David Farland

May 17, 2013

We interviewed close to fifty people at the Life, the Universe and Everything conference in February. I didn’t know where to begin on edits – which out of all the wonderful interviews should be first? My editor chose for me – David Farland’s interview. I thought we’d be ready to rumble by late March, if not sooner. Delays, delays.

It turns out, that editor’s choice and some of those delays may have been for the greater good. In April, David Farland’s teenage son, Ben Wolverton, suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) along with broken bones in a longboarding accident in Southern Utah. He was life-flighted to a hospital and spent days in a coma. With a number of ups and downs, including bouts of pneumonia, there were times when it looked as though Ben would not make it. At this date he is still in the hospital, but slowly mending and will take months of rehab.

The Farland family does not have health insurance and are looking at medical bills topping $1,000,000.00. The writing community has been generous in helping them out, and I hope readers will be as well. Here’s a site with several ways to help:

http://www.helpwolverton.com/

The site allows direct donation, a t-shirt purchase, and links to books you may purchase. If you use Amazon, remember that only new books will benefit him directly.

My life has been directly impacted my TBI, as my father suffered from a fall several years ago. Whenever I hear of someone with brain injury I shudder, remembering the challenges faced by my father as a result of his fall.

Of course, you can purchase a book for selfish reasons as well – they are a great read.

I’d love to hear from some of you who may have a favorite Dave Farland book, what you like about it, and what kind of readers would enjoy it.

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