Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American fantasy author. A Nebraska native, he currently resides in American Fork, Utah. He earned his Master's degree in Creative Writing in 2005 from Brigham Young University, where he was on the staff of Leading Edge, a semi-professional speculative fiction magazine published by the university. He was a college roommate of Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.
Sanderson was married on July 7, 2006 and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
After Robert Jordan's death, Brandon Sanderson was selected by Harriet McDougal (Robert Jordan's widow), to complete the final book in Jordan's epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Harriet asked him to complete the series after being deeply impressed by The Final Empire. Tor Books made the announcement December 7, 2007. On March 30, 2009 it was announced that A Memory of Light, originally slated to be the final book in the Wheel of Time series, will be split into three volumes. The first, The Gathering Storm, was released on October 27, 2009, with the remaining novels, named Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light, tentatively following in November 2010 and November 2011.
Warbreaker (2009, ISBN 978-0-7653-20308) - Warbreaker was published in hardcover format in June 2009 by Tor/St. Martin's Press/Macmillan USA. Sanderson released several rewrites of this title under a Creative Commons license, one chapter at a time. Older drafts of the various chapters are also available.
Scribbler (Forthcoming 2012)
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (2007, ISBN 978-0439925525)
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones (2008, ISBN 978-0439925549)
Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia (2009, ISBN 978-0439925556)
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens (1 December 2010, ISBN 978-0439925570)
The Final Empire (2006, ISBN 076531178X)
The Well of Ascension (2007, ISBN 0765316889)
The Hero of Ages (2008, ISBN 978-0765356147)
The Wheel of Time
The Gathering Storm (2009, ISBN 978-0765302304)
Towers of Midnight (2 November 2010, ISBN 978-0765325945)
A Memory of Light (forthcoming 2011)
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings (31 August 2010, ISBN 978-0765326355)