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Alibi's Ghosts

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Alibi's Ghosts, The Larger-Than-Life Small World of a Medium's Daughter
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The eleven-year-old daughter of a psychic medium solves mysteries by playing ghostly charades with the deceased loved ones of her mother’s clients.
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Alexandra ‘Alibi’ Vernon is the eleven-year-old daughter of a psychic medium whose behavior is repeatedly influenced by kids from the Other Side. While she doesn’t like getting blamed for the problematic situations the ghosts put her in, smart, quirky, and good-natured Alibi can’t help finding their shenanigans intriguing, and quickly makes it her personal challenge to understand their mysterious clues.

The pilot episode takes place during the summer at Alibi’s home, an old, two-story, fixer-upper that her father had hoped to remodel and sell one day. Mrs. Vernon, an otherwise normal stay-at-home mom, is fairly new to medium work and only schedules psychic readings occasionally. However, this particular week, she schedules five readings, five days in a row, and soon Alibi suspects that each client’s loved one is connected in a way that she and her mother don’t quite yet understand.

During future episodes, each loved one from the Other Side will present a mysterious clue for Alibi to unravel. With a bit of ghostly charade playing, lots of trouble dodging, and the help of her deceased relatives: goodhearted Grandpa Edgar and prank playing Cousin Kyle, along with her living but scaredy-cat best friend, Daisy, Alibi is able to solve the mystery and help all five grieving parents simultaneously in the season finale.

Possible future seasons can feature Alibi, Daisy, and Mrs. Vernon traveling to new locations such as historical landmarks, haunted mansions, and beach vacations, where Mrs. Vernon schedules a group reading, each of which includes a mystery subplot involving the participants that will be solved at the end of the season.

Submitted: September 30, 2016
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The Writer: Linda Hullinger

Linda Hullinger is an award-winning screenwriter and published author who has written thirteen short screenplays, three feature screenplays and two TV pilots. She’s had short stories, articles, and essays traditionally published in magazines such as Woman’s World, Over My Dead Body, Dogwood Tales, Emporium Gazette, and Night Visions. In 2012, she won two Hallmark writing contests in which her essays were published in their anthology. That same year, she published two middle-grade novels and several short story collections. She has been a guest speaker at LSU, UNO, and St. James Retirement Center on short story writing. Currently, she is working on adapting her short stories and middle-grade... Go to bio

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