Guest Post: SJD Peterson for Going off Grid

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Going Off Grid

Day to day life can bring all of us down at one time or another. Work, school, bills, traffic, and a multitude of other things can take their toll. Have you ever thought of just throwing up your hands and saying, “I’m done! Finished! Out of here!”

In my upcoming novella, Clay and Elliott do just that. They agree to give up many of their modern convinces and get back to what they feel is most important—each other. That’s not to say they give up everything. Some things are a must, like a working toilet and hot showers.

If you had the opportunity to put the stresses of modern life behind you and live off the land, could you do it? Would you do it? What three modern convinces are a must for you? What three items would you take? Who if anyone would you want with you? (Pets don’t count because duh they go no matter what lol)

Leave a comment answering these questions and one random commenter will win an ebook copy of Going Off Grid. Good Luck



Clay and Elliott are working toward a dream—working sixty-hour weeks for one of the oil companies that recently sprung up in North Dakota. The pay is good, but is it a fair trade for never seeing each other? The point becomes moot when the company folds, like so many others, and the couple is left with a difficult choice.

Should they find comparable work somewhere else, or is it time to throw caution to the wind and go after their goal—years earlier than they intended?

What they’ve always wanted is to be together and have time to enjoy it, so they follow their hearts. They’re going off the grid and fixing up an old cabin so they can be self-sufficient. But when they go from all the conveniences of the modern world to outhouses, solar power, a shoestring budget, and more mosquitos than they ever thought possible, will they find there’s such a thing as too much time together?

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.



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3 thoughts on “Guest Post: SJD Peterson for Going off Grid”

  1. I could do it if I had to, but I’m not sure if I would right now with two small children. Although things going on in the world lately are making me think about it more often. I would want hot showers, a fridge, and solar panels for electricity. I’d take all my books, seeds for a garden, and fishing/hunting equipment. I would definitely take my family and my parents. Congratulations on your new book!

  2. I have thought of this before. As long as I had electricity (solar would be fine) because I am not giving up my computer or a phone and hot water. And oh yea I would need a refrigerator. I would take fishing equipment, hunting equipment so I could eat. I would go by myself.

  3. I have thought of this, and were there a crisis, be it apocalyptic or zombie, I would be the first to go. I’m regrettably un-self-sufficient. One of the things I most worry about is losing access to my library which is now mostly ebooks. So my ereader and solar charger would be a must and I would finally have time to tackle that TBR pile.

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