Jeremiah 2020

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Dan Barrus

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Jeremiah 2020 is about a modern everyday ranch hand who loses his wife to ALS. He becomes very bitter towards God, Doctors, society, and himself. He decides the best way to handle his grief is to take his two horses and head for the recesses of Yellowstone Park. He sees nature in all its glory and splendor. He bends the rules of Yellowstone for his survival and again violates the rules of the Forest Service just outside of the Park. He continues to evade them on each turn. But until he allows people back into his life, the scenario won't change. He befriends Dick at the K Bar Z, Charlie in Cooke City, and Doc a veterinarian from Red Lodge. They all enter Willie's life and begin to make a difference.


Drama, Epic, Family, Historical Fiction, Religious, Adventure,

Short Summary

Willie Carson meets his future wife Annie at a dude ranch where they both work. They get married and quickly learn that they cannot have children together. The next blow comes when Annie is diagnosed with ALS eventually succumbing to the horrific disease.


Yellowstone National Park, Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, and the Sunlight Basin in Northwest Wyoming

Based on a True Story


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Main Character Details

Name: Willie Carson was born and raised in Wyoming. He has lived or worked on ranches most of his life. He has spent the past years working as a guide for the Salinger Outfitters, where he met his future wife. They begin a life together filled with dreams and aspirations together. God intervenes however and Willie's life changes due to decisions he makes.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Confident, Faithful, Heroic, Religious, Adventurous, Decisive, Masculine, Skillful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Dick, the manager of the K Bar Z ranch. He along with Cooky and Rudie begin Willie's trust timeline in his fellow beings once again. Doc Fillerstein, an Irish veternarian, becomes a true role model and confident, Charlie in Cooke City is an enabler who sets up Willie in a lucrative business for both pillaging artifacts from Yellowstone and the National Forests for Charlie's use in jewelry and trading. Kate in Cooke City helps protect Willie with a modern make over.

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Doc Fillerstein is a veterinarian who befriends Willie and his horses. He goes way out of his way to treat injuries both to the horses and spiritual emptiness in Willie. He too had lost a son in early youth and helps Willie answer parts of his question

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming, Confident

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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