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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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For those of you who have finished The Dark Thorn, here are the opening paragraphs of The Arch Druid’s Grimoires, one of the short stories in the forthcoming story collection, The Twilight Dragon & Other Tales of Annwn!


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Aengus Doughal hid in the shadows, watching a once civilized city burn.
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A solid anthology! If you enjoyed Dangerous Women or Unfettered, this book will treat you to some very talented storytellers. I especially liked reading Gillian Flynn's entry, since I hadn't read her work away from Gone Girl. Joe Abercrombie's story ...more
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"I read a short story set in the world in the anthology which Shawn edited and the proceeds of which were used so Shawn could pay his medical bills (he had cancer).

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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.”
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