NYT Best Selling Author Announces His David Farland Discovery Program for New Writers

NYT best selling author, David Farland is announcing A David Farland Discovery program for new authors with the release of Shean Pao's debut novel, (The Feather and the Moon Well).

Monument, Colorado. WordFire Press will release The Feather and the Moon Well, a debut novel by Shean Pao, as the first novel in the innovative David Farland Discovery program to discover and showcase new talent.

David Farland, known as “the Wizard of Storytelling,” is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. He’s had a hand in discovering and nurturing new talent for years. In the late 1990s, he was asked by the head of Scholastic to help pick a book to push big for the coming year. He chose Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. As a writing instructor at Brigham Young University, he taught Stephenie Meyer, whose first novel Twilight became an international success. Other students have gone on to become #1 New York Times Bestsellers, including Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), and James Dashner (The Maze Runner). As the lead judge in the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy writing contest, Dave has a reputation for spotting and nurturing new talent.

Dave says of this new program: “From time to time, I find novelists of considerable talent, and I’ve wanted to be able to help them get a boost into the public spotlight. Fortunately, WordFire Press has offered me a forum to do that. I don’t have any particular agenda. I like fantasy and science fiction, humor and thrillers, tales for adults and teens. What I look for are tales that are beautifully told, that drag me in. I look for storytellers that I can believe in. Shean Pao fits the bill perfectly with her debut novel THE FEATHER AND THE MOON WELL.”

Legend tells of a sorceress, the Willow Woman, living within a white tower who owns a vast hoard of strange and curious items. If you bring her something precious to add to her Collection, she may grant your wish... or curse you.

When she has a vision of a great flaming feather that has the power to free her from her tower- prison, she discovers she will have to create an evil spell for a demon in order to get it. Will she risk love, friendship and the terrible war she sees within the Moon Well to obtain her goal?

This is the first installment in a powerful new series. Farland says: “Shean Pao draws upon traditional tales of the fairy realm for inspiration while creating a world that is uniquely her own. The resulting story is richly drawn and seductive. This is a book that stands up to rereading time and time again.”

The first novel in the David Farland Discovery Program, “The Feather and the Moon Well” by Shean Pao to Be Released from WordFire Press

WordFire Press • PO Box 1840 • Monument CO 80132-1840

WordFire Press is a mid-sized Colorado-based publisher owned by New York Times bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. WordFire features the works of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Kevin J. Anderson, Frank Herbert, Allen Drury, Jody Lynn Nye, Alan Dean Foster, Mike Resnick, Brian Herbert, Tracy Hickman, David Farland, and others. Wordfirepress.com.

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The Feather and the Moon Well

Shean Pao ​March

2016 Trade Paper $14.99, 151 pages
ISBN 978-1-61475-388-9
eBook $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61475-389-6


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