This was my first year at Bookexpo America (BEA) and how better to spend BEA time than to be interviewing one of the most talked about authors in the speculative fiction field? Brandon Sanderson was nice enough to take the time out of his busy schedule to sit down with BSC for a 20+ minute video interview.
Brandon Sanderson has been given challenge to complete the late Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. He’s also the author of the NY Times Bestselling Mistborn series and novels like Elantris and Warbreaker.
I want to give a special thanks to Brandon, Dot Lin over at Tor for helping set this up, and Rob Weber and Melissa Craib (from Tarvalon) for helping to prep me and provide some questions. For everyone that has not had the pleasure of meeting Brandon in person he’s a stand-up guy and a real just real people The video starts abruptly because after meeting Brandon we all just (my wife and Ken_F were also in attendance) starting talking in a friendly conversation prior to the interview. The conversation turned into something that our readers might like to listen to even before the ‘official’ interview so Brandon agreed I could start taping at that moment. We talk Wheel of Time, Warbreaker, and even scoop some of Brandon’s new epic fantasy that he is currently working on. As you will be able to tell, Brandon was very generous with his answers.