Sophie's Journal

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Sean Oliver

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Third grade teacher Cathy's silent student writes events in her journal that actually manifest in the teacher's life. Cathy soon seeks to steer Sophie's gift to the betterment of her life. Though, such meddling creates some unfortunate events.



Short Summary

Third grade teacher Cathy's new, quiet student, Sophie, is writing journal entries that mirror events in Cathy's life. First, shadows of her past. Then, predicting future events that come true. What first terrifies Cathy, soon presents an opportunity to steer her life and make corrections.

Her problem husband off on business, Cathy races to Sophie before a fiery explosion she's written about occurs. She's late, but saves Sophie and sees a plane crash drawn in the journal. Cathy stands at the fire, pockets the plane crash page, and tosses the journal into the fire, freeing them both.


Urban New Jersey

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Cathy

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sophie

Age: 8

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Skillful,Lone Wolf,Secretive,Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Ami

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Educated,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Sophie's Journal is the harrowing story of a woman with an anxiety disorder's journey from victim to empowered, lit by the lamp of a little girl in her classroom with a wonderful and dangerous gift. Sophie's powers to affect future events via her journal entries are an unconscious event, though it is human nature to take control of shortcuts like this. In the hands of her desperate teacher, this gift is fraught with error. Only after suffering great losses while trying to manipulate the gift, does Cathy learn that in the things she long ignored--her compassion, the depth of her love, and her inaction to control her life--lie happiness and the slaying of her disorder. Sophie's Journal is a modern tale of a woman coming out of the shadows, after painful and lasting loss. The undertones of motherhood and infertility are subtle but woven throughout, a subconscious element to this journey of a young woman, so alone, and so not.

About The Author

Sean Oliver was a film and TV actor for over twenty years with over 200 major motion picture and TV credits before writing his first novel, Sophie's Journal. Sean has written three supernatural thrillers, as well as three non-fiction books which were all Amazon #1 Bestsellers in their category. Sean's thriller/horror novels all take place in and around schools and are marketed under his banner "School is Scary." Sean ought to know--he's also a public school teacher.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Sean Oliver

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available