Thirteen Therapists

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LGBT YOUNG ADULT

Contemporary

Russell J. Sanders

Logline

Thirteen Therapists tell of Aaron Hardaway, the son of Chicago society dame Sylvia Hardaway, as he navigates the choppy waters of a new relationship with bad-boy Derrick and coming out to his mother Sylvia.

Genre

LGBT, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: LGBT leaning

Setting

Chicago

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Featherweight Publishing

Year Published: 2013

Starting Description

Aaron Hardaway has a new bad boy lover, and he wants his mother out of his hair. Sylvia Karnes Hardaway, evil Queen of Chicago society, long ago thrust her son into therapy hell. Twelve shrinks later, Thirteen enters Aaron's life. She will transform his life.

Ending Description

Aaron is outed in a very public way, and his mother feels totally shamed by him. She thinks it through, realizes she loves her son, and Aaron is accepted into college, using his account of his therapy sessions.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Aaron Hardaway

Age: 18

Gender: LGBT

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Insecure, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Derrick

Age: 18

Gender: LGBT

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Heartthrob, Masculine, Narcissistic, Seductive, Skillful, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Villainous, Engaging, Manipulative, Sexy, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Sylvia Karnes Hardaway

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Sophisticated, Manipulative, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Leader, Aspiring, Complex, Decisive, Badass, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Marty Hardaway

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Honorable, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Faithful, Heroic, Leader, Masculine, Complex, Selfless, Decisive, Engaging, Funny, Patriotic, Romantic

Logline

Thirteen Therapists tell of Aaron Hardaway, the son of Chicago society dame Sylvia Hardaway, as he navigates the choppy waters of a new relationship with bad-boy Derrick and coming out to his mother Sylvia.

Short Summary

Aaron Hardaway has a new bad boy lover, and he wants his mother out of his hair. Sylvia Karnes Hardaway, evil Queen of Chicago society, long ago thrust her son into therapy hell. Twelve shrinks later, Thirteen enters Aaron's life. She will transform his life.


Aaron is outed in a very public way, and his mother feels totally shamed by him. She thinks it through, realizes she loves her son, and Aaron is accepted into college, using his account of his therapy sessions.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Aaron Hardaway

Age: 18

Gender: LGBT

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Insecure, Obedient

Character 1

Name: Derrick

Age: 18

Gender: LGBT

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Heartthrob, Masculine, Narcissistic, Seductive, Skillful, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Villainous, Engaging, Manipulative, Sexy, Charming

Character 2

Name: Sylvia Karnes Hardaway

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Beautiful, Blunt, Sophisticated, Manipulative, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Leader, Aspiring, Complex, Decisive, Badass, Narcissistic

Character 3

Name: Marty Hardaway

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Honorable, Outspoken, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Faithful, Heroic, Leader, Masculine, Complex, Selfless, Decisive, Engaging, Funny, Patriotic, Romantic

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