut Books


speakman-darkthornI now possess copies of my debut novel, The Dark Thorn.

It didn’t stir the emotions I thought it would. I decided to ask several fantasy authors to share their experience of holding their first novel for the first time.

The answers might surprise you!

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Upcoming Reddit Author Conversations


brett-daylightTonight, I am taking part in an Ask Me Anything event on Reddit.

I’m not the only person affiliated with Del Rey Books who is allowing fantasy fans to ask questions on a variety of topics. Tomorrow night, Peter V. Brett is welcomed in his AMA, and in March Terry Brooks will be doing an AMA as well!

More info after the jump!

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