Giveaway + Blog Tour: Remember When by S.J.D. Peterson

S.J.D. Peterson is here today reminiscing about the 80s and promoting her new book, Remember When. See our review HERE

She's also offering a giveaway to a fellow reminiscer! Good luck!

Remember When

This book title makes me think of much more than the characters I’ve created but also of my own past. I was a teenager in the 80’s and those who were as lucky as me should remember when….
the Challenger disaster happened?

you aspired to one day be as cool as the teens in John Hughes movies?

it was OK to harbor a smart-mouthed, cat-murdering, extraterrestrial alien in
your home?

it was perfectly acceptable to wear neon spandex biker shorts with just a T-shirt to school?

the Berlin Wall came down?

all you wanted was your MTV?

using the library catalog to look for a book and the frustration of not finding the index card you were looking for?

Remember when you went through a can of Aqua Net each week?

Oh man do I feel lucky to have grown up during such a fun time. How about you? Were you a teen in the 80? Another decade? Share a remember when stories from your teens and I’ll pick one lucky winner to receive a $10 Dreamspinner Gift Certificate.

Life is simple and hopeful in youth. Luke and Nelson are best friends exploring their budding sexuality. They have big plans for the future, and nothing can stand in their way or tear them apart—except a family move that puts a continent between them.
Ten years later Luke and Nelson meet again, but nothing is simple anymore. As strong as the attraction remains, obligations and expectations come between them as Luke is forced to honor family responsibilities over the desires of his heart.
Impossibly, fate sees fit to offer them a last opportunity to see what might have been. Will the third time be the charm, or is trust so badly broken it is impossible to repair? Can they recapture the innocent love they once knew and make up for all the wasted years? In a love story that spans half a lifetime, two friends destined for each other will have to fight hard for their happily ever after.

Meet Jo Peterson

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.

Comment and share a teenage memory/story on today's post to be entered to win $10 Dreamspinner Press credit! Don't forget to include a way to contact you in your comment! Contest ends September 3rd at Midnight EST.


  1. LOL! Alf! I loved him... I am a child of the seventies, so I was a teen at the eighties like you... That was a great time. Though when I look into the photos of that time I want to shake some fashion sense into my poor confused teenager brain...
    Congratulations on the release, SJD. Another must read for me

  2. I am really, really old...and the most vivid memory from my teenage years was the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. Since this followed a time of film footage of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. it seemed like a time of celebration. And the beginning of hope for the future.

  3. I was a teen in the early 80's.I remember big hair,when music was all MTV played,watching the Wonder Years with my parents.I celebrated my sixteenth birthday in 82 and my parents threw me a party.I also got drunk the first time in the early 80's.It was one of the things I wanted to experience and asked my parents if I could.So I drank Blackberry Brandy and gingerale and got passed out drunk, with my parents there. To this day I can't stomach Blackberry brandy, lol.