'Fablehaven' author Brandon Mull makes it big in foreign countries

Though "Zzyzx," the name of a prison for demons in his book series "Fablehaven," was quickly becoming a well-used term and teens everywhere had their eyes glued to the travels of Kendra and Seth, writer Brandon Mull was still a little skeptical of his newfound success.

He had been trying for five years to break through into the world of full-time writing, and finally, he sold enough copies to quit his day job.

"It was a huge relief," said Mull, who served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile and now lives in Utah. "Any writer hopes that they can turn their passion for stories into an actual job, and for me, I had tried long enough and failed long enough to know it may never happen."

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