"Cady McClain's MURDERING MY YOUTH will break your heart and scorch your soul. It will also leave you awed and inspired by the triumph of the human spirit. By fearlessly revealing the horrors of her upbringing - alcoholism, madness, sexual abuse, and that's just for starters - this supremely gifted young actress and filmmaker delivers a story of emotional survival that is raw, wild, and shocking, yet also dazzlingly funny. The lady went through hell and found the Light, and we are the better for it."
- Michael Logan, TV Guide Magazine
McClain spent five years writing her memoir Murdering My Youth to force herself to confront her life as a child actor struggling to survive within an alcoholic family system. The release of the book in 2014 was supported with a feature interview with Cameron Mathison on Entertainment Tonight.
For the screen, McClain co-wrote the film adaptation of Howard Meyer's original play Paint Made Flesh which is now being produced by Deborah Del Prete (p.g.a.) She also wrote her short films The World of Albert Fuh and Flip Fantasia.
Enjoying moving between mediums, she has also written two books of poetry (available on Blurb). Conversations with the Invisible was a Staff Pick. She has also written a full album of music called BlueGlitterFish, available on Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, and CDBaby.
Always interested in contributing to the wider conversation about topics ranging from women’s issues to national tragedies, McClain has additionally written and co-written articles on for The Good Men Project, HLNTV, Mic.com, and AND Magazine.