Book Cover



Leslie McCauley

  • -
  • Views


It's about a young woman, who is brutally attacked and raped by a "friend" resulting in a pregnancy. She decides to keep the baby, however the baby passes from SIDS only weeks after birth. The father continues to torture the main character from prison as she attempts to rise up and overcome tragedy.



Short Summary

The prologue begins with the main character Antoinette "Nettie" waking up from a horrible nightmare, flashing back to an attack that took place a year before. She awakes and flips a picture on its face. We then see Nettie's emotional turmoil as she thinks back to that tragic day.

Nettie is alone when her original attacker returns, after being released from prison. There is a struggle and two other women from her life arrive just in time with one shooting the attacker, saving our main character. It is implied our villain is dead however not confirmed.


Outside of Youngstown Ohio.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Antoinette "Nettie" Madison

Age: late 20's

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Sarcastic,Underdog,Complex,Empathetic,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Samual Knox

Age: late 20's

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Aggressive,Villainous,Criminal,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Lincoln Conners

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Sexy,Masculine,Modest,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Funny,Sophisticated,Honorable,Educated,Heroic,Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Lincoln Conner

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Modest,Funny,Honorable,Heartthrob,Educated,Sophisticated,Leader

Development Pitch

Rise is a heroic story about a woman overcoming deep tragedy in her life. It touches on a controversial topic and probes the question "What would you do?" It is full of twists and turns, taking readers/viewers on an emotional journey. Just when you think life has handed our main character all she can take, another shock comes barreling around the corner. It's a story that keeps you guessing, but the audience won't figure it out. We already know "who done it." but you sure won't see what's coming next. Audiences with be left in shock and awe more than once in this story. The main character is a badass female, with a strong family/friend support system. The villain appears soft and kind initially, but has a sinister side. She falls in love with an unlikely confidant, who shares a similar story, but she never needed a man to save her.

About The Author

Leslie McCauley is 38 years old from a small town in northeast Ohio, where she lives with her two children and husband of 14 years. Leslie has had a passion for writing her whole life and recently made that dream a reality. She attributes her success to the love and support of her friends and family. Leslie is a fan of books and movies that keep you guessing, yet leave you in shock and awe anyway, just like Rise.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Amazon KDP and Ingram sparks

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



9781701626089 and 9780578757193