Rhythm of War Coming 11-17-2020 Available for Pre-Order The Stormlight Archive Book 4 LEARN MORE Kickstarter - Way of Kings 10th Anniversary Way of Kings Leatherbound Edition Kickstarter: July 7 - August 7, 2020 LEARN MORE Illustration Ⓒ Michael Whelan

STATE OF THE
SANDERSON

Every December
Brandon updates
readers on the state
of each of his projects.

EVENTS

See if Brandon is attending an event or signing near you.

LATEST UPDATES

Brandon updates readers on Reddit.

READ THE LATEST

PROGRESS BARS

Songs of the Dead Revision 100%
Rhythm of War (Stormlight 4) final proofread 100%
Dawnshard Novella Final Draft 100%
Skyward 3 40%

A Memory of Light Blogs

Tour with Harriet, Writing Excuses, Stormlight 2 video

Tour with Harriet, Writing Excuses, Stormlight 2 video In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells, and I talk about breaking the rules. We’ve said that you’ve got to learn the rules before you break them, so now it’s time to talk about why to break them. Tomorrow I’m…

Read more

Words of Radiance & Awards + Updates

Words of Radiance & Awards + Updates Words of Radiance has made it past the first round of voting for the 2015 David Gemmell Legend Award and is one of five nominees on the short list. (You may remember that The Way of Kings won this award back in 2011.) The polls are open from now until July 17th, and…

Read more

Ebooks on sale, Writing Excuses, Goodreads & Updates

Ebooks on sale, Writing Excuses, Goodreads & Updates As of this writing, Steelheart is still on sale for $4.79 on the US Kindle store, Nook, and Google Play. Additionally, The Way of Kings is on sale for $1.99 on the US Kindle store and the iBookstore. As these are sales that the individual stores are putting on rather than the publisher, they’re not something…

Read more

Introducing the Steelhunt

Introducing the Steelhunt Steelheart comes out tomorrow! If you live local to Utah, please consider coming to the launch party at the Barnes & Noble in Orem from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. All copies will be numbered and pre-signed, so you won’t have to wait in line unless you want a personalization. I would really like to see this…

Read more

My essay on Terry Pratchett + Updates

My essay on Terry Pratchett + Updates On Saturday Tor.com posted an essay of mine entitled “Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Might Be The Highest Form of Literature on the Planet.” I’ve mentioned my love of Terry Pratchett a few times on the blog before, but in this essay I lay out my whole case. Michael Whelan…

Read more

A MEMORY OF LIGHT ebook + Updates

A MEMORY OF LIGHT ebook + Updates A few random pieces of catch-up news for today. The ebook for A MEMORY OF LIGHT came out this week, if you didn’t notice. You can find it at the usual vendors. This week the Writing Excuses podcast has another brainstorming episode, where I come up with a concept…

Read more

Hugo Nomination Deadline + Signed Copies of AMoL

Hugo Nomination Deadline + Signed Copies of AMoL Below I have bookstore listings where you can find signed copies of A MEMORY OF LIGHT (and a few have THE EMPEROR’S SOUL as well). They will ship to you, so give them a call! This Sunday night is the deadline for nominating for the Hugo Awards,…

Read more

Stormlight writing video & music + Updates

Stormlight writing video & music + Updates The most recent podcast episode of Writing Excuses features Dan’s brother Robison Wells talking with us about cliffhangers and icebergs—when it’s a good idea to leave people in the dark, and when it’s a bad idea. Check it out. My assistant Peter has uploaded another Twitter posts archive. This…

Read more

Videos & Updates

Videos & Updates I donated a signed first edition of MISTBORN for an auction at Con or Bust, which helps fans of color attend SFF conventions. Check it out. The most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode talks about retellings and adaptations. Believe it or not, yesterday was the five-year anniversary of the very first episode. Wow! I have…

Read more

Worldbuilders, Tour Dates & Updates

Worldbuilders, Tour Dates & Updates Pat Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders charity drive runs until midnight tonight Central time. Today is the last chance to donate this year, with a good chance to win a cool donated book. The latest batch includes a signed leatherbound copy of my novella LEGION. By the way, last week’s THE GATHERING STORM auction went for $300. This week’s…

Read more

It’s finally out.

I’m sitting here on a plane, flying to Minneapolis after signing 1280(!) books last night at the midnight release of A Memory of Light. That marks it as my largest signing ever, though a whole lot of readers (understandably) grabbed their pre-signed books and ran off to read them, rather than waiting for a personalization.

Read more

YA Novels + AMoL 8:00 Q&A Map + Updates

YA Novels + AMoL 8:00 Q&A Map + Updates Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive cover reveal for my YA post-apocalyptic novel STEELHEART that’s coming out from Delacorte in September. Check it out here. Also, Tor.com put up the prologue and first chapter of my YA fantasy THE RITHMATIST that’s coming out in May. Read them here. (Illustrations by Ben McSweeney, who…

Read more

A MEMORY OF LIGHT happenings + Updates

A MEMORY OF LIGHT happenings + Updates A MEMORY OF LIGHT happenings + Updates This post will have quite a few random tidbits. First off, my friend Tracy Hickman wrote to tell me about a holiday serial novel he and Laura are putting up. If you preorder, you can read and comment on the chapters as…

Read more

A MEMORY OF LIGHT Release Events

A MEMORY OF LIGHT Release Events This is going to be a long post. If you want to know how to get numbered copies of the book, scroll down. ITEM #1: THE TOUR Tor is almost ready to announce the book tour. When it gets announced, all of the signings will be listed on my events page,…

Read more

A MEMORY OF LIGHT Signing-by-Mail (SOLD OUT) + Updates

A MEMORY OF LIGHT Signing-by-Mail (SOLD OUT) + Updates First some housekeeping. I should mention that Subterranean Press has a handful of the leatherbound signed limited edition of LEGION leftover and available for order on their site. In completely unrelated news, my assistant has uploaded another Twitter posts archive. There are two Writing Excuses episodes up that I…

Read more

THE RITHMATIST Cover Art + Updates

THE RITHMATIST Cover Art + Updates I sent out a newsletter over the last couple of weeks, which you can see here. If you want to be on the mailing list (I send maybe three or four of these per year), sign up here. And if you want me to email you when I’m signing near…

Read more

Brandon Sanderson Newsletter for September 2012

Brandon Sanderson Newsletter for September 2012 In this newsletter: Introduction Brandon’s new novella, Legion, is out now! A new Sanderson on the way A Memory of Light is Done A Memory of Light book tour Stormlight Two progress Two YA books to be released next year INTRODUCTION Hi, all! Brandon here, writing my own newsletter…

Read more

Writing Excuses Parsec + A MEMORY OF LIGHT Excerpt

Writing Excuses Parsec + A MEMORY OF LIGHT Excerpt In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, Mary, Howard, and I help Dan brainstorm ideas for a military thriller short story. The working title is “I.E.Demon” and you can hear us hash it out. This past weekend, at the Parsec Awards ceremony at Dragon*Con, Writing Excuses…

Read more

My Dragon*Con Schedule

This week’s Writing Excuses episode was recorded live at Gen Con and features Monte Cook talking with Mary, Howard, and me about writing gaming fiction. On a related topic, this weekend we will learn the fate of the two awards Writing Excuses has been nominated for: the Hugo Award in the Best Related Work category, and the Parsec Award in the Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation category. Mary and Howard will be at the Hugo Awards ceremony at Worldcon in Chicago, and I will attend the Parsec Awards ceremony at Dragon*Con in Atlanta.

Read more

Hugo Voting Deadline Tomorrow + Updates

Hugo Voting Deadline Tomorrow + Updates Somehow I missed announcing that Writing Excuses Season Six was nominated for a Hugo Award in the Best Related Work category. The voting deadline is tomorrow (Tuesday the 31st), and you can vote if you are a supporting or attending member of this year’s World Science Fiction convention in Chicago. Other nominations from the…

Read more

June is Audiobook Month

June is Audiobook Month Readers have been asking if my forthcoming novellas LEGION and THE EMPEROR’S SOUL will be released in audio versions. The answer is that they will be—we have deals made for these, but I’m not sure how quickly the audiobooks will be released compared to the book versions. I’ll let you know when I have more…

Read more

Class Lecture on Characterization + Updates

Class Lecture on Characterization + Updates Right now I’m in Las Vegas for this year’s edition of the Superstars Writing Seminar where I’m an instructor. I posted about this several times over the last few months, so I hope it’s not a surprise to anyone! Hal-Con in Halifax, Nova Scotia has been added to my events calendar for October this…

Read more

A MEMORY OF LIGHT Release Date

A MEMORY OF LIGHT Release Date Tor and Harriet have set the release date for A MEMORY OF LIGHT. Again. While I’ve been working on the book, this has happened a half dozen times, with varying levels of publicity surrounding the date. This time we’re saying January 8th. How likely is this one? Well, honestly, I don’t…

Read more

Brandon Sanderson Newsletter for February 2012

Brandon Sanderson Newsletter for February 2012 2012 Conventions: Taiwan, Orem, Australia Australia Australia, Las Vegas, BayCon, SDCC, Chattanooga, Gen Con Indy, Albuquerque, Dragon*Con Hello again. It’s Brandon’s assistant, Peter. This newsletter is mostly about the conventions Brandon is going to attend this year, so if you keep up with the blog regularly and have already…

Read more

First Draft Finished + Updates

First Draft Finished + Updates This week’s Writing Excuses episode is titled “Help, I Can’t End My Book!” This is the final podcast of this season for Howard, Mary, Dan, and me. Check it out. There’s a new chapter of my abandoned 2001 novel MYTHWALKER up. My assistant has put up a new Twitter posts collection that includes my…

Read more

A MEMORY OF LIGHT names + Updates

A MEMORY OF LIGHT names + Updates I’ve put up another Twitter archive post. And as I continue writing the first draft of A MEMORY OF LIGHT (now up to 75% of my 300,000-word projection), keep your eye on Twitter and Facebook. Each time I come across a spot in the book where I need to insert…

Read more

Wrapping Up My Time Off

Wrapping Up My Time Off As I stated in a blog post in the early fall, I took the months of September–December inclusive off from major projects. I do this to give myself some breathing room creatively and work on projects I don’t have a contract for. I also like to do writing exercises, try…

Read more

Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books

Another Long and Rambling Post™ on Future Books All, Let’s do a quick (okay, it’s me, so it won’t be quick) update to let everyone know what’s going on here at Dragonsteel Entertainment HQ. (Also known as me sitting on a chair in my bedroom while my eight-month-old son throws half-eaten graham crackers at me.)…

Read more

TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT Is Done

TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT Is Done First let me get to some quick updates. I’ve put up a few WARBREAKER annotations: two on chapter five and one on chapter six. Two new podcast episodes of Writing Excuses have also gone up, recorded live at Dragons & Fairy Tales bookstore. In the first one Dan, Howard, and…

Read more

Amazonfail 2010, Mythmaker Interview, Updates

Amazonfail 2010, Mythmaker Interview, Updates The big story over the weekend was that Amazon temporarily stopped selling all Macmillan books, which includes all my books from Tor, to protest Macmillan’s new ebook terms. There’s not a lot I have to add to this discussion, except to say that Tor’s publicity department thought the illustration accompanying…

Read more

Splitting A MEMORY OF LIGHT

Splitting A MEMORY OF LIGHT All right, now that the press release is out, let’s talk about some things. I like to be transparent with my readers, whenever possible, and I feel it’s time to let you in more fully on what has been happening this last year. Pull up a chair. Get some hot…

Read more