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1944 - PD


A writer since high school, Terry Dean Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara in 1977. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list, where it remained for five months. He has published thirteen consecutive bestelling novels since. A practising attorney for many years, he now writes full-time, and lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.