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Laura A. Luszczek

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Inspired is a story set in a small town and embraces three generation of family and relationships. The main relationship is between father and daughter. It is a story of inspiration on many levels. A daughter gives inspiration to her father. A son is inspired by his father and a young girl is inspired by her father and grandmother. The story takes place within the span of Skylar’s Spring Break, however, the story spans over time from when her father was a young boy. Inspired intertwines the relationships we have with our pets and animals not only by what they give us but what we learn from them and vice versa. The tale includes a down to earth former movie stunt woman and actress, Layla, her husband, Mike who is a talented farrier and blacksmith, a scoundrel and villain, Vincent, and Conner who patiently recounts his family story to his daughter Skylar. Emily, Conner’s wife and best friend, gives us an insight to a loving relationship with total respect and gratitude for each other. Conner’s talent for art lands him in an opportunity he can’t let slip by, however, because of Vincent’s lifetime hold on Conner he also has no choice. While getting ready for his grand opening at the new wing of the museum art gallery Conner becomes inspired by his past as he recounts his story to Skylar. Family means everything to Conner so he is thrilled to have this time with Skylar over the spring break. The family cat Chance offers us personality and comic relief. Couper and Baron are horses in Conner’s past that helped mold his talents through his formative years. They are inspiration not only for Conner’s artistic talent but for his courage to try his hand at trick training, just like his mom. There are memories remembered, talents refreshed, suspense and justice through the twists and turns in the weaving of this tale.


Children's, Young Adult, Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Family,

Short Summary

In this heart-warming story. A young artist with a talent for bringing art to life has the opportunity of a lifetime. Now he has the opportunity to make himself a name. He has lost his inspiration. A little help from his daughter and a box of treasures from the past the story unfolds.

Conner succeeds at his opening at the Museum Gala. Vincent is caught for his unscrupulous dealings. Conner's mother and father revitalize their youthful talents. Family is everything including new additions to the family.


Mapleview, anywhere

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Conner Willow

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Modest, Faithful, Engaging, Selfless, Confident, Aspiring, Skillful, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Gracious, Educated, Heartthrob, Honorable, Charming, Masculine, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Vincent Brooks

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous, Charming, Complex, Manipulative, Masculine, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Skylar Willow

Age: 8

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Confident, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Layla Willow

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Educated, Engaging, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Charming, Faithful, Gracious, Heroic, Modest, Sophisticated

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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Supplemental Materials

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