Tuesday's Child

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Tuesday's Child is the story of Lane Harris, a teenaged throwaway, who will learn what she is willing to do to survive while trying to hang onto her humanity.


Young Adult,

Short Summary

Lane is attacked and dumped in Seattle. Far from home, without knowing who her attacker was, she struggles to survive on the ruthless streets. The cycle of violence repeats, placing her in danger time and again. She decides the only safe avenue remaining is to take her chances and return home.


Washington state/Olympic foothills

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Lane Harris

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Complex, Sarcastic, Skillful, Underdog, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Badass, Confident, Criminal, Desperate, Lone Wolf, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Ray Keates

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Confident, Gracious, Honorable, Modest, Selfless, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Morgan Harris

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Greedy, Manipulative, Power-hungry, Skillful, Criminal, Narcissistic, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Richard Keates

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Confident, Educated, Heroic, Leader, Masculine, Aggressive, Badass, Decisive, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available



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Lane is raised by abusive and neglectful parents who have relegated her to a room in the attic. She barely survives her childhood until she is raped by an unknown assailant. The secrets of her horrible childhood and rape unfold as the authorities close in on her to bring her in. Lane's biological father is revealed as she finds out the man who raised her is her rapist.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book. It could have more details as it is a vague overview of the show.

Draw of Story

The story explores Lane's reality change drastically. She is a 6 year old and her parents turn on her viscously. She is defiant and spoiled but uses that to survive. It is a heartbreaking scenario to see unfold especially when she realizes she is completely alone after her mother closes her out. The following years of her childhood are spent isolated and treated as a servant in her parents house.

Possible Drawbacks

Lane goes through many terrible events that can be hard to stomach. The overall tone of the story is depressing and all this happens to someone so young. There is little hope throughout the story which is difficult to continue reading. Even when there is a resolution of who raped Lane and her being brought in, she is locked up.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Lane is on the run from the law but the truth behind her actions are slowly coming to light. The 17 year old ran from home after years of abuse and neglect and a brutal rape at the hands of an unknown man. Her actions stem from fear. I would watch the movie for the drama of Lane's disappearance. It is also an inspiring story about perseverance in the face of life's harshness.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a decent sized fanbase but would lose some audience interest with the amount of physical abuse portrayed. The story is very heavy with abuse and rape which can be triggering and overall difficult to watch.

Awards Potential

This could have award potential for performances. Lane's character goes through a plethora of harsh circumstances. She is a strong female character. The subject of rape is given proper care which is refreshing and adds complexity to the character. There are many meaty roles for actors here, filled with complex characters that would gain awards buzz.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The story is original because of the circumstances that face Lane. Her "father" , Morgan, forces her into a subservient role, beating her constantly through the years. Her mother turns her back on her to help her husband even with her own abuse, suspecting that Morgan killed her parents for their land. There is a complex network of people who have failed Lane in her life. The fact that she was raped and then is on the run from the law is also unique.

Lead Characters

The lead character stands out because of her desperate will to survive. She spent her childhood living in the shadows, away from her parents. Her world is shattered when she is raped which leads her to commit a series of crimes. The police are after her but she continues to survive and move forward. She is a strong female character.

Uniqueness of Story

This is a interesting and emotional story that is unique. There are great characters, difficult moments and it has a satisfying resolution. Overall, it is a solid story that would be loved by audiences.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Limited Run / Mini-Series

Analyst Recommendation



This story is gripping, inspiring and heart wrenching. It evokes many emotions and will keep the audience invested throughout. It has many great characters to love and hate while ending on a satisfying note. This is a heavy story but similar stories have had success recently. It focuses on the human spirit and it's ability to survive against the worst of circumstances.