A Journey: An attempt (and sometimes struggle) at being real in this world

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ACTION ADVENTURE FAMILY COMEDY RELIGIOUS YOUNG ADULT BIOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE MEMOIR

20th Century (multiple decades)

Timothy Gates

Logline

The story of a person’s profoundly diverse and undeservedly blessed 60+ yrs of life on this planet. From growing up in the 60's and 70's, traveling as a young man in Europe and the Middle East (with a return trip to and 14 month stay in Israel,) military life, married and family life, work as a paramedic firefighter and as a nurse, wonderful opportunities to serve on medical teams to Kurdistan Iraq, West Darfur Sudan and Banda Aceh Indonesia and everything in between. It really has been a blast. (O’ and there was that little trip to Vietnam with Carol and our three kids when I was trying to make the case for our family living and working in South East Asia.) Through it all, good times and bad, smart decisions and some not so very clever, there has always been the undeniable realization that the Creator of the Universe, the Lord of heaven and earth, was right there with me and actually cared about the finest details of what was going on in my and my family’s lives. Through it all I have also come to believe that this same Chief Architect of the cosmos who cares about me and my family also truly cares about you and the finest most intimate details of your life. He loves you. It’s crazy but it’s true. Although the roads we have traveled are quite different, I was very motivated to write A JOURNEY after reading Blue like Jazz by Donald Miller. Hope you enjoy the trip.

Genre

Action, Adventure, Family, Comedy, Religious, Young Adult, Biographical, Romance, Memoir

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

U.S, British Isles, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indonesia

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Page Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

It was 1974, the summer after our Junior year in high school. A sunny, beautiful, perfect day for a few high school buddies to be cruising Point Defiance Park in my 64 Jeep Willys mail truck; with mind you the steering wheel on the right side. (What an undeniably awesome truck. Cream yellow, a black

Ending Description

Being given the chance to look back on life and to remember some of the great adventures I’ve been allowed to experience has been an incredible gift. I never ever saw myself as someone who would try and pursue something like writing a memoir. Now after making the effort, I am so glad that I d

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

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

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Tim

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Funny, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Confident, Gracious, Honorable, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Leader, Modest, Romantic, Faithful, Flexible

Additional Character Details

Name: There are many, to include my wife Carol

Age:

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Funny, Adventurous, Charming, Crazy, Blunt, Empathetic, Heartthrob, Gracious, Modest, Sarcastic, Sexy, Beautiful, Complex, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: There are many character's

Age:

Gender:

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Logline

The story of a person’s profoundly diverse and undeservedly blessed 60+ yrs of life on this planet. From growing up in the 60's and 70's, traveling as a young man in Europe and the Middle East (with a return trip to and 14 month stay in Israel,) military life, married and family life, work as a paramedic firefighter and as a nurse, wonderful opportunities to serve on medical teams to Kurdistan Iraq, West Darfur Sudan and Banda Aceh Indonesia and everything in between. It really has been a blast. (O’ and there was that little trip to Vietnam with Carol and our three kids when I was trying to make the case for our family living and working in South East Asia.) Through it all, good times and bad, smart decisions and some not so very clever, there has always been the undeniable realization that the Creator of the Universe, the Lord of heaven and earth, was right there with me and actually cared about the finest details of what was going on in my and my family’s lives. Through it all I have also come to believe that this same Chief Architect of the cosmos who cares about me and my family also truly cares about you and the finest most intimate details of your life. He loves you. It’s crazy but it’s true. Although the roads we have traveled are quite different, I was very motivated to write A JOURNEY after reading Blue like Jazz by Donald Miller. Hope you enjoy the trip.

Short Summary

It was 1974, the summer after our Junior year in high school. A sunny, beautiful, perfect day for a few high school buddies to be cruising Point Defiance Park in my 64 Jeep Willys mail truck; with mind you the steering wheel on the right side. (What an undeniably awesome truck. Cream yellow, a black


Being given the chance to look back on life and to remember some of the great adventures I’ve been allowed to experience has been an incredible gift. I never ever saw myself as someone who would try and pursue something like writing a memoir. Now after making the effort, I am so glad that I d

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Tim

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Funny, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Confident, Gracious, Honorable, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Leader, Modest, Romantic, Faithful, Flexible

Character 1

Name: There are many, to include my wife Carol

Age:

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Faithful, Funny, Adventurous, Charming, Crazy, Blunt, Empathetic, Heartthrob, Gracious, Modest, Sarcastic, Sexy, Beautiful, Complex, Romantic

Character 2

Name: There are many character's

Age:

Gender:

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Supplemental Materials

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