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Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull
Mull at Mountain-Con in 2008
Born (1974-11-08) November 8, 1974 (age 39)[1]
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Caucasian
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Period 2006 – current
Genres Young adult fiction, fantasy
Notable work(s) Fablehaven series
Brandon Mull is an American writer who is best known as the author of the Fablehaven fantasy series, which is a New York Times' bestseller. Mull has also written The Candy Shop War.[2] Because many young readers are interested in his books, Brandon crosses the country talking to students, with the message that "imagination can take you places."[3] In an interview, Brandon Mull said

"I've been trying to pull off a writing career, dreaming of it since high school and trying sincerely since college, which has been quite a few years already, so."

The greatest inspiration for his stories are J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and J. K. Rowling.[4]

Early life

Brandon Mull went to Mt. Diablo Elementary School in Clayton, California. Mull then attended Pine Hollow Middle School as a student, and then attended Clayton Valley. He currently lives in Alpine, Utah and graduated from BYU (Brigham Young University) in Utah.[5] While at BYU Mull lead the sketch comedy group Divine Comedy (BYU).[6] Mull served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile.

Career

Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker.[7]

Brandon Mull is also spearheading a 7 book series called "Spirit Animals". Each book will be written by a different author, but he was given the charge to create the fantasy world where the characters will live, and all the books will be based. The first installment, written by Brandon, is called "Wild Born" and will be released in September of 2013.[8]

Another new series due early 2014 is called "Five Kingdoms". The first book is subtitled Sky Raiders. Of this unreleased series, Brandon Mull says, "More info will be coming. It'll be for the kind of readers who liked Fablehaven. A Halloween spook alley turns out to be a front for slave traders taking kids into another world. It'll be cool, promise."[9]

On Mull's Facebook page he mentioned that he is planning a second Fablehaven series, but wouldn't get serious about it until some of his other projects are finished, like Spirit Animals, possibly not until 2015. Brandon announced at the launching of "Spirit Animals" that there is a very good plan for the Fablehaven sequel series to be published in 2016.[10]

Fablehaven is currently options by Schaffer Studios. The movie is in the beginning/planning phase as described in a radio interview Brandon Mull did with Clark Schaffer in June 2013.[11]

List of published works

Fablehaven

(ages 8-13)

Beyonders

(ages 8-13)

Candy Shop War

Pingo

  • Pingo, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, Shadow Mountain, 5 August 2009, ISBN 978-1-60641-109-4, for ages 4–8
  • Pingo and the Playground Bully – Prequel to Pingo, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, Shadow Mountain, 9 October 2012, ISBN 978-1-60907-178-3

References

External links

  • Fablehaven official site
  • Candy Shop War Vol. 2: The Arcade Catasrophe official site
  • Brandon Mull's website
  • Brandon Mull's blog
  • Glenn Beck CNN Headline News Interview
  • Interview with Seattle based Talk Show the Dr. Pat Show
  • Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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