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Teenager’s Downward Path Changed Because of a Startling Connection in New Book

The ultimate parents’ nightmare is when their once loving and sweet child changes overnight into an out-of-control, depressed teenager, lashing out at the world.


The ultimate parents’ nightmare is when their once loving and sweet child changes overnight into an out-of-control, depressed teenager, lashing out at the world. How does a parent not blame themselves? What can they do to help their teen? Author Kathryn Eriksen takes parents and teens on a journey in her first book in the series, a GuiDANCE Story: Dance with the Divine.

Austin, Texas – Dec 2, 2012– PR - - Teenagers are so full of themselves - they are consumed about their friends, school and social activities. What happens when all of a sudden their happy-go-lucky world begins to fall apart? Are they equipped to handle life’s changes or do they fall into the pattern of negativity and rebellion? Author Kathryn Eriksen comes to the scene with the first book in her series, a GuiDANCE Story: Dance with the Divine and reveals what happens to her character, Haven Hartt a troubled teen.

Day one life is perfect and all is right with the world. The flowers are blooming and things couldn’t be better. Unbeknownst to her, main character Haven Hartt’s life is about to fall apart right in front of her eyes. On a normal morning, she is having breakfast and not giving it a second thought, when her father announces he is leaving.  Not for work or on a trip, but leaving, forever.  Her mother remains silent and does nothing to stop him. Before Haven can process that event, her friends abandon her. What will our character Haven do? Will she turn into the usual teen that becomes depressed, hangs with the wrong crowd and begin taking on behaviors that could have long term consequences into her college years?

Now that her family is separated, whose voice will she be able to listen to? Readers are introduced to the principal at Haven’s school, Janet Anderson, who steps up to the challenge to impact this young woman’s life for the better. Along Haven’s journey, she also meets Avery and Avatar, who offer the chance to change. Does Haven stay in the “woe is me” mindset or does she seek transformative answers?

Dance with the Divine” is a step-by-step guide to forgiving the past and stepping forward into your heritage as a child of God. You will be transformed by the powerful lessons shared of living life as if it were a dance and the Divine was your dance partner.

You have been sent an invitation to dance. Will you accept and step into a new life?

“Dance with the Divine” is available on Amazon at and in paperback.

About the Author

Kathryn E. Eriksen is a licensed attorney who practiced law for 23 years before discovering her love of writing and teaching. Entirely self-taught, she shares her insight, humor and wisdom in both a spiritual and Christian context. Dance With the Divine is her first e-book published on Kindle. Walk With the Master is a Christian story about the spiritual lessons learned at the foot of Jesus. Love, forgiveness and guidance from God connect her books and her readers.  Please visit her website at to learn more.


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 Guidance Story
 Spiritual guidance
 spiritual fiction
 Kathryn Eriksen

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