Sadie Francis Skyheart

Comic. Screenwriter. Author.

It was January 1991. The first Gulf War had officially begun, and my small college campus was blanketed with a sobering silence. We were gathered for a required student assembly in a large auditorium, waiting to be bored. One of the professors, who had spent his recent sabbatical in Romania during their revolution, walked out onto the stage carrying the …

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One of the main characters in my upcoming book is a woman who stands up for her granddaughter, and breaks every rule about how a grandmother should behave. Her personality is a hybrid of my father’s mother and step-mother, but there is a lot of “Shirley MacLaine chutzpa” in this character too. Honestly, she is …

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Every year on January 20th, I pause and light a candle of remembrance because one of my classmates took his own life. It’s been 23 years. We were 17-18 years old. High school seniors. We had dreams and goals and plans. It was unthinkable, yet he did it. It is on days like today that I truly …

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