John Henry, A Modern Re-telling

Mark Moore moorebenefits@yahoo.com 1018764001339

ACTION FOLKTALE HISTORICAL FICTION

Contemporary

Mark Moore

Logline

In this re-telling of the Legend, John Henry was not born in the 1800s. He's alive now, and the first African-American NASCAR Racing Champion. Now a driverless race car threatens to make them all obsolete.

Genre

Action, Folktale, Historical Fiction

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

Mostly California, with a couple of scenes in rural West Virginia. Much of the action takes place on a NASCAR track.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

In this re-telling of the Legend, John Henry was not born in the 1800s. He's alive now, and the first African-American NASCAR Racing Champion. Not every driver welcomed him on the circuit, but now they are facing an automated adversary which threatens to make them all obsolete.

Ending Description

As in the legend, John Henry wins the race, but it costs him his life to do so. However his selfless act causes the failure of Kraken's plans to replace all human drivers (race car, truck, taxi) with their technology.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: John Henry

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Modest, Religious, Skillful, Empathetic, Faithful, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Honorable, Masculine, Perseverance, Confident, Naive, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Roger Trice

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Manipulative, Skillful, Sophisticated, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Lakesha Henry

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role:

Key Traits: Outspoken, Unapologetic, Blunt, Confident, Complex, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: The Shadow (Driverless A.I. Car)

Age: 1

Gender:

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Skillful, Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Confident

Logline

In this re-telling of the Legend, John Henry was not born in the 1800s. He's alive now, and the first African-American NASCAR Racing Champion. Now a driverless race car threatens to make them all obsolete.

Short Summary

In this re-telling of the Legend, John Henry was not born in the 1800s. He's alive now, and the first African-American NASCAR Racing Champion. Not every driver welcomed him on the circuit, but now they are facing an automated adversary which threatens to make them all obsolete.


As in the legend, John Henry wins the race, but it costs him his life to do so. However his selfless act causes the failure of Kraken's plans to replace all human drivers (race car, truck, taxi) with their technology.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: John Henry

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Modest, Religious, Skillful, Empathetic, Faithful, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Honorable, Masculine, Perseverance, Confident, Naive, Sarcastic

Character 1

Name: Roger Trice

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Manipulative, Skillful, Sophisticated, Aggressive

Character 2

Name: Lakesha Henry

Age: 38

Gender: Female

Role:

Key Traits: Outspoken, Unapologetic, Blunt, Confident, Complex, Empathetic, Faithful, Funny, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Charming

Character 3

Name: The Shadow (Driverless A.I. Car)

Age: 1

Gender:

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Skillful, Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Confident

Supplemental Materials

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