Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Bomb - Help Ben Wolverton

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.


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.


  1. How sad, Donna. I just posted this on Facebook.

  2. That's terrible. When is the book bomb - today? I'll Tweet it for you.

  3. :( Good to hear he seems to be improving.

  4. That is awful, going to be one heck of a long road to get better, but glad he's improving.

  5. Makes my heart so sad. I really hope David's books do well today!

  6. Such a tragedy. Seeing the young guy bandaged up like that is heartbreaking to say the least... I'll help spread the word.

    Get well soon, Ben!

  7. so sorry to hear about this!will check out David's books.

  8. My heart goes out to him and his family! Glad to hear he's doing a little better.

  9. Is the 'book bomb' today. Please let me know ASAP. I'll buy one for sure, but I want to make sure it's at the right time/day.

  10. While we may have higher taxes in Canada, we don't have to worry about expenses like this. The government pays for it. My husband and I appreciated it when my son was born 13 weeks premature.

    I hope everything goes well for Ben and his family.

    I'm off to tweet it.

  11. Oh, that poor kid. My heart breaks for him and all those who love him.

  12. Oh my goodness. Praying for Ben. :(

  13. You're so kind to bring attention to this sad tragedy. I wish the Wolverton family all the best, and hope Ben will recover soon.

  14. If ever there was an argument for single-payer healthcare, this is it. What is this boy's family going to do?

    Thank you for bringing attention to this.


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