Time for a new post. Been so busy with reviewing the Shannara Chronicles TV scripts that I’ve barely had time to catch my breath. But things are winding down. I’ve seen the last script and think it is in pretty good shape. So now I am reviewing rough cuts of the various episodes. Just so you understand how that works, they send you one to comment on, then revise it, then send you a new version, and so on until they think they have it perfect. They do this for each episode. A moving target, right? But what I’ve seen is pretty compelling stuff. I think your patience on all of this is going to be rewarded.
Had a visit from author Pierce Brown (Red Rising, Golden Son) and his long-time friend Joel about a week ago in Cannon Beach. They came down from their writing and painting retreat in Washington to break bread and tell tales. It was good to have them there for an evening – lots of laughs and stories shared. Pierce will be at San Diego Comic Con, and I am hoping to do something with him onstage that we can share with our readers, a conversation perhaps with audience questions. Since this is a big year for me with the TV show pending, I will spend most of the convention on the floor or in panels talking about books and television and maybe movies (?). So if you plan on coming, I hope to be able to say hello.
The new book, The Darkling Child, comes out June 9th. I will be signing in various bookstores and conventions (although not touring) so check out the Events page for times and places.
Since the last book in Defenders of Shannara is finished and turned in and my short story for Shawn in Unfettered 2 is written, I am moving on to start work on the concluding books in the Shannara series. Once again, this is not to say I will stop writing Shannara books. I still have the prehistory to finish and a few gaps I might decide to fill in along the way. So there will be other books written while I remain above ground.
And, as we all know, maybe after, too.
Hope your summer is a good one. Don’t forget to be kind to others, Terry.