JAILBIRD

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FAMILY ACTION CRIME DRAMA ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT RELIGIOUS SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

Rebecca Lewis

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Logline

Marla Evans is spiraling over the death of her Army Ranger husband in Afghanistan. She begins to go afoul of the law by romantically hooking up with a drug lord, gets on drugs stealing from the cartel a large sum of money and files. She's in and out of jail. A hit is put on her and her kids. She wants no help from her husbands captain who tries to hand deliver last letter from her husband.

Genre

Family, Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Young Adult, Religious, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Marla is on the run after attempting to kill the drug lord to avenge the killing of one of her kids.Sgt.Angie Granger/Ranger turned bounty hunter Barelli try to intervene before it's too late for Marlas whole family.


Marla digs up money/files but is cornered by hitman who has a gun to her older daughter's head.Mac Barelli her husbands Captain, puts himself between them and the hitman and is shot/critical/survives.The hitman escapes. Marla is jailed turns FBi informant but Daughter doesn't forgive her.

Setting

Large city in Texas

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Marla,from a military family, tenacious, unpredictable, but wants to do right. Wants to stay a step ahead of her pain. Her dive into drugs causes her to toss her kids to the side to escape her pain of losing her husband.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Insecure, Aggressive, Badass, Charming, Criminal, Manipulative, Romantic, Greedy, Beautiful, Religious, Engaging, Seductive, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: MacArthur (Mac) Barelli-former Army Ranger turned Bounty hunter. Captain of Marlas dead husband dealing with PTSD over failing him and on a mission to deliver her husbands final letter by hand.

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Heartthrob, Honorable, Empathetic, Engaging, Masculine, Skillful, Complex, Confident, Patriotic, Adventurous, Charming, Faithful, Heroic, Leader, Lone Wolf, Religious, Badass, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Angelina (Angie)Granger-Police Sergeant who has arrested Marla several times, got her into rehab once, but turned soured at Marlas constant disruption of her kids lives and has no hope for her now. She doesn't like seeing Mac getting tangled up with her and secretly has a crush on Mac but hasn't said anything. She knows Mac is focused on helping Marla get passed the death of her husband. She keeps being pulled into Marlas jailhouse and street behavior.

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Educated, Gracious, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Engaging, Funny, Honorable, Selfless, Badass, Blunt, Charming, Decisive, Leader, Modest, Outspoken, Skillful, Faithful, Perseverance, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Deana Evans, Marla's teenage child

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sarcastic, Complex, Clumsy, Leader, Naive, Religious, Aspiring, Desperate, Insecure, Perseverance

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Original:Tate (defunct), second print publisher:Christian Faith Publishing

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed