Terry Goodkind Death – This morning, Thursday, September 17th, we lost Terry Goodkind. It is a great loss. An unimaginable loss.
It is impossible to put into few words just how amazing of a man, a husband, a writer, a friend, and a human, Terry Goodkind truly was. He is already desperately missed.
We are forever grateful for him having shared his life’s work with all of us, as he was always grateful to be held in our hearts.
“To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here, we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us.
Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else’s. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is . . . Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it.” – Terry Goodkind
We love you, Terry.
Terry Goodkind was an American writer. He was known for the epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth as well as the contemporary suspense novel The Law of Nines (2009), which has ties to his fantasy series. The Sword of Truth series sold 25 million copies worldwide and was translated into more than 20 languages.
Additionally, it was adapted into a television series called Legend of the Seeker, which premiered on November 1, 2008, and ran for two seasons, ending in May 2010.
Goodkind was born in 1948, and his home town is Omaha, Nebraska. Because he has dyslexia, he found little interest in school, and therefore has no formal education. In 1983, Goodkind moved with his wife, Jeri, to a house he built in Maine and later made his residence on the coast of Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, his primary home.
Goodkind has dyslexia, which initially dissuaded him from any interest in writing. Before starting his career as a writer, Goodkind built cabinets and violins, and was a marine and wildlife artist, selling his paintings in galleries. In 1993, during the construction of his and Jeri’s home on the forested Mount Desert Island, off the coast of Maine, he began to write his first novel, Wizard’s First Rule, and his writing career was launched with its publication in 1994.
Goodkind has competed in various forms of amateur and semi-professional auto racing, and currently drives a Radical SR8 SM-500 race car for his own Rahl Racing team.
Goodkind passed on September 17th, 2020.