Out of The Shadows

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Theresa Sederholt

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This is a journey into one man’s hell, with the hope that it will help others find the strength to be able to say, “I need help.”



Short Summary

Dane Johnson is in ICU praying for his son not to die. Dane has been hiding the fact that his wife has been abusing him and threatening to kill their son. His wife is in the next room fighting for her life. Dane is the only one left standing, so what got them to this point?

Dane faces the stigma that comes with a man being the victim of abuse. He decides to help others in his position. He is giving a voice to those who don't have one.


Ohio USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Dane Johnson

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Brady Johnson

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy,Heroic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Julie Johnson

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Criminal,Educated,Sarcastic,Villainous

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

This is a journey into one man’s hell, with the hope that it will help others find the strength to be able to say, “I need help.” There is a stigma that comes with domestic violence, especially if the man is being abused. Who does he turn to? Who would believe him? How does he protect his son? When he finally comes forward and shines a light on his situation will it be too late for his son? Dane Johnson was like every other man in his thirties except for one very big secret. One that, for him, was so horrific, he was determined to keep it hidden. He thought it would never see the light of day—that is until today. His fragile world has crumbled around him. The past is exposed for the world to see. Now the boy he tried so hard to keep safe might be gone forever.

About The Author

If you love Nutella… we’re already friends. I'm Theresa Sederholt, and I like writing. More than that, I love to tell stories. I write in multiple genres, but my heart, my passion, lies in writing stories that connect to those that have withstood dramatic personal experiences. I want to bring awareness and understanding by dealing with subject matter that is intimidating to navigate. On the flip side, I also like to whip up a steamy romance filled with suspense and sprinkled with mystery. Keeping you guessing with a twist here and there makes me happy. When I’m not writing, I’m cooking with my amazing husband, spoiling my dogs, or enjoying the rolling hills of North Carolina that are my backyard.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Theresa Sederholt

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available