C.J. Peterson is an eighteen-year veteran youth leader, a published author since 2012, and knows how to relate well to folks of all ages. Her bright spirit and personality shine through as she shares her various passions and heart. C.J. brings to life not only her world of writing and being a youth leader, but also shares portions of her abuse-survival past, and how that has shaped her in order to help others.
Recently, she has had a number of successes! SEASONS OF CHANGE received SECOND PLACE in the "Adult Fiction" category in 2016 for the North Texas Book Festival. Also, ARMY RISING received FIRST PLACE in the "Adult Fiction" category for 2019 at the North Texas Book Festival. In addition, HEARTS UNITED received THIRD PLACE in the "Adult Fiction" category for the North Texas Book Festival as well. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!
To find out where she will be appearing in your area, head over to the appearance page: https://cjpetersonwrites.com/appearances
She has spoken at Indie Author Day of the Longview Public Library on being an Indie Author, and at the East Texas Writers Association on Social Media and branding. She has also spoken at a youth group in East Texas, sharing her testimony of being a domestic violence survivor.
With her bright personality, she uses humor to give balance to the heaviness of some topics, making them a little easier to digest...yet keeps the gravity of those situations in tact.
Contact C.J. via email to come speak with your group.
"C.J. Peterson was a joy to have on our panel for Indie Author Day in 2017. C.J. spoke with such passion about her books and the countless people that read them. It was such a pleasure to hear her speak about her writing process and what inspires her everyday to continue writing. We were so happy to have her join us and are looking forward to having her again to speak on recent and future projects."
Technical and Digital Services Supervisor
Longview Public Library
"Author C.J. Peterson dazzled at our East Texas Writers Association June 2018 meeting. Her knowledge of managing social media was evident as she talked about hashtags, how to use Hootsuite to manage multiple social sites, and how to revive old blog posts. The meeting was flooded with questions from the members. We will certainly keep her in mind for a speaking spot next year. She really has it down to a fine science!"
President of ETWA - Patty Wiseman
A few years ago, C.J. sat down with a youth group of around forty, and poured out her heart as a domestic violence survivor in a unique and inspirational way.
Many people face domestic every day. Those who do not, do not always understand the violence (verbally and/or physically) that a person faces at the hands of someone who is supposed to love them.
Allow her to help your group walk in the shoes of someone who faced domestic violence, and is a survivor.
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
"While the stories are fiction, the journey is real."
CJ Peterson has written a collection of books that have inspiration and adventures. Rox Burkey interivews CJ in this episode of Indie Beacon Radio.
Had a blast with this crew in my interview with Author Talk! Take some time to sit back and enjoy! You'll get a few good laughs, and you may find out some stuff about me you didn't know! 😉
After the interview, head on over to their FB page to get to know some other authors: https://bit.ly/2SAzwFc
Check out this great video, and then head over to the Dallas Geek website (https://www.dallasgeekofficial.com). Join in the conversations they've had with a myriad of characters!