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...
C.J. Peterson is a four-time award-winning author. She has been published 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 as an author, blogger, and now a podcaster! C.J. brings to life not only her world of writing and being a former youth leader for eighteen years, 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. Also, the DIVINE LEGACY SERIES won 2019 TEXAS AUTHORS BEST CHRISTIAN FICTION SERIES for Texas Association of Authors.
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 have purchased a five-acre home, which they wish to convert to a fully functional farm.
They've titled their new home "Serenity Acres," and wanted to include you in their family's journey as they take five acres, and transform it into a self-sustaining 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!
These inspirational posts will bring you hope, and may give you a different perspective on how to apply your faith daily.
To go directly to C.J.'s blog page:
C.J.'s Podcast launched on 14FEB2020!! We are really excited about this, as it will be a way for people to share their passions with others. Everyone has a story, and from that story may be where their passions reside. It is that passion which drives them. Whether it be writing, drawing, animals, nature, photography, or even a passion for people or a charity, it is that passion that fires them up, and propels them to do great things.
Take a listen. You may find your new passion among her guests!
The Journey Is Real Podcast
"Real People. Real Passions. Real Heart."
For the full list of landing pages for the platforms available and to find all of the episodes, go directly to her podcast page:
See if C.J., and her sister, Author LM Mann ( https://mannwrites.com ) 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: https://cjpetersonwrites.com/appearances
C.J. 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 by filling out the form below this section.
"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."
Had a blast with this crew on Author Talk. They talk about the relaunch of the Grace Restored Series, Holy Flame Trilogy, and Divine Legacy Series, as well as the soon-to-be release of the first Chief and Sarge book!
They also talk about Texas Sisters Press - owned and operated by C.J. Peterson & LM Mann!
Author Talk is a weekly show on Monday mornings at 10AM CT on FB:
Arlene Gale has a deep-diving podcast that explores the stories of others. In this interview, she talks to C.J. Peterson. It is an inspirational, mindset-challenging interview that will leave you thinking. To find more podcast interviews by Arlene Gale, head over to her website: https://arlenegale.com/podcast/
This podcast conducts candid and insightful interviews with Christian Independent Authors. Ever wanted to know what your favorite authors favorite food is. Want to know what your favorite author does in his/her spare time. You'll find the answer here: https://anchor.fm/russell-sherrard
SIX YEARS...THREE SERIES...TWELVE BOOKS!! This was a special book launch, as it is the final showdown for Team A.N.G.E.L.!!
This interview/book launch had some special guests:
LM Mann (https://mannwrites.com ); Sandy Lawrence (https://perceptivepublicrelations.com ); Aimee Ravichandran (https://abundantlysocial.com ), and Super Hubby (aka - Trevor - Serenity Acres Apiary Co-Owner - https://cjpetersonwrites.com/serenity-acres )
Sit back and relax, while you get to know author C.J. Peterson and her w
C.J.'s book SEASONS OF CHANGE has the highest amount of views overall on Storyrocket. How did she do it?
She also shares some tips on how to brand, and get exposure. You'll also hear a bit of her story as well!
See if you agree with her as to who should play the parts in her books:
All of the Storyrocket links are on the home page at the bottom:
Check them out!
Here's SEASONS OF CHANGE to start:
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
In August 2011, B Alan Bourgeois, who is an author and was a publisher at the time, realized the value of as well as the struggle of marketing books. Through the process to better understand the dynamics of marketing books, he created the Texas Association of Authors (TxAuthors). His one goal has remained the same through the growth of the organization: Helping authors to better learn how to market and sell their books.
By combining creative minds that help widen the world of wonder with those that seek to learn and to enjoy a richer life, we are providing opportunities for readers to enhance their libraries and their lives. We do not promote books that preach hate, but instead, we promote books that offer possibilities.
To merge our Mission with our Values, we must create events and opportunities for readers to learn about great books they may otherwise not know about. This gives authors opportunities to spotlight their works. We have done this through our partnerships with DEAR Texas/DEAR Indie, Library conferences, and many other events and programs around the world. We have created the annual Authors Marketing Event that brings professionals and fellow authors together each July to share and learn how to better market and sell their books.
About East Texas Writer's Association:
We are a group of East Texas writers dedicated to supporting and encouraging others writers to fulfill their dreams.
Whether you're a newbie to the craft or you've been plugging away for awhile. We're authors from around East Texas and we've come together to share what we know and help others become better at what they love.
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.