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June 4, 2012
Pushing Upward Release: September 17th
Santa Monica, CA –– Andrea Adler announces her new work of fiction,
Winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival Award
Hay House, the leading publisher of best selling, spiritually themed books, will publish Pushing Upward September. 17th. Pushing Upward can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.com
Andrea Adler, proclaimed as the “Metaphysical Marketer,” and the founder of Holistic PR.com is an international speaker, workshop presenter, consultant and has authored three books on holistic marketing: PR for The Holistic Healer, Creating an Abundant Practice and The Science of Spiritual Marketing.
Pushing Upward is her breakout novel.
Pushing Upward is not a Bra. It’s a State of Mind!
Actually, it’s Andrea Adler’s Breakout novel and screenplay!
We’ll be hearing about them both on ACTORS E-CHAT!
SEPTEMBER 4th at 9:30 AM PAC
Author, Andrea Adler will appear on Actors: E-Chat, a Live, Interactive, Actors Entertainment Podcast, in affiliation with ORTC (On the Red Carpet.com) Box Office Mojo (an IMDB company), Deadline Hollywood;” Ed Magik TV, Entertainment News AP-RED with Jason Drew, KOLDCAST, and WTV Network.
Adler will be interviewed by founder Pepper Jay, of Pepper Jay Productions on
September 4, 2012 from 9:30 to 10:30 am
A Broadway and TV actress, a past member of The Groundlings and Café La Mama, a journalist, international speaker and founder of Holistic PR, Andrea Adler shifts gears and delivers a page-turner novel, Pushing Upward, winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival Award.
Released on September 17th by publishing leader Hay House, Pushing Upward takes us on a transformational ride through the eyes of 21-year, Sandra Billings, a struggling actress in 1970’s Hollywood. While trying to eke out a living as an actress, Sandra 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 an ad in the Los Angeles Times that transforms her life. Interwoven throughout the deep, rich tapestry of the 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 strikes a chord with a wide audience. For the elderly, it confirms their usefulness. For people in there thirties, forties and fifties, PUSHING UPWARD becomes a reminder and a catalyst for processing their young adult experiences. For teens and twenty-year olds who strive for independence, trying to digest their lives at full throttle; battling to maintain a sense of peace in the midst of mayhem, PUSHING UPWARD may very well become –– a powerful mirror.
Andrea Adler pulls from her diverse background (Broadway actress, journalist, international workshop presenter, founder of Holistic PR) in telling this story. PUSHING UPWARD taps into her memories as a new arrival to California, lost and floundering before finding the key that set her on her path. Fictionalized, fun, and yet fascinating, she touches on how we face our fears and grow.
Adler can discuss the myriad of topics from her novel, including facing your demons, spiritual pitfalls, the power of mentoring, history of the I Ching, why she used the oracle in her book to create a tapestry of 1974 ambiance, and how 2012 is much like the 70’s on steroids.
"Spiritual growth isn’t always pretty; the evolutionary process can be messy – which is why teens, young adults, and baby boomers will relate to Pushing Upward. We experience Sandra Billings journey toward her dreams, how she avoids traps, falls into them, slips back and finds the will to go on. In other words, Pushing Upward reflects our own journey and makes us braver too." — Gerald DiPego, Screenwriter for Phenomenon, Message in a Bottle, Instinct, The Forgotten and Sharkey’s Machine
“Pushing Upward brought up shocked and poignant recognition, as it rocked both my forty-three-year-old self and my five-year-old self. I found that when I took breaks from reading it, I treated my children differently. The best words of advice I ever read about parenting were: ‘Children may not always remember what you told them, but they will never forget how you made them feel.’ This book makes this point more eloquently than any work of fiction or nonfiction I’ve read. And the power of the book lies in Sandra’s triumph over her internalized demons. The lesson of the book is not in her brilliant debut with its glowing accolades, but in her life-affirming disciplined choices that allow her to grow, as a person and as an artist. I think this book should be read by any actress, and by any woman, and by any person.”
— Julie Novak, mother