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FAMILY BIOGRAPHICAL DRAMA EPIC DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

1960s & '70s

Vickie McGillis

Logline

The Munson Family Journey: A Remarkable True Story!

Genre

Family, Biographical, Drama, Epic,Domestic violence

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Minnesota

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

At a New Year's Eve party in 1962, 17-y/o Katie meets 21-y/o Darren Munson, with whom she falls in love and becomes pregnant. At the insistence of her parents and church, Katie is forced to marry Darren, as her choices were limited. Thus begins her journey as a young mother with an abusive husband.

Ending Description

While Katie prepared for her son's 4th birthday party, her ex-husband Darren plows right through his restraining order, and the driving snow, to bring his son a birthday gift. Unfortunately, Darren's visit only left the mother & son with emotional & physical scars, from which they might never heal.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions,Music

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Katie Munson

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Insecure, Naive, Desperate, Engaging, Flexible, Honorable, Outspoken, Religious, Selfless, Underdog, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Obedient, Secretive, Aspiring, Beautiful, Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Darren

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Masculine, Romantic, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Insecure, Manipulative, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Sally

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Obedient, Charming, Confident, Honorable, Modest, Naive, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Flexible, Funny, Gracious, Decisive, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Buster

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Obedient, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Charming, Decisive, Leader, Religious, Confident, Aspiring, Patriotic, Uneducated, Adventurous, Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Heroic, Faithful, Skillful, Underdog, Complex, Funny, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Selfless, Desperate, Outspoken, Flexible, Engaging, Gracious, Romantic, Empathetic

Logline

The Munson Family Journey: A Remarkable True Story!

Short Summary

At a New Year's Eve party in 1962, 17-y/o Katie meets 21-y/o Darren Munson, with whom she falls in love and becomes pregnant. At the insistence of her parents and church, Katie is forced to marry Darren, as her choices were limited. Thus begins her journey as a young mother with an abusive husband.


While Katie prepared for her son's 4th birthday party, her ex-husband Darren plows right through his restraining order, and the driving snow, to bring his son a birthday gift. Unfortunately, Darren's visit only left the mother & son with emotional & physical scars, from which they might never heal.

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About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Katie Munson

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Insecure, Naive, Desperate, Engaging, Flexible, Honorable, Outspoken, Religious, Selfless, Underdog, Faithful, Funny, Gracious, Obedient, Secretive, Aspiring, Beautiful, Modest

Character 1

Name: Darren

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Masculine, Romantic, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Insecure, Manipulative, Seductive

Character 2

Name: Sally

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Perseverance, Romantic, Obedient, Charming, Confident, Honorable, Modest, Naive, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Flexible, Funny, Gracious, Decisive, Religious

Character 3

Name: Buster

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Obedient, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Charming, Decisive, Leader, Religious, Confident, Aspiring, Patriotic, Uneducated, Adventurous, Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Heroic, Faithful, Skillful, Underdog, Complex, Funny, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Selfless, Desperate, Outspoken, Flexible, Engaging, Gracious, Romantic, Empathetic

Supplemental Materials

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