What happened to Ben? His tragic long-boarding accident on Wednesday the 4th resulted in severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drums, road rash, pneumonia, throwing him into a coma.
How to help? Buy Dave Farland's books - there are two up for sale: a fantasy thriller Nightingale the
winner of the 2012 International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel and Million Dollar Outlines, just out and already a "bible" for authors. As a bestselling author, David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have achieved amazing literary success, including #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer with Twilight.
For more information, here's an excellent article on The Examiner. Or go to the site set up for Ben, here and buy one or both books: a percentage of your purchases will go to help Ben!
You can donate money to Ben here: http://www.gofundme.com/BensRecovery
Why buy David's books today and NOW? Because it's a "Book Bomb": the point is to get a lot of people to buy a book on the same day to drive it up the books' rankings and help sales.
David Farland is keeping everyone posted on his Facebook page. Subscribe or friend him to get up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/david.farland1. At the moment, Ben is reported to be stable and he appears to be improving.
1. The Book Bomb worked, thanks to everyone's contribution yesterday: Nightingale hit the top 100 in Kindle paid and Million Dollar Outlines was close behind. If you didn't buy either yesterday, you're still in time, every contribution helps!
2. from David Farland's facebook page: David made the following announcement:
We are printing a T-shirt to sell to raise money for Ben's expenses. If you would like to sponsor you can buy a 3x5 space on the back of the T-shirt for $150. If you are interested please call or text Tracy Thompson at (435) 632-1378. They will be sold here on the Ben Wolverton Recovery Site, at Dixie Middle School and High School. The artwork shown here will be on the front of the shirt. It was done by my brother Paul Pederson
Here's the front of the T-shirt (I love it, the first 3 letters spell "BEN" - very inspirational):