Driftwood Public Library is very pleased to announce that it will be closing out its 2013 Adult Summer Reading Club with a visit from international bestselling fantasy writer Terry Brooks.
Mr. Brooks is the author of the beloved Shannara series of novels, the first of which, The Sword of Shannara, was published in 1977. In addition to the nearly 30 novels in that wildly popular series (the most recent of which, Witch Wraith, was released just last month), he is also the creator of the Magic Kingdom of Landover series, beginning with Magic Kingdom for Sale—SOLD!
Mr. Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944. He spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University.
A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, western, and fiction but was unable to finish any project. Then one fateful semester early in college he was given The Lord of the Rings to read. That moment changed Terry’s life forever. In Tolkien’s great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre.
He then wrote The Sword of Shannara. It took him seven years to finish it. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.
Terry Brooks lives with his wife Judine in the Pacific Northwest.
Mr. Brooks will be joined by author Kristine Rusch in a conversation about writing, the fantasy genre and about his work. Immediately after the conversation, Bob’s Beach Books will host a book signing by Mr. Brooks to which all attendees are invited.
Because of the anticipated turnout for Mr. Brooks’ visit, tickets will be required to attend this event.
Winners of this year’s grand prize drawings for Adult Summer Reading Club will be announced just prior to Mr. Brooks’ conversation with Ms. Rusch. Coupons for the drawing must be turned into the library no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th.
The program is sponsored by The Friends of Driftwood Public Library. Inquiries about Adult Summer Reading Club and about Terry Brooks’ visit should be directed to Ken Hobson at 541-996-1242 or email@example.com.
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