In My Father's Generation

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19th Century

James Martin Rhodes

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As the southern states struggle to rebuild and reinvent themselves after the Civil War, a fifteen-year-old boy works to overcome the devastating loss of his family, building a new family and fortune in the timber industry near the Okefenokee Swamp.


Adventure, Epic, Historical Fiction, Romance, War, Action, Family, Religious, Drama,

Short Summary

When fifteen-year-old John Warren's family is killed in Civil War Atlanta, he escapes to south Georgia and learns that his response to tragedy will determine the course of his life.

Over the course of fifty years, John Warren responds to the tragedy of his youth by creating a family and a successful business. He learns that relationships based on love and self-sacrifice are vital to a fulfilling life.


Atlanta and south Georgia from the Civil War to World War I.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: John Warren

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Blunt, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Perseverance, Skillful, Unapologetic, Visionary, Leader, Secretive, Charming, Empathetic, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Sexy, Adventurous, Aggressive, Engaging, Gracious, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Ned Worthington

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Criminal, Greedy, Uneducated, Aspiring, Charming, Complex, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Villainous, Badass, Manipulative, Masculine, Aggressive, Confident, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Corey Stokes

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Modest, Selfless, Complex, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Confident, Honorable, Masculine, Uneducated, Perseverance, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Aspiring, Faithful, Gracious, Leader, Charming, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Kathleen Warren

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Gracious, Leader, Perseverance, Sexy, Charming, Educated, Empathetic, Faithful, Modest, Outspoken, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Confident, Selfless, Aspiring, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Religious, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 1999

Hard Copy Available



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