John Richards 3106683748397


18th Century

John D Richards

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Ryan Berringer is just normal everyday young man until he witnesses the gruesome slaughter of his family. After being taught how to handle a side arm he sets out across the USA seeking justice for their death.



Short Summary

He heard the sound of the rifle shot a split second before he felt as if he had been kicked by a mule.The impact of the bullet knocked him sideways spinning him in the saddle and he felt himself falling. Instinctively rolling out of the saddle he reached for the Winchester (TBC)

Standing up, they turned to the Padre. “Padre, will you be so kind as to join Brandy and myself together as husband and wife.” “With the greatest of pleasure,” he said stepping towards them. Ten minutes later the Padre turned to face the citizens of Clear Creek. “Good people of Clear Creek allow me


From the Black Hills of Montana to Barbourville Kentucky in the 1800's

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Other,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Ryan Berringer

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Decisive,Desperate,Underdog,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Adam Blaine

Age: 50"s

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Honorable,Leader,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Rose

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Sexy,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: James Jennings AKA James Barbour

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Power Hungry,Greedy

Development Pitch

The story is written in a format that can be adapted for a TV series or Film. It has a hero, 8 villains and 2 lady friends. The main character evolves from a mild mannered young man to a justice seeking young adult. This man with no prior training or use of a six gun but with the training of a onetime gunslinger, and Sheriff of his hometown of Clear Creek, he becomes a skillful gunslinger prior to setting out on his journey to seek find and bring justice to the perpetrators responsible for the gruesome murder of his family. The road carries him across the USA from the Black Hills of Montana to his final destination of Barbourville, Kentucky. It is not only an account of hunt, shoot and kill but it is filled with adventure and education. Although fictional it does incorporate the accurate description of the firearms of the late 1800’s, the territories and towns and the events of that era. The research covers the indigenous Indian Tribes of the Kanza Indians and further delves into the accurate historic events of the many Indians tribes of that era including the events transpiring with the Forts of Gibson and Smith and their role during the Indian relocation. The information is educational on the events taking place across the USA and each Chapter has its success and failures. They impart the sense of perseverance from failure to success. His final encounter does not end as he envisioned so he returns home via Fort Smith and finally back to Clear Creek with his future wife.

About The Author

John D Richards was born in Pretoria, South Africa in June of 1944. Starting in the Academic field he later altered his studies to Architecture and then again to Mechanical Engineering. Working in Engineering as a Sales Engineer, Precision Machinist, Production Manager and Research and Development he immigrated to the United States of America with his wife and two children in early 1980. His career in the USA has covered a variety of fields from Boarding and Training horses, Film Industry, Facility Director, Munitions Production Manager, DOD Engineering Consultant, and Casino Manger and more, he retired in 2007. Filled with a desire to give you a chance to escape from your daily conflict into the world of fantasy, fiction, paranormal, romance and science fiction he started writing. Presently residing in Peyton, Colorado Springs and using his diversified back ground he offers you the chance to escape to those worlds through his thoughts, aspiration’s and eyes This novel is his latest addition to his repertoire and combines fact and fiction in a Western Novel set in the mid 1800’s.  

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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