Earth to Skye, A New Young Adult Novel Casts Light On Friendship, Family, and Substance Abuse

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Earth to Skye, a new young adult novel deals with real-life challenges and bigger than life questions.

Earth to Skye

Told in a manner that is both endearing and revealing, Earth to Skye deals with real-life challenges and bigger than life questions. Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Liv, the novel takes the reader on a journey from high school to the mountains of the Himalaya as Liv finds ways to cope after she loses her best friend Skye to an opiate overdose.

Simply stated Earth to Skye is an excellent read for those seeking to encounter a world of friendship, loss, love and adventure, as Liv struggles with such hard questions as “What are we doing on this earth and why?” With a little help from her quirky filmmaker mom, a witty Tibetan monk, an abandoned infant, and Skye’s journal, Liv seeks to understand nothing less than the meaning of life itself.

Set in present day, the novel takes readers on a journey, both literally and spiritually, from Santa Monica, California to the Himalayan Mountains and back again.

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Liv and Skye have been best friends since pre-school. At sixteen, they are trying to make the leap from “Hello Kitty” to lace thong underwear. Skye is incredibly talented and beautiful, and into everything she can find in her Mom’s medicine cabinet. Her parents don’t seem to care what she does. Her mother is an ex-model who parties all the time, and her dad still travels with his punk-rock band, leaving Skye to look after her two little sisters – when she’s not hanging around with her homeless junkie boyfriend. Liv’s parents are feeling their way through a recent divorce, but everyone seems to be OK with it.

Then one day, all Liv has left is Skye’s journal – her thoughts, frustrations, hopes and fears, her colorful drawings – and a lot of anger. She decides to join her mom – an award-winning documentary filmmaker – on a trek across The Himalaya as she films the charity work of a Tibetan monk. It is a long and harrowing journey for Liv who takes Skye’s journal with her to read when no one else is around. Liv has so many questions. Will Skye’s journal give her the answers she needs to be able to let go?

Earth to Skye the movie, someday this wonderful novel may be on big screen. Check out this trailer to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE3ACvnjsHE

To read a free preview and purchase a copy of Earth to Skye visit https://www.elmgrovepublishing.com/earth-to-sky. Earth to Skye is also available in paperback from $15.99 at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Skye-Diane-Sherry-Case/dp/1943492239 .

About Diane Sherry Case
Veteran actress of film, stage and television, Diane Sherry Case (whose favorite role was Lana Lang in Superman, The Movie) is now a writer and filmmaker living in Santa Monica, California. Her first novel "Elephant Milk" won a best novel award in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and has been adapted for screen.

As an alumni of the American Film Institute’s Directors Workshop for Women, she wrote and directed two short films, Spa-tel and Valentine’s Day, and more recently, House Poor, a digital series on Amazon Prime. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has taught creative writing to incarcerated teens, private school girls and adults. Both her fiction and non-fiction titles have been widely published in anthologies and journals, as well as adapted to film. She also teaches a therapeutic writing program that she developed. Her book on the subject, "Write For Recovery: Exercises for Heart, Mind and Spirit", will be published in 2017. More about Diane Sherry Case and her work can be found at http://www.miraculousproductions.com.

Title: Earth to Sky
Author: Diane Sherry Case
Published by: ELM Grove Publishing
Published: November 2016
Genre: Teens and Young Adult/Literature & Fiction/alcohol & substance abuse/social & family issues
Paperback Print
Price: $ 15.99
Paperback ISBN 978-1-943492-22-0
Hardcover Print
Price $28.99
Hardcover ISBN 978-1-943492-23-7

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