Faith and Hope and Tragedy

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1960s & '70s

Lee D. Britton

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Faith and Hope and Tragedy is the story of a spoiled rock star trying to come to terms with a childhood tragedy and reignite a romance with a former lover who abandoned him. In spite of himself he runs headlong toward destruction, bound and determined to take everyone along with him. His true feelings only emerge in his song writing and his lyrics tell the story he himself cannot.


Drama, Romance, Young Adult,,Romance

Short Summary

Two old friends are remembering events that transpired over thirty years earlier, events that transformed their lives and ended with the a nationally known rock star falling from grace. Even after all these years the two friends still struggle to make sense of it all.

The story ends with the main character trying to deal with the regret and the catastrophic results from choices that were made by herself and her friends. She finds a ray of hope and some comfort in something that almost seems to be a gift from beyond.


Los Angeles, Dallas, Various Locations

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Tragedy,,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist,,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Travis Dyer

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Sexy, Unapologetic, Charming, Complex, Engaging, Outspoken, Religious, Confident, Lone Wolf, Manipulative, Romantic, Adventurous, Aggressive, Heartthrob, Narcissistic, Sarcastic,Narcisstic,Charming,Sexy,Complex,Insecure,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Faith Winslow

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Gracious, Honorable, Secretive, Complex, Faithful, Insecure, Modest, Perseverance, Religious, Selfless, Romantic, Sexy, Charming, Empathetic, Naive,Underdog,Complex,Sexy,Faithful,Romantic,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Hope Winslow

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring, Beautiful, Blunt, Manipulative, Outspoken, Religious, Secretive, Complex, Decisive, Romantic, Sexy,Sexy,Adventurous,Romantic,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Curtis Lee "Cool" Smith

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Perseverance, Religious, Complex, Empathetic, Masculine, Outspoken, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Faithful, Honorable, Skillful, Decisive, Heroic, Leader, Modest, Obedient, Patriotic, Badass, Confident,Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Selfless,Heroic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Development Pitch

This selection would translate to the screen very well. It has all the major elements of a movie and it truly is a novel that you visualize as you read it. Along with a constantly emerging plot it has the excitement and allure of classic rock music accompanying it. The song lyrics are there to read as they are an integral part of the story, and you can almost hear the thunder of the drums, the wail of the guitar and the raw emotion in the singer's voice. It can easily be adapted to a country music theme as well. With the large repertoire of movies being made about the music industry and rock stars in general, this novel would be an attraction to any age group and all genders who consider themselves fans of music. Lastly it is a timeless tale of love lost and regrets; who among us doesn't wish that we could go back in time and do something differently, but knowing deep down that we can't change the past; and further knowing that we probably would do the same thing over again.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available