Thanks for visiting the website of screenwriter and novelist Wes Tooke. Simon & Schuster published Wes's latest book, King of the Mound, in February of 2012.
King of the Mound is a middle-grade novel about a boy who follows baseball legend Satchel Paige as he barnstorms across the midwest in the summer of 1935.
Young fans should click on the social tab at the top of the page, which includes fun stuff related to Wes's previous book Lucky, or check out the contact and links section to the left.
You can also follow the link below to purchase a copy from Amazon -- or just visit your favorite bookstore.
Purchase a copy of King of the Mound
Purchase a copy of Lucky
To learn more about Wes's writing, including his adult novels, please follow the other links to the left.
His writing is simply superb: restrained, poignant, imaginative, extraordinarily accomplished, and poised.
-William F. Buckley, Jr.
Savvier than The Natural, almost as sad as Bang the Drum Slowly, Tooke's vastly entertaining debut is, like all good baseball novels, about more than just baseball.
-Ballpark Blues | Kirkus starred review