Video: Terry Brooks & Robin Hobb Talk Writing & Publishing

Last weekend, I attended the Jet City Comic Show.

It is a small but growing convention in Tacoma, WA featuring an avid group of book readers, comic book enthusiasts, and collectors of all things geek. Terry Brooks, Brian Herbert, Robin Hobb, Bruce B. Taylor, and more than a dozen 47 North authors were with me. It was wonderful to see so many writers gathered in one place and, better, so many interested readers.

On Sunday, I moderated Terry Brooks and Robin Hobb in a panel titled The Evolving Landscape of Being a Novelist. We talked about the evolution of publishing from 1977 to now as well as took some great questions from the audience. The video of the panel is above courtesy of

I hope you enjoy it!


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)!