Brandon Mull Revealed
About Brandon Mull
What is your birthdate?:11/8
Previous occupations:Comedian, filing clerk, patio installer, movie promoter, copy writer, chicken stacker
Favorite job:Writing fiction
High school and/or college:High school was Pomperaug in Connecticut and Westlake in California, college was BYU
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:Kara Thrace and her Special Destiny
Favorite movie:Lord of the Rings, I can't help it
Favorite television show:Lately? Lost
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. Books Family Friends Conversation Food Ninjas Pie Awesome
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. Dream and then scheme; Don't bore people; You reap what you sew
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. I love being with my friends and famile. I've always liked Disneyland, and I enjoy seeing it through the eyes of my kids. I like rich food like brownie sundaes and lobster and steak topped with bleu cheese. I enjoy laughing and making others laugh. My perfect happiness would be some combination of those things.
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Being chased by the glowing head of a nun (happened in a dream)
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. On a Mediterranean cruise (I've never been to Europe)
- Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
- A. Aragorn, son of Arathorn, heir to the throne of Gondor (he was real, I know it, just like how I know we would have been best friends)
- Q. Which living person do you most admire?
- A. My grandpa Cy, a former WWII fighter pilot
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. Awesome, save it, stop hitting me
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. Not being more careful with my fact-checking when I wrote The Candy Shop War
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Ninjutsu
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. Winning a pudding eating contest in the park behind my grandma's house
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. I'm scatterbrained and disorganized
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. I married well
- Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
- A. Myself, but slightly more muscular
- Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
- A. My piercing gaze
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. I sure like Frodo
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. At three years old at a drive-in movie, Darth Vader freaked me out so much that I still remember it
- Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
- A. I would meet Aragorn, son or Arathorn, and with tears gleaming in my eyes, I would say, "I regret that I have but one life to give for Gondor."
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. Death
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Answering questions about myself
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. My fantasy profession and my real profession is writing fantasy stories
- Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
- A. Faith, love, honor
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Warm bread with cheese (doesn't sound fancy, but it would take a long time for me to get sick of it)
- Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
- A. this is too hard, "Samson" by Regina Spektor is pretty, I like some Killers and Cake and Police and They Might Be Giants and The Smiths and U2 and stuff
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, Orson Scott Card, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, Hemingway, Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman, Ayn Rand, George R.R. Martin, and so on and so forth
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. Today I'll say: LOTR, Dune, Ender's Game, The Fountainhead, Holes
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. Of all fictional books, I've read Lord of the Rings and Where the Red Fern Grows the most
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Let your voice shine, find the music that only you can hear
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. The Fablehaven books get better as the series goes on