Chasing A Dream

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Sheila L. Jackson

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A family…a career…a dream…can a woman really have it all? Florence Kinkaid is content as a small town clothing designer and seamstress. Married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of two sets of twins, she’s certain her life is complete. But deep in her heart a forgotten dream waits. A dream she tries to ignore. When a noted fashion mogul undertakes a nationwide contest to discover America’s next fashion designer, Flo wonders…what if? Flo secretly enters the contest and is thrilled when she is named one of the top five finalists. When she tells her husband William, she’s shocked to find opposition in her own home. William wants things to stay as they are and does his best to discourage her from leaving. He calls her opportunity a pipe dream. Hurt, but determined to get a second chance at her dream, Flo decides to prove her husband wrong and follow her heart. But in doing so, will it cost her more than she’s willing to pay?


Romance, Adventure, Family,

Short Summary

Florence Kinkaid is a young woman risking it all to chase after a childhood dream to become a fashion designer. Never in her wildest dreams did she expect the love of her life to try and sabotage her new career plans.


Gomer, Louisiana

Based on a True Story


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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Florence Kinkaid

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Visionary, Faithful, Romantic, Sexy, Religious, Gracious, Adventurous, Confident, Leader, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Aspiring, Beautiful, Secretive, Selfless, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: William Kinkaid husband does not like change. He is old fashion and believes that his wife should be at home taking care of him and the kids. He wants more out of life, but is afraid of change.

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Sexy, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Beautiful, Blunt, Confident, Faithful, Adventurous, Funny, Sarcastic, Seductive, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Felicia Carmichael

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Manipulative, Crazy, Seductive, Sophisticated, Badass, Confident, Desperate, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Charming, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Louisa

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Honorable, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Funny, Blunt, Faithful, Flexible

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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