Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors. Not only did he manage to salvage a respectable ending to the Wheel of Time Series, I’ve really enjoyed many of his other works including Mistborn (the first book, less so the later two), Way of Kings and Word of Radiance, and Elantris. My kids fell in love with the Rithmatist. Who wouldn’t? Unicorns, after all, are noble and majestic animals. He teaches a creative writing class at BYU and I just finished listening to the lectures online. He gives both great writing advice and career advice. I found it very informative and highly recommend it.