Seven year old Laurie and her two friends, Butch and Hootie, are doing the best they can to survive in the projects of Aliso Village. Set in Los Angeles near the end of WWII. Laurie's parents are alcoholics and cheating the welfare system. Her mother can't or won't protect her daughter from the sexual attacks of her father. Butch and Hootie's mother works in a dime store during the day and brings sailors home at night to supplement her income. The children go down town to find work and instead, end up robbing the largest bank in Los Angeles. We see how the system cant protect its' smallest victims. The fear of trying to survive the poverty of the street drives each character. Some just fall through the cracks and others survive in spite of the odds against them. The screen manuscript of Between The Cracks was awarded Horable Mention (25th position) over 17,000 entries in the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.
Janice Spielberger is the author of San Antonio Anxiety as well as several other novels, short stories and scripts for television and movies. She is currently working on a novel called For Many A Long Day. She is a mother of two and Lives in San Antonio with her husband Rudi