Circa 1980's: 35 year old Lorna Hughes, Esq., is in a jam. She has hit her professional peak, her love life has taken a nose-dive, and all she wants to do is re-invent herself before it gets too late.
She decides to start a collective for musicians, artists, and writers, where they can live relatively rent-free. But this is no ordinary commune-type living arrangement! The renters have to be graduates in their field of study and have the determination to be successful.
Lorna finds a dilapidated motel in Heatherton County, Florida, and with the help of a new-found family, turns the sagging property around.
There are, however, a few unexpected potholes along the way.
Mafia, murder, Mexicans, and lesbians.
Oh, and a very hot, blue-eyed biker babe who blows into town unexpectedly and captures Lorna's heart (and other body parts) in her wake.
And what's with the friggin' pen?