Interview With The Author

What professions were you involved with before becoming a writer?

I came to writing backwards, by which I mean directly. Most writers have a long list of strange jobs they held before they settled into writing. I’ve known I wanted to be a novelist since I was thirteen. I figured that instead of doing something practical that made money until I was old enough to have the leisure to try, I’d just try. To support myself, I worked as a bartender and then as an English teacher. When we married, my wife and I decided I would write full-time. Unless your spouse thinks being poor is romantic and is tremendously patient, unbelievably supportive, and basically unconcerned about owning toys, this is a recipe for disaster. For us, it worked. READ MORE >>

Reddit AMAs:

Links to each of Brent’s Reddit AMAs on r/Fantasy: 

Additional Interviews (most recent at the top)


Kevin Cullen interviewed Brent for the release of the Night Angel graphic novel on Making Comics

Patrick Hester spoke to Brent on the SF Signal Podcast

An extensive interview with Fantasy Faction in August 2014

Brent and Peter Brett spoke to the Speculate! podcast about comic books 

Here’s Brent’s 2014 interview on Sword & Laser 

Geek Bomb interviewed Brent via a Google Hangout. Watch the entire thing HERE.

La Espada en La Tinta interviewed Brent about The Blinding Knife HERE (the English-language version is at the bottom of the page.)

Mary Robinette Kowal talked to Brent about THE BLINDING KNIFE on My Favorite Bit

An interview on Drey’s Library in December 2012 is HERE

Tameri Etherton interviewed Brent HERE.

Geek of Oz hosted THIS INTERVIEW.

Fantastique Unfettered spoke with Brent HERE. (Print magazine, available for purchase.)

Grasping for the Wind posted Brent’s twitter interview with Bryan Thomas Schmidt HERE.

Mad Hatter’s Book Review asked Brent about Perfect Shadow HERE.

Authors On Tour Live talked to Brent in THIS INTERVIEW.

Fandomania interviewed Brent HERE.

Neth Space asked these QUESTIONS FIVE.

Blood of the Muse posted THIS INTERVIEW.

Un:Bound posted THIS INTERVIEW (now part of internet archives)

Sci-Fi Fan Letter posted THIS INTERVIEW.

The Sci-Fi Christian interviewed Brent HERE.

Schuler’s Books and Music (comprising four of the nation’s largest independent bookstores), posted THIS INTERVIEW.

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist carried THIS INTERVIEW.