My Life as a Mule: a fictionalized memoir or a memoir with a twist

Sj Hylton LeHoven 1271893688379



Sj Hylton LeHoven

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My Life as a Mule' is the story of Molly, a successful mathematician and mule, who awakens to the realization that everything has always happened for her and that she only ever needs to follow her heart.


Family, Fantasy, Fable, Young Adult, Folktale, Memoir, Adventure, Comedy

Short Summary

The story is told in four sections. First is an interview which explains what a mule is and why Molly is being interview. The following three parts—Wet Behind the Ears, Still Slightly Damp, and Almost Dry—are short stories from Molly's life and path to awakening.

Molly realizes that she "simply came here to love." She decides to buy a van and travel. She has a lot of souls to meet and remind that they're loved and perfect as they are.


Southern United States

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Molly

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Engaging, Adventurous, Badass, Confident, Flexible, Lone Wolf, Modest, Clumsy, Funny, Gracious, Honorable, Leader, Beautiful, Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Heroic, Visionary, Aspiring, Charming, Empathetic, Outspoken, Perseverance, Skillful, Complex, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Harriet

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Empathetic, Gracious, Honorable, Engaging, Heroic, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Blunt, Funny, Confident, Faithful, Outspoken, Aspiring, Badass, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Billy

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Greedy, Manipulative, Masculine, Sarcastic, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Betsy

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Gracious, Honorable, Beautiful, Charming

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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