Monday, May 13, 2013

The Dream Is A Reality!

MARK THIS DATE, May 13, 2013, the day it becomes official. After seven years, my dreams of being a published author are a reality--today! 

I'm sort of in a bit of a hazy, excited fog right now. I suppose I'm a lot like any author. I want readers. I want feedback. I want reviewers. I want validation. I, I, I... me, me, me... 

I've done all this "talking" 78,000 words worth. I've said it, written it and now it's there for consumption. SCARY! 

So here are the deets: 

Reaching is a sobering, real-life tale of trauma, brainwashing, and recovery

narrated by a gutsy and resilient heroine.

A turbulent childhood, complete with father's violent temper and mother's senseless apathy, her parents' divorce, and relocation with her mother and siblings to Hawaii, where she experiences racism and the violence of a stepfather who considers Grace and her siblings an intrusion into his life, sets the stage for this incredible real-life tale of abuse, brainwashing, and ~ ultimately ~ the long journey to recovery.

At nineteen, Peterson marries her high school sweetheart and experiences love for the first time. Seeking a remedy from what she perceives as spiritual oppression, she enlists the help of Brock, a charismatic exorcist and cult expert. Shocked by his findings, she tumbles into a world of esoteric rituals, Luciferian doctrines and New World Order conspiracies.

Set in Hawaii and Oregon, this gripping narrative illustrates how children adapt to a hostile environment and stumble into adulthood while misreading their untreated traumas. And by searching for answers, can become prey to unscrupulous charlatans who heap more damage onto an already wounded soul.

To purchase Reaching, click on the tab above titled, "Buy My Book." And please let me know what you think. I'd like to have a dialog about the topics I write about.

Now, I'm going to get up and do the happy dance.


  1. I am so excited for you. The day I see you, I'll join you in a happy dance. Congratulations, Grace. Can't wait to see it on the best seller.

  2. Sold! I just bought a copy on Amazon. I am so proud of you Ms. Gracie, you are amazing! Congratulations on an accomplishment that is truly one of the hardest to ever achieve! We need to celebrate!

  3. Congratulations on your dream come true, Grace!

  4. Congratulations! Enjoy this feeling for as long as possible! You've earned the right to celebrate!

  5. I've got the happy dance going!! I'm so happy for you, Grace. Congratulations!

    I just bought a copy for my Nook. A book authored by you is sitting on my Nook. I'm so excited!

  6. Congratulations! I will definitely get your book and leave a glowing review! You must still be happy dancing!

    Isn't it incredible to be published after nurturing a book for so many years! Wishing you the best!

  7. You did it, my friend and I'm happy dancing with you! I'm up next. I can't imagine how that part will feel. :) Celebrate Grace. You deserve it All!

  8. Many hugs and congrats to you dear Grace for this monumental event in your life.

    At this time, I added your book to 'my wish list'. I look forward to reading it and giving a review. Bless your heart for sharing your life. May others be inspired and healed as they read your book.

    Love and hugs to you,


  9. That is soooooooo exciting and I'm so happy for you! YAY!!!

  10. I do so wish I could be on the other side of the continent to do the happy dance with you. In the garden, of course. You did it, you did it, you did it, it's done!

    And it sure does sound interesting. Can't wait to read it. But already I am asking, with such a background, how did you manage to turn out so wonderful?

    Congratulations again and again and again.

  11. Congratulations Grace! I know well how you are feeling...very accomplished as well you should be. It is triumph over adversity, the very best kind...the whole world will know you succeeded! Happy dance...happy dance...happy dance!!!!

  12. Congratulations, my friend! I am in awe of you and your ability to put your feelings into words. Well done!

  13. I'm so happy for you and proud of you. Before I click on Amazon, is there any way I can get a signed copy?

  14. Thanks for your note, Grace. I will go ahead and purchase a copy. Perhaps one day we will meet and I can get it signed in person. I very mush hope so.

  15. This is so cool!
    I just purchased your book on Amazon!

  16. Just got it on my Kindle and will start reading it tonight. I can't wait, wish I did not have so many errands to attend to this afternoon because I just want to put everything on the back burner and read now.
    I am so excited and happy for you Grace and I can just feel your enthusiasm as you wrote this post.


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