Author Guest: Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson spent his childhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. While he was in junior high school, he discovered science fiction and fantasy novels, and was transformed from a reluctant reader into a voracious reader. It was also at this time that Brandon tried to write his first book.

"It was dreadful," he says.

Later Brandon studied at Brigham Young University, graduating with his BA in English in 2000, and his Master's in Creative Writing in 2005. Brandon wrote thirteen novels before selling one, but now makes his living as a full-time writer. Brandon's published works include the Mistborn trilogy and other epic fantasy novels released by Tor Books, as well as the Alcatraz Smedry series, which is middle-grade fantasy/adventure from Scholastic Press. In December of 2007 Brandon was asked to complete the last book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Brandon teaches a creative writing class at BYU in Provo, Utah, where he lives with his wife and son.

For more on Brandon, please visit his website at