The Sugarspear Chronicles

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1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,Contemporary,Future,Across Centuries

Nicole Arlyn

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Sadie is a young girl from a dreary town in America who falls down a weeping willow tree and travels through imaginary worlds searching for a king to bring her father home.


Adventure,Drama,Epic,Fantasy,Mystery,Religious,Gothic,Horror,Melodrama,Sci-fi,Young Adult,Romance,Children's,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Sadie is a dreamy young girl from a broken home in a small town in America. She has one friend name Billy also an outcast and she passionately writes under her weeping willow tree creating worlds that she would rather live in. When life at home gets too unbearable she falls down the tree into...

After a long deep dark glorious journey Sadie returns home with all the mysteries of the Kingdom of Love and understands her true life's purpose.When she sees her father on a dirt road she realizes all the need and desperation to find him has left her as she now has the keys to her own bravery.


Imaginary fantasy places called Muddlewoods, Thornesboggle, and the Kingdom of Revelathia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Rags to Riches,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Sadie Sugarspear. A dark haired green eyed pale skinned beauty. Begins as an 11 year old girl and goes into young adult. She is a dreamer, wounded and passionte to find what her heart longs for. She never quits. She has severe writing talent. She is an outcast. She is from a broken home and dreams of a better world. She talks to God. She believes in impossible things. Supernatural occurances are natural to her. She is an overcomer, a riser upper. She goes from low self esteem to total warrior.

Age: 11-21

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Desperate,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Insecure,Leader,Naive,Underdog,Sexy,Outspoken,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Billy Flath. A young blond haired boy also abandoned by his father. He is a dreamer like Sadie, passionate about fishing and hunting frogs. He makes up stories and is in love with Sadie and dreams of running away with her. He walks with a limp that happened because of his mean step dad. He tries to be braver than he is, older than he is in order to protect Sadie. Sweet loving boy.

Age: 11-13

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Clumsy,Underdog,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Insecure,Naive,Uneducated,Sexy,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: King Orphanos

Age: 33-50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Decisive,Greedy,Heartthrob,Insecure,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Sexy,Power Hungry,Secretive,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: King Salvinthian

Age: 50-

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Aspiring,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Obedient,Sexy,Religious,Visionary,Romantic,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated

Development Pitch

There is not a story like this one the planet, and at the same time it is a classic fairy tale, rags to riches, overcoming of the underdog. A little girl named Sadie Sugarspear goes through every length, every dark experience through imaginary mind blowing worlds to find the King of Wishes who could bring her father back home and restore the peace that once was in her home. She goes through deep rials and tribulations all kinds of experiences with otherworldly creatures and crazy characters and difficult landscapes, never giving alas discover a Kingdom of beauty and love so glorious she will never be the same again. There she finds her purpose to write books and real love when she marries the Kings son. She brings the treasures of darkness and the treasures of this Kingdom back home. The epic amount of material of 26 novellas in the series would make this a perfect TV series in its scope and magnitude of material already written and carved out as a series. Each episode is Sadie overcoming another obstacle and antagonist on her journey. It would also be insane in animation. Another option would be 3 films based on the books. There are so many characters and twists of plot and story within the story and visually it's like nothing ever seen before in terms of the worlds. It is in the vein Game of Thrones, Pan's Labyrinth, Chronicles of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland darker and far more intense. There is also huge inspiration to see a young girl endure and conquer so much!

About The Author

Nicole is a writer and an actress born in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked in films such as Clay Pigeons, opposite Joaquin Phoenix; The Wedding Planner; and Brooklyn Bound, among many others. She has performed, written and directed theater productions in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. Nicole has recently returned from New York City to Los Angeles where she lives with her son. She is at work on more novels and other film projects.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Full Fathom Five

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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