"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. She had no ghost writer. The release of the book on Amazon 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.) In 2021, the screenplay made The Short List at Barnstorm Fest 2021, and was a Semi-Finalist in the Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2021 and a quarterfinalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2021.
She also wrote the short films The World of Albert Fuh, Flip Fantasia, as well as her documentary Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and has ghost written on several feature films.
She has also written two books of poetry (available on Blurb) with Conversations with the Invisible earning the title of "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.