Tough Mauve

Ashley Atkins atkinsae@gmail.com 808473362491

DRAMA FAMILY ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER YOUNG ADULT COMEDY

2000s

Ashley Atkins

Logline

If there was one thing she'd learned, it was to act like she knew exactly what she was doing. Lulu never expected to lose her mom and Joe, but at least she still has a father. Except... he doesn't want anything to do with her. When she finds an unlikely home with her stepfather's sister, Lulu creates a simple, if transitory, existence for herself. Soon she is falling for Shane Devine, who may or may not have a thing for Madison Everly. But then local reporter Miranda Brooks goes missing, setting off a sequence of events that brings Lulu's father to town--whether she likes it or not.

Genre

Drama, Family, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Comedy

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Female leaning

Setting

primarily Pawleys Island, SC (fictionalized as Mawreys Island), also NC mountains and Boston (briefly)

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Starting Description

When Lulu's mother and stepfather die in the NC mountains, she assumes she has a home with her father in Boston. However, her stepmother refuses to have her. Tricked into believing she's been enrolled in boarding school, Lulu finds herself alone and deeply ashamed by the rejection.

Ending Description

Lulu escapes her captor and leads the police to his first victim who is still alive. Her father sees her on the news coverage and comes to SC. Lulu believes he is finally taking her with him, but he abandons her once again. Happily, though, she has found love with Shane and a home with Aunt Karma.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Lucinda Louise Maxwell (LULU)

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog, Badass, Blunt, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Aunt Karma

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Selfless, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Shane Devine

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Heartthrob, Honorable, Masculine, Adventurous, Charming, Empathetic, Faithful, Romantic, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Samuel Davies (MULE)

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Uneducated, Aggressive, Crazy, Criminal, Desperate

Logline

If there was one thing she'd learned, it was to act like she knew exactly what she was doing. Lulu never expected to lose her mom and Joe, but at least she still has a father. Except... he doesn't want anything to do with her. When she finds an unlikely home with her stepfather's sister, Lulu creates a simple, if transitory, existence for herself. Soon she is falling for Shane Devine, who may or may not have a thing for Madison Everly. But then local reporter Miranda Brooks goes missing, setting off a sequence of events that brings Lulu's father to town--whether she likes it or not.

Short Summary

When Lulu's mother and stepfather die in the NC mountains, she assumes she has a home with her father in Boston. However, her stepmother refuses to have her. Tricked into believing she's been enrolled in boarding school, Lulu finds herself alone and deeply ashamed by the rejection.


Lulu escapes her captor and leads the police to his first victim who is still alive. Her father sees her on the news coverage and comes to SC. Lulu believes he is finally taking her with him, but he abandons her once again. Happily, though, she has found love with Shane and a home with Aunt Karma.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Lucinda Louise Maxwell (LULU)

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog, Badass, Blunt, Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Aunt Karma

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Selfless, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging

Character 2

Name: Shane Devine

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Heartthrob, Honorable, Masculine, Adventurous, Charming, Empathetic, Faithful, Romantic, Strong Moral Code

Character 3

Name: Samuel Davies (MULE)

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Uneducated, Aggressive, Crazy, Criminal, Desperate

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed