FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Brandon Sanderson Sells Two Novels to Tor Books

Tor Books has acquired two new novels by fantasy writer, Brandon Sanderson (pictured).

The first novel, Mistborn: The Alloy of Law, takes place in “a frontier era where ‘allomancy’ meets gunplay.”  The standalone novel will focus on the world of Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, and publication is set for late 2011.

Here’s more about the second book, to be published in 2012:  “Set in an alternate-history America where magic users (called ‘Rithmatists’) battle wild chalk creatures, The Rithmatist introduces Joel, a student at the Rithmatist academy with great interest in but no ability to use the magic. But when students start vanishing, it’s up to him to expose the sinister figure behind the disappearances.”

Most recently, Sanderson co-wrote Towers of Midnight, the thirteenth book Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. He is also writing A Memory of Light, the final installment of that beloved fantasy series. We also interviewed the novelist about his work.

Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!