David Farland

Dave's 2011_PhotoDavid Farland is an award-winning, international best-selling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards—including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize—for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known, however, for his New York Times best-selling fantasy series The Runelords, which will soon be made into a graphic novel and, likely, a movie.

Farland recently lost his mother to bone cancer.

Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War.  

As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens 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).

Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, a worldwide writing competition for new fantasy and science fiction authors. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.

David Farland has been hailed as “The wizard of storytelling” and his work has been called “compelling,” “engrossing,” “powerful,” “profound,” and “ultimately life-changing.”

You can find Farland at www.davidfarland.com, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDavidFarland), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidfarland)

Book Blurbs:  “Nightingale has got superb worldbuilding, strong characters, and Dave’s characteristic excellent prose.  It was a quick read, fast moving, very fun!”
–Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Wheel of Time series, the Way of Kings series, and the Mistborn series
Nightingale is thrilling ride of a novel with plenty of twists, action, and amazing characters.  I burned through it. Highly recommended!”
— James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series.

 “The awesome ending was a huge payoff, and this series is just getting started. I blasted through Nightingale in two days, and whenever I wasn’t reading it, I wanted to be reading it. I can’t wait for the next book, Dream Assassin.  Highly recommended for teens and fans of Twilight and The Hunger Games!”
— Paul Genesse, Author of the Bestselling Iron Dragon Series

“David Farland’s Golden Queen trilogy is . . . the equivalent of Lord of the Rings in space. Farland is simply one of the best sci-fi and fantasy writers alive.”  -Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award Winner Orson Scott Card

“[David Farland] can dispense the flash and dazzle of space opera while at the same time providing tough, real, sympathetic characters. . . . I enjoyed the Golden Queen with a very special pleasure.”– Hugo and Nebula Winner Roger Zelazny.

“A rainbow mixture of technology and mythology, filled with vibrant colors, larger-than-life heroes, and thunderous action.  A grand quest across a kaleidoscope of parallel worlds.”–International Best-selling Author Kevin J. Anderson

You can get Nightingale, The Golden Queen, and any of David Farland’s books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.