I applaud Peterson for combining her expertise in the field of mental health with her extraordinary talent for storytelling. — Shawn Verdin, LPC, LAC; Program Director – Behavioral Health Unit

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Twenty-Four Shadows  is critically acclaimed and recommended.


-Twenty-Four Shadows clearly establishes author Tanya J. Peterson as an impressively gifted novelist.- Twitter

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Bizarre encounters and behaviors lead family man Isaac Bittman to discover that his personality has splintered into alternate parts, thanks to the childhood trauma he’s repressed. Is his wife’s love strong enough for all of him? Learn more and order on Amazon (paperback and Kindle), Barnes and Noble (paperback and nook), and more.

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My other award winning mental-health-themed novels include Losing Elizabeth, Leave of Absence, and My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel.   PurchaseLinks circle for website 2

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HealthyPlace logoYou can also find me on HealthyPlace’s Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog; I’m a regular columnist and have new articles every Thursday. In addition, I write the feature article in the HealthyPlace weekly newsletter, and I’ve written dozens of other articles on various mental health/mental illness topics appear within the HealthyPlace website.

Have a minute or two? Check out these short previews of My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel and Leave of Absence. Then scroll down for book club information.

My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel

Leave of Absence