Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a tragic 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 drums, road rash, pneumonia, and is currently in a coma. His family has no insurance.
Ben is the son of author David Farland, whose books have won multiple awards. Costs for Ben's treatment are expected to rise above $1,000,0000. To help raise money for Ben, there is a book bomb (focused on Nightingale and Million Dollar Outlines ) on behalf of Ben.
You can learn more about Ben's condition, or simply donate to the Wolverton family here
What is a Book Bomb?
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.
Since Dave's written so many books, which should I buy?
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 is available as a hardcover ($24.99), ebook ($7.99), audio book ($24.99), and enhanced novel for the iPad ($9.99).
What is Nightingale about?
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.
I've read this book and really enjoyed it. You can see my review here.
What if you already own Nightingale or aren't interested in it?
If you are a writer, you may want to consider purchasing David Farland’s Million Dollar Outlines It has been a bestseller on Amazon for over a month and is only $6.99.
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.
What if you just want to donate?
You can donate money to Ben here:
You also have the option to purchase a book for someone else.
Want to help but don't have any money?
Spread the word about either the option to donate or about this book bomb. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your blog—anywhere you can. Invite others to the event.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT BEN. WILL HE BE OKAY?
David Farland has been keeping everyone posted on Facebook. Subscribe or friend him to get up-to-date information. At the moment, Ben is stable and appears to be improving.