Shawn Speakman grew up in the beautiful wilds of Washington State near a volcano and surrounded by old-growth forests filled with magic. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, he befriended New York Times best-selling fantasy author Terry Brooks and became his webmaster, leading to an enchanted life surrounded by words.
Shawn was a manager at one of the largest Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the country for many years and now owns the online bookstore The Signed Page and is a freelance writer for Suvudu.com, the Random House science fiction & fantasy website.
Shawn is a cancer survivor, knows angel fire east, and lives in Seattle, Washington.
The Dark Thorn is his debut novel.