Hannahwhere

Book Cover

HORROR

2000s

John McIlveen

Logline

Nominee for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award (HWA). Winner of the 2015 Drunken Druid Award (Ireland) In a suburb on Boston's North Shore, a catatonic little girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As Social Worker Debbie Gillan pieces together the puzzle of the child's identity, she discovers the child had disappeared two years earlier along with a twin sister. She also discovers HANNAHWHERE, an alternate world that is both a haven and a prison.... Life altering trauma becomes the key to unraveling the truth about the children, about Hannahwhere...and about Debbie herself. Truths that could either save them or destroy them all.

Genre

Horror

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Haverhill (Riverside) MA, Elm Creek Nebraska, Lakewood Ohio

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Crossroads

Year Published: 2015

Starting Description

Missing nine year old girl show up after missing two years, hoping to save her twin sister trapped in her "safe place."

Ending Description

Girl (now fifteen) revisits her tormentor, but now she has the upper hand.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Hannah Amiel

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Obedient, Underdog, Charming, Insecure, Naive, Visionary, Beautiful, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: Debbie Gillan

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Honorable, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Anna Amiel

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Complex, Funny, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Essie Hull

Age: 64

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Educated, Empathetic, Outspoken, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Perseverance, Selfless, Skillful

Logline

Nominee for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award (HWA). Winner of the 2015 Drunken Druid Award (Ireland) In a suburb on Boston's North Shore, a catatonic little girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As Social Worker Debbie Gillan pieces together the puzzle of the child's identity, she discovers the child had disappeared two years earlier along with a twin sister. She also discovers HANNAHWHERE, an alternate world that is both a haven and a prison.... Life altering trauma becomes the key to unraveling the truth about the children, about Hannahwhere...and about Debbie herself. Truths that could either save them or destroy them all.

Short Summary

Missing nine year old girl show up after missing two years, hoping to save her twin sister trapped in her "safe place."


Girl (now fifteen) revisits her tormentor, but now she has the upper hand.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Hannah Amiel

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Obedient, Underdog, Charming, Insecure, Naive, Visionary, Beautiful, Complex, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Character 1

Name: Debbie Gillan

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Honorable, Modest

Character 2

Name: Anna Amiel

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Complex, Funny, Obedient

Character 3

Name: Essie Hull

Age: 64

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Educated, Empathetic, Outspoken, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Perseverance, Selfless, Skillful

Supplemental Materials

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