Anne Peterson

I write stories and goosebump poetry

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As a child, I struggled with feeling loved. After growing up in an abusive home, I wondered what love really looked like.

At age 21, I walked into a basement in Chicago, Illinois, where my whole life changed. I heard about a love that is not ‘here today and gone tomorrow.’ A love that is guaranteed to last.



A short but powerful read. Anne has captured the simplicity and depth of faith, illustrating some of life’s most important lessons through stories that captivate. Don’t let the size of this small book fool you: there is wisdom in these pages that you can chew on for years.”

-Jeff Goins, author of Real Artists Don’t Starve




“Reminiscent of Ann Kiemel, who told little stories with big truth, Anne Peterson’s Real Love Guaranteed to Last will leave you happy that you spent a coffee break reading its truths. Sweet, touching, and echoing of God’s tender love, this little book is a gem.  -Mary DeMuth, author of Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus.


“Anne is a masterful storyteller and poet extraordinaire. My only complaint? I wanted more.” -Amazon review


“I appreciate that Anne shares openly from the depth of her pain and finds God in the midst of it. She has a depth to her writing which is unusual.” -Sharon Gibson


“You will feel clean and whole when you have finished, and will be ready to live a life that is crammed full of Real Love. I promise.” -Lorna Faith


“You won’t find high literature between the covers of this book. What you’ll get is life, raw and unadulterated. You get confusion, hurt and trust. You get reality. And you are touched by Real Love, Anne’s for her god, her god for us through Anne’s words. This is a keeper for me now. I’ve gone back to it more than twice since.” -Amazon review 


“If Anne is anything, she is real – her winsome book reflects all that is true about her.” -Skye

7 Replies

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. I’m usually more of a fiction story reader, but it is sometimes interesting to hear other people’s personal stories.

    1. Thanks for checking out one of my blogs. I hesitated joining Story Cartel since I’m not a fiction writer per se. But, at a conference, one of my critiques was that it wasn’t good fiction. And when I responded, “it’s not fiction,” I was told, “it still needs to read like good fiction.”

      1. People are always trying to qualify and quantify what it takes to be a writer. Truth is nothing and everything. If it achieves what the author intends, inspires the thoughts or emotions that it was intended to inspire, it is a perfect piece.

        There is no single recipe that works for every writer nor every reader.

        1. I agree that there is no single recipe that works for every reader or every writer.

          I did go to your site and read your riddle. Did not figure it out.

          1. The solution around my blog somewhere. I should probably make a link…

  2. Hi, Anne. Took a look at your book design. Is Jessica your daughter?

    1. Elaine,

      Yes, Jessica is my daughter, she did the photo. Then someone else did the cover using Jess’ photo.