Cover Reveal! My Life in a Nutshell by Tanya J. Peterson

I'm so pleased to be part of the blog tour for Tanya Peterson's new novel, My Life in a Nutshell.  I loved her last novel, Leave of Absence and if you haven't read it you can find it here
Without further ado here is the beautiful and mysterious cover of My Life in a Nutshell.

Doesn't it make you want to read it? You won't be able to resist after this teaser trailer.

A brilliant and talented man crippled by extreme anxiety and panic attacks, Brian Cunningham has carefully crafted his world so that his interactions with others are severely limited. Although incapable of changing his situation, he discovers that, somehow, he is the only person seven-year old Abigail Cunningham can trust. Having bounced from one foster home to another, she has unexpectedly come to live with a childless aunt and uncle she has never known. For very different reasons, both Brian and Abigail are trapped in emotionally and socially isolated lives. Can they learn from each other?

I have this book in my hands right now and I am itching to get started with it with a glass of wine and some chocolate of course. My review will follow soon.
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Meet the author and read why she is qualified to write books on this subject.

 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. Peterson is an active volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), including acting as a co-facilitator of the Connection support group as well as the secretary of the board of directors of her local NAMI chapter. She is a regular columnist for the Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog on
She draws on her life experience on both sides of the couch (counselor and client) to write stories about the psychological aspect of the human condition, specifically mental illness and the impact it has on human beings. Her goal is to use writing and speaking to change the way the world thinks about mental illness and the people who live with it.
Peterson believes that fiction is a powerful vehicle for teaching fact. Further, she knows that people empathize with characters in novels, and commonly they transfer their empathy to real-life human beings. To that end, she has published Leave of Absence, My Life in a Nutshell, and the YA novel Losing Elizabeth.  Additionally, she has published 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.


  1. Amazing cover and it sounds like a compelling read.


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