Shawn Speakman

SHAWN SPEAKMAN is a writer, webmaster, and purveyor of dreams and lies. He is the author of The Dark Thorn as well as the editor of Unfettered, the bestselling fantasy anthology. Chained to his desk in service of authors Terry Brooks and Naomi Novik, he is also a contributing writer for and the owner of The Signed Page, a specialty online bookstore.


You define life or it defines you. In Shawn Speakman’s case, it was both. Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hogdkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Shawn quickly accrued a massive medical debt that he did not have the ability to pay. That’s when New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks offered to donate a short story …

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