What's Your Poison

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Marie Fostino

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About a 60 yr old woman in a world totally different than she has ever known before. Her bosses are ex felons and ex drug users and the cliental are dirty, homeless and swear a lot. It is when a person on meth who tries to kill that changes her thought process on this new and different situation.



Short Summary

Sylvia became a paramedic due to the OKC bombing, but nothing she learned in Medic school or even working on an ambulance got her ready for this job. She is totally out of her safe zone and trying to help people that she can't connect with. Her peers are ex drug users themselves.

Her boss sat and watched the video tape of the meth person that tried to kill Sylvia. "I would have gone back to prison if I would have saw that. I would have killed him before I let him hurt you."


Phoenix, AZ

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sylvia

Age: 60

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic,Gracious,Religious,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Bob

Age: late 30's or early 40's

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Criminal,Leader,Blunt

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Development Pitch

This is a story of drugs and alcohol abuse from the eyes of a sixty-year old woman. She worked on an ambulalnce for over twenty years and yet with all that training nothing prepared her for her new job. Sylvia stumbled into a different world working with recovering drug addicts, felons and transgenders. Her world is turned upside down, working with patients on drugs and alcohol who sometimes turn on her as she tries to help them. She sees first hand patient trapped in their own psychosis. But it is when she finds herself in a situation as a meth addicted patient tries to kill her that changes her thought process on thsi new situation.

About The Author

Author Marie Fostino grew up in a large and loving Italian family. Married with a family of her own now, she draws inspiration from her life experiences to write beautiful and heartful novels.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: I am published on Amazon

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-10: 172062125X ISBN-13: 978-1720621256