C.J. has a heart for others. It's that heart that shines through in everything she does. To find out what she's up to, subscribe to her bi-weekly newsletter! To find out more about C.J., continue reading...
To find out more about C.J. coming to speak to your group, go to the SPEAKER page of this site. C.J is a multi award-winning author, podcaster, blogger, and publisher who knows how to relate well to folks of all ages.
Ten-Time Award-Winning Multi-Genre Author!
She has multiple series out. The Team A.N.G.E.L. Series books consist of: Grace Restored Series, The Holy Flame Trilogy, and the Divine Legacy Series for young adults and adults. The characters in the Team A.N.G.E.L. series crossover storylines. In these books, the spiritual realm crosses into the physical. Where there’s dark, there’s light. Where there are angels…there are demons. It’s an edge of your seat journey, that will have you holding onto the pages for dear life! The stand-alone book, Strength From Within, is also a part of this series, along with the Christmas novella: Christmas A.N.G.E.L.s! This full-immersion series is one you have to experience for yourself!
Her newest series dives into the world of Christian fiction SciFi: The Sands of Time Trilogy! An exciting Christian Fiction SciFi series! In the game of chess, there are moves & counter-moves. There can only be one victor. This series follows a group of teens with abilities as they go through the US to rescue their siblings. The challenger is their sadistic creator who has the money & power to win at any cost.
“While the stories are fiction, the journey is real.”
C.J. has a children's book series based on the real-life Adventures of Chief and Sarge! She and her husband (lovingly known as Super Hubby) take Chief (stuffed koala) and Sarge (stuffed monkey) on real-life adventures in order to share them with your little one! People have fallen in love with Chief and Sarge, as they follow along on these adventures on their social media and web page! Many have even taken advantage of photo opportunities with the little guys. Check them out under the tab on C.J.'s website with the same name.
The Adventures of Chief and Sarge: Every day is an adventure with these two!
Since publishing her first book, C.J. has had multiple successes, including:
- SEASONS OF CHANGE received 2nd place at the North Texas Book Festival – Adult Fiction category in 2016
- DIVINE LEGACY SERIES won 2019 TEXAS AUTHORS BEST CHRISTIAN FICTION SERIES for Texas Association of Authors
- ARMY RISING received 1st place at the North Texas Book Festival – Adult Fiction category 2019
- HEARTS UNITED received 3rd place at the North Texas Book Festival – Adult Fiction category 2019
- CHAINS BROKEN received 1st Place at the North Texas Book Festival - Adult Fiction category in 2020.
- STRENGTH FROM WITHIN won 2021 BEST CHRISTIAN FICTION for Texas Authors Institute (TAIH) Awards
- CRUISING won 2021 BEST CHILDREN'S TRAVEL BOOK for Texas Authors Institute (TAIH) Awards
- CRUISING won 3rd place at the North Texas Book Festival - Children's Book For Ages 6-12 in 2021.
- A DAY AT THE RACES: A LESSON IN FRIENDSHIP won an International Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Award in the Family Matters category in 2022.
- APPOINTED TIME won 1st Place at the North Texas Book Festival - Young Adult Category for 2022.
C.J.'s Amazon Author Page for her complete list of books
Journey to Fruitfulness is a couple's journey to fulfilling their dream. C.J. and Trevor (a.k.a. - Super Hubby) have five acres, which they are to converting to a fully-functional, self-sustaining farm. They've titled their home "Serenity Acres," and want to include you in their family's journey as they transform it into an incredible farm - complete with bees, ducks, an orchard, and a greenhouse with herbs, fruits, and vegetables!Follow their highs and lows; their successes and failures; and the many the lessons learned along the way in The Journey To Fruitfulness Blog!
These inspirational posts will bring you hope, and may give you a different perspective on how to apply your faith daily.
Shelf Life Blog - This world is full of many adventures! To C.J., there's nothing better than the adventure you can experience between the pages of a well written book! In this blog, she will share with you some great works that may take you on that journey you've been looking for! Each author is different. Don't be afraid to venture out and find some new reads today!
Also in this blog, she will take some time to talk to (interview) authors, and share some promotions! She will do her best to get a variety of different genres (minus erotica). When she posts reviews, She will add the Amazon link to the book for your convenience.
In addition, she is now a blogger for the Lone Start Literary Life Blog Tours! She is super excited about this opportunity to share many more works with you all through this platform! Happy Reading!
The Con Hour - C.J. is a co-host for a great podcast called The Con Hour! She joins fellow co-hosts Aimee Ravichandran, Lizzy Hedgehog, and El Airiachi, along with host GM Kelso! There will be everything from Artists, Actors, Authors, Musicians, Cosplayers and many more talents. These are live broadcasts! So, please sit back, enjoy the shows and let others know about it. No politics, just fun entertainment. Subscribe to The Con Hour today!
Book World: The Great Escape - Book World: The Great Escape is for authors, writers, and readers alike. This podcast is hosted by two authors, C.J. Peterson and Michael Scott Clifton. Both bring a different view of the author world into this podcast. There will be book reviews, author interviews, a specific writing topic, or even interviews with others from the publishing world. These may include, but are not limited to PR folks, artists, illustrators, blog tour coordinators, and more! Sit back and relax as you meet the two authors who will be taking you on a journey into the Book World: The Great Escape!
Click HERE to go to Book World: The Great Escape Podcast Page.
They formed this press for a couple reasons. The main reason was that they are in it to give authors a fair shot at publishing. They firmly believe in the theory that "we are all in this together."
Another reason is to put out quality books for readers. The experience of getting lost in a book is lacking in today's society. So, they put out books to spark the imagination for readers of all ages to enjoy!
To go directly to the Texas Sisters Press website.
See if C.J., and her sister, Author LM Mann will be appearing in your area, and go join in the fun!
These two lively sisters are entertaining to meet in person and a blast to be around, so come meet them for yourself at their book shows. When this fun-loving pair get together, just about anything can happen! See where they'll appear next below. Sometimes there is a special appearance of C.J.'s husband, Trevor, whom she affectionately calls, "Super Hubby." :)
While you're there, get a signed copy of C.J.'s books at special book show pricing!
To find out where they will be next, head over to the appearances page.
C.J. & Super Hubby (Trevor) are part of a cosplay group called Star Trek Pathfinder. C.J. plays "Lt. Comm. C.J. Peterson, Chief of Security, and Super Hubby plays "Dr. Dallas, Chief Medical Officer."
This is more than cosplay and going to Comic Cons! This group actually creates live-action story boards they nickname "meme-a-sodes." These meme-a-sodes are actual episodes where you can follow along.
Also, if you want to be a part of the action, be sure to follow their FB page and find out where they'll be next! You may appear in one of their meme-a-sodes!
The meme-a-sodes are in the Albums section under the Photos tab of the Star Trek Pathfinder FB Page! If you like what you see, give them a follow! You can all of their social media links under: @stpathfinder
"To explore beyond what we know, for the betterment of civilization."
Click on the Star Trek Pathfinder in this section to go to their FB Page.
To find out more about C.J. coming to speak to your group, go to the SPEAKER page of this site.
Some of the places she has spoken at include Indie Author Day at the Longview Public Library on Navigating The Indie Author World. She also spoke at the East Texas Writers Association twice on Social Media and Branding, as well as Tips And Tricks On Surviving The Author Life. She did a presentation on Creative Holiday Advertising with the authors of Texas Sisters Press, as well as the Through The Eyes of Authors Group. She also had the honor of speaking at the North Texas Writers Organization regarding: Sci-Fi & Fantasy : May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor, and she got to talk about Texas Sisters Press: The Small Press With A Big Heart. She enjoys being on author panels at various comic cons and book shows. See below for more details on these topics.With her bright personality, she uses humor to give balance to the heaviness or dryness of some topics, making them a little easier to digest.
Fill out the contact form below or go to the SPEAKER page and fill out the form there to have C.J. come speak to your group!
C.J. Peterson: Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Publisher, Speaker...and More!
"While The Stories Are Fiction, The Journey Is Real."
This live broadcast is on Wednesdays at 1PM CT! Don't miss a single episode, as they talk: books, writing, reviews, and enjoy interviews by authors, illustrators, comic artists, artists, publishers, promotors, and more! There may even be some live interviews with authors during book shows the duo attends!
Find out more about the Book World Podcast Show by clicking the button below to go to the page:
The Con Hour - C.J. is a co-host for a great podcast called The Con Hour! She joins fellow co-hosts Aimee Ravichandran and El Airiachi, along with host GM Kelso! There will be everything from Artists, Actors, Authors, Musicians, Cosplayers and many more talents. These are live broadcasts! So, please sit back, enjoy the shows and let others know about it. No politics, just fun entertainment. Subscribe to The Con Hour today!
About the Houston Writers Guild
The Houston Writers Guild is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization working to create a community of writers of all skill levels. Together we strive to improve our writing craft and help each other build successful careers through education, collaborative marketing efforts, and camaraderie.
The Guild offers a myriad of programs for both published and unpublished writers. It creates opportunities to build careers through networking, as well as, opportunities for author book sales throughout the Greater Houston area and neighboring communities. The Guild is also a place for hobbist authors to enjoy writing in a relaxed and fun environment.
About the North Texas Book Festival:
The North Texas Book Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation that was organized in 2000 by a group of individuals, led by children's author Lynn Sheffield Simmons, to help school and public libraries and literacy programs in the North Texas area. Since its beginning, more than $70,000 in grants has been awarded to deserving programs.