Sixteen year old Josh Kelly scores a number one bestseller on his first try. He soon forgets the many people involved in the process. He loves the publicity, but Josh's childhood friend Becky is the catalyst for his best ideas — she's forgotten while Josh takes the glory.
Synopsis:LOG LINE: He's the overnight sensation of the literary world: sixteen year old Josh Kelly scores a number one bestseller on his first try. He achieves his success "single-handedly," of course, soon forgetting the many people involved in the process, including his hard-driving father; he loves the publicity his son's success brings to his financially troubled company. Josh's childhood friend Becky is the catalyst for his best ideas, but she too is forgotten while young Josh basks in his sudden glory. Pondering his next project, Josh abandons the "light fantasy" theme of his first book for one darker and more violent. Josh researches rebel violence in Zaire as a theme for his next story, but when he gets there, life holds more surprises than he's prepared for; his father's accountant flees with all of his money (including that from Josh's book), stranding Josh in the jungle; then he's schooled in storytelling by a tribal elder and comes face-to-face with bloody violence. All of this gives Josh a brand-new perspective and experience which he must apply in order to survive. Circumventing a deadly clash between army and rebels, Josh discovers the true power of storytelling, and most importantly, appreciating those who help you tell them.