Our first guest is David Farland a New York Times bestselling fantasy author and under his own name, Dave Wolverton, is a New York Times bestselling science fiction author, with more than 50 novels in print between the two names. David has won numerous awards for his work, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award, the Whitney Award for Best Novel of the Year, the International Book Award, and the Hollywood Book Festival Award for Best Book of the Year. He is the coordinating judge for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest and annual anthology. He also works as a screenwriter, as a videogame designer, and has mentored some of the top-selling authors of our day, including such #1 international bestsellers as Brandon Mull, Brandon Sanderson, James Dashner, and Stephenie Meyer. He currently lives in Utah with his wife and children, where he likes to work in his garden and hike on those rare occasions when he has spare time. Dave attended Brigham Young University. For more information go to writersofthefuture.com or http://davidfarland.com/
Our second guest is Karla Akins author of A Pair of Miracles, the story of raising her twin sons with autism. Akins is also the author of several history books for homeschoolers including O Canada Her Story, Sacagawea, and Jacques Cartier. Her work has also been published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and she currently writes for Happy Sis Magazine. Her first novel, was titledThe Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker.
A Pair of Miracles is the heartwarming story of her journey rearing adopted twin sons, each diagnosed with autism and fetal alcohol disorder. This is more than a moving biography from a mom on the front lines, however. It is a powerful tool, full of practical help for parents, educators, and church members working with children who have intellectual disabilities, speech impairments, and other limitations on the autism spectrum. .Thanks to Karla’s determination, faith, and unconditional love–and contrary to the doctors’ predictions–her adult twins are now able to function independently in many ways. They help their dad install pools, do carpentry work, and serve in the church as ushers, sound engineers, and children’s ministry workers. For parents seeking hope, answers, and peace, Karla leads the way to all three down a path she’s already been. For more information and to order the book go to her website at karlaakins.com