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Shawn Speakman

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Shawn Speakman grew up in the beautiful wilds of Washington State near a volcano and surrounded by old-growth forests filled with magic. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, he befriended New York Times best-selling fantasy author Terry Brooks and became his webmaster, leading to an enchanted life surrounded by words.

He was a manager at one of the largest Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the country for many years and now owns the online bookstore The Signed Page, manages the websites for several authors, and is a freelance writer for Random House.

He also contributed the annotations for The Annotated Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, published in 2012.

Shawn is a cancer survivor, knows angel fire east, and lives
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I am attending MisCon this weekend in Missoula, Montana!

It should be great fun. Many of my author friends are going to be there. And some authors and artists that I don’t know but sincerely respect and can’t wait to meet.

Those who have attended the convention before say it is a wonderful experience. An avid group of science fiction and fantasy fans coming together in Monatna’s beautiful s...

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BLACKGUARDS by J.M. Martin
"I really enjoyed this anthology, and I'm proud -- no, damn humbled -- to be part of it. It was a beast of a read and many of the stories left me feeling reflective and awed. Not only was being part of this exciting for me but also a great learning..." Read more of this review »
BLACKGUARDS by J.M. Martin
"It was worth backing the kickstarter and the interior art does add to it."
BLACKGUARDS by J.M. Martin
"Rogues are the best.

This is my personal opinion on the subject. Some people prefer paladins and shining knights but just about everyone I know likes Han Solo more than Luke Skywalker. Now, I like Luke Skywalker just as much as anyone else but ther..." Read more of this review »
" D.E. wrote: "Looks awesome! :)"

It is. ;)
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BLACKGUARDS by J.M. Martin
" Kidgreg wrote: "Great story, Shawn. White Rose Thief ties in with your series, right?"

Yes, Kidgreg. THE DARK THORN is the best place to start. THE WHI
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BLACKGUARDS by J.M. Martin
"I'm still eagerly awaiting my hardcover and goodies, but the ebook shipped early and that gave me a chance to scope this out ahead of time. Other than a few spelling/grammar errors that slid through (misuses of your/you're, etc) it was a nicely po..." Read more of this review »
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" Thanks for the review! Hope it draws more people in to read it! "
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" Thanks for the read and review of THE WHITE ROSE THIEF, Nikon! "
BLACKGUARDS by J.M. Martin
" I'll be reading it today. :) "
Shawn Speakman said "yes" to attending MisCon 29
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date: May 22, 2015 12:00PM
location: Ruby's Inn & Convention Center, 4825 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT, The United States
description: MisCon is a sci-fi/fantasy convention held annually in Missoula, MT! I will be joined by authors Terry Brooks, Carol Berg, Peter Orullian, Eldon Thompson, C.J. Cherryh, J.A. Pitts, Todd Lockwood, GRRM editor Anne Groell, and many more!

Signings, panels, and discussion! Should be a fun time!

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“Unfettered is an anthology filled with magic, wonderment, and hope. It is more than it's combined stories, though. It is the power of friendship. Of giving. Of a science-fiction and fantasy community that protects its own. Of humanity escaping the ugliness that often plagues it to instead create a testament to the goodness found in every heart.”
Shawn Speakman, Unfettered

“There is no trick beyond sitting your arse in a chair everyday.”
Shawn Speakman, Unfettered

“At the top end you had some fairies squeeing at supersonic pitches; fairies thought all this military stuff was pretty silly, but they went along with it for the same reason that fairies ever did anything, namely, for the lulz.”
Shawn Speakman, Unfettered

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“Unfettered is an anthology filled with magic, wonderment, and hope. It is more than it's combined stories, though. It is the power of friendship. Of giving. Of a science-fiction and fantasy community that protects its own. Of humanity escaping the ugliness that often plagues it to instead create a testament to the goodness found in every heart.”
Shawn Speakman, Unfettered

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