Brandon Mull was born in 1974 and grew up in Connecticut and California. He graduated from Brigham Young University, Utah, and worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, and a copywriter, before becoming a full-time writer in 2007. He is most inspired by the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and J. K. Rowling, and his maxims are: "Dream and then scheme; Don't bore people; You reap what you sow.."
Brandon has another maxim: "Imagination can take you places." He shares this message as he crosses the country talking to young readers who have enjoyed his books. Brandon lives in Utah with his wife, Mary, and their four children.
Author's Comment: I've always secretly wanted to write books. I often kept the desire secret, because I knew that succeeding as a novelist would be a challenge, and I didn't want people worrying about me or thinking I was crazy. As a kid, I lived in my head a lot, making up adventures, and sometimes sharing my imaginary games with siblings and friends. For as long as I can remember, I've always spent a huge portion of my free time daydreaming and making up stories. As I aged, those stories became more elaborate and compelling, and I decided that I wanted to share them with others. That was when I became serious about writing.