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D.P. Conway

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The story is a compelling work of fiction based on hundreds of actual events that have been woven together into a gripping narrative that tells the story of a tragedy, a tragedy that should have been stopped.


Crime,Fantasy,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

A story no one could imagine… a love that needed to survive… and a tragedy that should have been stopped. It’s all about to happen… in Parkland. Nikolas Cruz often claimed there was a demon in his head… and from his earliest days, his life reflected it. Parkland is an epic story,.

As you are drawn in, you will be left speechless, as this chilling expose’ dramatizes how money, politics, corruption, laziness, and power overshadowed the duty to protect the innocent, while the actions and inaction of officials, bureaucrats, and cowards let Cruz shake a community to its core.


Parkland FLA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Nikolas Cruz

Age: Birth to 19

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Complex,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Lynda Cruz

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic,Insecure,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Tira, dark angel

Age: eternal angel

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Seductive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Brenda

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Romantic,Insecure,Sexy

Development Pitch

In the style of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons, DP Conway brings an emotionally charged page-turning account of what happened at Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida. The book contains a chilling expose of the life of Nikolas Cruz, a youth troubled since his earliest childhood. But that is only part of the story. The depths of cowardice by the bureaucracy is revealed and woven into a shocking and compelling drama that will leave you feeling aghast. Cruz should have been stopped, and yet countless officials who had the chance failed to act. At the climax of the story, during the 11 minutes of the shooting, you will find yourself in the halls, witnessing not only the tragedy, but also the heroic actions of many, and sadly, the cowardly actions of numerous deputies, and school personnel, and afterward, you will arrive at an ending you will never forget.

About The Author

D.P. Conway is a CPA turned writer. He is a first generation Irish American who began writing in 2009 as a way of overcoming life-long depression. He enjoys dancing, workout classes, playing basketball, and nurturing his relationship with friends, family, and Heaven. He lives in North Olmsted, Ohio with his wife Marisa. They are the parents of four adult children and have a fast-growing family. His debut novel Who Trespass Against Us and second novel Parkland will be followed by the 12-book series, six years in the making, called the After Life Series

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Daylights Publishing House, Inc.

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available