David Farland is a New York Times Best-selling Author. 

His Runelords novel series is one of the most popular fantasies of our time.
He has worked with major properties, including Star Wars (The Courtship of Princess Leia http://amzn.to/2zAXniR), the Mummy (http://amzn.to/2hRzKav) and various video games. He has nearly fifty novel-length works in print, and his work has been translated into dozens of languages.

Dave would love to be able to read and comment on the works found on Wattpad, but simply doesn't have the time as he judges many writing contests and has several online and in person writing workshops. https://mystorydoctor.com/

He has won various awards for his work, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel of the Year," the Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year," the L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award for "Best Short Story of the Year," and others.

In 1991, Dave became a judge for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of The Future Contest, the largest contest in the world for beginning authors of science fiction and fantasy. He soon took over the position of Coordinating Judge, where he selected stories for publication, trained new writers, and oversaw the publication of the annual anthology.

In 1999 he began teaching creative writing at Brigham Young University, where he trained several students who went on to become superstars, including fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, young adult author Dan Wells, and international sensation Stephenie Meyer.

In 1999, Dave also set the Guinness record for the World's Largest book signing.

David has worked in a number of writerly jobs-as a prison guard, an ice-cream pie maker, meat-cutter, missionary, movie producer, video game designer, and editor.

David currently lives in Utah with his wife and five children. In addition to writing, David likes to hike and fish.
  • Saint George, Utah
  • JoinedMarch 21, 2015

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DavidFarland DavidFarland Jun 16, 2016 06:31PM
Hi everybody. I wanted to thank you for being loyal readers and followers. My short story: Ship of Fools is FREE today on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/1YuCJF6. Jump on over and get a copy. Thanks again...
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