I still remember with fondness reading the first Shannara trilogy. Fast forward many years, and imagine how cool it was for me to receive an awesome cover blurb from Terry Brooks for my first published novel. It was through Terry I met Shawn Speakman. Shawn’s got cancer. And now bills. And with “Imaginary Friends,” Terry’s helping our mutual friend.
Shawn is an enterprising guy. He’s a writer. He’s a webmaster to several NY Times bestselling writers. And he runs a business called The Signed Page, where you can get first run SFF titles signed by the author.
But in all of that, he’s still a freelancer, which means his benefits are . . . lacking. And cancer ain’t cheap. Enter Terry Brooks, who’s a lot more than a NY Times bestselling writer. He’s also a fine friend. A friend who has listed his shorty story “Imaginary Friends” for 90 days at $2.99 as an e-book download. And you guessed it, the proceeds go to help Shawn pay those medical bills.
I’ve gone to spend time with Shawn after many of his chemo treatments. He’s got an amazing attitude. And well, I want my friend to get out from underneath all this mess. So, hey, go get a great story for cheap: It’s a “win-win,” as they say in corporate America.
You can check out more details at Terry’s webpage, including how to download a Kindle app for your computer if you don’t have one.
There you have it. Go forth and do good.