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Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon’s major books for the beginning of 2016 are The Bands of Mourning , the sixth Mistborn novel, and Calamity , the finale of the Reckoners trilogy.

He also released his longest novella yet, Mistborn: Secret History , which explores behind the scenes of the original Mistborn Trilogy and thus is filled with spoilers for those three books; it also has some spoilers for The Bands of Mourning.

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 gave him Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly.

Brandon was working on his thirteenth novel
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I haven’t mentioned this year’s Writing Excuses retreat (September 17th–24th) very much, but I thought I’d drop a note about the impending price rise. Due the the cruise line’s requirements, May 31st is the last day to register at the current rate, and we hear it will go up quite significantly in June.


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“You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm.

It's really funny.”
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“By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry...”
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“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”
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General Fantasy Poll for November/December 2010. We will read the winner in November and discuss it in December.

 
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message 8: by Mike (last edited May 25, 2016 07:14AM)

Mike Hey sir,

I'm sure Mr. Dietz appreciates it, but you should change the link to Steelheart in your "about this author" section on your Goodreads page as it redirects to his book not yours.

I just learned of it as I clicked it to read my old review of Steelheart. Just wanted to give you a heads up. If you wish to thank me though you could put me on your beta reader list for you Stormlight Archive series perhaps. Certainly a good idea as you can see that I'm detail oriented and take the time to help in the form of positive feedback. ;).

Just kidding, but no really, if you want to do that I'm all for it. Lol.


message 7: by Jiten

Jiten Thank you for accepting my friend request.

I'm a big fan of your books.


Ashley Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 5: by Atilio (last edited Oct 14, 2014 07:11PM)

Atilio Frasson ¡Gracias por aceptar mi solicitud! ¡Me encanto El Camino de los Reyes! ¡Estoy esperando que en mi país (Argentina) lleguen los demás libros que ha escrito usted para seguir deleitándome con sus mundos y sus sistemas de magia!


Jamison Stone Love you books, Brandon! I'm very sad that Wheel of Time is done, but am so very excited to read Book III of The Storm Light Archive! Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories, characters, and worlds with us! They are truly wonderful!


Brandon Sanderson Goodreads! I’m answering questions from 5-6pm GMT (1-2 PM EST) on Wednesday, August 13th, as part of #GollanczFest. Go here to type your question in the "Ask the Author" box: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 2: by Fran

Fran Friel Thanks so much, Brandon!


message 1: by Kevin (last edited Mar 17, 2011 12:59PM)

Kevin Xu Hey, Brandon I am the one that put up the material from Tor.com on the New Mistborn book.


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