Leila Massey, a young L.A. screenwriter, is on the verge of hitting it big when she falls into the grip of drug and alcohol addiction. Her descent into the narcotic underbelly of the city leads her to a commune in the desert, a filthy room at the Chateau Marmont, and, eventually, rehab. Will Leila continue down the dark path of addiction? Or will she make it as a successful writer? Based on the author's own life, Liana Maeby's brilliant debut vel is raw and haunting, and simultaneously incredibly astute and humorous. South on Highland explores true identity and questions our culture's response to addiction and sensationalism.
Liana Maeby was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, where she attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Interview Magazine and the Village Voice. She has been featured in Best of Twitter lists on sites like the Huffington Post, Splitsider, and Mandatory.