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Emily Sanderson (née Bushman) is an employee of Dragonsteel Entertainment. She is Brandon's wife and business manager and holds the informal title of "Queen".
Emily was an English major at BYU and formerly worked as an English teacher. She also speaks fluent Spanish and has taught ESL. Matisse is based on one of her students. As the Dragonsteel business manager, she plans Brandon's tour and event schedule and is sometimes present at his signings or livestreams.
She has participated in Brandon's writing groups and has served as an alpha reader and advisor on many of his published works. She had a particularly large influence on Warbreaker and the novel is dedicated to her. She is mentioned in the Acknowledgements of many other books in Brandon's bibliography, and The Way of Kings is also dedicated to her. She continues to advise Brandon on his novels, and has been involved in choosing the chapter titles for the Stormlight Archive books starting with Words of Radiance.
Emily is intentionally not the direct inspiration for any of Brandon's characters, although some elements of Navani's personality come from her. Her top result in the Knights Radiant quiz was the Order of Bondsmiths.
Emily and Brandon met on a blind date set up by Isaac Stewart in 2005; they married in 2006. They have three sons.
- ↑ a b The Hope of Elantris Annotations
— Arcanum - 2010-01-28Cite: Arcanum-2240#
- ↑ a b YouTube Livestream 11
— Arcanum - 2020-07-07Cite: Arcanum-13961#
- ↑ Read For Pixels 2018
— Arcanum - 2018-09-01Cite: Arcanum-10580#
- ↑ Warbreaker acknowledgementsCite: article/Acknowledgements#Warbreaker#
- ↑ The Way of Kings acknowledgementsCite: article/Acknowledgements#The Way of Kings#
- ↑ YouTube Livestream 1
— Arcanum - 2020-01-11Cite: Arcanum-13569#
- ↑ YouTube Livestream 11
— Arcanum - 2020-07-07Cite: Arcanum-13960#
- ↑ About Brandon
— Brandon's website - unknownCite: BrandonSanderson.com/about-brandon#
- ↑ Arcanum Unbounded Seattle signing
— Arcanum - 2016-12-01Cite: Arcanum-1792#
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