Touring with Terry: The M Tour

To any of you wondering how the Big Reunion turned out – It was fun! Four events in the three-day period, so a lot of chat and smile, but not too onerous, even for me, the spouse. Terry got a chance to get together with his high school pals – this event took the place of their regular summer get together. Saw some old Sterling friends as well. Had a tour of the high school – pretty snazzy, it is! They have even taken Terry’s suggestion from five years ago and mounted banners in the gym for the Debate Team’s State Championship back in 1960-61 (when T. Was on the team). Classy!

The weather has turned, thank goodness. No more 100 degree temps. Fall is on the way, too late for the cornfields, I’m afraid. But perfect now, for us northwesterners.

The signing last night was at Anderson’s Books, in downtown Naperville, Il. Terry has been signing there since forever and they always do a great job. Last night was no exception. Large crowd, many with their entire collection. Terry signed for over three hours, being his usual charming self, and everyone, children included, was patient, polite, and cheerful. Really, the Best Fans Ever. As we like to say – names were exchanged, phone #s given, alliances formed – use your imagination as to what else may have occurred. We do . . .

There were folks from Baltimore, Rockford, IL, and even Sterling.

Patiently waiting.

Now we are in Milwaukee, awaiting tonight’s event at Boswell Book Company on Downer Avenue. Where would we be without GPS? Don’t even TRY to answer that one!

“Here is a picture of me, Jonathan Lee, with Terry Brooks at his event in Naperville, IL last night. I had an amazing time. Not only is Mr. Brooks a fantastic author, but he is also a great man. The latter being even more important.”

2 responses to “Touring with Terry: The M Tour”

  1. Just got back in from Milwaukee visit a few hours ago. I can’t say enough about how generous Terry is and accomodating to us fans. It was an honor to meet you Terry. I had the most books but only winning by 2, and he graciously signed them all! I am now the proud owner of the Complete Terry Brooks in beautiful signed 1st/1st’s with one from “over the pond” Thanks, Terry for the 35 years you have shared your stories with us. May you have as many more as you like, peace, health and happiness to you and Judine.

  2. Thank you Mr.Brooks for opening the door to the fantasy genre for me. I was just teen playing DnD with friends and brother. I always been an avid reader of SciFi. Playing DnD sparked me into finding a fantasy novel to read.So I came across Elfstones of Shannara and noticed the pretty artwork inside and decided to pick it up. From that point I picked up your other books and it started to get the ball rolling on reading other fantasy authors like Tolkien,Edding,Fiest,Zeleny,Martin.To this day I still remember my friend rolling a mage character names of course Allanon. My wife who joins me in fantasy mmo games now knows through listening to some audiobooks where I get my names for my characters if not taken. She said one day “Hey I heard Walkerboh now I see where you got your druid name and now I see why you have an elfen ranger named Dayel”:)

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