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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Leave of Absence Blog Tour


Leave of Absence, the Evocative New Book by Tanya J. Peterson, Unlocks the Pain, Struggle, and Triumph of Those Suffering from Mental Illness



Title: Leave of Absence
Author: Tanya J. Peterson
ISBN: 978-1-59299-883-8
Publisher: Inkwater Press
Pub date: 2013
Price: $17.95 e-Book: $2.99
Pages: 327
Availability: Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Inkwaterbooks.com, 
Powells.com, iTunes, Kobo.com


When Oliver Graham’s suicide attempt fails, he is admitted to Airhaven Behavioral Health Center. Unable to cope with the traumatic loss of his beloved wife and son, he finds a single thread of attachment to life in Penelope, a fellow patient wrestling with schizophrenia and its devastating impact on her once happy and successful life. They both struggle to discover a reason to live while Penelope’s fiance William strives to convince her that she is worth loving. As Oliver and Penelope try to achieve emotional stability, face others who have been part of their lives, and function in the “real world,” they discover that human connection may be reason enough to go on. Written with extraordinary perception into the thought processes of those grappling with mental illness, Leave of Absence is perfect for readers seeking a stirring depiction of grief, loss, and schizophrenia, as well as anyone who has ever experienced human suffering and healing.

About the Author

Tanya J. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, Master of Science in counseling, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been a teacher and a counselor in various settings, including a traditional high school and an alternative school for homeless and runaway adolescents, and she has volunteered her services in both schools and communities. Her previous titles include Losing Elizabeth, a young adult novel about an abusive relationship. To learn more, visit





1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenn!

    I know how busy you are right now. I really appreciate the fact that even though you didn't have time right now for a review, you wanted to participate in my tour and have an informational post about Leave of Absence. That was thoughtful. Thank you. (The post looks terrific, by the way.)

    Tanya

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