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Meet Wade Beauchamp

Wade Beauchamp lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his wife, Ronda, and daughter. His book, Scream If You Want To Go Faster was a 2013 Finalist: The Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards.

“Ironically, with all of the truck-stop trappings and Harry Crews style crank-shaft fiction, what Beauchamp excels at is the capturing of an atmosphere and like John Hughes he understands the sometimes epic and operatic realities of being an American teenager.” – Chad Nance, Camel City Dispatch

Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
Scream if you wanna go faster

“It’s a captivating ride, leading through slices of Americana, the good and the bad, and painting vivid pictures. Beauchamp’s voyage is entertaining, and clearly written by someone with a bit of grease under his fingernails.” -Hemmings Muscle Machines

On April 29, 1959, Ford Motor Company’s 50 millionth car rolled off the assembly line. It was a Galaxie 500 4-door sedan. That car traveled coast to coast, taking part in transcontinental races, promotional appearances and was eventually donated to the Henry Ford Museum. Four years later, Ford built its 60 millionth car. A 1963 Galaxie 500 XL Sport Roof, Rangoon red, 390 cubic inch engine, 4-speed transmission. There was no fanfare, no VIPs. No one even noticed. Except for the people in Scream If You Wanna Go Faster. Heroes and villains, girlfriends and wives (ex and otherwise), a B-52 tailgunner, a preacher’s daughter and an existentialist possum are just a few of our fellow travelers in these tales from the road. We’ll do battle with flat tires, 8-tracks and bra clasps in the back seat. We’ll race against the clock, travel through time, break down, bust a few knuckles and burn some rubber. She’s got a fresh coat of twang and a full tank of lust. Wanna go for a ride?

“The narrative—as speedy as the title suggests—roars with engine-speak and devil-may-care drivers/passengers/admirers. Though embracing car culture, the tale gives a little slap on the butt for good measure. A fun, slightly dangerous drive through the car-culture canyon.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Perhaps it’s easiest to think of (Beauchamp) as the director/producer of low-budget, sexploitation B-movies. He seems to operate under the delusion he’s doing just that. Each is released not on drive-in movie screens or late-night cable television, but rather via the written word.” – Selena Kitt

Meet the Author

Wade Beauchamp bioWade Beauchamp is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He and his wife, Ronda, have one daughter. His writing is heavily influenced by fellow Southerners Junior Johnson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the Devil.

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