Diane Sherry Case
Liv and Skye have been best friends since pre-school. At sixteen, they are trying to make the leap from “Hello Kitty” to lace thong underwear. Skye is incredibly talented and beautiful and into everything she can find in her Mom’s medicine cabinet. Her parents don’t seem to care what she does. Her mother is an ex-model who parties all the time and her dad still travels with his punk-rock band, leaving Skye to look after her two little sisters – when she’s not hanging around with her homeless junkie boyfriend. Liv’s parents are feeling their way through a recent divorce, but everyone seems to be OK with it.
Then one day, all Liv has left is Skye’s journal – her thoughts, frustrations, hopes and fears, her colorful drawings – and a lot of anger. She decides to join her mom – an award-winning documentary filmmaker – on a trek across The Himalaya as she films the charity work of a Tibetan monk. It is a long and harrowing journey for Liv who takes Skye’s journal with her to read when no one else is around. Liv has so many questions. Will Skye’s journal give her the answers she needs to be able to let go?
Earth to Skye
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“Lyrical and moving.”
– Francesca Lia Block, author of “Weetzie Bat”
Veteran actress Diane Sherry Case (whose favorite role was Lana Lang in Superman, The Movie) is now a writer and filmmaker living in Santa Monica, California. Her short stories have been widely published and her first novel Elephant Milk won a best novel award in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and has been adapted for screen. As an alumni of the American Film Institute’s Directors Workshop for Women, she wrote and directed two short films, Spa-tel and Valentine’s Day, and more recently the 2016 television series House Poor. She also teaches a therapeutic writing program that she developed. Her book on the subject, Write For Recovery: Exercises for Heart, Mind and Spirit, will be published in 2017.
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