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Member from Texas 

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.

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 intact.

Since publishing her first book, C.J. has had multiple successes, including SEASONS OF CHANGE receiving 2nd place at the North Texas Book Festival – Adult Fiction category in 2016; ARMY RISING receiving 1st place at the North Texas Book Festival – Adult Fiction category 2019; and HEARTS UNITED receiving 3rd place at the North Texas Book Festival – Adult Fiction category 2019. Stay tuned to see what else she has going on via her website.

C.J. also likes to give back with her writing. A portion of the proceeds from each series go to various charities. To find out more, check out her website: cjpetersonwrites.com

“While the stories are fiction, the journey is real.”