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Dani Alpert

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Dani fell in love with a divorced father of two and reluctantly became a quasi-parent. Then, when she couldn’t imagine life without the kids, she's dumped for a natural blonde. Dani won’t be ignored, love won’t be denied, and she and the kids won't break up.



Short Summary

"You're not very maternal," my boyfriend Julian said as we backed out of his ex-wife's driveway. We'd dropped his kids off, and instead of getting out of the car to hug them good-bye, I waved from the passenger seat. Affection for the kids had never felt automatic, and I worried if it ever would.

I've become friends with my ex's ex-wife, bonding over shared experiences, and my deep love for her kids. Also, she's not afraid to break into song at a moment's notice. I had no choice but to let her in.


New York, New Jersey, Dubai

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Dani

Age: 40's

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Sexy,Empathetic,Selfless,Engaging,Faithful,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Educated,Strong Moral Code,Insecure,Unapologetic,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Julian

Age: 40's

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Charming,Confident,Sexy,Blunt,Romantic,Educated,Manipulative,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Nicole

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Badass,Confident,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Nicole

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Badass,Charming,Outspoken,Funny,Insecure

Development Pitch

About The Author

Dani’s first headshot was her mug shot taken after getting arrested for tagging in the New York suburban town where she grew up. She’s been trying to reclaim those glory days ever since. An NYU Film School and American Film Institute graduate, Dani spent twenty-five plus years working in Hollywood. Her film, A Lifetime Intimate Portrait . . .of a Complete Unknown, was a festival breakout. Her writing appears in various outlets, and she’s spoken at lifestyle conferences and been interviewed on nationally syndicated radio shows. Dani boasts placing second (in the mature category) in the 2014 US National Pole Championships. Pictures provided upon request.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Little Ricky Books

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available



978-1-7345752-0-0 (May 2020)