New Indie Book Release:
Leave of Absence - Tanya J. Peterson -
Contemporary Fiction / Literary Fiction (April 2013 - 327 pages)
- "[...] What a valuable tool for teachers, students, and families! LEAVE OF ABSENCE is a well researched and constructed novel that depicts how mental illness impacts a human life and those surrounding them. Tanya Peterson has created characters who are authentic and provide the reader with a deeper empathetic understanding of the roots of mental illness. You will be touched and perhaps even shed a tear." - Reader Review
About the Book
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Oliver Graham is utterly bereft and laden with guilt in the aftermath of the traumatic deaths of his wife and son. He struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and complicated mourning. Penelope Baker wrestles with Schizophrenia and the devastating impact it has had on her once happy and successful life.
Believing she is no longer loveable, she thinks the only thing she has left to give to her fiancée William is his freedom. Oliver and Penelope form a deep friendship that might be the key to their recovery.
Readers join them on their tumultuous journey through pain, struggle, and triumphs.
About the Author
|Author Tanya J. Peterson|
She has a mental health blog (“Musings of a Mental Health Writer”) on her website which has been recognized and accepted by the Mental Health Writers’ Guild.
In addition to Leave of Absence, she has published Losing Elizabeth, a young adult novel about an abusive relationship, Challenge!, a short story about a person who finds the confidence to overcome criticism and achieve a goal, and a book review of Linley and Joseph’s Positive Therapy: A Meta-Theory for Positive Psychological Practice that appeared in Counseling Today, the national publication of the American Counseling Association.