Sadie Francis Skyheart

Screenwriter & Author

Taking a little breather this month.

#100 Screenplays 2020 + books & movies:

I’ve read almost 90 scripts so far, almost to my goal! I’m continuing to take time to reflect, listen and learn from scripts, books, TV, and films that showcase LGBT, BIPOC, and all-abilities stories. Please check my social media for recommendations, and I’ll update the 100 screenplays list in mid-July.

Right now I’m reading “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. I highly recommend it. I loved the documentary of the same name. It left me feeling hopeful for the future. Next on my watch list: “Crip Camp” and “Disclosure” –both on Netflix.

Upcoming events:

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All July public appearances in Michigan are being closely monitored to comply with health and travel regulations. Please see events page for details.

Be sure to take some time for yourself,
~Sadie

June is normally a time when many people celebrate Father’s Day. But these days, nothing is normal. I had no idea when I wrote about “grieving what was normal” back in April that we’d still be wondering when things will feel stable again.

I’d love a hug from my dad right about now. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1999. But during these wild times we’re living in, I keep hearing his voice in my head. I teased him for being a Star Trek fan–he spoke Klingon and went to “Trekkie” conventions in the ’80s and ’90s. I just didn’t get it. To me, it was “just Sci-Fi” but then he explained his fandom to me.

He said he loved Star Trek because it embraces unity while celebrating diversity. It portrays various alien races with the common thread of understanding others without trying to make everyone the same. In Star Trek, unity doesn’t equal conformity. Let me repeat that.

UNITY DOESN’T EQUAL CONFORMITY.

This is 100% the thread of truth in my book, The Recollection of Trees, and its upcoming sequel, Blue Willow Witch. Conformity does not equal “normal” because that version of normal is an illusion.

I think that’s what we’re seeing now. A Great Awakening from layers of illusion that have oppressed too many people for too long. We’re seeing the oppressors fighting the uprising, because they don’t want to lose their positions of power. It is my deepest hope that true unity will spring up among those who’ve been oppressed–women, LGBTQ, indigenous, and all people of color–and we’ll see that LOVE WINS when enough of us stand our ground against those who seek to profit from suffering. LOVE WINS when we vote, both in elections and with our dollars every day.

Heart Space:

May’s inspirational message is about staying centered.
June’s inspirational message is about finding stability.

#100 Screenplays 2020

I’ve read over 80 scripts so far, over halfway to my goal! I’m taking time now to reflect, listen and learn from scripts, books, TV, and films that showcase LGBT and BIPOC stories. Please check my social media for recommendations that will follow, and I’ll update the 100 screenplays list as well.

Right now I’m reading “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. I highly recommend it. I honestly think it would be an excellent movie, and it should be required reading for high school.
I’ve recently watched “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” on Netflix. Heartbreaking, senseless, and a must-see. Make sure you have kleenex within reach. It’s the first of many I’ll be watching and/or reading.

Monthly writing prompt:

In May, I wrote 13 Ways to NOT Finish Your Novel (or Script). It’s pretty dorky.
For June, I’m taking a break from my usual writing prompt. Instead, I’m listening and learning, watching and reading.

Upcoming events:

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I’m participating in SUMMERWEEN CYBER SALE on instagram, which will benefit a great cause and features 13 small shops that sell Halloween-ish artsy stuff. I donated a signed book and three ebooks for prizes, so go check it out!

All May/June public appearances have been postponed, but there are some July events brewing so please check in.

Blessed Summer Solstice, Juneteenth, and Pride month to all,
~Sadie

It feels pretty surreal that I traveled to L.A. just six weeks ago. The stay-at-home order for Illinois has been in effect about three weeks now (I think?) and it seems we’ll be in this strange holding pattern for several more weeks at the least. I wish I could say APRIL FOOLS and everything would go back to whatever normal was for most of us. Unfortunately, this is our new unbelievable reality. For those who are new to working from home, I’ve attempted to write both funny and inspirational pieces this month to help your transition.

Heart Space:

This month’s inspirational message is about grieving what used to be normal.

#100 Screenplays 2020

I’ve read 66 scripts so far, over halfway to my goal! This month I’m reading about awesome character introductions. You can join me for free here.

#amreading awesome character intros with @sadiefskyheart #100Screenplays2020

Monthly writing prompt:

This month’s writing inspiration is a detour from my usual PITCH STORM™ writing prompt. Instead, I wrote the 10 Commandments for Writing at Home which will hopefully save a few of you from some embarassing moments.

Upcoming events:

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All public appearances have been postponed until further notice, but you can check my facebook page for upcoming Tea with Sadie live streams on Wednesdays.

Stay home, stay healthy, and stay weird!
~Sadie

ICYMI…I just posted the cover of my new book, BLUE WILLOW WITCH, the sequel to THE RECOLLECTION OF TREES.

If you missed it, you can still watch the reveal video
I tell a couple of funny stories and what it’s like to pitch to producers in Hollywood. Oh, and I give details on how to get an early copy of the sequel before it’s released!

THANK YOU to everyone who watched live, watched later, liked, shared, commented… it means so much!
~Sadie

Hey everyone! Since I had to reschedule this weekend’s appearances, I decided to reveal the cover ONLINE tomorrow night!

Please join me! We’re going to have tons of fun being socially distant together! LOL

March 13, 2020 – Cover Reveal Party 6:30-7:30 pm CDT- ONLINE
Be the first to see the cover and title of the sequel!
RSVP for FREE on facebook! Limited seats available.

P.S. Attendees will also get details on how to join my inner circle to get a FREE copy of the sequel before it’s released!

See you live on FB tomorrow night!
~Sadie

This month brings us St. Patty’s Day, Friday the 13th, and the Spring Equinox. Lately I’m enjoying synchronicity with the symbolism of peacocks, so be sure to check out my monthly Heart Space to read about it.

Heart Space:

This month’s inspirational message about infinite possibility comes from a PEACOCK.

#100 Screenplays 2020

I’ve read 49 scripts so far, almost halfway to my goal! This month I’m reading about superstitions and family issues. You can join me for free here.

#amreading scripts about superstitions & family issues with @sadiefskyheart #100Screenplays2020

Monthly writing prompt:

This month’s PITCH STORM™ writing prompt goes from campy comedy to bad thriller! Pretty sure this concept would get me thrown out of a producer’s office. LOL

Upcoming events:

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I’ll be signing books in Michigan this month, including a Friday the 13th sequel cover & title reveal party!

Blog Tour:

The blog tour will be daily features and guest posts all month long! Please watch facebook for the links to all the hosts.

This month #TheRecollectionOfTrees is on the #SilverDaggerBookTour ! #blogtour

Bonus:

Check out my Friday the 13th inspired list of superstitions!

Check out @sadiefskyheart ‘s fun list of 13 Superstitions! #Friday13th #Superstitions #13Superstitions

Hugs and Happy Spring!
~Sadie

It’s February already, so you know what that means? February 15th. One of two days that bleary-eyed writers emerge from their writing caves to celebrate 50% off Chocolate Day! (The other is November 1st, of course.)

#100 Screenplays 2020

I’ve read 31 scripts so far. This month I plan to finish reading all the Oscar contender scripts, and some of my favorite Rom-Coms. You can check my progress here.

#amreading all the #Oscar nominated #scripts with @sadiefskyheart https://sadiefrancisskyheart.com/100screenplays2020/ #100screenplays2020 #OscarNoms

Monthly writing prompt:

This month’s PITCH STORM™ prompt is so unreal!
A huge jock meets a demonic wishing well and wait until you see the “notes”!
You can read the silliness here.

Heart Space:

For inspiration, this month I made a list of my favorite rom-coms. Swoon!

#amreading @sadiefskyheart ‘s #top13 list of #moviesaboutLOVE quirky, funny, poignant, and a little dark. #romcoms

Upcoming events:

I’m planning some fun surprises while I’m back in Los Angeles this month. Follow my instagram to see photos, and subscribe to my email list for exclusive behind-the-scenes stuff that I won’t be posting anywhere else.

I’ll be signing books in Michigan next month, including a Friday the 13th sequel cover & title reveal party!

Freebies & promos:

This month #TheRecollectionOfTrees is on the #NewWitchInTown book list! #WitchesAreEverywhere

*I’m empowering myself and fellow authors through cross promotion of genre lists (on sale or for free). These promos are supposed to be appropriate for my audience–NO erotica, bully romance, or explicit cover art–however, I am not responsible for the content of other authors’ works. (P.S. I have a strict NO SPAM or sharing my email list policy, so NO worries.)

Good luck to all the Oscar nominees on February 9th!
Happy Day-after Valentine’s Day aka 50% off Chocolate Day, everyone!
~Sadie

Happy New Year and Happy #NationalScreenwritersDay!

I’ve decided my theme for this year is empowerment. Throughout 2020 I plan to post the following on a monthly basis:

Reading challenge:

An empowering way to improve my writing and a fun peek at the behind-the-scenes of the film industry. I’ll keep a log of scripts that I read each month toward a goal of #100Screenplays in 2020. I’ve already read 5 as part of the countdown to #NationalScreenwritersDay. You can follow me on twitter or check my progress here.

Writing Challenge:

Have you ever played the party game PITCH STORM? It’s made by the creators of the screenwriting software, Final Draft. It’s hilarious and I’m going to make it a fun monthly writing prompt. Follow me on twitter or read the silliness here.

Monthly inspiration:

An uplifting message of empowerment for personal growth. May include recommendations for a book, movie or TV show, musician, artist, additions to my spotify playlists, or anything else that might brighten your day. Here’s January’s Heart Space post.

Upcoming events:

I’ll include a link to books signings and appearances.

Occasional promotions:

I’m empowering myself and fellow authors through cross promotion of genre lists (on sale or for free). These links will be at the bottom of some of my posts. If you are interested, it will be a fun way to share my book with your friends, to find more authors like me.

January book promos are:
2020 Urban Fantasy & Suspense List -discounts & freebies
Portal to Fantasy – Freebies
Fantasy & Romance – Freebies
These promos are supposed to be appropriate for my audience–NO erotica, bully romance, or explicit cover art–however, I am not responsible for the content of other authors’ works. (P.S. I still have a strict NO SPAM and no sharing my email list policy, so NO worries.)

Good luck to all the nominees for the Golden Globes tonight!

Hey there! Don’t freak out! No worries, I haven’t started spamming you with sales alerts. I’m still the same ol’ low key writer! Please be sure you read this entire message because there are some pretty big non-sales announcements…

Genuinely just wanted to help anyone out who might be last minute shopping…this is for the YA fans on your list! My ebook is only $4.99 right now! Great for Hannukah, Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or birthday gifts.

HALF OFF ebook SALE!
Ends 12/24/19 11:59 pm CST

Or, if you’ve already got the book, please recommend it to friends!

Half off for the Holidays! #TheRecollectionOfTrees #YAbook https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081L9S8PL

And don’t forget to post and share your book selfies — one lucky person is going to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Book Selfie contest ends 12/31/19 11:59 pm CST

Tweet a photo of your ereader or paperback!

Have you read it yet? #BookSelfieTrees #AccidentalWitch #TheRecollectionOfTrees

As a THANK YOU to anyone who has read all the way to the end:
1. YES, there will be a sequel.
2. There will also be a cookbook.
3. Both book covers will be revealed Friday March 13, 2020.
4. I’ll also be launching a fun, FREE reading challenge on New Year’s Day.

Happy Holidays to all,
~Sadie