Interview with Fablehaven Author Brandon Mull

Interview with Fablehaven Author Brandon Mull

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Episode Summary:

In this episode, Kelly and Alix interview Brandon Mull, author of the beloved Fablehaven series. Learn how the idea for the series came about, and listen on as they discuss inspiration, characters, writing, and more!

Topics Discussed:

  • [0:58] Origin Story of Becoming an Author
  • [4:46] Inspiration for Fablehaven
  • [6:21] Daydreams Create Stories
  • [10:52] Writer's Block
  • [15:01] Harness the Crazy
  • [15:57] Becoming a Better Writer
  • [19:11] Inspiration from Life
  • [21:24] Creating Characters
  • [26:57] Relatable Characters
  • [30:12] Writing Other Genres
  • [33:02] Advice for New Authors
  • [34:42] Divine Comedy
  • [36:03] Writing Middle Grade
  • [40:45] Community of Writers in Utah
  • [43:54] Coffee with an Author
  • [45:21] Book Rec: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • [46:18] Upcoming Projects
  • [47:17] Final Questions

Books Mentioned

What's New at LitJoy?

Loved hearing about the inspiration behind the stories? Check out our special editions of Mull's beloved series, including our most recent release, Rise of the Evening Star(Fablehaven #2)!

LitJoy Edition of FableHaven #2

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Thank you for joining us for this special interview! We've loved collaborating with Brandon Mull on the first two Fablehaven books, and we can't wait for you all to see the magic we have in store for the rest of the series. Come back next week when Alix and Kelly will return to their discussion on self-help book recs!

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