Author Dave Wolverton
|Pen name||David Farland|
|Genres||science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction|
|Notable work(s)||Runelords, Nightingale, Ravenspell|
Dave Wolverton (born 1957) is a science fiction author who also goes under the pseudonym David Farland for his fantasy works. He currently lives in St. George, Utah with his wife and five children and is best known for his Runelords series.
Dave Wolverton began writing during college and entered short stories into various contests. His career began in 1987 when he won the top award in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest.
Dave Wolverton became a judge for that contest in 1991. In addition, he edited the annual anthology before passing on the role to Algis Budrys.
He has won several awards for his work. His novel On My Way to Paradise won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for Best Novel in the English Language. His historical novel In the Company of Angels won the Whitney Award for best novel of the year. In 2012, his young adult fantasy thriller Nightingale won the International Book Award for best Young Adult Novel of the Year, the Grand Prize at The Hollywood Book Festival, and the Southern California Book Festival for Best Young Adult Novel. It was also a finalist in the Global Ebook Awards.
In the summer of 1998 Dave Wolverton broke the world record for the most book signings in one sitting, which he achieved with A Very Strange Trip.
Wolverton has also worked as an English professor at Brigham Young University. Today, he holds writing workshops for aspiring and established writers. He has taught writers Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, Jessica Day George, Eric Flint, James Dashner, as well as others.
He has worked in the gaming industry and in Hollywood. In 1998, Wolverton started working part-time at Saffire studios, helping create video games. He is responsible for the concept of "lurkers" in the well-known RTS (Real-time strategy) game Starcraft: Brood War. In 2002, Wolverton began working as a movie producer and also greenlighted movies. He is working on a film adaptation of his Runelords series.
Under his pseudonym David Farland, he writes fantasy, leaving his real name for his science fiction novels.
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- The Writers of the Future Decade (1994) - Originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume X
- About the Writers and Illustrators of the Future (1995) - Originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XI
- The Sky is an Open Highway (1988) - Originally published in the July edition of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
- My Favorite Christmas (1993) - Originally published in Christmas Forever
- We Blazed (1995) - Originally published in Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn
- In the Teeth of Glory (1995) - Originally published in David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible
- The Stone Mother's Curse (1996) - Originally published in Return to Avalon
- My Favorite Christmas (2001) - Published in Leading Edge issue #41
- On My Way to Paradise (1989)
- Wheatfields Beyond (1993)
- A Very Strange Trip (1999), based on a story by L. Ron Hubbard
- In the Company of Angels (2009)
- The Sky is an Open Highway (1985) - published in Leading Edge, issue #10
- On My Way to Paradise (1989) - Originally published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Vol. III
- After a Lean Winter (1996)
- A Rarefied View at Dawn (2005) - published in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, issue #1
- The Mooncalfe (2006) - published in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, issue #2
- Sweetly The Dragon Dreams (2008) - published in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show, cover story, issue #10
- Feeding the Feral Children (2011)
- A Rarefield View at Dawn (2011)
- No Bird (2012)
- At the Virgin's Doorstep (2012)
- Skyfish (2012)
- Of Mice And Magic (2005) Published by Covenant Communications
- The Wizard of Ooze (2007) Published by Covenant Communications
- Freaky Flyday (2009) Published by Covenant Communications
The Golden Queen
(Published under the pseudonym David Farland)
- The Sum of All Men (1998)
- Brotherhood of the Wolf (1999)
- Wizardborn (2001)
- The Lair of Bones (2003)
- Sons of the Oak (2006)
- Worldbinder (2007)
- The Wyrmling Horde (2008)
- Chaosbound (2009)
- A Tale of Tales (2013)
- Revenge of the Scorpion King (2001)
- Heart of the Pharaoh (2001)
- The Curse of the Nile (2001)
- Flight of the Phoenix (2001)
- Nightingale (2011)
- Dream Assassin (Forthcoming)
- Draghoul (Forthcoming)
- Shadow Lord (Forthcoming)
Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice
- The Rising Force (1999)
Star Wars Episode I Adventures
- 1. The Ghostling Children (2000)
- 2. The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker (2000)
- 3. Capture Arawynne (2000)
- 4. Trouble on Tattooine (2000)
Star Wars Missions
- Interview at SFFWorld.com
- Interview on wotmania.com
- Hollywood Book Festival Interview
- Interview about Nightingale
- "2009 Winners". Whitney Awards. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "The 2012 International Book Awards". International Book Awards. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Hollywood Book Festival Names Nightingale for Top Honors". Hollywood Book Festival. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "2012 Southern California Book Festival Names Winners". The Southern California Book Festival. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "2012 Global Ebook Awards Finalists". Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "David Farland's Writing Workshops". David Farland. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "About David Farland". David Farland. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "The Runelords Movie". The Runelords Movie. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- ""Ravenspell, Book 3: Freaky Flyday," by David Farland, Covenant Communications, Inc., 2009, 213 pages, $16.95". Deseret news. Aug. 12 2010.
- David Farland's Official Website
- Nightingale's Official Website
- Official website for the Runelords Movie
- David Farland's Blog
- David Farland mini biography, latest news and Runelords book reviews
- Dave Wolverton at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database