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.