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
. 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." 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.