La Fierabrosa: A Lyndy Martinez Story

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ACTION MYSTERY ADVENTURE COMEDY DETECTIVE

1960s & '70s

Aiden S. Clarke

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Logline

Lyndy is tasked by a bounty hunter to pursue a fugitive who vanished into the wilds of the Mojave. Along the way she crosses paths with a strange older woman, traveling alone. Lyndy faces outlaw bikers, cattle thieves, treacherous roads, a jealous ex-lover and competes for a date with a cowboy.

Genre

Action, Mystery, Adventure,,Comedy,Detective

Short Summary

In the 1970s: Lyndy Martinez is bi-racial. On her 26th birthday she's tasked by a loan shark, also her boss Chan, to pursue a fugitive who disappeared into the desert. She's trying to focus on the manhunt, but struggles when she discovers a cowboy she has a secret crush on is trying to reach her.


Ending: A racist biker gang abducts her, chains her and takes her to a remote dry lake to kill her. She forces their truck to crash, unearths her pistol from the wreck and fights the gang. She chases down their leader with a rock and walks miles--chained-- until she's rescued by the mystery lady.

Setting

Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Lyndy E. Martinez

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Charming, Funny, Badass, Adventurous,Badass,Outspoken,Skillful,Unapologetic,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Dale Keynes

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Confident, Heartthrob,Narcisstic,Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Julia Russell

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Heroic, Honorable, Secretive,Secretive,Heroic,Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Ted Crawford

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Masculine, Modest

Development Pitch

Lyndy Martinez is a young woman who straddles a cultural divide, her Latin upbringing and her newfound freedom in seventies Southern California. This ability to relate to people, plus creativity, have given her a talent for finding missing persons. Lyndy has broad appeal because she represents a powerful female protagonist who's assertive and proud, but also thoughtful and humorous. She's originally from East LA, growing up an orphan. She's earned the nickname The Spitfire due to her success. She may be young and stubborn, but she learns quickly from mistakes. Set against the backdrop of the US southwest, each self-contained story line features a romantic subplot, some good-natured comedy with either her boss or a friend, along with a smart and dangerous villain who is attempting to conceal themselves. I'd like to see this in a style or nod consistent with eighties action movies (but not cheesy). Kodachrome-like effect on the production would give it the attractive visual of an older film, but the shine of new film. So period muscle cars, clothing, good sharp dialog and a lot of outdoor shots (good bars too). I envision storyboards at the beginning of La-Fierabrosa, maybe in the title cards which given some back story and then it materializes into film with the vibrant colors of kodachrome. I understand there are a lot of lead characters like this, but not many I've seen are Hispanic. I've got literally a dozen stories in various states of polish. Please visit my blog.

About The Author

As a teenager, Aiden S. Clarke was inspired to become a writer by a class trip to Wonder Valley. His greatest love became the Mojave National Preserve and the East Mojave Scenic Area. He also nurtured a strange affection for the crossroads town of Barstow. Since those early days he has been actively researching and working to preserve the history and culture of the desert. Aiden’s creative fiction is intended to be a humorous tribute to his muse, Barstow, and the rich environment that surrounds. Generally his cast of quirky characters inhabit the desert, and their adventures take place in the 1970s, a time of rapid evolution on the backroads of America.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9780359294909

Supplemental Materials

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