Robin’s adaptation screenplay, Because Of Me was a Semi-finalist in the Nashville Screenplay Contest Drama category.
In the untamed west of 1853, Texas; a mother and daughter become accidental murderers. Emily Hamilton a woman of tremendous strength but not so good moral character was forced into an early life no one could have ever envisioned for a girl of fourteen and sold by her parents to the highest bidder to feed her younger siblings. Now with a daughter of her own, she struggles to protect her daughter Anna from the same lifestyle after attacked by a man three times her size.
Anna comes to her mother’s rescue when the two adults fight for control of Emily’s derringer. Grabbing a pistol off the floor, and without Emily’s knowledge or consent; Anna becomes her attacker’s accidental murder when synchronicity plays a part when Emily also fires her derringer.
Remaining silent about their involvement, Anna and Emily run from the Law. Leaving Texas for Independence, Missouri they join an all-woman wagon train – where all of the women are keeping some type of fraudulent or deceptive past to reinvent themselves and find happiness.
By changing their identity to outwit the law or so they think, Anna becomes Fawn Callahan, and Emily is KC Callahan. Even so, Fawn’s growing confusion over keeping constant secrets, plus KC’s drinking; causes riffs between mother and daughter to the point of both pulling away. To help her daughter’s anxiety, KC gives Fawn a diary to write her thoughts down hoping this will help; but this diary may be the one piece of evidence that alters their reality in the end.