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Wes Tooke is an executive producer and writer of USA Network's TV series, Colony

Tooke was born in New York and raised in Boston. He became interested in becoming a professional writer after taking a class from John McPhee in college. He has worked as an editor, feature writer, and editorial consultant

Tooke lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. His favorite activities include hiking, skiing and soccer. He also has a passing interest in Baseball.

Novels Edit

  • Ballpark Blues (Doubleday, 2003)
    • An adult novel set in the world of professional baseball.
      • "Tooke has a superb sense of timing.... it's a sweet, all-American story." -Chicago Tribune
      • "Tooke is a writer with attitude, and that attitude is smart, witty, intelligent, and passionate. Ballpark Blues is a treat not just for baseball fans, but for lovers of good prose everywhere." -Kevin Baker
  • Lucky (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
    • A Junior Library Guild selection.
      • "Lucky takes me back to one of the most memorable summers of my childhood... Tooke is SPOT ON." -Chris Crutcher
      • "A funny and powerful story seen through the eyes of the world's luckiest boy... Lucky is a blast." -John H. Ritter
      • "If you have a child who’s into sports —or into well-written books, for that matter— then put a copy of Lucky into their hands." -Booklist
  • King of the Mound (Simon & Schuster, 2012
    • A children/young adults' novel
      • "Pitch-perfect-pacing is just one of the high points of this novel... an excellent combination of sports and historical fiction." -School and Library Journal
      • "A quick read that will appeal to readers of either gender. The emphasis on Jim Crow laws and Negro League baseball make this a valuable classroom -VOYA

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