HAPPY FALL READING!!!
Autumn. My favorite time of year. Take the leaves for example: they’re a visual treat, the delight the ears as they crunch beneath feet, and they smell fresh and earthy. The leaves alone are enough to make me love the season, but there’s so much more. For example, this is a great time of year for making cider, grabbing a blanket, and cozying up with a great book. Perhaps Leave of Absence! (“Leave,” not “leaves,” although that would be nice, too.)
Speaking of Leave of Absence, it has received wonderful reviews from the mental health arena and the literary world alike.
* It was reviewed by Caroline Comeaux Lee with Psych Central. She called it “eye-opening and beautiful” and calls it “an inside view into the thoughts and feelings of people affected by mental illness.”
* “Overall, it is certainly one of the best reads I have read in a long time, and I highly recommend it to readers of any genre who simply love to read, whether just for entertainment purposes or for more,” says Ije Kanu, the Literary Fiction Editor with Bella Online (The Voice of Women).
* Grady Harp with Literary Aficionado also reviewed it. He said, “Few writers have been able to express so sensitively the variations of thought processes that assault patients who are suffering from degrees of mental illness. Peterson creates a solid novel here but she also opens doors of understanding so rarely provided for the general public. Highly recommended.”
The second week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. In honor of this, I will be giving presentations and readings. Details are on the Events and Interviews page of this website.
Leave of Absence Book Trailer“If you only read one book this year, it HAS to be Leave of Absence.” — Jessica (Literary, Etc)