The Alien Diaries

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Across The Centuries,Across Centuries

Glenn Devlin

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While appraising old and rare books at a restored colonial plantation, a book collector stumbles across a series of diaries that chronicle an alien visitation in 1781.


Action, Drama, Historical Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi, Suspense / Thriller, Mystery,,Sci-fi

Short Summary

A mysterious stranger offers Colin Brayton a job of appraising old books at a restored colonial plantation. While appraising the books, Colin discovers a two-hundred-year-old diary. In it, fourteen-year-old Kate Dibble describes an alien visitation on the plantation.

Colin and Maddy come full circle to how they finally feel about one another and they are handed an unexpected gift.


Virginia and New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,,Overcoming Monster/Villain

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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Colin Brayton a widowed book store owner. Mid 30's. Refuses to move on with his life after his wife and son's tragic passing.

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Underdog, Clumsy, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Modest, Adventurous, Funny,Gracious,Educated,Strong Moral Code,Sarcastic,Funny,Patriotic,Modest,Adventurous,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Madeline

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Decisive, Sexy, Sophisticated, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Insecure, Outspoken, Romantic, Sarcastic,Complex,Outspoken,Blunt,Sexy,Sarcastic,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Kate Dibble

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Educated, Engaging, Patriotic, Charming, Decisive, Gracious, Honorable, Modest, Outspoken, Beautiful, Leader, Romantic, Adventurous, Complex, Empathetic,Modest,Sexy,Patriotic,Outspoken,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Educated,Honorable,Gracious,Flexible,Engaging,Confident,Adventurous,Clumsy

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Development Pitch

A mysterious elderly stranger offers Colin Brayton, a bookstore owner, the job of appraising old books at a desolate colonial plantation. While working on the books, Colin stumbles across a series of diaries written in the late 1770s by fourteen-year-old Kate Dibble that chronicle an alien visitation. Colin attempts to navigate a delicate balance between solving the mystery of the diary and simmering tensions with the beautiful, but aloof caretaker, Madeline Prentice. The strained relationship reaches a boiling point as a thunderstorm descends over the desolate property and prevents them from leaving. A malicious winged being emerges from the storm and demands the presence of The Ancient One in three days. When the diary hints of a buried spaceship, Colin and Maddy must put aside their differences to find the ship for their safety, and solve the mystery of the diary that hints at who The Ancient One is before the otherworldly being seals their fate.

About The Author

Ever since he began writing at the age of 10 in the basement of his parent's home, Glenn has been winning awards. Glenn wrote a short story in high school about talking houses that earned him first place where he won a pocket dictionary. Later he wrote a conspiracy novel about a secret formula hidden inside of Rubik's cube. The novel went nowhere but only whetted Glenn's appetite to write more. At Gallaudet, Glenn churned out countless short stories of horror and science fiction for the University newspaper, "The Buff and Blue." He went on to win the Mac Dougall Creative writing competition and the Lillian Gourley Rakon Creative Writing Awards. Taking a stab at screenwriting while in college, his first script, "Wrath of the Dragon," was a finalist at the 1988 Nissan Focus Screenplay competition sponsored by Columbia Pictures. His screenplay, "The Alien Diaries" was a finalist during Amazon's monthly screenwriting competition. The Old Man from the Stars is Glenn's first novel while The Alien Diaries is his most recent work.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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