Still Balancing at the Edge of My Mind

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CRIME YOUNG ADULT MYSTERY RELIGIOUS MELODRAMA ADVENTURE CHILDREN'S DRAMA FAMILY MEMOIR BIOGRAPHICAL

1960s & '70s

Jonell Restivo

Logline

Trapped IN A WORLD I NEVER MADE, HOW I SURVIVED DECADES OF BETRAYAL, ABANDONMENT ABUSE AND LOSS....

Genre

Crime, Young Adult, Mystery, Religious, Melodrama, Adventure, Children's, Drama, Family, Memoir, Biographical

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Born on Staten Island, lived in Manhattan NYC, moved to the Bronx NY

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Starting Description

Mother a hard core Beatnik, painted on the sidewalks in Greenwich Village. My father would pack the car taking me to my dream world of creatives. Mother became pregnant, abortion was seriously considered. In the delivery room the head nurse was paid to forge a certificate making me 1 year older.

Ending Description

Parents joins a religious cult, disowning me for leaving. I spent my entire life alone grieving.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Joan, Jonell Restivo, creative brilliant and telepathic.

Age: 5

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Secretive, Honorable, Leader, Blunt, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Adventurous, Empathetic, Visionary, Flexible, Crazy, Perseverance, Skillful, Outspoken, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Desperate, Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Parents, husbands and co workers.

Age:

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Crazy, Desperate, Manipulative, Religious, Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous

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Logline

Trapped IN A WORLD I NEVER MADE, HOW I SURVIVED DECADES OF BETRAYAL, ABANDONMENT ABUSE AND LOSS....

Short Summary

Mother a hard core Beatnik, painted on the sidewalks in Greenwich Village. My father would pack the car taking me to my dream world of creatives. Mother became pregnant, abortion was seriously considered. In the delivery room the head nurse was paid to forge a certificate making me 1 year older.


Parents joins a religious cult, disowning me for leaving. I spent my entire life alone grieving.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Joan, Jonell Restivo, creative brilliant and telepathic.

Age: 5

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Secretive, Honorable, Leader, Blunt, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Adventurous, Empathetic, Visionary, Flexible, Crazy, Perseverance, Skillful, Outspoken, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Desperate, Gracious

Character 1

Name: Parents, husbands and co workers.

Age:

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Crazy, Desperate, Manipulative, Religious, Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous

Supplemental Materials

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