The time for a new website has come.

About four months ago I started redesigning Terry’s website. It didn’t take me long to get the initial appearance down. I always start in Photoshop first and build what I see in my head there. It took maybe two weeks to finish it.

It wasn’t that easy though, for various reasons. Here is why, as well as the new features you all should take advantage of!

Unfortunately, we also needed a new host to support this website and its additions. That hunt took longer than expected. We have finally settled on a host and we are trying them out this month and only for a month if it goes poorly. Unfortunately the host has been quite buggy, producing ERROR message after ERROR message. In short, we may have to move again.

But the good news is I have 90% completed the WordPress upgrade. It still need some tweaking. The old site used Blogger, what I term a defunct piece of machinery. WordPress is far superior at many levels, and its power will allow Terry and I to better keep you all informed.

There are parts of the website that are not changed yet. It will be an ongoing project for the next month. I will get there though. I hope it benefits all of you!

Along with the new website, you’ll see icons for Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and a new RSS feed that actually works now. Use them as you see fit.

The Facebook presence for Terry is mostly brand new. A fan started a Terry Brooks Facebook page several years ago and many fans have joined it. It is NOT the official Facebook page for Terry Brooks though. If you want to be kept up to date, be sure to join The Official Terry Brooks Facebook Page.

The comments fields should be easier to use too. Definitely use them to comment on news and have discussions with others! A community is what we are; we might as well chat every once in a while, right?

On an ending note, thank you for your patience while this change occurs. It should be a great change for all of us!

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Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!