Brian McClellan majored in English with an emphasis on creative writing at Brigham Young University. It was there he met Brandon Sanderson, who encouraged Brian’s feeble attempts at plotting and characters more than he should have. Brian’s debut, The Powder Mage Trilogy, set in the same world and featuring some of the same characters as “The Face in the Window,” sold at auction to Orbit Books. Book one, Promise of Blood, was released in 2013, and book two, The Crimson Campaign, is due out in May of 2014. Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, two dogs, a cat, and between 6,000 and 60,000 honey bees (depending on the time of year).