Welcome to week six of my summer feature, the Summer of Indie Author Features! I can hardly believe we're actually at the 6th author, time is really flying by!
Take advantage of this awesome event! This is a great opportunity to discover some books that may not have been on your radar before. Who knows, you could find you next favorite author or book! There are 13 books and authors for you to discover all summer long!
This week meet Tanya J. Peterson and watch the trailer for her featured book Leave of Absence! Enjoy!
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Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to win 1 of 2 paperback copies of Tanya's book, Leave of Absence.
Synopsis: “Each substance of a grief has twenty shadows.” -- William Shakespeare
Hollywood has stereotyped the schizophrenic. Prepare for your perceptions to be shattered. Penelope Baker grapples with schizophrenia. She has suffered losses, and her grief has deep and numerous shadows. Oliver Graham, utterly bereft, wrestles with guilt. He has suffered losses, and his grief has deep and numerous shadows. Leave of Absence unveils the complexity—and the humanity—underlying psychological struggles.
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’s 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 dealing with mental illness, Leave of Absence is perfect for readers seeking an empathic depiction of grief, loss, and schizophrenia. It has a place in the classrooms of counselor-educators, among support groups for those with mental illness and for their caregivers, and in the home of anyone who has ever experienced human suffering and healing.
Giveaway time! Enter to win 1 of 2 paperback copies of Tanya's book, Leave of Absence
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-You MUST be at least 18 years old to enter.
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DISCLOSURE : This giveaway is sponsored by the author..