Someone's Listening

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HISTORICAL FICTION ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER WAR DRAMA EPIC

20th Century (multiple decades)

Susan Mimram

Logline

‘Someone’s Listening’ blends a real life drama in which a daughter, intent of distracting her terminally ill father from his inevitable fate, tells an epic story that spans continents, triumphs over oppression and highlights the struggle to assimilate. In it Lidia escapes Bulgaria at the close of WWII, but her newfound freedom in Australia is met with challenges of identity and loneliness. When the Iron Curtain falls she returns to her homeland and in her search for family, a monstrous betrayal and an unexpected love are revealed.

Genre

Historical Fiction, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, War, Drama, Epic

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Sofia (Bulgaria), Istanbul (Turkey), Sydney (Australia)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Someone’s Listening was written over ten months, as I witnessed the demise of my terminally ill father. With shades of Arabian Nights, I wrote into the small hours of the morning in order to read a few pages to him the following day. Three weeks before his death I completed the story and had it bou

Ending Description

On returning to Bulgaria Lidia’s cousin Jana informs her that the Turkish soldier who had found her on the riverbank had come to Sofia a year prior thinking Lidia may have returned to Bulgaria. He was eager to meet her (he’d loved her from the day he’d met her unbeknown to Lidia). However he is disa

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Lidia Ivanova

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Perseverance, Romantic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Heroic, Honorable, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Petar

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Manipulative, Masculine, Skillful, Seductive, Sexy, Adventurous, Leader, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Criminal, Decisive, Narcissistic, Secretive, Charming, Confident, Greedy, Heartthrob, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Gabir Yilmaz

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Masculine, Perseverance, Selfless, Adventurous, Complex, Honorable, Romantic, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Clumsy, Decisive, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Aleksander Ivanov

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Sophisticated, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Masculine, Modest, Skillful, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Funny, Honorable, Leader, Confident, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Logline

‘Someone’s Listening’ blends a real life drama in which a daughter, intent of distracting her terminally ill father from his inevitable fate, tells an epic story that spans continents, triumphs over oppression and highlights the struggle to assimilate. In it Lidia escapes Bulgaria at the close of WWII, but her newfound freedom in Australia is met with challenges of identity and loneliness. When the Iron Curtain falls she returns to her homeland and in her search for family, a monstrous betrayal and an unexpected love are revealed.

Short Summary

Someone’s Listening was written over ten months, as I witnessed the demise of my terminally ill father. With shades of Arabian Nights, I wrote into the small hours of the morning in order to read a few pages to him the following day. Three weeks before his death I completed the story and had it bou


On returning to Bulgaria Lidia’s cousin Jana informs her that the Turkish soldier who had found her on the riverbank had come to Sofia a year prior thinking Lidia may have returned to Bulgaria. He was eager to meet her (he’d loved her from the day he’d met her unbeknown to Lidia). However he is disa

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Lidia Ivanova

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Perseverance, Romantic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Heroic, Honorable, Outspoken

Character 1

Name: Petar

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Manipulative, Masculine, Skillful, Seductive, Sexy, Adventurous, Leader, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Power-hungry, Villainous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Criminal, Decisive, Narcissistic, Secretive, Charming, Confident, Greedy, Heartthrob, Perseverance

Character 2

Name: Gabir Yilmaz

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Masculine, Perseverance, Selfless, Adventurous, Complex, Honorable, Romantic, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Clumsy, Decisive, Modest

Character 3

Name: Aleksander Ivanov

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Sophisticated, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Masculine, Modest, Skillful, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Funny, Honorable, Leader, Confident, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code

Supplemental Materials

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