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Kimberly Packard

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A close encounter with a tornado during the final months of Elaina Adams’s doctoral studies jogs a lost memory to the surface. Desperate to relive the vision and find answers, the storm chaser continually puts her safety at risk by placing herself in the path of dangerous storms. Vortex is a story of family, love, identity and determination set against the thrilling backdrop of Tornado Alley.



Short Summary

Out collecting storm data, chaser Elaina Adams gets too close to a tornado, prompting a flashback of a repressed memory of her being found in debris as a small child. Her mother provides no answers, so Elaina is compelled to uncover her past while navigating a busy storm season.

In the final battle, Elaina realizes that another storm chaser, Tuck, is her biological father, and she witnessed him murdering her birth mother. After the storm clears, she realizes that she knows exactly who she is.


Oklahoma City, American plains, small towns, tornado alley, Gulf Shores, Ala., Atlanta

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Elaina Adams

Age: 26

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Decisive, Funny, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Selfless, Outspoken, Perseverance, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Seth Maddux

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Heartthrob, Sexy, Charming, Confident, Engaging, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Robert "Tuck" Tucker

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Greedy, Complex, Secretive, Villainous, Aggressive, Criminal, Desperate, Funny, Manipulative

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Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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