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Rich Wallace Books In Order

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Publication Order of Game Face Books

Between the Sticks (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing the Baton (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Relief (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pressure Point (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Haunted Books

A Deadly Fall (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoops Shadow (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost in the Dark (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantom Flames (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kickers Books

The Ball Hogs (With: Jimmy Holder) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fake Out (With: Jimmy Holder) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Benched (With: Jimmy Holder) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Game-Day Jitters (With: Jimmy Holder) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Up2u Books

Double-Crossed at Cactus Flats: A Choose Your Own Ending Western Adventure (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room of Woe:: An Up2u Horror Adventure (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Backcourt Battle: An Up2u Character Education Adventure (With: Chris King) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Winning Season Books

The Roar of the Crowd (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Technical Foul (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fast Company (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Fake (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emergency Quarterback (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southpaw (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dunk Under Pressure (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takedown (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curveball (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second String Center (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Riding Time (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrestling Sturbridge (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shots on Goal (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playing Without the Ball (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Restless (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Good Punch (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dishes (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perpetual Check (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sports Camp (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War and Watermelon (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Cruel (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Losing Is Not an Option (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Babe Conquers the World: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (With: Sandra Neil Wallace) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniels and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights (With: Sandra Neil Wallace) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story (With: Sandra Neil Wallace) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Laurel-Leaf Books

The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (By: Nat Hentoff) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outside Shot (By: Walter Dean Myers) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Up the Street (By: Gary Soto) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Water, Mother Woods (By: Gary Paulsen,Ruth Wright Paulsen) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (By: Louise Plummer) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Easy Answers (By: Johnny Heller,Jeff Woodman,Walter Dean Myers,Virginia Euwer Wolff,Graham Salisbury,Donald R. Gallo,M.E. Kerr) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna of Byzantium (By: Tracy Barrett) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heaven Eyes (By: David Almond) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Boy (By: Iain Lawrence) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jumping Tree (By: René Saldaña Jr.) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Mermaid Angel (By: Martha Moore) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shots on Goal (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Lost & Found: Award-Winning Authors Sharing Real-Life Experiences Through Fiction(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams and Visions(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Rich Wallace
Rich Wallace is an historical fiction, sports, and children’s book author. His love for writing started from a young age when he illustrated and wrote his coming books. After school, he became a writer and later auditor for Highlights for Children magazine. Because he competed in sports throughout his school life, writing sports comes easy for Wallace. The talented author also worked a few years as a sports writer. Most of Wallace’s novels are written for young adults. However, he also writes on nutrition and health for the adults. Wallace currently lives in New England with his wife, two sons, and dog, Lucy.

Wrestling Sturbridge
Wrestling Sturbridge introduces us to the world of wrestling and the skills required to make it in this sport. The story stars Ben, a young man who seems to wrestle with everything in life. Wrestling is an obsession in his small town, and Ben is determined to turn it into his career. He has been doing his part, practicing at every opportunity, and remaining focused. Now in his senior year of high school, three of his friends stand in the way of his dream, and Ben is willing to do whatever it takes to emerge victoriously. There is just one match left, and the four young wrestlers will know who will advance to participate in the state competition.

You will be, even if you do not know much about wrestling. There is a lot of strength and discipline involved, and, amazingly, Ben possesses both features. Unlike his other teammates, Ben respects the conduct code even though this works to his disadvantage at times. His girlfriend is also quite wise for her age. She encourages Ben to follow the right path for his life and career and be himself despite the peer pressure.

The author has outdone himself in describing the small town of Sturbridge. Through Ben, you can almost feel the desperation of the young people here. The population dedicates their energy to high school sports because that is the only other positive thing besides education. Those kids not focused on these two spend their time drinking, doing drugs, and cruising in a direction that only ruins their lives. There is a lot of drinking amongst the athletes and cheerleaders, not to mention the infatuation often associated with teenagers. How does the story end for Ben and his friends? Will this determined high school senior reach his goal?

Wrestling Sturbridge is an engaging read on a sport that not many people understand. The author is knowledgeable on matters wrestling, and he explains everything in a way even those inexperienced in the sport will understand. The small-town setting gives the story an edge, and the way the characters are developed makes you care about them and whatever is going on in their lives. This story is relatable even to readers who are not interested in wrestling. Ben shows that we can all achieve our goals as long as we put our minds into them. This wrestling story is told in the first person from Ben’s perspective, and it is amazing seeing how he views the world around him.

Dishes tells the story of Danny, a twenty-year-old who is having a hard time figuring out what to do with his life. In Ogunquit, Maine, Danny is nothing like the crowd you would find in this beautiful town. First, Danny is not a tourist. He is not gay, and there is no way he can be a local. So, why is Danny here and why would he think that the town would help with his identity crisis? Well, Danny’s father works in a gay bar in Ogunquit. He had been working away from the family for a few years, but he had always been distant, even when he lived closer home. A part of Danny thinks that reconnecting with his father would help him find himself and possibly discover what he wants to do with his life.

Well, Danny’s guy problems follow him to Ogunquit. His search for love and acceptance doesn’t seem to be going on so well. Danny’s father spends almost all his time working in the bar. The only positive thing is that Danny works at the same bar, so they get to see each other at work. Danny is also somehow homophobic. He cannot help but judge gay customers and workers at the bar, which means that he also struggles to enjoy himself. However, things start looking up when Danny meets Mercy. The young lady is gorgeous and every straight man’s dream. However, she is not kind, and Danny eventually finds her attitude off-putting. A kind colleague named Hector also takes a liking for Danny. Even though Hector is physically attracted to Danny, he remains a good friend even after his advances are turned down.

Danny’s character is well developed, making it easy to sympathize with him. Quitting college and going to bond with a father he barely knew was quite courageous. It is also notable that he is working to find himself instead of just giving up and resigning to fate. While he appears homophobic at first, Danny ends up questioning his sexuality towards the end. He also wonders whether his father was gay as he tried to cement his relationship with him. This book covers LGBTO and romance, making it perfect for teenagers trying to discover their identities. The author also touches on acceptance and love.
Dishes is an intriguing story on sexuality, love, and acceptance. The story also highlights some of the issues that young people struggle with. Danny’s issues stem from his childhood, and it is only after confronting them that he realizes who he is. The author shows how he is drawn to authority figures since this had been lacking from his life. Fortunately, things work out well for him and the rest of the cast. This book is short and ideal if you want a one-sitting read. The story flows well, and you will enjoy devouring it all from cover to cover.

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