If you are a writer, a reader, an adventurer, a homebody…
If you are a father, a mother, a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, a grandparent…
If you have experienced a serious health crisis, or know someone who has…
If you know what it’s like to stand at the side of a hospital bed, watching the monitors attached to a loved one, holding back the fear and the tears because there is no time for them, because you can’t let go now and still be there for your loved one…
If you are self-employed, or otherwise not covered by health insurance, holding off from every unnecessary medical expense, one major crisis away from financial disaster…
…then please help in any way your heart speaks to you.
Author David Farland’s son, Ben Wolverton, suffered serious injury last Wednesday in a long-boarding accident. He remains in the hospital, in a coma, with severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drum, and road rash. Like many self-employed families, David Farland’s has no insurance.
In an attempt to raise funds to pay the massive hospital bills, and later rehabilitation fees, David Farland is holding a Book Bomb for Ben.
What’s a Book Bomb? Glad you asked, because I had no idea either. Turns out it’s an event where participants purchase a specific book on a specific day in order to help out the author. In this case, the day is today, and the person in serious need is Ben Wolverton. (If you’re reading this after Wednesday, 10 April 2013, don’t worry. You can still click here to help out.)
So how can you help today? By purchasing one, or both, books tied to the event.
If you love YA novels and want to be thrilled and chilled, why not choose Nightingale?
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.
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.
Or on Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nightingale-david-farland/1107084747?ean=2940016100463
Or on the Nightingale website: http://www.nightingalenovel.com/
or, you can get the enhanced version, complete with illustrations, interviews, animations, and its own soundtrack through iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nightingale/id560309064?mt=11 114? ?6?pw ??o 15965148
If you’re a writer, you’ll want to snatch up a copy of David’s book on outlining your manuscript. Two weeks ago I reviewed Million Dollar Outlines, and can tell you from personal experience that after reading this book you will have a sharper focus on your storyline as you write. It’s been a bestseller on Amazon for over a month and at only $6.99 is well-worth the price.
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.
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).
Would you like to just donate money? You can do that here: http://www.gofundme.com/BensRecovery
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. David has an event page set up on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/453677124707603/
Ben and his family greatly appreciate your support, and so do all who love and care about them.