Seth's Door

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19th Century,1980s & '90s

Linda L. Carlow

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A woman in 1981 falls in love with a cowboy from the previous century who comes through a locked door in her rented room. He visits often, their friendship deepens, but a future is impossible. Then she learns why he came to her, and what she has to do. And hope they both survive.


Romance,Historical Fiction,Fantasy,Sci-fi

Short Summary

Freelance writer Megan McClure is on assignment in Fort Worth, Texas in 1981. She's relaxing on her bed in a B&B when a locked door on the outside wall slams open and in runs a cowboy, dripping blood on the hardwood floor. He's been shot, he's desperate to find his sister, and he's from 1877.

Megan and Seth escape the bad guy and race through town to their portal. They jump into the past just as the police close in. Best friend Donna is the only person who remembers Seth and Megan, since they now belong to history. At the B&B, Donna learns her friends lived happily ever after.


Fort Worth, Texas

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Megan McClure

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Seth O'Connor

Age: 17 to 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Sexy,Skillful,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Donna

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Empathetic,Gracious,Educated,Blunt,Outspoken,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Barton

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Heartthrob,Educated,Masculine,Villainous,Sexy,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken

Development Pitch

A love triangle between a time-traveling cowboy, an adventurous woman, and a modern day drug dealer needs to be seen on the big screen. Seth's Door is a time-travel romance set in 1981 and the late 1800s in Fort Worth, Texas. There are elements of a fish-out-of-water for the two main characters. Megan, from the Midwest, on her first visit to Texas, experiences it in present day and in the past. Seth, the cowboy from the past, learns about life 100 years in the future, and isn't very impressed. Visions of yesteryear Megan has provide excellent special effects, and snappy dialogue moves the story quickly along. The supporting characters are diverse and engaging, including Barton, a methamphetamine dealer and the third side of the love triangle. There's a gunfight, a car chase, a fight for life or death, time travel portals, and a happily ever after. This story has it all.

About The Author

Linda L. Carlow grew up near Chicago and now lives near Fort Worth, Texas. She's a lifelong reader and writer. For ten years she contributed to a column called "Back in My Day" in the local newspaper, sharing memories of growing up in the '60s. The opening scene of her first published novel came to her while she was vacuuming. Moments like those make housecleaning exciting.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: KenLin Enterprises

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available