🏆 2023 BIBA® Coming of Age Winner!
Set in suburban Boston during the 1970’s, Ace on the Hill tells the story of Jayson (“Jay”) Zimmerman, an imaginative yet impressionable young man who’s more familiar with moving trucks and boxes than the confines of any home in which he’s lived. As Jay settles into his new environment, he experiences situations both comical and gut-wrenching: fallout from his first crush, peer pressure, and the awkwardness of puberty. Instead of being sustained by the cornerstones of family and faith, Jay grows cynical as he witnesses the unseemly side of human nature. A familiar face sparks new passions, however, and fuels his motivation. Soon Jay rediscovers his passion for his first love: baseball. With renewed clarity and confidence, Jay does what any honorable young man would do–make a stand.
Even before he goes into his windup in the game of his life, Jay has found home.
JC Wesslen has written for A&E’s Biography series, The History Channel, the USA Network, and VH-1. He’s also worked as an independent script and story consultant for film and television writers in the greater Los Angeles area. JC is pleased to announce the completion of his first novel, Ace on the Hill, a coming-of-age story set outside Boston in the 1970’s.