On December 15, Kirkus Reviews released their coveted “The Best Books of 2014” issue, and included in this year’s list is celebrated Oregon author and mental health blogger Tanya J. Peterson’s latest novel, My Life in a Nutshell.
Throughout her career, Peterson has been advocating for increased understanding of mental illness, and Nutshell is her second award-nominated novel to portray the complex lives of sufferers and their families.
Only days before the Kirkus announcement, My Life in a Nutshell was also named "One of 7 Books You Must Read in Your 30s" by renowned literary review IndieReader.
Previous literary accolades for Peterson’s work include:
Recipient of the Kirkus Star, "Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit" My Life in a Nutshell
Recommended by the US Review of Books, My Life in a Nutshell
Nominated for the Kirkus Prize, My Life in a Nutshell
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Leave of Absence
Nominated by Storytellers Campfire for its Voyager Marble Award, Losing Elizabeth
Honored with PsychCentral’s “10 Best Anxiety Blogs of 2014” for her Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog
Peterson is a National Certified Counselor, columnist for HelathyPlace.com’s Anxiety-Schmanxiety blog, member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors of her local NAMI affiliate, and mental health speaker. For more information on her novels and educational efforts, visit Tanya J Peterson.