David Farland

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David Farland is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 50 novels and anthologies to his credit. He has won numerous awards, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award, the International Book Award for Best Young Adult Novel of the Year, the Whitney Award for Best Book of the Year, and the Hollywood Book Festival’s “Book of the Year Award”.

Dave has served as Coordinating Judge for the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future for more than a dozen years. He has helped to mentor hundreds of new writes, including such #1 bestsellers as Brandon Sanderson (Way of Kings), Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), and others. While writing Star Wars novels in 1998, he was asked to help choose a book to push big for Scholastic, and selected Harry Potter, then helped develop a strategy to help it become a bestseller.

Dave has also helped design videogames and worked as a greenlighting analyst for movies in Hollywood, as well as writing screenplays and working as a movie producer.

Dave also teaches online classes and live workshops. You can learn more about him and his writing programs at www.mystorydoctor.com.