Details updated July 12, 2022
Brandon Sanderson was born in December 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed reading, but he lost interest in the types of titles often suggested for him, and by junior high he never cracked a book if he could help it. This all changed in eighth grade when an astute teacher, Mrs. Reader, gave Brandon Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly. Brandon thoroughly enjoyed this book, and went in search of anything similar. He discovered such authors as Robert Jordan, Melanie Rawn, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, and Orson Scott Card. Brandon continued to be an avid reader through junior high and high school. He liked epic fantasy so much that he even tried his hand at writing some. His first attempts, he says, were dreadful.
Dragonsteel :: Series
Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.
Dragonsteel refers to an unpublished series set on Yolen that has been called the prequel to the cosmere. It takes place first chronologically and will feature the Shattering, Hoid's backstory, and dragons. One reason Brandon has not prioritized this series, though, is that he doesn't want readers to feel that they have to read his other books in order to understand what is happening, and he probably won't publish Hoid's story until it becomes relevant.
He plans to rewrite and publish Dragonsteel at some point after the full arc of the Stormlight Archive has been completed.
Belongs to the series Cosmere