|Goodkind studied drawing at the Omaha School of Fine Arts before going into his father's mail-order business for a number of years. In 1983 he moved deep into the forests of New England and began to build his own house by hand. |
Before turning to fiction in his 40s, Terry Goodkind used his rich imagination and love of nature in an array of careers. He has been a carpenter, a violin maker, a hypnotherapist, and a wildlife artist. He has also restored rare artifacts, including Native American birch-bark canoes and African fertility masks.
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