A few words about book's author
R.A. SALVATORE has spent so many years winding himself into fantasy worlds that hes still trying to figure out how to unwind. He is the author of more than forty novels and more that a dozen New York Times best sellers, including The Two Swords, which debuted at or near the top of many best seller lists.
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Well, I just turned 50, but Im still a clean-up hitter on the softball field. A couple of years ago, I found myself in horrible shape and feeling lousy all the time, and so, with the help of my wonderful and beautiful wife of 25 years, I started taking my health seriously again. Now I feel better than I did when I was 40. Fit Camp three times a week and yoga and softball and all the rest. The other thing that Ive come to learn about myself is that R. A. Salvatore and Bobby Salvatore are two different people (and I much prefer Bobby, thank you very much). Its not that I lie to readers at book signings, or anything like that, its just that the things that are important to me are the little things in life: my family, my home. Writing is what I do, but its not who I am. I remember one time about 20 years ago, I went back to where I had worked to see my brother, who still worked there. Gary was a few years older, and was, of course, my hero. An associate found us in the parking lot and nudged my brother, asking him what it felt like to have a younger brother who was so much more successful than he. Gary, of course, took it all in stride, turning what might have been an awkward moment into a joke. Gary died a few years later and Ill never forget the lines of mourners — grown men crying like babies. He was such a big part of the community, as a friend and a coach to so many kids over the years. That brought me back to the parking lot and the awkward moment, and the truth of it all: I was not and have never been more successful than my brother, and nothing I can do as a writer will get me there. Only the things I do as a human being, a father, a neighbor, a friend, can bring me into his league.