The Hand That Writes the Love Song (Also Holds a Gun)

Book Cover

BIOGRAPHICAL ACTION CRIME DRAMA DETECTIVE ADVENTURE RELIGIOUS

1960s & '70s

Lesley Ann Richardson

Logline

The story of the songwriting policeman who penned the lyrics for the world-famous ballad from the 1970's, "Wildflower", and later began a ministry to drug addicts, attended by "signs and wonders".

Genre

Biographical, Action, Crime, Drama, Detective, Adventure, Religious

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Elation Press

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

The story traces the life of David Richardson through some eventful decades; it includes the writing of "Wildflower" and accounts of his adventures as a policeman working undercover and in high profile cases - until his coming to faith and third career in addiction ministry.

Ending Description

Dave has particularly devoted himself to working with a girl named Jada, whose life is completely turned around, in a manner which parallels the lyrics in the song "Wildflower"

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: David Richardson

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Jada

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: David Foster

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Don Richardson

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Logline

The story of the songwriting policeman who penned the lyrics for the world-famous ballad from the 1970's, "Wildflower", and later began a ministry to drug addicts, attended by "signs and wonders".

Short Summary

The story traces the life of David Richardson through some eventful decades; it includes the writing of "Wildflower" and accounts of his adventures as a policeman working undercover and in high profile cases - until his coming to faith and third career in addiction ministry.


Dave has particularly devoted himself to working with a girl named Jada, whose life is completely turned around, in a manner which parallels the lyrics in the song "Wildflower"

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: David Richardson

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Character 1

Name: Jada

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: David Foster

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Character 3

Name: Don Richardson

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Supplemental Materials

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