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)

Brent answered a whopping sixty (60!) questions asked by fans on his Goodreads page

Terry Brooks has held a few online events with Brent. You can watch two of them HERE and HERE

Barnes & Noble interviewed Brent for their Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

The guys over on The Legendarium Podcast spoke with Brent on three separate occasions: Brent Spins the Wheel, Author Stories, and chatting with Craig about endings

Here’s Hank Garner interview #147 for the release of THE BLOOD MIRROR, and interview #742 in 2019 for the release of  THE BURNING WHITE

Here’s the interview with Daniel Greene on his Fantasy News Network channel

Read the interview with GNN (Geek Nerd Net) from 2017

Brent spoke to Civilian Reader in late 2016

The Fantasy Faction interview with Brent when The Blood Mirror was released 

Patrick Hester spoke to Brent on the SF Signal Podcast

A bit about book tour fun with Laura Joyce Davis on the Meghan Ward blog

Here’s an interview from 2015 with Danish blog Windblown Pages

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

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.

Brent spoke with Paeter Frandsen about being a Christian spec fiction author in 2011. 

Read Brent’s conversation with Patrick Rothfuss for Worldbuilders

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

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist carried THIS INTERVIEW.