A Difficult Crossing

Vincent Donovan vindonovan@gmail.com 743465582651


1980s & '90s

Vincent Donovan

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More than noble promises are lost when the ice breaks on World End Pond... A murderous drowning… A missing woman feared dead… Its uncanny resolution depends upon a half-drowned man that discovers his better half survived.


Drama, Family, Mystery, Religious, Adventure, Crime

Short Summary

After the tragic death of his parents, Christopher Maguire is determined to raise his young sister but quickly finds himself eyewitness to the jealous rage of his cousin. When he attempts to stop a brutal attack in the middle of a snowstorm, the ice gives way.

Christopher discovers his best friend and town hero, Sergeant Mike is the one who kidnapped Lori and fights for his life. Emboldened, he reunites with his sister and secures a future with Mary


Salem, New Hampshire & Haverhill, Massachusetts

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Christopher Maquire

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Funny, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Crazy, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Perseverance, Romantic, Complex, Faithful, Underdog, Gracious, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Mary Martin (a.k.a "Morbid Mary)

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Insecure, Naive, Aspiring, Blunt, Crazy, Faithful, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Sergeant Mike

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Masculine, Secretive, Aggressive, Blunt, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: AJ

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Sarcastic, Secretive, Villainous, Badass, Masculine, Narcissistic, Uneducated

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Electio Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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