Slingblade's Curse

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YOUNG ADULT FANTASY

1960s & '70s

Wayne Cameron

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An ancient curse, shape-shifters, bullies and an ongoing battle for self-respect mark the days of the middle school trio.

Genre

Young Adult,Fantasy

Short Summary

Led by a Hunger Games style, Katniss; as coming of age as Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me, and as mystical as snow walkers from Game of Thrones; the Slingblade Series traces the days of the trio as they combat an ancient curse, ghosts, bullies, shape-shifters and an ongoing battle for self-respect.


Book 1, Melvin, Curly and Slick lose again the the bully, but Slingblade passes the Modoc curse on to the winner and disappers deep into the mountain - or so they think.

Setting

Northwest USA, Oregon, around late 60's , early 70;s

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Melvin

Age: 13-15 ages through the seriex

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate,Modest,Faithful,Honorable,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Curly (nickname for Wanda)

Age: 13-15 ages through the series

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Adventurous,Confident,Engaging,Visionary,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bert

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Modest,Confident,Empathetic,Selfless,Skillful,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Slick

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Modest,Obedient,Educated,Insecure

Development Pitch

Led by a Hunger Games style, Katniss; as coming of age as Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me, and as mystical as the discovery of snow walkers from Game of Thrones; the Slingblade Trilogy traces the days of a middle school trio as they combat an ancient curse, ghosts, bullies, shape-shifters and an ongoing battle for self-respect. Last year’s race turned into a battle- the bully Nigel won and lost the same day. Swearing revenge he disappeared, his body a withered shell of its former self. Melvin, stung by another year of defeat becomes exiled in his own world. Curly, wracked by guilt at starting the devastating chain of events, sought to rekindle the friendships lost. A stranger appears, age wise close to the trio, but life wise decades apart. He has mysterious amounts of money which has caught the attention of the sheriff, romantic eyes for Wanda – hate for the lecherous adult that haunts her - and a desire to be part of the group. Rumors run wild that Slingblade has reappeared. But it’s no rumor that Great Despair Mountain has reawakened – casting an ominous pale green glow over the town. What price will the Modoc spirits demand this year? What form will the spirit take - and what revenge will they demand?

About The Author

Author of the Slingblade Trilogy and The Final Cry short story series

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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