Driving in Reverse - The Life I Almost Missed

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Lindsay Wincherauk

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Lindsay Wincherauk is a secret baby, born in a secret place. Shame of family. Shame of community. Shame of religion. When he accidentally discovers a dark family secret - he's left to his own accord to search for his identity.


Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Action, Drama, Family, Memoir, Biographical, Mystery,

Short Summary

As the youngest of seven, Lindsay watched both of his parents die in the mid-1980s (two-years apart), from the Big C, 16-years later he accidentally discovers while renewing his passport, the people he watched die, were not his real parents. He dives back into his life to find the missing pieces.

After cobbling together many of life's missing pieces, Lindsay comes to a place of understanding with a powerful message that life is often bigger than who we are. Be kind!


Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Jamaica, Panama, Miami, Calgary, Montreal, London, Amsterdam, Munich, Venice, Florence, Monte Carlo, Sitges, Paris

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Lindsay Wincherauk

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Leader, Masculine, Underdog, Aspiring, Charming, Gracious, Perseverance, Adventurous, Educated, Empathetic, Flexible, Honorable, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Selfless, Crazy, Funny, Naive, Seductive, Sexy

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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