When The Butterfly Lands

Dr. Roger P. Travis Whenthebutterflylands@gmail.com 2434896691259

EPIC FAMILY FANTASY MYSTERY RELIGIOUS YOUNG ADULT OTHER ADVENTURE

Earlier 20th Century,1960s & '70s,2000s

Dr. Roger P. Travis-Chagas

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Logline

Solomon Valentine a 100 year old deaf mute Melungeon man has carried a secret to his grave and its up to the McGregor's and Evelyn and Momo to unravel the mysterious visions that Momo continues to have and the key to the life altering events are to be found in a small wooden puzzle box.

Genre

Epic,Family,Fantasy,Mystery,Religious,Young Adult,Other,Adventure

Short Summary

Christmas eve morning and Solomon Valentine presents twin sisters Cindy and Chanel and puzzle box, little do they know this simple box contains items that will lead them and their mother Dorothy along with Solomon's nieces Evelyn and Momo on an astonishing journey.


Evelyn opens the box, and a bright yellow butterfly takes aloft, finally the lost soul of Lyle Hefner who committed the worst of earthly sins, suicide, in 1976 is free. Between these pages you will find birth, accidental death, suicide, rape and even murder and deep depression.

Setting

Walnut Hall Plantation/Farm Rural Southern Virginia

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Solomon Valentine

Age: 100

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Modest,Masculine,Obedient,Uneducated,Sexy,Selfless,Strong Moral Code,Secretive,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Dorothy Gregory

Age: 50

Gender:

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Desperate,Faithful,Modest,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Strong Moral Code,Visionary,Funny,Selfless

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Development Pitch

When the Butterfly Lands, is the story of Solomon Valentine, a 100 year old deaf mute Melungeon man who is born on the night of Christmas Eve 1917. On the same night, Mrs. Plumber gives birth to a baby girl, Ginny. This story takes you through parallel dimensions within the lives of Ginny Plumber and Solomon Valentine and two generations in modern day 2017. ."When The Butterfly Lands", is predominantly carried by characters made up of five generations of a family over the course of 100 years. Dorothy, Twin Daughters Cindy and Chanel along with Dorothy's neighbor and old friend Evelyn and Evelyn's niece Momo , the work together to solve a mystery that's dropped into their laps by Evelyn's Uncle Solomon on the night of his 100th birthday celebration at Walnut Hall Farm.

About The Author

Dr. Roger P Travis-Chagas is a stay at home dog dad, retired podiatrist who spent most of his early life checking off his bucket list by the age of 50 and never waited for tomorrow to arrive. He graduated form South West Missouri State University with a degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management and spent time working with Mr. Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild kingdom traveling the country giving Wild Life educational lectures. Life then whisked him away to another bucket list goal of becoming a physician. He attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine followed by a surgical residency in Detroit MI. Coming from humble beginnings in rural Virginia and believing that you open your own doors into the life you desire. He now dedicates his life to reaching out to those who are fighting the darkest battle of all, depression.. Dr. Travis-Chagas is himself a survivor of a 35 year battle with treatment resistant depression started by a closed head trauma at the age of 9. He credits the many godsends in his life for his more than interesting life and also for a new life of being completely depression free. After meeting the love of his life Marcelo Chagas who is from Rio De Janeiro and is a professional handler (show dogs), they returned to south side Virginia and live just 35 minutes north of Chapel Hill N.C.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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