Weenie Kleegan

Hamlin Tallent sandtallent@aol.com 1306702479419


1960s & '70s

Hamlin Tallent

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Weenie Kleegan is the story of a smart but unconfident boy from a small town who joins naval aviation and goes to war.


Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Historical Fiction, War

Short Summary

Weenie graduates from college but is unsure what he wants to do. He joins the navy and gradually develops confidence and a sense of who he is.

Weenie almost dies due to gunshot wounds he receives protecting some kids. He has a vision of heaven that brings closure with his beloved Jane but causes him to question the meaning of life.


Middle America, Florida, San Diego, Vietnam, The Philippines, Hawaii

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Weenie Kleegan

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Funny, Gracious, Insecure, Romantic, Charming, Clumsy, Educated, Aspiring, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Raoul Hungus

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Educated, Funny, Outspoken, Adventurous, Decisive, Charming, Engaging, Narcissistic, Patriotic, Sexy, Skillful, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Grandpa Two Bears

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic, Engaging, Funny, Leader, Masculine, Patriotic, Unapologetic, Decisive, Educated, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Cotton Crosby

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine, Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Decisive, Educated, Engaging, Honorable, Underdog, Aspiring, Leader, Patriotic, Perseverance

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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