New York Time bestselling author Brent Weeks was born and raised in Montana. He graduated from Hillsdale College and is the author of the Lightbringer series and the Night Angel series. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Way of Shadows
Brent Weeks (born March 7, 1977) is an American fantasy writer. His debut novel, The Way of Shadows, hit The New York Times Best Seller list in April 2009. Each of the five books in his Lightbringer Series made the NYT list as well, starting with The Black Prism in 2010. He lives and works near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Kristi, and their two daughters.
Weeks was born in Whitefish, Montana on March 7, 1977. He attended Whitefish High School, and graduated from Hillsdale College in 2000 with a degree in English. He has said that he decided to try writing novels during a semester abroad at Oxford College, an experience that was influential to him personally and professionally. He briefly worked as a teacher at Salem Academy in Oregon and as a bartender before moving to writing full-time.