Sky Blue Synopsis
Twenty-two year old Eiko, a recent university graduate from Sapporo, is thrilled to be living on her own in the metropolis of Tokyo in 1993. Desiring to fulfill her personal dream of experiencing exciting, new adventures in the big city gave her the strength and courage to leave behind all that she knew and loved–the beauty of Hokkaido, her parents, and an older brother. However, at that time, she couldn’t have imagined the challenging adventures that lay ahead in her first year. In fact, the very core of her worldview would come head-to-head with life-changing results. Will Eiko survive and thrive in her new life in Tokyo? Or, will the disappointments and stress make her choose to return to Sapporo to live out her life? Sky Blue is the first book in a trilogy which follows Eiko’s story of courage, adventure, and faith.
Behind the Scenes of Sky Blue Trilogy
The Sky Blue Trilogy begins with the first book, Sky Blue, which I finished in 2014. In 2015, I met Kathi Macias at a Christian writer’s conference in Southern California. Little did I know then that God would use her mightily in His plan to get Sky Blue published. She was a keynote speaker at the conference that year in addition to teaching several seminars and doing consultations with attenders.
I was drawn to her after hearing her powerful testimony of how God has worked in her life through her gift of writing. As a newbie, I was all ears. I thought in the back of my mind that getting to know her better would be a gift from God.
Later, I went to the section of the book table where Kathi’s books were displayed. I had enough cash to purchase just one of her books. I picked up each one and looked through them. The were all eye-catching, but one book seemed to be saying, “Pick me! Pick me!” It was Red Ink from Kathi’s Extreme Devotion Series. Set in China, the main character goes through severe trials for her faith in Jesus. Through it all, God comforts her and leads her to trust in Him even more. In the end, God not only rewards her faith but makes sure that it has impacted those around her.
When I got the book autographed at the conference, Kathi invited me to send an email and tell her what I thought. Several weeks later I wrote her and told her that we had similar hearts. I listed several things that Red Ink and Sky Blue had in common. She responded by asking to read my manuscript. From that moment until now is such a miracle of God’s grace in my life. From a simple wish to get to know her better, God has provided a mentor and friend who has taught me so much. She is the one who suggested literary agent, Jim Hart, at Hartline Literary Agency to help find a path to publication. In the meantime, the Lord has helped me write book two, Clouds Grey. Both books will be published by White Glove in 2017. By fall of this year, the final book, Bamboo Green, will be published and the trilogy finished.
To God be the Glory, great things He has done!
[Kathi is an award-winning author of over fifty books. To learn more visit www.kathimacias.com]
[For more info about Jim Hart visit www.hartlineliterary.com/jim_hart.html]