Posts Tagged: Tanya J Peterson

Feb 24
Books Ahoy!: Tanya J Peterson

Books Ahoy!: Tanya J Peterson

Books Ahoy! is a feature inspired by Entertainment Weekly‘s “Books of My Life” column. I wanted to go beyond the interview and ask authors (and even readers) about their favorite books. Reading is a personal, but shared experience and what a great way to know someone by asking them about the books that shaped their life. No author or reader was forced to walk the plank. I have a confession…I’ve had Tanya J. Peterson’s interview questions since October. As some of you know, my grandmother got sick in November and then died in December and I failed to post this during those months. Here it is and I apologize to Tanya for the lateness in posting these! I loved getting to know her better and hopefully you’ll find a book… Read more »

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Sep 22
Book Review: Tanya J Peterson’s My Life in a Nutshell

Book Review: Tanya J Peterson’s My Life in a Nutshell

Last May, I read and reviewed Tanya J. Peterson’s Leave of Absence and it became one of my favorite reads of 2013. When Peterson asked if I’d review My Life in a Nutshell, I couldn’t say no because she has a talent for writing characters struggling with a mental illness and making the reader understand their inner turmoil. We have good character development. Our main character is Brian Cunningham, a brilliant man who is a school janitor and suffers from anxiety. You’ll easily come to love him and your heart breaks when he’s put in certain situations he has no interest in. Then we have an adorable girl named Abigail Harris who unfortunately hasn’t had the best life. She suffers from abandonment issues and easily attaches to herself people and… Read more »

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Sep 02
Guest Post: My Characters Put Me Through the Emotional Wringer by Tanya J Peterson

Guest Post: My Characters Put Me Through the Emotional Wringer by Tanya J Peterson

I’m thrilled to welcome Tanya back to Lit, etc.! As some of you may recall, I adored Leave of Absence and when Tanya asked if I’d participate in the blog tour for her new release, I couldn’t say no. I asked Tanya about writing difficult topics and if your interested, you can read her previous guest post, in which she discusses writing about mental illness. My Characters Put Me Through the Emotional Wringer I absolutely love creating and writing stories. The best part is making characters. From the moment they take shape, they become part of me, and I spend as much time with them as I do with my family. Okay, probably more so. I’d ask that people refrain from telling my husband and children about this, but they… Read more »

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May 26
Guest Post: Novel With a Mission by Tanya J Peterson

Guest Post: Novel With a Mission by Tanya J Peterson

I’m really honored to have Tanya J. Peterson guest blogging today! She’s talking about Leave of Absence and what inspired her to write a novel about mental illness. I reviewed it here and I really hope Tanya’s guest post inspires you to check out Leave of Absence and hopefully read it. Novel with a Mission Jessica, I’d like to express to you and your readers how very pleased I am with your review. My happiness, though, is perhaps for a different reason than what people might assume. Of course, we all create things (writing, paintings or drawings, elaborate meals or desserts, craft items, quilts, clothing, etc.), and as human beings, we do want others to like our stuff. I do, too, of course, but I do realize that there are… Read more »

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