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New Signings: Dune, Elliott, Lee, Weeks

Hi Everyone,

Hope this finds you well and reading something wonderful!

I’m sharing news about signed books, of course — some that are in stock, others that are forthcoming! First, I met up with Brian Herbert last week and he signed copies of Sands of Dune as well as Dune: Heir of Caladan by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. These are in stock and shipping now.

On the pre-order front, I’m excited to share that Kate Elliott, Fonda Lee, and Brent Weeks will be signing their respective new books. Kate Elliott is first with The Keeper’s Six, which published this week. I’ll be sending her copies next week and it will take about ten days to get them back after she signs. This one will take a little while but will be worth it, as Kate’s novella/short novel work is exquisite. And if you are going to order this one, please do it this week so I can know how many copies to mail Kate.

Next up is Fonda Lee, who has quickly become one of my favorite writers. Thankfully she lives in the Pacific Northwest like me, which means we can get together for this signing. Untethered Sky is her new novella and if you love high fantasy, I think this will be up your alley. Manticores and rocs and a young woman flying the skies? I mean, yes!

Then there’s that handsome bloke Brent Weeks. He’s returned to his break-out debut universe with Night Angel Nemesis. It is a Goliath of a book at 848 pages, but that just means you are getting a lot of assassinations for the price! Brent also lives in the Pacific Northwest and we are planning some fun things for the signing. If you haven’t read the Night Angel trilogy, do it. It’s great. But I have a feeling Night Angel Nemesis is a good jumping on point too.

There you have it. The first pre-orders of 2023! I have more planned. Stay tuned! And as usual, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’m always around.

Back to work for me!

Shawn

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Happy New Year & New Items Available

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and received wonderful books. We all need more books despite the height of our TBR pile. But what we really need is time to read them, of course. That’s my one resolution for 2023… to make that time. Why? Well, I became terribly ill — along with my family — right before Christmas at the same time Terry Brooks sent me not one but two new Brooks novels for me to read. Sadly, I couldn’t read them because I was so sick. I realized I need to slow down a bit in my life. And that’s what I’ve already begun doing. On Chapter 4 of Terry’s new book and loving it. Can’t wait to talk more about these.

But do not fear, The Signed Page must go on. 24 years and counting. To that end, 2023 is here and with it the first new signed books and comic books. I think this year is going to be filled with magical books and I hope to convince the publishers to send as many of those authors to the Pacific Northwest. If you know of a book publishing this year that you want featured here, do share your thoughts in the comments below. Will help me reach out and try to get those authors to visit.

For today, I have two great books and a continuation of the the Robin Hobb comic books publishing from Dark Horse. Here are some links:

The comic books are self-explanatory. Robin Hobb will be signing them as they publish. I’ve already shipped out copies of Issue #1 to those who did not order it with other items still waiting to be signed. Issue #2 should arrive in the next two weeks. More on that once I have them and Robin signs.

The Deluxe Edition of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson is a rare signing. I’m lucky Neal lives in the Pacific Northwest and he signed about 90 copies. This is a gorgeous edition of the bestselling novel. When they are gone, they are gone.

The King Must Fall edited by Adrian Collins is the interesting one. At least I think it is. Then again, I’m biased. You see, Adrian invited me to write a short story for the anthology and I was happy to do so. It turned into a novella. Then the novella caught the attention of Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead, Invincible), and they asked me if I could expand it into a novel. Me being no dummy, I obliged. In mid-March, Skybound and I will launch a Kickstarter for regular and limited editions of the book (sign up here NOW to not miss out). Along with a graphic novel. And other goodies. But the first appearance of The King-Killing Queen will forever be in The King Must Fall anthology, and Adrian only produced so many Kickstarter hardcovers of the anthology. I managed to get 75 copies or so thanks to Adrian. I will sign/personalize as well as number them for posterity, if you like.

There it is. More books for you. I think this is a great beginning to 2023! As usual, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out. I’m always around. More news soon later this week — especially about The Druid of Shannara Anniversary Edition.

Best 2023 Wishes,
Shawn

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Hi All,

The Signed Page sale for this weekend goes live at 11AM PST. You will find the deals HERE. Some Shawn Speakman books are already up. The others will go live at that designated time.

The Shannara Kickstarter regular hardcover and S&N books will go live on Monday at 11AM PST. With some other items as well. More on that Monday.

Hope you had a safe holiday and are enjoying your weekend!

Shawn