Alacatraz Verses the Evil Librarians is Brandon's first book for children. "The original inspiration for this book came years before I wrote it - though perhaps "inspiration' is the wrong word," says Brandon. "After all, the very first thing I thought of wasn't an element of setting or plot. It was just a name: Alcatraz. It seemed the perfect name for a protagonist to me. It sounds really neat as a word, and it has a good, solid built-in conflict."
Brandon Sanderson lives in Provo, Utah.