FIVE DAYS is the story of Alexa, whose life is unfolding exactly according to plan. She is a successful and responsible wife, mother and entrepreneur and has convinced herself that while she may not be completely happy, she is happy enough. Yet when she meets Trey, he awakens a passionate part of her that she forgot was even there, and she is faced with an agonizing choice between what she knows is right and what makes her feel alive.
Like many of us, Alexa wants things to be neat and clean, straightforward and clear. FIVE DAYS is about what you do when you are brought face to face with the messy, complicated parts of life and yourself. It’s about gaining awareness of blindspots—seeing things as they are, not how we want them to be—then integrating that knowledge and moving forward to live the most authentic life we can.
It’s a story of loyalty, loss, and longing. It explores friendship, racism, grief and resilience, while continually circling back to the central forbidden love story between Alexa and Trey and the question of whether they can find a way to be together, whether a choice can possibly be good for her if it’s bad for the people she loves.
All I Know
Kai Martin is a feisty, spirited girl who has loved Josh Tyler since before she can remember. ALL I KNOW captures the joy and pain of their two intertwined families as they struggle with depression, loss, addiction, and abuse over several decades. Kai and Josh support each other through a series of hard times when they are young, sharing a bond that eventually grows into adult love. Yet wounds and baggage from their first families are difficult to overcome, and circumstances arise that threaten to tear them apart. Kai’s relationships with her twin brother, her parents, and her closest friends enrich and expand the story. Yet for Kai, it always circles back to Josh and the question of whether they will find a way to be together.
This is a story about strength and resilience, rising from devastation to build and rebuild a life, over and over again. It also explores the heartbreaking truth that as much as we try to help the people we love, we can only truly save ourselves.