Someone's Listening

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Susan Mimram

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‘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.


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

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


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

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes


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

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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