Apr 17, 2013
Peterson’s novel Leave of Absence takes readers into
the broken, genuine hearts of two patients in a behavioral health
center. Oliver is suicidal and deeply depressed after the loss of
his wife and baby. Penelope is a young woman recently diagnosed
with schizophrenia and doesn’t feel she deserves her fiancé’s love.
Both are mourning the loss of their happy, balanced lives. But a
thread of hope runs through each page as Oliver and Penelope help
each other get through each day.
Tanya J. Peterson speaks with Mental Health and Wellness Radio Host Jenee Darden about her novel, living with bipolar disorder and writing.