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Live Q & A online now

Saturday, October 31, 2009

If you missed Friday's Live Q&A, here is the recording.

Fablehaven 5 Cover

Friday, October 30, 2009

The cover to Fablehaven: Keys To The Demon Prison. The book goes on sale March 23, 2010.

Fablehaven 5 Cover and Live Q&A This Friday

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One of the most exciting parts of preparing my books for publication is seeing the new cover. I’ve been getting questions for about a year concerning what color the final book in the Fablehaven series will be, and what image it will depict. For much of the past year, I’ve also been asking those questions myself.

Brandon Dorman has illustrated all of my books so far, including my latest release, our picture book PINGO. I’m always excited to see what images he will create. He’s so talented that he seems to always exceed my expectations, but I think he saved the best for last. I got to help plan the cover for Fablehaven 5, but still the image he created blew me away. I think it visually helps reflect the content of the book, which contains the most action and adventure of any story I have written so far.

I will be conducting a live Q&A online this Friday, October 30th, at 6 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

During the live Q&A I will be revealing the new cover for Fablehaven 5, as well as answering questions about my books, my future plans, and of course the upcoming finale of the Fablehaven series. If you have the evening open, be sure to drop by and shoot me a few questions.

Please join me this Friday. You can watch it at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fablehaven or at http://www.fablehaven.com/ustream

The broadcast will be through the web site Ustream.com. If you have a Ustream account (totally free to create) you can ask questions live. Otherwise, email me questions at brandon@fablehaven.com and tune in Friday at 6 p.m. MST.

Thanks a lot,
Brandon

PINGO

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I have five novels in print now: four in the Fablehaven series, and one called The Candy Shop War. As my five-year-old and three-year-old began to show interest in my books, I realized I hadn't written anything for them. Sure, I hope they read and enjoy my books when they get older, but I discovered an itch to create something they could read now. Likewise, at my book signings, I often see families with younger kids in line.

Well, my latest book is for the little guys.

PINGO is about a kid whose imaginary friend becomes his imaginary enemy when he tries to stop believing in him. The premise sounds slightly psychotic, but the story ends up being a funny tale about friendship and imagination.

As with all of my books, I try to amuse myself along with the kids, so hopefully any picture book fans will have a great time. The book works well as a read aloud, and is complemented by fantastic art by Brandon Dorman, the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator who did all of my Fablehaven covers.

I'm proud of PINGO, and eager for readers to discover it. The book just came out. I know it can be found at bn.com and Amazon, and I'm sure it should now start appearing on bookstore shelves nationwide.

I'm not saying if you love Fablehaven, you'll love PINGO, because they are very different books. I am saying, if you're into picture books, and you trust my judgment because of Fablehaven, PINGO should deliver for you.

I'm currently working on chapter 19 of Fablehaven book 5. The book feels really cool so far. I expect the new Fablehaven to launch in March or April of 2010.

VIDEO: Brandon Mull Revealed

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The people at Simon and Schuster created this video called "Brandon Mull Revealed."

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Behind the scenes of Fablehaven

Thursday, March 26, 2009

For those who couldn't make it to the Fablehaven launch party, here is a little video that was made for the event.

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Updates on Fablehaven, the tour, and much more

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hey,

Here is a bunch of info all in one place about the release of Fablehaven Book 4. If you’re not interested, just disregard/delete.

FABLEHAVEN Book 4: SECRETS OF THE DRAGON SANCTUARY comes out tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24. At the same time, Book 3: GRIP OF THE SHADOW PLAGUE is now available in paperback. Amazon and bn.com both have good prices listed online, and the books can also be found in most major bookstores nationwide.

If you’re thinking about getting the books, or giving them as presents, now is a great time. For one, with the new release, the books are more in stock at stores than usual. Also, because of the new release, there are better discounts available. And also, if you care about helping the cause, sales on any of the Fablehaven books over these next couple of weeks will help toward the series hitting bestseller lists.

For these same reasons, this is a great time to share the series with friends or family who might be interested. Something like the following paragraph might get the job done (adjust however you want, and please add your personal opinion of the books):

Have you tried the Fablehaven books? Fablehaven is a really fun fantasy series. The books work well for kids, teens, and adults. They work well read alone, or aloud as a group or family. The Fablehaven series is about secret wildlife parks for magical creatures hidden in our world. There will be five books in the series. Book four just came out in hardcover, and book 3 just released in paperback. Give them a try! You won’t be disappointed! Fablehaven.com has more info.

Anyhow, if you’ve already started the series, I think the books get better as they go, and the chances are decent that book 4 might be your favorite so far.

Here is the info on my touring and events:

(check Fablehaven.com for more details)

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30): LAUNCH PARTY at the Cottonwood High auditorium in Murray, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. This is a big, free show in a 3,000 seat theater. There will be live comedy, music performances, and characters in costumes for photo opportunities. I’ll speak about the series, then we’ll finish with a massive book signing. Books and T-shirts will be on sale. Get more info at Fablehaven.com

Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. book signing at Mesa, AZ Barnes and Noble sponsored by Radio Disney (1758 South Val Vista Drive)

Friday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. book signing at Thousand Oaks, CA Borders (125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd.)

Saturday, March 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. book signing at Sandy, UT CostCo (11100 Auto Mall Dr.)

Monday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. book signing at Enfield, CT Barnes and Noble sponsored by radio Disney (25 Hazard Ave.)

Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. book signing at Fenton, MO Barnes and Noble (721 Gravois Rd.)

Friday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. book signing at Plano, TX Barnes and Noble sponsored by Radio Disney (2201 Preston Road Suite E)

Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m. special Tempe, Arizona charity event to help a woman with cancer, other authors present will include STEPHENIE MEYER, SHANNON HALE, and eights others. This is the only appearance Stephenie Meyer has planned for the entire year. There is a price to attend the event in order to raise money for the woman with cancer. Get more info or buy tickets at projectbookbabe.com

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. book signing at Boise, ID Barnes and Noble (1315 N. Milwaukee)

Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. signing at Spokane, Washington Barnes and Noble (15310 East Indiana)

Sorry to burned you with lots of info! I’m excited for readers to discover my latest book!

Brandon

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