A Book Synopsis I think I Can Live With…


synopsis1As I embark on writing Chapter 5 of my novel, When it Comes in Threes, it occurs to me that I haven’t written a synopsis yet. I think I can live with this one:

Synopsis:
Barley is a superstitious fourteen-year-old girl raised in a trailer park and living well below the poverty line in Southern Oklahoma. She’s completely beguiled by her father whom she also idolizes, but the only trouble is, he’s a drunk adulterer and a wife beater who is also physically abusive to her and her older sister, Bartlett. Barley’s skewed view of the male role model in her life alters her relationships with the women in her life, from her verbally abusive mother, to her stubborn, reckless sister. Her relationship with her younger brother is also challenged and wrought with jealousy. When Barley eventually leaves her dysfunctional home and enters the foster care system, she winds up encountering a funny family man who sets her straight on her distorted views on life, changing her perceptions of love, family and home.

Author: Tonia Allen Gould

Tonia Allen Gould is the CEO of Tagsource, a 25-year-old Consumer Promotions and Marketing Agency, she's founder of the Finding Corte Magore Project, and children's book author of Samuel T. Moore of Corte Magore. Here, on this blog, she writes about whatever compels her at the moment. In her book, she explores the concepts of perseverance, hard work, bullying, and finding a place to call home for young readers. The impetus of the Finding Corte Magore project stems from Tonia's background - growing-up below the poverty line, in rural Indiana. A product of Indiana's foster care system, she is the first to say that books, a solid education and teachers, taught her there was a life for herself, tangible and within her reach, she just had to reach out and grab it. After publishing her first book, she decided she wanted to find an island and make it real, by naming it after the fictional place in her book, “Corte Magore,” and utilize it for social and environmental good. Today, the 29-acre island of Corte Magore at Hog Cay, Nicaragua- through a joint partnership with Ambassador Francisco Campbell, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S.-will be utilized by the Finding Corte Magore Project to work to keep Nicaraguan children in school. The Finding Corte Magore Project works virtually to connect a global community of students and institutions with the plight of educationally and economically repressed Nicaragua. The project involves showcasing and managing one of the country's own beautiful islands in its educational and environmental initiatives. The goal of The Finding Corte Magore Project is to create social awareness coupled with building a sustainable, positive and long-term educational impact on the country's children who have an on-average fifth grade dropout rate. In addition, Tonia is a promotional products industry veteran. She is the founder and CEO of 25-year old Tagsource, LLC (AKA TAG! The Creative Source). She currently serves on the BOD for the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), is an "Industry Voice", a recipient of a PPAI Golden Pyramid, and has been named on ASI’s Hot List. She is the recipient of Supplier of the Year award through the Women’s Business Enterprise Council West, as nominated by Fortune 500 companies.

One thought on “A Book Synopsis I think I Can Live With…”

  1. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
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