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On Kickstarter Now: The King-Killing Queen by Shawn Speakman

Hi Everyone,

I hope this finds you well and reading something great!

I have some news to share! Two years ago, I was approached by Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead, Invincible) to partner in a new publishing model. It involves launching books on Kickstarter first (ala Brandon Sanderson) and then using that springboard for a later wide-release in bookstores. This involves their various divisions like graphic novels, TV/Film, and gaming as well as book publishing. They wanted my new novel, The King-Killing Queen, to be the book that launches it all in hopes of bringing other like-minded authors on board. I was stunned by that, though I do feel a little bit like a guinea pig. And their graphic novel division liked my universe so much they asked to adapt my prequel short story The Briar-Sword Monk into a full-color graphic novel hardcover that also features my short story as readable prose.

Well, that Kickstarter is NOW LIVE!! Find it HERE!!

Because of what I charge for signed regular SF&F hardcovers here on The Signed Page, I purposefully asked Skybound to offer the regular hardcovers of The King-Killing Queen and The Briar-Sword Monk around those same prices. In short, you can pledge to get just The King-Killing Queen at $30 these first 24 hours of the Kickstarter, or you can pledge to get both The King-Killing Queen and the full-color graphic novel The Briar-Sword Monk for $60 these first 24 hours!

After 24 hours, those Early Bird Specials vanish. So get your pledge in today. And of course, if you want higher-end versions of these books, they are available on the Kickstarter as well. Go take a look and see what we’ve been up to!

Thank you again for your support and love over the years. I really appreciate it!

With Magic,
Shawn Speakman

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Zoom Reveal: The Druid of Shannara

Hi Shannara Fans,

It is time to return to the Four Lands!

Terry Brooks and I are proud to unveil the special editions of The Druid of Shannara on Wednesday, March 1st at 7PM ET/4PM PT, celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Heritage of Shannara series. The Druid of Shannara continues the story set forth in The Scions of Shannara, which was given the special edition treatment last year (if you missed out, buy your regular or special edition copies HERE). On the Zoom Reveal, Terry and I will share some of the gorgeous interior art by Lixin Yin, announce The Signed Page pre-order date for the special editions, and take any and all questions from those who attend the Zoom.

To join us on Zoom with the ability to ask questions of Terry or me, register for free HERE! If you have no desire to partake in the Zoom but wish to only watch, we will stream the event on Terry’s Facebook page HERE as well as post the video on the Grim Oak YouTube Podcast.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’m always around.

With WebDruid Magic,

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Cyber Monday Deals

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday! And in this case, it’s a Cyber Monday! Woo!

I will try to keep this brief, because we all are very busy. I’d be remiss not to mention the deals we have going on at Grim Oak Press (10% off limited and trade hardcover editions) and The Signed Page (20% off all in-stock SF&F books). Click the links to view details! Some great books available, especially over at Grim Oak.

In other news, for those of you who backed my new novel’s Kickstarter or who may be interested in learning more about it, today is the last day to order your copy of The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey or any of the Add-On items in the BackerKit. Want to learn more about the book, which authors blurbed it, the artwork, etc.? Click HERE to visit the Kickstarter page. Already know about it but want to order it or buy some add-on merchandise? Click HERE to visit the BackerKit page.

And lastly, Grim Oak Press is working with Patrick Rothfuss on this year’s Worldbuilders charity drive to benefit Heifer International. The drive begins tomorrow. I can’t share what my part in this is yet. Needless to say, if you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. No wait… wrong movie. Let’s just say follow Worldbuilders beginning tomorrow and the days to come. Excited to share what we have going on but it will be several days yet before we do!

Be safe out there! Stay home as much as you can. Read as many great books as you can. We will overcome COVID. Know I care about all of you and let’s try to spread as much cheer as possible rather than the virus!

Best Holiday Wishes,