Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Chasing Pace Publishing
Date of Publication: 3/14/16
Number of pages: 264
Word Count: 57,000
Cover Artist: Dane at eBook Launch
When Ben Wilder is given a second chance he focuses on the one thing he's always been good at: running. After walking on to the University of Florida he begins to quickly move up the national rankings, paving a path towards the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Everything is going the way he planned, until the day he bumps into Casey Taylor.
New to Gainesville, and focused on her first year out of medical school, Casey is initially hesitant to let Ben into her life. But the truth is she's worried about letting a guy near the one thing she loves most: her daughter, Emma. After one fun and fateful night Casey can no long bury her feelings behind these excuses, and takes a chance on a guy she is slowly falling for.
Casey's relationship with Ben starts to gradually build into a love that she has never felt. But more importantly Emma has taken a particular liking to Ben. As they all spend more time together Ben is forced to confront painful memories when he starts to notice something hauntingly familiar in Emma's eyes.
After a local journalist uncovers the secret of Ben's past their lives begin to converge on a single promise that Ben Wilder has long since made: to never give up...no matter what.
Wesley recently moved from Florida to Oregon to get back to the great outdoors that he loves so much. He lives with his wife Lindsey, and his two dogs Linkin and Story. Most of his time these days is spent writing, with as much rock climbing, hiking, or skiing as they can fit in.
Wesley’s debut novel, Hope In Every Raindrop, was released May of 2015.
I don’t really have one specific place. A lot of my ideas an amalgamation of childhood dreams, while others come from movies (I’m a big movie fan), or books I’m reading.
I keep several Evernote notes that have ideas for plots, names, settings, and so on.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
My only request would be to have Julianne Hough play Casey Taylor. Other than that I’d be pretty open.
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
A neat trick I picked up a while back is to never stop writing at the end of a scene. That way when you pick up the next day you’ve already got a starting point.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
One of my heroes is Steve Prefontaine, and he was the main inspiration. If you’ve never seen the movie Without Limits then you definitely need to stop reading this and go watch it.
5. What’s the hardest part of being an author?
Pretty much everything besides the writing part. I think a lot of people believe I wake up every day and write, and the book just magically gets published, marketed, etc. Unfortunately that’s not the case.