Songs From Richmond Avenue

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Michael Reed

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A Houston love story, with a few dozen beers and a couple of dead bodies along the way: "Songs From Richmond Avenue" offers an off-kilter, satirical take on big-city misfits, the bars they frequent and the occasional, albeit, misguided quest for something better.


Comedy, Satire,

Short Summary

Primarily, a low-end dive bar called the Relix Club where patrons engage in their two favorite activities - drinking and betting. Also, a few local sites and briefly North Las Vegas.


Houston, Texas

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

, Picaresque

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Unnamed narrator: A journalist of questionable work ethic, who undergoes an epiphany following a bus stop meeting with pretty Michelle

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Outspoken, Underdog, Blunt, Complex, Funny, Narcissistic, Romantic, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Michelle: Something of a workaholic love interest. Career-oriented but oddly reckless.

Age: 27

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Decisive, Engaging, Educated, Empathetic, Heartthrob, Insecure, Secretive, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: The Buddhist: Large, slightly paranoid martial practitioner arts practitioner who is largely for comedic effect.

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Complex, Gracious, Masculine, Skillful, Charming, Crazy, Criminal, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Danny: Bartender, thin, worldly, prone to smirking and angry outbursts.

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Blunt, Criminal, Masculine, Outspoken, Underdog

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing, but I have all motion picture rights

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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