Tweet the Author: Brandon Sanderson
When: Wednesday, July 8th, from 1-2 PM CST
Where: Twitter (hashtag #tweettheauthor)
How: As part of the "Tweet the Author" discussion, Brandon Sanderson will be chatting/tweeting live on Twitter for the full hour to answer questions and chat with fans, readers, bloggers and others.
To join in on the live discussion with Brandon, you will need to have a Twitter account. Assuming that you do, here are step-by-step instructions for joining the chat:
- Log in to your account and type in #tweettheauthor in the right hand search column.
- Hit enter and bring up the live discussion with Brandon. At this point you will be able to view recent questions from readers and his answers.
- To refresh the discussion, type in #tweettheauthor in the right hand search column again and hit enter or refresh your page.
- To ask a question or make a comment, simply type out your tweet and add the #tweettheauthor hashtag to the end (this essentially identifies your tweet as part of this specific discussion)
- Once you have tweeted your question, update the page and it will show up in the live chat.
- If you have any questions or issues joining the chat, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us @PhenixandPhenix.
One of the most exciting new voices in science fiction and fantasy literature, Brandon Sanderson's latest novel, Warbreaker (Tor Hardcover | 0-7653-2030-4 | $27.95 | June 9, 2009), debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction bestseller list.
But the road to the bestseller list wasn't without bumps.
Five years ago, Sanderson was a college student by day and a hotel front desk clerk by night. He wrote while sitting at the hotel desk from 11 pm—5 am, did homework from 5—7 am, went to class until about 4pm, went home and sleep, then started all over again. He wrote 12 unpublished manuscripts that way, before a chance encounter led him to send his unagented manuscript to an editor at a convention.
More than a year passed and Brandon had given up all hope. When the editor finally got the chance to pick it up and read a few hundred pages, he immediately knew he wanted to buy it. Sanderson’s first published book, Elantris (Tor, 2005), earned a Publishers Weekly starred review was chosen by Barnes and Noble.com editors as the best fantasy or sci-fi book of the year.
Today a best-selling author, Sanderson continues to offer his fresh brand of fantasy with the Mistborn series. He was recently chosen by the wife of the late author Robert Jordan to complete his international bestselling Wheel of Time series, which will release in November.
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