Getting to Know the Author: Wesley Banks

wesley-banks-400x400 HeartWelcome Wesley. Let’s learn a more about you …

What is your genre? Why did you choose it?

Hope In Every Raindrop is written as literary fiction, but has a coming of age theme and involves our best friends (dogs!).

Do you work on more than one manuscript at a time?

For my first novel I didn’t. However, I’m currently working on another novel in a similar genre and one in a new genre as kind of a side project.

Do you work with a writing/critique group?

I don’t. I rely on a few trusted beta readers and my editor.

Can you remember your first reading book?

I can’t say for sure, but the first memorable one was Maniac Magee.

Do you nibble on snacks while writing? If so, what is your chosen treat?

The only thing I keep near me—with regards to food—is a bottle of water. I’m a little OCD and don’t like to eat near my computer, so I’ll snack on breaks.

Tidy desk or a bombsite? Describe your writing area with us.

I’d like to think it’s very tidy. It’s a custom built standing desk that also has a drafting stool for when I want to sit. The shelf on the bottom houses my laptop and wireless printer. And for a monitor I use a 42” LG TV.

Wow, you won’t miss a thing on that monitor! 🙂

Are you published in the traditional manner or self published? Share your journey.

Self-published. I considered going the traditional route, but it just doesn’t seem to have the advantages it used to. Plus, I like to be in control of my platform and distribution.

Who would you say have been the three most influential authors in your reading/writing life?

With regards to writing I’d have to say: Ralph Waldo Emerson, C.S. Lewis, and Nicholas Sparks.

What advice would you like to share with other writers/authors with regard to preparing a manuscript?

Don’t read what you’ve written until you’re done. Just write.

If the movie rights to your novels are purchased, who would you like to play your main characters?

Samantha Sanders (aka Sam) – Anna Camp
Earl Andrews – Christopher Lloyd
Pearl Andres – Margo Martindale
Dr. Donald “Doc” Anderson – Jeff Bridges
Katie Price – Rachel Bilson
Kyle Walker – Bryan Greenberg

I was on my way to the supermarket, when … Do you have a tale to tell relating to an everyday, boring event?

Unfortunately not. But…I did see a chipmunk the other day and thought that was pretty neat!

Love Chipmonks, so yes!

Where to find Wesley:

The Book:

About Glynis Peters Author

I write Historical saga style novels featuring mystery and romantic twists. HarperCollins/HarperImpulse publishers of my novel, The Secret Orphan. I live in the UK, in a coastal town in Essex. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters. I also write Victorian novels under my own name, Glynis Smy,
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2 Responses to Getting to Know the Author: Wesley Banks

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    Really interesting interview! Thanks, both! It’s interesting how a story can end up falling into more than one category (e.g. literary fiction and coming-of-age). Wishing you success!

  2. Thanks for introducing us to Wesley!

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