Brandon Mull

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Brandon Mull
Head shot of Brandon Mull
Mull at Mountain-Con in 2008
Born (1974-11-08) November 8, 1974 (age 39)[1]
Occupation Novelist
Language English
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Caucasian
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Period 2006 – current
Genres Young adult fiction, fantasy
Notable work(s) Fablehaven series

Brandon Mull is an American writer who is best known as the author of the Fablehaven fantasy series, which is a New York Times bestseller. Mull has also written The Candy Shop War.[2] Because many young readers are interested in his books, Brandon crosses the country talking to students, with the message that "imagination can take you places."[3] In an interview, Brandon Mull said

"I've been trying to pull off a writing career, dreaming of it since high school and trying sincerely since college, which has been quite a few years already, so."

The greatest inspiration for his stories are J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and J. K. Rowling.[4]

Education and Early Work[edit]

Brandon Mull went to Mt. Diablo Elementary School in Clayton, California. Mull then attended Pine Hollow Middle School as a student, and then attended Clayton Valley. He currently lives in Alpine, Utah and graduated from BYU (Brigham Young University) in Utah.[5] While at BYU Mull lead the sketch comedy group Divine Comedy (BYU).[6] Mull served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile. Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker.[7]

As An Author[edit]

Brandon Mull is also spearheading a seven-book series called "Spirit Animals." Each book will be written by a different author, but he was given the charge to create the fantasy world where the characters will live, and all the books will be based. The first installment, written by Brandon, is called "Wild Born" and was released in September of 2013.[8]

Another series Brandon Mull has authored is called "Five Kingdoms." The first book is subtitled Sky Raiders and was released March 11, 2014. The second installment will arrive the following October of 2014. Of this series, Brandon Mull says, "It'll be for the kind of readers who liked Fablehaven. A Halloween spook alley turns out to be a front for slave traders taking kids into another world. It'll be cool, promise."[9]

On Mull's Facebook page he mentioned that he is planning a second Fablehaven series, but wouldn't get serious about it until some of his other projects are finished, like Spirit Animals, possibly not until 2015. Brandon announced at the launching of "Spirit Animals" that there is a very good plan for the Fablehaven sequel series to be published in 2016.[10]

Fablehaven is currently optioned by Schaffer Studios. The movie is in the beginning/planning phase as described in a radio interview Brandon Mull did with Clark Schaffer in June 2013.[11]

List of published works[edit]

Spirit Animals Wild Born 2013


(ages 8–13)


(ages 8–13)

Five Kingdoms[edit]

(ages 8–12)

  • Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders, Aladdin, 11 March 2014, ISBN 978-1-4424-9700-9
  • Five Kingdoms: Rogue Knight[12], Aladdin, Release Date Pending, ISBN Pending

Candy Shop War[edit]


  • Pingo, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, Shadow Mountain, 5 August 2009, ISBN 978-1-60641-109-4, for ages 4–8
  • Pingo and the Playground Bully – Prequel to Pingo, illustrated by Brandon Dorman, Shadow Mountain, 9 October 2012, ISBN 978-1-60907-178-3


  1. ^ Library of Congress Authority Record, n2006002424, "Mull, Brandon, 1974–"
  2. ^ Hilliard, Juli Cragg (2007-02-05). Will the Next Harry Potter Be a Mormon?. Retrieved on 2013-05-05.
  3. ^ Howard, Chris (2008-03-07) Interview With Brandon Mull. Retrieved on 2013-05-05.
  4. ^ Interview with Brandon Mull. Teens Read Too (2013-04-05). Retrieved on 2013-05-05.
  5. ^ Cordova, Randy (2008-06-06) 'Fablehaven' author Brandon Mull. AZ Central. Retrieved on 2013-05-05.
  6. ^ Lefrandt, Diane (2011-08-01). Making No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Retrieved on 2013-05-05.
  7. ^ [1] Deseret News – Mull converted daydreaming into dream job
  8. ^ [2] Publisher Weekly – New Spirit Animals Book Series
  9. ^ [3] New Book Series - Five Kingdoms
  10. ^ [4] The Daily Universe - Fablehaven author launches new series
  11. ^ [5] Utah Weekly Forum radio broadcast 26 June 2013
  12. ^ Tweet from Brandon Mull's Official Twitter (2014-04-14) [6]. Retrieved on 2014-04-24.

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