Victory Lane: The Chronicles

Pursuit of a Dream“Pursuit of a Dream is a breath of fresh air. Readers will enjoy following Caleb’s journey from a rambunctious young boy to a determined young man who refuses to allow his dreams to pass him by.” | Sara Furlong Burr, author of Enigma Black

“If you want a compelling story about family, faith and dedication then you definitely want to take the time to read Pursuit of a Dream.” | Wyatt McIntyre, author of The Last Dance

“In the age of zombies, horror, and thrillers vying for attention, Pursuit of a Dream seems out of favor with the current trend … but, and this is a HUGE BUT, what isn’t out of favor is excellent writing and storytelling, and this is what Mr. Pruneda provides.” | Eden Baylee, author of Stranger at Sunset

“If you enjoy a wonderful story that takes you through, highs, lows, faith and inspiration then you will find great pleasure in Pursuit of a Dream.” | Dannie Hill, author of In Search of a Soul

“Readers will truly enjoy the transition of Caleb from young boy to a focused adult with NASCAR racing on his mind.” | S.G. Lee, author of A Penny Saved, A Murder Earned

Pursuit of a Dream is a story about an ambitious young boy with a dream of becoming a professional stock car driver. Eight-year-old Caleb Lockhardt has one goal in life, racing stock cars. He is determined to live that dream no matter what, but how does he do that when no one in his family has ever been involved in auto racing? Caleb’s brother Jared is quick to point that out and even their father, while loving and supportive, doesn’t take Caleb’s aspiration serious at first…that is until he sees his son win his first go-kart race. As Caleb grows older, his desire to win clouds his focus and judgment, and he struggles with the realization that living his dream is going to require a lot more patience, discipline, and sacrifice than he had anticipated.

Readers will find that Pursuit of a Dream has much more to offer than just auto racing. It is a story about the strength of family unity, love, perseverance through adversity, and never giving up on your dreams.

Pursue your dreams…and never look back.

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  1. […] a little with all these virtual tours across the States, in a good way Rob is the author of  “Pursuit of a Dream”, and was interviewed by me not long ago at my site. He will feature a guest post from me titled […]


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  3. Yasmin says:

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon


    • Thanks, Yasmin. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying visiting my site. I actually have a couple of interviews lined up that will both be posting Friday, June 8 (one may actually post today since the site is based in England). I’ll be posting the links as soon as they go live on the respective sites.

      I’m also going to be starting a new author interview spotlight called “Chumming with Sharky” very soon. Stay tuned. vV””Vv 🙂


  4. […] a campaign contributor, I have donated two e-book versions of my first book Pursuit of a Dream (Book 1 of Victory Lane: The Chronicles) and a couple of author spotlights at I am also donating 100% of all royalties […]


  5. johndavisbooks says:

    I will be retweeting this a bunch for you man! I got to agree, nice looking cover.


  6. danniehill says:

    Way to go, Sharky. I have your book and look forward to a great read! Best of luck.


  7. Erik G says:

    Very nice looking cover!!


    • Thanks, Erik. I took the photo outside one of the area race tracks, and I did the editing with Microsoft: Picture It. This was before I had Adobe Photoshop, which is what I use to touch up obituary photos at the newspaper where I work.


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