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The year is 1974 . . .
This fascinating roman à clef takes us through one epic year in the life of 21-year-old Sandra Billings. While trying to eke out a living as an actress in L.A., she discovers the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle; and uses it as her GPS to navigate a torrid love affair, battle with demons of the past, and search for meaning and truth.
After consulting the oracle, Sandra places a fateful ad in the Los Angeles Times: Drama Student in Need of Rm and Brd in Exchange for Housekeeping. She encounters outrageous and inappropriate individuals before meeting . . . Emma, a wise and refined 80-year-old woman who becomes Sandra’s mentor and who ultimately changes the course of her life.
Interwoven throughout the deep, rich tapestry of this book are words of wisdom that illuminate Sandra’s spiritual quest and profound inner changes. The result is a stunning climax, where everything she has gained is challenged by a poignant and surprising twist of fate.
PUSHING UPWARD will strike a chord with a broad audience. For the elderly, it confirms their usefulness, reminding us of their importance and wisdom. For people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, it serves as a catalyst for processing their young adult experiences. For teens and new adults who are striving to maintain a sense of peace in the midst of mayhem, Pushing Upward may very well become . . . a powerful mirror.
Pushing Upward is a remarkable debut novel that will sweep you along on one woman’s unforgettable spiritual quest.
The year is 1974. While trying to eke out a living as an actress in L.A., 21-year-old Sandra Billings discovers the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle; and uses it as her GPS to navigate a torrid love affair, battle with demons of the past, and search for meaning and truth.
She places a fateful newspaper ad—Drama student in need of RM AND BRD in exchange for housekeeping—and encounters an assortment of outrageous and inappropriate individuals. But it is one unlikely stranger who will change the course of her life.
Events ultimately build to a stunning climax, where everything Sandra has gained is challenged by a poignant and surprising twist of fate . . .
About the Author
is an international speaker and workshop presenter. Known as the “metaphysical marketer,” she is also the founder of HolisticPR.com
. For more than 20 years, Andrea has supported entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and cultural creatives in understanding holistic/spiritual methodology, inspiring her readers and audiences to become initiated into the Science of Spiritual Marketing. Pushing Upward
is her breakout novel.
Websites: www.PushingUPward.com and www.HolisticPR.com