Brandon Sanderson began writing in earnest, taking a job as the night desk clerk at a hotel because they allowed him to write while at work. During this era, he went to school full-time during the day, worked nights to pay for his schooling, and wrote as much as he could. He says it made for a rather dismal social life, but he finished seven novels during his undergraduate years. He submitted many manuscripts for publication and accumulated quite a pile of rejection letters. In spite of this, he continued to be a dedicated writer. In 2004 after graduating with his master's degree in creative writing from Brigham Young University, he was asked to teach the class he had taken as an undergraduate student from Dave Farland. In spite of his busy schedule, he continues to teach this one section of creative writing focused on science fiction and fantasy, because he enjoys helping aspiring writers. In December of 2007 Brandon was chosen by Harriet Rigney to complete *A Memory of Light*, book twelve in Robert Jordan's *Wheel of Time* series. Brandon is now hard at work on this epic project.