Because of Me (Paperback)
Full Feather Press, 9780989642880, 200pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
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Screenplay adaptation Because Of Me is a Nashville Film Festival Screenplay Contest Semi-finalist Drama Category.
A fatherless, Anna Hamilton a high-spirited child who is always speaking her mind whether anyone approves or not, wants to protect her mother Emily from any further heartache.
Emily, a woman of tremendous strength but not so good moral character was forced into an early life she had no control over; is caught in the middle Otis Weskler's advancements the saloon owner where Emily works, mother and daughter defend themselves and make split-decisions to use force by weapon which ends Otis' life.
Running from the Law, and leaving Texas for Independence, Missouri Anna changes her name to Fawn, and Emily to KC Callahan to outwit the Law or so they think.
KC (Emily) gives Fawn a diary to help her daughter's anxiety by writing her thoughts and emotions down, but this diary is the one piece of evidence that alters their reality in the end. Joining an all-woman wagon train, these other women have fraudulent or deceptive pasts and trying to reinvent their lives and hopefully find happiness.
Will the Law catch up with them?