Brandon Sanderson was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested to him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This changed when an eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Reader, gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.
Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel when Moshe Feder at Tor Books bought the sixth he had written. In 2005 Brandon held his first published novel, Elantris, in his hands. Tor also published Brandon's Mistborn trilogy, followed by Warbreaker and then The Way of Kings, the first in the planned ten-volume series The Stormlight Archive. He was chosen to complete Robert Jordanís Wheel of Time series; 2009's The Gathering Storm and 2010's Towers of Midnight will be followed by the final book in the series, A Memory of Light, in 2012. And four books in his middle-grade Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians series have been released by Scholastic.
Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He also hosts the writing advice podcast Writing Excuses with Howard Tayler and Dan Wells.
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