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Tweets February 18-March 15, 2013


BrandSanderson Mon Feb 18
My book signing with Harriet McDougal, Michael Kramer, & Kate Reading in Baltimore starts in one hour. Details.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 18
New Writing Excuses episode, plus updates on the book tour and the Stormlight Archive volume 2 writing videos. link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 19
Tonight Harriet and I are signing books at the Philadelphia Free Library. You can buy books there (or bring them). link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 19
Tomorrow we will be in Raleigh, then Atlanta and Birmingham. Details.

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 19
Atlanta signing TIME CHANGE: I’ve been informed that the Thursday signing will begin at 7:00 p.m., not 7:15. Details.

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 19
Harriet and I are signing in Philadelphia in one hour. Tomorrow we’ll be in Raleigh. Details.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 20
Tonight Harriet and I are signing in Raleigh. Tomorrow and the day after, Atlanta and Birmingham. Details.

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 20
Here’s an interview I did for a Raleigh paper, in time for tonight’s signing. link

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 20
Finding airport bookstores to Brandalize is getting tough! But after a long walk, Philly airport’s Stellar Books by E gates has signed AMOL

thekidd142 Wed Feb 20
@BrandSanderson if I brought a magic card for you to sign tonight, what one card do you think would be perfect for you to sign?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 20
@thekidd142 Man, I don’t know. Whispersilk cloak as a mistcloak?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 20
The A MEMORY OF LIGHT signing in Raleigh, NC starts in 45 minutes. Harriet and I will be there. Details: link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 21
Tonight Harriet and I are in Atlanta. This IS a ticketed event–to get AMoL signed, they require you to buy any book. link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 21
The Schlock Mercenary coins kickstarter met its goal in the first 3 minutes. Now Howard has to think up stretch goals link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 21
Raleigh, I left loads of signed books in the airport Hudson Booksellers by gate C1.

A_K_Anderson Thu Feb 21
Husband is in Juggernaut mode. Usually that drives me NUTS. Today, it’s OK, because his goal is @BrandSanderson’s signing tonight!

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 21
@A_K_Anderson Hope he doesn’t leave too many broken walls along the way.

USFbull2281 Thu Feb 21
@BrandSanderson do you dislike florida? Namely south florida? Been hoping for a chance at a signed copy of AMoL but no luck :(

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 21
@USFbull2281 Coming in May.

BrandSanderson Fri Feb 22
Tonight Harriet and I are in Birmingham, AL. This is the last stop of the tour. Details: link See you there!

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
Delayed flight out of Alabama means a missed connection in Atlanta. This AMOL tour really doesn’t want to end…

Burningson Sat Feb 23
@BrandSanderson hi Brandon, just wondering and hoping, will you be at Dragon Con this year?

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
@Burningson Afraid it is unlikely. I think I want to hit Worldcon instead this year.

MilkaContreras Sat Feb 23
Dear @BrandSanderson so Many thanks for this wonderful book you wrote. I am longing to read every new page as i start one. #memoryoflight

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
@MilkaContreras It has been an honor.

Llauron Sat Feb 23
. @BrandSanderson Just finished A Memory of Light. Excellent work sir, and an exquisite job finishing the story Jordan was unable to finish.

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
@Llauron Thank you.

thedoctor1971 Sat Feb 23
@BrandSanderson wait..you were in Alabama?! Ahhh…I should pay more attention.

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
@thedoctor1971 Ha. Well, I left a lot of signed copies at Books a Million. Should be for sale now. :)

Fatal_Romantic Sat Feb 23
@BrandSanderson well, I’m waving at your from Atlanta :)

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
@Fatal_Romantic Waving back from the Delta skyclub.

diva_gonzo Sat Feb 23
@BrandSanderson Enjoyed meeting you last night, and listening to the advice at BAM. Literary Frivolity was outstanding!

BrandSanderson Sat Feb 23
@diva_gonzo My pleasure.

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 25
Here’s the newest video of me writing a chapter from the sequel to THE WAY OF KINGS. link

BrandSanderson Mon Feb 25
Short post today. New Stormlight writing video and a Writing Excuses episode on writing and personal health. link

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
After 2 days at home, I’m traveling again. (No tour involved this time, sorry.) Signed AMOL in the Salt Lake airport. Simply Books. Gate C6

hackerverse Tue Feb 26
Curse you @BrandSanderson, trying to write a novel of my own but discovered #Mistborn on the weekend. My wordcount has increased by zero ;)

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@hackerverse My clever plot to foil my rivals works again!

righlach Tue Feb 26
Finally read @BrandSanderson ‘s Mistborn series, and despite crazy hype, 5 stars isn’t enough. Can’t wait to get my hands on Alloy of Law.

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@righlach Cool! Thanks!

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
Okay, Atlanta, if you haven’t had enough of me, the Buckhead Books in the middle of the airport B Gates has 2 stealth-signed copies of AMOL.

awdubreuil Tue Feb 26
@BrandSanderson Did you happen to leave a signed Kindle anywhere around there, too?

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@awdubreuil lol. Afraid not. But here is a digital signature for your ebook: (Illegible scribble.)

MsGenetics Tue Feb 26
@BrandSanderson One day your flight will bring you to iowa!

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@MsGenetics One day…

PRockliffe Tue Feb 26
@BrandSanderson Good lord, I had no idea AMOL was out! I expected a heavenly peal or raging storms to herald it’s arrival! *buys*

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@PRockliffe We sent for apocolytic storms, but turns out they’re on backorder.

curt_mercer Tue Feb 26
#AMOL was great! @BrandSanderson did an awesome job finishing The Wheel of Time series.

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@curt_mercer Many thanks.

Arithered Tue Feb 26
@BrandSanderson How good are you at the noble ninja-autograph by now? I bet you don’t even show up on the security cameras.

BrandSanderson Tue Feb 26
@Arithered I AM getting pretty good at it…

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 27
I’m doing an impromptu hotel lobby signing in Fort Myers, Florida tonight. Details on Facebook: link

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 27
Flash signing! Tonight, hotel lobby, Sanibel Florida. 5:45-6:15 ONLY. I have prizes, including copies of Steelheart! link

DoneTheMath Wed Feb 27
@BrandSanderson will you kick people out of line at 6:15? I really want to make the drive

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 27
@DoneTheMath There is no line; just a gathering in the lobby. If you are there, I will sign, don’t worry. Tweet if you will be late, though

DoneTheMath Wed Feb 27
@BrandSanderson will you kick people out of line at 6:15? I really want to make the drive

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 27
@DoneTheMath Ihave to be to a party by 6:30. But if you make the drive, I will promise to sign your books. :)

DoneTheMath Wed Feb 27
@BrandSanderson I’m not going to make it. Any chance you’re doing another signing after your party?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 27
@DoneTheMath How about I leave a book at the front desk for you? Tweet me your name.

DoneTheMath Wed Feb 27
@BrandSanderson it’s Byron King. Can I leave cash with the hotel?

BrandSanderson Wed Feb 27
@DoneTheMath It is free. You drove all this way. I will be back through the lobby at 7:30. If you are there, I will stop and say hi.

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
The Stormlight Archive book 2 now has an official title: link

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
I don’t often get to the F gates in the Atlanta airport, but I did today, and the Simply Books bookstore now has many signed books.

MarlaYuriko Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson Do you talk to the staff first or just sneak in? Do you ever get outrage for doing it from people who don’t recognize you?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@MarlaYuriko I talk to them if they aren’t busy or they seem interested. Nobody has ever challenged me.

Mckruz Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson Do you secretly go and sign books without people knowing?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@Mckruz Sometimes!

Splend Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson Are they all yours, or did you just sign random ones?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@Splend Ha! No, just mine.

sunraven01 Thu Feb 28
So, I have to wait until book three to get Szeth’s book? Thanks, @BrandSanderson #dyingherefromanticipation

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@sunraven01 Yes, Szeth is 3. Eshonai (she is the Parshendi Shardbearer) is probably 4. Dalinar rounds out the first five.

Espeon200 Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson is the plan still for all books in the series to be named after in-world books?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@Espeon200 Yes.

ericpeters Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson Love Words of Radiance way more than that Lightweaver title :) Didn’t Harriet suggest Radiance in Seattle?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@ericpeters She suggested a variation.

onsone Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson I know it’s a long way out, but do you know if your next Stormlight book will be released as an ebook at the same time?

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@onsone It will be.

ericpeters Thu Feb 28
@BrentWeeks A big sigh of relief @BrandSanderson didn’t name his new book Lightweaver link no confusion w/Lightbringer? :)

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@ericpeters @BrentWeeks That was actually a big reason I didn’t like it. Brent and I are already known to think a lot alike…

wulfin Thu Feb 28
@BrandSanderson have any bookstore employees ever questioned you writing in their books?? (without knowing you wrote them…)

BrandSanderson Thu Feb 28
@wulfin Nope.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
Finally back at work after a long month of travel. Listening to the comforting sounds of a three-year-old dinosaur playing outside my room.

FictionVortex Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson Ornithischian or Saurischian? Asking for an 8-yr-old friend.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@FictionVortex Well, he’s a Pteranodon, so technically neither (I believe.) Lots of Angry Birds noises too. :)

TheMawn Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson Maybe bad timing then but are you planning a visit to continental Europe anytime soon?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@TheMawn In the fall. I also plan to be in the UK next April for London Book Fair, if I can make it.

TheMawn Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson Maybe bad timing then but are you planning a visit to continental Europe anytime soon?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@TheMawn If I do that, then it’s likely I’ll visit Paris for a signing as well. Also, I think Spain is coming up a year from July.

robsainz Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson Mr Sanderson Have you read my proposal? Also, great work on The Way of the King. When is Stormlight 2 coming?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@robsainz I’m going to need a reminder on which proposal was yours, Roberto. Sorry, I’m a little worn out from the tour.

robsainz Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson Mr Sanderson Have you read my proposal? Also, great work on The Way of the King. When is Stormlight 2 coming?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@robsainz Also, Stormlight 2 is hopefully November.

IsaacPain Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson I just finished reading the Mistborn trilogy. Thanks for the amazing world. Dare I start The Wheel of Time?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@IsaacPain Thanks! Well, I DO love the Wheel of Time. But it’s quite an undertaking!

Miarends Fri Mar 01
@MaryRobinette @BrandSanderson @TheDanWells #writingexcusses Is there ever a time to take a break from a story and start something new?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@Miarends @MaryRobinette @TheDanWells Yes. i can’t tell you when that time is right. Sometimes a break kills momentum, sometimes it helps.

Miarends Fri Mar 01
@MaryRobinette @BrandSanderson @TheDanWells #writingexcusses Is there ever a time to take a break from a story and start something new?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@Miarends @MaryRobinette @TheDanWells I’ve had both happen to me in the past. Often, the answer is to soldier on. But not always.

WolfInASuit Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson Is there any chance that bookstores could still get ARCs of the Rithmatist?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@WolfInASuit Do you work for one?

robsainz Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson I would like to volunteer to translate Legion into Spanish.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@robsainz Ha. I just emailed Peter to ask about this, and he tweeted back at you at the same time.

robsainz Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson I would like to volunteer to translate Legion into Spanish.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@robsainz Your offer is awesome, and I really appreciate it. But I have to hesitate because of the Spanish publisher wanting it.

robsainz Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson I would like to volunteer to translate Legion into Spanish.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@robsainz However, if you wanted to do Firstborn we might be able to make that work: link

robsainz Fri Mar 01
@BrandSanderson I think i can get something done in about a week. Maybe sooner. Thanks for the chance to do it.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 01
@robsainz Send us an email in about a week, then. I’d be curious to try something out together.

BrandSanderson Sun Mar 03
I told Pat Rothfuss he could hold off on reading STEELHEART as long as he wanted, but he’s already posted a review. link

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 04
I’ve uploaded another video of me writing WORDS OF RADIANCE, the sequel to THE WAY OF KINGS. link

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 04
Michael Whelan will return as the cover artist for the second Stormlight Archive book, WORDS OF RADIANCE. link

BrandSanderson Tue Mar 05
Here’s a list of bookstores that have signed copies of A MEMORY OF LIGHT they can ship to you: link

BrandSanderson Tue Mar 05
The Hugo nomination deadline is Sunday night. I will send a free ebook of THE EMPEROR’S SOUL to Hugo voters. Details: link

BrandSanderson Tue Mar 05
Reader from UT shared this link and said “thought there was probably a chasmfiend lurking around the corner”

BrandSanderson Tue Mar 05
Despite our website troubles, I did manage to update the % bar for Stormlight 2. New chapter finished. Now 41% of the way finished.

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 07
The UK cover for my upcoming YA novel THE RITHMATIST has been revealed. Comes out in May. link pic

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 07
The sequel to ALCATRAZ VERSUS THE EVIL LIBRARIANS is out in the UK today. link pic

Deanishes Thu Mar 07
@BrandSanderson Will Australia get these copies one day?

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 07
@Deanishes You should. Let me ask.

deepwapiti Thu Mar 07
@BrandSanderson ebook version?

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 07
@deepwapiti Yes, I anticipate all of my future books having a same-day ebook.

wilde4fitness Thu Mar 07
@BrandSanderson is this legit? link

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 07
@wilde4fitness Book isn’t done yet, so the length is a guess. But we hope to have it out in November.

sexysouthwest Thu Mar 07
Just finished The Way of Kings by @BrandSanderson. How had I never heard of him before?! Starting the Mistborn trilogy now! :-) #obsessed!

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 07
@sexysouthwest Enjoy!

CarlosCollazo__ Fri Mar 08
Well @BrandSanderson I just picked up the Eye of The World. Never read WoT before, but I have to try it now don’t I?

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 08
@CarlosCollazo__ :)

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 08
Just bumped Words of Radiance up two % points. Almost to halfway. Had to cut a scene that wasn’t working today, though.

davetron Fri Mar 08
@BrandSanderson You always impress me with how quickly you make (and remake) things of quality–super looking forward to the book! :)

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 08
@davetron Thanks, Dave! Sometimes, cutting can feel like a punch to the gut. I save all the scraps though.

brianseavey Fri Mar 08
@BrandSanderson Sounds like it had joined the Scene Union, the local chapter hates to actually work.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 08
@brianseavey So long as they don’t go completely on strike…

BrandSanderson Sun Mar 10
Hugo Awards nomination deadline is tonight. I’ll send The Emperor’s Soul to nominators for consideration. Details: link

BrandSanderson Sun Mar 10
One hour left to nominate for the Hugo awards. My ballot is in. Good luck, everyone.

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 11
Here’s the next video of me writing WORDS OF RADIANCE, the sequel to THE WAY OF KINGS. link

BrandSanderson Mon Mar 11
In the most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode, we brainstorm a comic with Howard. link

BrandSanderson Wed Mar 13
Hey! DRAGONSBANE is $1.99 on Kindle today. This is the book that got me into reading back in 8th grade. link

BrandSanderson Thu Mar 14
Tor dot com will be starting a reread of THE WAY OF KINGS, and the ebook is $2.99 for a month. link

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 15
That $2.99 ebook of Way of Kings got the Kindle store rank into the 30s. I don’t think it was ranked lower at release link

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 15
Haven’t been doing a good job of keeping the % up to date this week, but I’ve had a solid time writing. We’re easily past 50% now.

Timelady07 Fri Mar 15
@BrandSanderson Seriously, about AMoL, thank you! Still crying.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 15
@Timelady07 It was an honor.

brhodgins Fri Mar 15
@BrandSanderson Thank you for being such a great author and being so good about updating your fans.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 15
@brhodgins Well thank you, in turn, for supporting me. :)

daviehugs Fri Mar 15
Finally getting sucked into @BrandSanderson’s Way of Kings, though it took some time.

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 15
@daviehugs The book is meant to build like a steadily growing storm. Soft at first, then a tempest. :)

BrianTMcClellan Fri Mar 15
Huh. That looks awful nice on the shelf with Joe Abercrombie, @brentweeks and @BrandSanderson pic

BrandSanderson Fri Mar 15
@BrianTMcClellan @brentweeks Congrats! Looks good up there.