Wishbook by Lisa Penner-Dang | Script Revolution

Wishbook

After a serious car crash Frank Paradiso wakes in the housewares department of the iconic “Sears”department store on Christmas Eve, 1977. He must change the course of events to prevent his wife's future death.

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Wishbook is a romantic comedy, time travel, ghost story script that is written along the lines of “Lady in White”. It has a quirky, diverse cast, set in the Midwest.

When Frank’s wife was killed in a car accident, his life was turned upside down. After buying boxes of books at an estate sale for his used book store named “Wishbook,” Frank Paradiso loads up his 1977 van. Just as he is about to drive off, the man from the estate sale gives him a box of Wish Book Sears Catalogs. The last thing Frank remembers is driving away from the sale.
Adjusting the heat as it starts to snow, Frank swerves, avoiding hitting a deer and gets into a major van accident.
Frank wakes up in a girls bed display in Jefree Sloane’s housewares department on Christmas Eve,1977, the year Frank was born in the iconic “Sears” department store Jefree has no recollection that he knows Frank from the future.
Frank and Jefree decide that if he could only warn his wife of her impending accident, he can change the future. Being trapped in the past makes him very nostalgic. He remembers all of the endearing times he spent with his wife. After running into the perfume counter lady and realizing it’s his mother-in-law when she was young he faints and wakes up in the future. His wife is not only alive, but she is pregnant with their child.
I believe people will fall in love with the romantic, quirky, relatable characters, and the nostalgic trip back in time.

Submitted: May 29, 2021
Last Updated: March 2, 2022

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The Writer: Lisa Penner-Dang

I was born in Nebraska, but grew up all over the country. My greatest super power, is my imagination. In my 20's I lived in Hollywood at the Fleur Dis Lis off of Hollywood Blvd. I spent my days off watching back to back movies for hours in the theaters. I love to write original characters that are quirky, out of the norm, and celebrate diversity. I attended College in London England and Los Angeles. I graduated with a BA in Fashion Design & Merchandising. I have had over 200 jobs before I got into my career as a photo stylist for magazines and catalogs, working in the industry for 23 years in Los Angeles. I grew up all over the country. Living in Nebraska, Iowa, Connecticut, Indiana,... Go to bio

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