Magpie Crossing

Jo Fuller jomoss.author@gmail.com 785391845435

ADVENTURE DRAMA FANTASY HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE

1960s & '70s

Jo Fuller

Logline

Does it count as two-timing if you are in two different decades? Tara Pickering has everything – an impressive house in a quaint Hertfordshire village and a handsome accountant boyfriend, Stephen. She stumbles upon a time portal in her garden, linking between the present and 1978. Tara faces conflict when she falls in love with farm-worker Jack and the 1970's community spirit of Great Hadden, which the village now seems to have lost since the closure of its railway station. Logistics of her complicated life and the choices she makes will have repercussions on everyone around her.

Genre

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Pretty English village. Most of the locations still exist including Henry Moore's house (famous sculptor). Also old railway station (several available).

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Tara moves into a lovely country house with Stephen. She discovers a time portal in the garden hedge, taking her back to 1978 where she falls in love with Jack. The station at the top of the road is still running. Tara later discovers Jack is the same person she has just seen buried in 2017.

Ending Description

Tara manages to save both Jack's health and the railway station. However, this is at great cost as Stephen takes his own life, and she has caused other deaths by taking people and a magpie through the time portal. She has got what she wanted but not sure it was worth the loss.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

The author has not yet written this

Main Character Details

Name: Tara

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Heroic, Romantic, Visionary, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Terry/Jack

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Charming, Engaging, Faithful, Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Stephen

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Faithful, Masculine, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Terry/Jack

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits:

Logline

Does it count as two-timing if you are in two different decades? Tara Pickering has everything – an impressive house in a quaint Hertfordshire village and a handsome accountant boyfriend, Stephen. She stumbles upon a time portal in her garden, linking between the present and 1978. Tara faces conflict when she falls in love with farm-worker Jack and the 1970's community spirit of Great Hadden, which the village now seems to have lost since the closure of its railway station. Logistics of her complicated life and the choices she makes will have repercussions on everyone around her.

Short Summary

Tara moves into a lovely country house with Stephen. She discovers a time portal in the garden hedge, taking her back to 1978 where she falls in love with Jack. The station at the top of the road is still running. Tara later discovers Jack is the same person she has just seen buried in 2017.


Tara manages to save both Jack's health and the railway station. However, this is at great cost as Stephen takes his own life, and she has caused other deaths by taking people and a magpie through the time portal. She has got what she wanted but not sure it was worth the loss.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Characters

Main Character

Name: Tara

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Heroic, Romantic, Visionary, Complex

Character 1

Name: Terry/Jack

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Charming, Engaging, Faithful, Heartthrob

Character 2

Name: Stephen

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Complex, Desperate, Educated, Faithful, Masculine, Sophisticated

Character 3

Name: Terry/Jack

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits:

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