Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. He has written 23 New York Times bestsellers during his writing career, and has over 21 million copies of his books in print. He is one of the biggest-selling living fantasy writers.
Early lifeBrooks was born in the rural Midwestern town of Sterling, Illinois, and spent a large part of his life living there. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, earning his B.A. in English literature in 1966. as well as at the Charlotte Literary Festival that he credits the inspiration of his style of writing to William Faulkner's works. With this inspiration, he then made his debut in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara. The second season aired in 2017 on SPIKE
Personal lifeBrooks resides in northwestern Oregon with his wife, Judine.
Novels versus short storiesAfter writing "Indomitable", a short story constituting an epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara, Terry Brooks declared:
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