Native American Stories Guide Author’s Hand in New YA Novel

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Author Thérèse Pilon pens “Daughter of Skye”

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In her new young-adult novel “Daughter of Skye” (published by iUniverse, June 2012), Thérèse Pilon shares the story of a young heroine surviving in a strange new land, weaving in the culture and stories of Native American tradition.

“Daughter of Skye” tells the story of a young woman’s journey through time when she is thrust by a being known as the Other into a strange world ruled by deception and fear. In this new realm, Leah, the young woman who relies on her own memories and culture to survive, must overcome her fears of the supernatural and fantastic forces closing in around her as she struggles to save herself and her friends.

An excerpt from “Daughter of Skye”:

“He turned his head, listening to the wind while the runes surged restlessly beneath his skin. He did not need to look at them, for he was all too aware of what was happening. To him. To them. He had been so eager to garner more power that he had failed to see it. The gift the woman carried was not just the ability to shape shift. It was more. Much more. Both the woman and wolf had been chosen, even before their existing for this moment.”

Pilon believes that most readers will find something to connect with in “Daughter of Skye.” She says, “We all have a place we like to run to – to hide. What better place than the ethereal world of Leah and the Hunter?”

About the Author
Thérèse Pilon, born in Kingston, Ontario, grew up in a farming community nestled in the wilderness of Canada. She developed a deep respect for nature early in life, and this appreciation for living things has guided her hand in writing and her pursuit of the teachings of the Native American people, which inspired her to write “Son of Skye” and “Daughter of Skye.” Her poetry has won a Southeastern Ontario competition. Pilon lives on a horse ranch in Uxbridge, Ontario, with her husband, Dan, and sons, and she finds peace and satisfaction in practicing and respecting Native American and First Nation traditions.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.


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