Neil's first book is a memoir entitled Embracing the Edge. This collection of inspirational stories shows an average boy overcoming physical and learning disabilities, as well as life's normal disappointments, to become the successful public servant, businessman, and non-profit leader he is today.
Included in this memoir is the account of Neil’s recent harrowing survival experience after being swept away by a Rogue Wave with his two children, nephew and friend. Numerous newspapers, TV, and radio outlets covered this natural disaster story that occurred in June 2007 on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Neil has also authored op-ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times, and his work appears in The Public Transport Report-the International Guide to Public Transportation, as well as Future Directions of Urban Public Transportation, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. In addition he was the founder of a travel publication as part of a publishing company.
Neil is a member of three writing critique groups, the Palm Springs Writers Guild, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
Embracing the Edge was a Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2008 Finalist.
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Neil Peterson’s determination in any situation comes through loud and clear in Embracing the Edge. Reading his stories of a lifetime of defying the naysayers and winning against all odds, will inspire all to follow their chosen path and hold tightly to their dreams.
- Booth Gardner, former governor, State of Washington
Embracing the Edge is itself a bracing read, a harrowing story of how will and spirit can conquer any odds.
- Chris R. Morris, New York Times best-selling author of The Trillion Dollar Meltdown
Chicken Soup for the Soul fans will find a tasty soup du jour in Neil Peterson’s poignant life lessons.
- Marsha Landreth, author of the Samantha Turner Mystery Series
Excitement, entertainment and inspiration . . . what more could anyone ask for in a book? Embracing the Edge does not disappoint and provides valuable lessons that no one is too old to learn.
- Patricia Quinn, M.D.,author of the best-selling book Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder