Exactly one month ago, I boarded a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was overbooked. When I waited at the gate, an airline attendant offered me a $500 voucher to not take the flight. I considered it. I've never left home in my life.
As my good friend and "sister from another mother," Beth Broderick, wrote in her current blog, we joined forces with a team of talented women, including her own sister Laura, to make a movie: Fly Away.
There was another woman behind the scenes with us who is a part of the larger sisterhood and also my blood. Laura Broderick was our autism consultant, and she was a great asset to the film. She is also my greatest supporter, my biggest defender and my best friend.
Fly Away is an intimate story about a divorced mother with a 16-year-old autistic daughter, and although it is set in a quiet suburban neighborhood, it has -- in its own way -- as many twists and turns as a good thriller.