SALT LAKE CITY, UtahFablehaven was selected as the Young Adult Fiction title of 2006 by the Association for Mormon Letters. The award will be presented Saturday, April 7, at Utah Valley State College.

Fablehaven follows the adventures of a brother and sister who discover that their grandparents are the caretakers of a magical preserve for endangered mythical creatures.

The author, Brandon Mull, has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. His favorite job is writing fiction, partly because making up elaborate lies has always come naturally. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives on the side of a mountain above a prison with his wife and two children.

Fablehaven is Brandon’s debut novel. A follow-up novel, Book Two, Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star will hit shelves May 1, 2007.

The Association for Mormon Letters was founded in 1976 by a group of volunteers who wanted to promote high-quality writing by, for, and about Mormons. The non-profit group has met annually since that time to present awards recognizing superior work, hear discussions of scholarly criticism, and cultivate a community of people who care about values and how they are presented in literature.