Paint Your Hair Blue

Sue Matthews, with her sister, Andrea Cohane info@paintyourhairblue.com 1300227751995

COMEDY FAMILY DRAMA MEMOIR EPIC

2000s

Sue Matthews, with her sister, Andrea Cohane

Logline

Taylor Matthews is the main character. If you’ve ever loved someone with all your strength, mind, heart, and soul, Paint Your Hair Blue: A Celebration of Life with Hope for Tomorrow in the Face of Pediatric Cancer, will appeal to you. Your heart will break and soar, sometimes simultaneously, as you learn about Taylor’s fierce courage and unremitting resolve to not permit cancer to scar her spirit along with her body. As much as any drug or medical protocol, readers quickly realize that Taylor’s best medicine, and the one that worked better than any other, was the lavish and unconditional love of her father, mother, and sisters. You will come away from the book with a vivid understanding of how truly short and precious life is and a greater willingness to add more color as we go along.

Genre

Comedy, Family, Drama, Memoir, Epic

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

New York, Houston, Germay

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Taylor Matthews was diagnosed with cancer at 11 years old. From day one, Taylor would not allow cancer to stop her from living a full and fun life. Her smile and laugh were infectious. She was a force of nature, a kid with cancer, never a “cancer kid.” She simply refused to let it define her.

Ending Description

Taylor loses her battle with cancer but her legacy of helping others lives on through her foundation which funds pediatric cancer research. The lessons she taught all of us will remain with us forever. We will forever be a family of five with my husband and other 2 daughters.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Taylor Matthews

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Leader, Perseverance, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Adventurous, Aggressive, Beautiful, Crazy, Confident, Empathetic, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sue & Bob Matthews; Andrea Cohane; friends; medical professionals

Age: 43

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Leader, Outspoken, Skillful, Adventurous, Aggressive, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bob Matthews

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Leader, Outspoken, Selfless, Complex, Educated, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Andrea Cohane

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Faithful, Funny

Logline

Taylor Matthews is the main character. If you’ve ever loved someone with all your strength, mind, heart, and soul, Paint Your Hair Blue: A Celebration of Life with Hope for Tomorrow in the Face of Pediatric Cancer, will appeal to you. Your heart will break and soar, sometimes simultaneously, as you learn about Taylor’s fierce courage and unremitting resolve to not permit cancer to scar her spirit along with her body. As much as any drug or medical protocol, readers quickly realize that Taylor’s best medicine, and the one that worked better than any other, was the lavish and unconditional love of her father, mother, and sisters. You will come away from the book with a vivid understanding of how truly short and precious life is and a greater willingness to add more color as we go along.

Short Summary

Taylor Matthews was diagnosed with cancer at 11 years old. From day one, Taylor would not allow cancer to stop her from living a full and fun life. Her smile and laugh were infectious. She was a force of nature, a kid with cancer, never a “cancer kid.” She simply refused to let it define her.


Taylor loses her battle with cancer but her legacy of helping others lives on through her foundation which funds pediatric cancer research. The lessons she taught all of us will remain with us forever. We will forever be a family of five with my husband and other 2 daughters.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Taylor Matthews

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Leader, Perseverance, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Adventurous, Aggressive, Beautiful, Crazy, Confident, Empathetic, Heroic

Character 1

Name: Sue & Bob Matthews; Andrea Cohane; friends; medical professionals

Age: 43

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Leader, Outspoken, Skillful, Adventurous, Aggressive, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic

Character 2

Name: Bob Matthews

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Engaging, Leader, Outspoken, Selfless, Complex, Educated, Heroic

Character 3

Name: Andrea Cohane

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Faithful, Funny

Supplemental Materials