When It Rains...
was inspired from Marjorie Spoto's true-life experiences. Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou
Gehrig's Disease took both her mother and her grandfather.
It took three years to pen both script and novel, based on the
same story. The story stems from her own fears of having familial
The Film, slated to be directed by Charles Matthau (son of the
late Walter Matthau) and produced by Michael Meltzer and Solalysts
Studios. You can read her story by purchasing
the book online. Marjorie Spoto, aka Tootsie Weaver, is from Sweet Home, Oregon.
lives in Key West, FL with her husband Bob and her son Reno. She
also has a daughtr who living on her own.. An ALS Activist and
writer, she is currently working on the film
version of the story and her next book, The Treasure and Catherine,
Not So Great.