Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn and editor of Unfettered, the bestselling anthology featuring stories by Patrick Rothfuss, Jacqueline Carey, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson, and others. When he isn't lying for a living, he maintains the web presences for Terry Brooks and Naomi Novik, runs The Signed Page and Grim Oak Press, and writes for Unbound Worlds. Follow him on Facebook and @shawnspeakman.