A phenomenally successful author thanks to his Shannara fantasy series, Terry Brooks is considered by some to be an heir to J.R.R. Tolkien. He creates characters and worlds that readers fall in love with, and can't wait to revisit. In our interview, Brooks explains how he keeps his work fresh for his fans. "I like starting new series," he reflects. "I like the challenge of writing; that's what keeps me going after all these years."