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James Duffy

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eDream is the newest tech phenomenon, allowing users to choose the setting, story, and people within their lucid dreams. But euphoria turns to nightmare when a company insider working for a terrorist regime plans to turn eDream into a weapon of mass destruction.



Short Summary

Tech genius Bob Cole develops cutting-edge lucid dreaming software to allow him to reunite with his dead son in his dreams each night. He and girlfriend Nina Russo, a TV science reporter, develop the program into the massively successful eDream device.

A terrorist regime exploits the growing public addiction to dreaming and sends a deadly high voltage pulse into the headsets of millions of users. After a massive battle, Nina and the FBI succeed in sending an "in-dream" warning that saves millions of dreamers.


Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Nina Russo

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Outspoken,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Charming,Engaging,Educated,Underdog,Heroic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Bob Cole

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Leader,Modest,Skillful,Secretive,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Scott Williams

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jonas Darwood

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Greedy,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Skillful,Visionary,Secretive,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

What if you could choose the setting, story, and people within your dreams each night? Science reporter Nina Russo is excited about the possibilities, especially after her lover Bob Cole, eDream’s developer, asks her to try it out. But once the program hits the streets, there’s an unexpected backlash. Nina sees signs of mass public addiction developing. To make matters worse, Bob discovers a deadly virus embedded in his software code. Within an hour of the discovery, he’s dead. A company insider working for a North Korean terrorist regime plans to turn eDream into a weapon of mass destruction. After an attempt on Nina’s life and that of FBI agent Scott Williams, who shares her fears, the two must work together to stop the code from activating and slaughtering millions of innocent dreamers in their beds through a high voltage pulse sent to their headsets. With the clock ticking, they learn through aggressive detective work that the code was planted by Jonas Darwood, a trusted member of the eDream team who aligned with the terrorists to grow his own company. After a battle at Darwood’s headquarters, Nina and Scott are able to transmit an “in-dream” warning that saves millions. A film or TV adaptation of this story will allow for some extraordinary visuals in the users’ “dream worlds.” A viral marketing campaign can also be launched where eDream can be promoted as a new dimension in home entertainment... is it a movie or is it a real dream-generating device?

About The Author

James Duffy is the author of two historical adventure novels, Sand of the Arena and The Fight For Rome, both from McBooks Press. In addition to writing novels, Jim is a TV documentary director/writer and stage show/radio producer. He has written and produced the multimedia touring shows This Is The ‘60s and This Is The ‘70s, blending documentary filmmaking with live musical performance. He is also the creator, writer, and producer of the This Is The ‘60s syndicated radio series. He began writing professionally in 1974 as a producer/copywriter for the CBS affiliate in Miami. He and his family live in South Carolina.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Kindle Press

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available