Borrowing A Moose Head from Cole Porter

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1980s & '90s

G. Lloyd Helm

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"Borrowing a Moose Head..." is a story about a military family stationed at a mid-west Air Force Base, and the trials they face there, including drugs, legal trouble, weather and simply life.


Family, Melodrama, Historical Fiction, Religious, War, Young Adult, Romance, Drama,

Short Summary

In our time as members of the U.S. Air Force we had lived in many places and gone through many things, but the middle of America was supposed to be home. It wasn't. We met hostility, violence, drugs and death.


Set in north central Indiana near Peru/ Kokomo

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Jack Wells is a not terribly successful novelist who is married to a US Air Force Tech Sergeant. They are a reversed couple in that Kathleen is the military member and Jack has become the house keeper, child minder. He is trying to be a good father to his two sons who are almost grown.

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Kathleen Wells, AF Tech Sergeant/wife

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Skillful, Complex, Empathetic, Flexible, Honorable, Naive, Patriotic, Religious, Adventurous, Beautiful, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Mitch Wells--Teen age son. Strong, brave, Young, adventurous. Has lived all over the world since he was a toddler so he is pretty sophisticated.

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Complex, Confident, Funny, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Deuce Wells-- Eldest son

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Honorable, Adventurous, Educated, Faithful, Heroic, Patriotic, Sophisticated

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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