Surf and Sand, The Girl in the Seaside Hotel

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DRAMA FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY ROMANCE DETECTIVE FAMILY MYSTERY CRIME HISTORICAL FICTION YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE/THRILLER DETECTIVE DRAMA

1940s & '50s

W.B. Edwards

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Logline

A girl growing up in the early days of surfing-think Gidget-living with her mother and brother in a shabby seaside hotel that was once grand, becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of another young woman who had disappeared from the basement pool some 21 years earlier. She discovers along the way that her own mother knew the girl, and then yet another girl, her brother's girlfriend, also disappears.

Genre

Drama, Family, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Detective,,Family,Mystery,Crime,Historical Fiction,Young Adult,Suspense/Thriller,Detective,Drama

Short Summary

An 11 year old girl decides to try and solve a 21 year old mystery that occured in the hotel where she lives at the beach with her mother and older brother.


The girl, Mary Nell, solves two mysteries when she discovers an old passageway.

Setting

Hermosa Beach, California; Saudi Arabia

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist,,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Mary Nell Morgan

Age: 11

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Skillful, Blunt, Confident, Empathetic, Modest, Strong Moral Code,Aspiring,Confident,Faithful,Lone Wolf,Outspoken,Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Ginger Morgan

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Gracious, Beautiful, Decisive, Faithful,Selfless,Sexy,Modest,Charming,Decisive,Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Detective Harold Roach

Age: 59

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Masculine, Leader,Complex,Modest,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Lonnie Morgan

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Clumsy,Empathetic,Heartthrob,Insecure,Naive,Romantic,Masculine

Development Pitch

From the jazzy ballroom and Hollywood back lot scenes set in the late '30s, to the Kodak color beach scenes of 1959, my book cries out to be filmed! Then there are my dear characters, primarily plucky young Nell, who along with her brother Lonnie become involved in two mysteries, one decades old. I believe my book has all the right elements for a successful film or television adaptation, and I sincerely hope it catches someone's imagination!.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon and B&N Press

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

179666832X

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed