In Hanover C-E (H) was bestselling author Terry Brooks and Del Rey’s senior editor Betsy Mitchell. It was obvious there was a wonderful working relationship between the two. Brooks, now in his 35th year as a published author, talked about his writing. He sees himself as an “adventure writer” rather than a SF writer. His new series, Legends of Shannara, is doing well. He is now promoting it on tour. His newest book, The Measure of the Magic, is out. The first book, Bearers of the Staff, came out last year.
Mitchell brought up another new series that Brooks has written, to be released in the summer of 2012. The Legacy of Shannara will open with the first book, The Wards of Faerie. This is a promising series and fans eagerly await its arrival.
Dark Wraith of Shannara is the only graphic novel Brooks produced. One of the audience members asked if there would be another. Brooks, although not against the idea, didn’t see that happening. The audience seemed a little disappointed until he surprised members by announcing that he will release a reprint of his first series next year. It will contain new artwork in tribute to the 35th anniversary of the series.
Although he normally produces one book a year, next year there will be three. Make sure to check out his series.