And When

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When life goes every which way but right, Jade retreats from society to hide her failing health and devastating loss of her father. Feeling alone and a misfit, she turns to a website for emotional support and finds far more than a way to cope.



Short Summary

The home with a laundry list of repairs symbolized freedom. Each project tackled proved her determination to start anew. Single, middle aged, embracing life, her failing health and grief of her father's diagnosis devastates her soul.

Jade writing of deceptions suffered in the world of online brings fame. The twists and turns fuel her success, yet remind her of Brady, the man she once loved who ended his life. Forced to confront the truth years later when he reappears, reliving the past would push her to a new future.


Dulles, Philadelphia, Trenton, Winnipeg

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Jade Prency

Age: Forties

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Modest,Funny,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Brady Gibbs

Age: Forties

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Heartthrob,Honorable,Masculine,Modest,Patriotic,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Manipulative,Lone Wolf

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Development Pitch

Having escaped abuse, at mid-forty,Jade started over in a new home and tackled the repairs. The doctor discovering a lump was nothing compared to the devastating news of her father’s diagnosis. Watching him deteriorate, she questions life and what she believes. Lost in emotional turmoil, Jade withdraws where the worry of her failing health and battles with the health system for answers could be kept private. The segregation overwhelming, she joins an online community and hides her illness safely behind a keyboard. The distant friendships provide support and the distraction needed. One man won’t let her push him away and builds a bridge across the miles over a year. With her tumors removed, Jade is ready to attend the party with her online family to celebrate. Meeting Brady in person sparks the hope of a new future, but life would throw one more unexpected twist. Online, where real becomes make-believe and make-believe, becomes all too real.

About The Author

I am an average, middle-aged woman, who has worked hard every day and got by. The writing started later in life having been an avid reader of romance for years. Today, relationship means social media and risk, so I wrote ‘And When’ which begins the journey of an ordinary woman and what leads her to an online world. The sequel, ‘Now What’ sees hope and possibility, then ‘Who Knew’ finishes the story with an unexpected ending. Having broke every rule of the happily ever after, I self-published the trilogy.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+,18-34

Target Gender: Female Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self Published Wendy Proteau

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available