Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Book Bomb for Ben Wolverton--son of David Farland

My friend, David Farland's son was in a horrible accident a few days ago. He has suffered extensive injuries and is need of several surgeries in addition to the brain surgery he had to make room for his swelling brain. His family has no insurance and the medical bills are accumulating quickly because of the seriousness of his injuries. Below is more information and a few ways to help. If you can't afford to contribute by buying a book or donating to his medical fund, I ask that you PLEASE share this link on your FB pages, tweets and blogs, or anywhere else you can think of. 

In the writing world, Dave is a giant of a man who freely shares his knowledge of the craft and has helped untold numbers of writers and other students now and in his days of being a college teacher. There is enough indifference in the world. A kind word, a prayer, and a quick share of this link will put more positive in the universe, something all humanity benefits from. I share this as  a parent and a friend, and ask that you would as well. Thank you. 

Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a serious long-boarding accident on Wednesday the 4th, 2013. He suffers from severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drum, road rash, and is currently in a coma. 

We are having a book bomb on Wednesday, April 10th, on behalf of Ben Wolverton, who is the son of the New York Times bestselling author David Farland.

You can learn more about Ben’s condition, or simply donate to the Wolverton family here: 

What is a Book Bomb?

For those that don’t know, a Book Bomb is an event where participants purchase a book on a specific day to support the author, or, in this case, a young person in serious need: Ben Wolverton. 

David Farland’s young adult fantasy thriller Nightingale has won seven awards, including the Grand Prize at the Hollywood Book Festival—beating out ALL books in ALL categories. It has been praised by authors such as James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn), and Paul Genesse (Iron Dragon series), and has received four and a half starts on Amazon. You can read reviews here:

(Book Synopsis)
Some people sing at night to drive back the darkness. Others sing to summon it. . . .

Bron Jones was abandoned at birth. Thrown into foster care, he was rejected by one family after another, until he met Olivia, a gifted and devoted high-school teacher who recognized him for what he really was—what her people call a "nightingale."

But Bron isn't ready to learn the truth. There are secrets that have been hidden from mankind for hundreds of thousands of years, secrets that should remain hidden. Some things are too dangerous to know. Bron's secret may be the most dangerous of all.

Nightingale is available as a hardcover, ebook, audio book, and enhanced novel for the iPad. 

You can purchase it on Amazon: 

Or Barnes and Noble:

on the Nightingalewebsite:

or, you can get the enhanced version, complete with illustrations, interviews, animations, and its own soundtrack through iTunes: 

If you are a writer, you may want to consider purchasing David Farland’s Million Dollar Outlines instead. Both books are part of the book bomb. Million Dollar Outlines has been a bestseller on Amazon for over a month and is only $6.99.
(book description:)

As a bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

In Million Dollar Outlines, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

Get Million Dollar Outlines on Amazon:

Read one of the 26 reviews here: 

Would you like to just donate money? You can do that here:

If you can’t spare any money, but would still like to help, you can do so by telling others about Ben’s donation page, and/or this Book Bomb. Share it on facebook, twitter, pinterest, your blog—anywhere you can. We have an event page set up on facebook here:

Thank you!
Ben and his family greatly appreciate your support, and so do all who love and care about them.


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