Just Sam.

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Kristy Brown

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Sam never realized that the toughest match she'd ever play would be against life itself.


Young Adult,Romance,Family

Short Summary

All Sam dreams of is being the next big tennis champion. But when she suffers a great loss at a young age, she finds it hard to believe in herself. She becomes so scared of losing people that she hides her feelings to protect her heart. Will she ever let anyone close enough to truly love her?

Sam falls in love with the boy who has taught her how to let go of her anxieties. She plays a match that secures her future in tennis. Even though her mum has gone, Sam knows she's still with her.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions,,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Family, LGBT, Romance, Young Adult, Action, Comedy, Drama,

Main Character Details

Name: Samantha Jenkins

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Faithful, Modest, Selfless, Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Educated, Strong Moral Code, Gracious, Honorable, Secretive, Skillful, Beautiful, Complex, Perseverance, Underdog, Naive, Romantic, Clumsy, Empathetic, Funny, Insecure,Aspiring,Complex,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Modest,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Honorable,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Will Evans

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Romantic, Selfless, Beautiful, Gracious, Outspoken, Seductive, Decisive, Funny, Unapologetic, Modest, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Adventurous, Blunt, Engaging, Leader, Masculine, Sarcastic, Educated, Heartthrob, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Heroic, Honorable, Sexy, Skillful, Aspiring, Badass,Funny,Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Underdog,Masculine,Modest,Sexy,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Faithful,Heartthrob,Heroic,Romantic,Honorable,Insecure,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jade

Age: 16

Gender: LGBT

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Complex, Empathetic, Funny, Gracious, Honorable, Adventurous, Aspiring, Leader, Selfless, Engaging, Perseverance, Sexy, Skillful, Blunt, Crazy, Charming, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Beautiful, Educated, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Decisive,Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Funny,Sarcastic,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Scott Chase

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Funny, Heartthrob, Outspoken, Romantic, Aggressive, Aspiring, Sexy, Decisive, Perseverance, Skillful, Adventurous, Complex, Manipulative, Engaging, Secretive, Beautiful, Faithful, Masculine, Confident, Empathetic, Honorable, Leader, Seductive, Sophisticated, Charming, Educated,Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Charming,Complex,Masculine,Sexy,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Gracious,Romantic,Heartthrob,Sarcastic,Heroic,Secretive,Educated,Seductive,Honorable,Manipulative,Leader,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

A cross between The Kissing Booth and Pretty in Pink, this story shows a young girl who has her world torn apart when she loses her mother. Sam's dreams of becoming a pro tennis player are put on hold, as she stops believing in herself and trusting in life. When love, a boy who gets through his own problems by free-running, tries to break down her walls, will she trust her heart enough not to break? Each chapter ends in a point score system as Sam believes herself to be playing her toughest match yet against life itself.

About The Author

Kristy lives in the U.K. She has always written short stories and poetry. At eighteen she attended university to study acting, but her real passion has always been writing. So now she writes the kind of stories she would have wanted to read as teen. "Kiera's Quest-Awakenings" is Kristy's first ebook. There are four in the series, 'Sacrifices,' 'Perceptions,' and 'Choices.'( Muse It Up Publishing.) Her YA contemporary romance book, "Just Sam," Is available on Amazon in print & on Kindle, as is a Cinderella YA/NA retelling, "Cinderfella." "Summer's End," is the first in Kristy's YA Paranormal romance series, (July 2018 with Muse It Up Publishing.' Kristy is currently editing book two and writing book three of the trilogy.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Female leaning,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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