The Longest Trail

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1960s & '70s

Roni McFadden

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The TRUE story of an abused teenage girl looking for a new path in her life, which unexpectedly leads in the directoion of horse packing ALONE in the rugged and perilous Sierra high country, bringing her closer th the natura l- and supernatural - world than she ever could've imagined.



Short Summary

An abused teenage girl stumbles upon an old cowboy who takes her under his wings working with his horses and teaches her about life and responsibilty. She is soon running his pack station and communing with the ancient spirits of that rugged country.

The young girl becomes a confident horsewoman and learns to trust again as she finds true love. As she leaves the pack station for the last time, she sees the spirits of the past, who helped her in her lonely days there, as they wave goodbye. She goes on the lead a rich life but always remembers h


Altadena, CA and the desert and High Sierra Mountains

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Incest,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Roni McFadden

Age: n/a

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: John Slaughter

Age: 40's

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Confident,Heroic,Masculine,Outspoken,Unapologetic,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Jim Slaughter

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Empathetic,Masculine,Sexy,Engaging,Skillful,Visionary,Heartthrob,Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Sheriff Wright

Age: 40's

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Honorable,Engaging,Skillful,Leader,Visionary,Strong Moral Code,Religious,Selfless,Badass

Development Pitch

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: The Biscuit Press

Hard Copy Available



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