No Time for Daddy's Girl

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Dorothy Collins

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Ted saves Emma from a car rocking suspended over a cliff, finding out this was intentional. Ted is determined to save her anyway, drawing her hate. Emma's problem escalates, calling Ted for help to save her twin brother, Jimmy off a ship. Ted enlists his Scuba diving buddies to make the save.



Short Summary

Ted hears screams, runs to save a girl rocking under a waterfall over a cliff. She refuses to cooperate, this was her intent to die. He is determined to save her and receives injuries.They both end up in the hospital but Emma escapes ignoring Ted's condition of two operations.

Ted, stevedore called by Emma to rescue her brother. Ted enlists aid, Scuba Diving buddies to save him. Someone is embezzling from Jimmy's shipping company,diamonds involved also making Jimmy look guilty. Then Ted and his buddies make a plan along with Jimmy to catch the real culprit in all of this.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Ted Maxwell

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Masculine,Selfless,Romantic,Adventurous,Empathetic,Heroic,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Emma Gibson

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate,Empathetic,Selfless,Romantic,Secretive,Unapologetic,Charming,Decisive,Faithful,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Jimmy Gibson

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Masculine,Outspoken,Strong Moral Code,Faithful,Educated

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Ted, tries to rescue Emma whose car is teetering under a waterfall suspended over a cliff with water pounding on the hood inching it slowly over. Ted is determined to save her against Emma's intent to die. Ted keeps on without help ending up on a pointed rock penetrating his back, as Emma pounds on him for saving her. They end up in hospital resulting in two operations for Ted and a mysterious escape by the disappearing Emma. After Ted arrives home from hospital, he gets a pleading call for help from Emma. She requests Ted's help to save her brother who is missing. Emma explains that her twin Jimmy, she thought was guilty of embezzlement of their father's Shipping Company. The reason for her intent to die, she found out he was framed. Ted didn't let on he found diamonds among the car's wreckage. Jimmy in his attempt to clear himself ends up drugged on the ship, Belle Star, the intent, throw him overboard at sea. Ted, a stevedore has no luck finding missing Jimmy on docks. Ted locates Jimmy during poker game on the ship, with the crew. Ted coordinates with his Scuba Diving Club buddies to board the ship to rescue Jimmy. A prearranged distraction of a fire on the dock to occupy the crew. The rescue goes off without a hitch until Ted last down is discovered, taking bullets. Ted, his scuba diving buddies with Jimmy's help plan to have the real culprit confess in front a Detective Harding that has been harassing Ted and Emma for information on these events.

About The Author

Dorothy Collins an author of two other novels, is enthusiastic in connecting with her readers. Her home is on Vancouver Island BC. Her first novel was Today the Waiting and its reception inspired her to continue. Her second novel Mirror Image was inspirational in its reception. She can be visited at

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: IngramSparks

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available