Quilting and animals are the two big inspirations for Theresa Nielsen’s passion in life–writing! Theresa grew up in a large household where silence only came at night. Now, her house is full of noise night and day… Theresa thinks her pets and grandchildren never sleep! There are meows, barks and chirps, and now and then the pitter-patter of footsteps and sweet voices from her grandkids (how’s that for a muse to write!).
Theresa is currently working on picture books and a young adult novel. She admits it isn’t easy to balance her writing with working and family life. It can be tough to keep it all together. And, of course, there are the constant struggles every writer faces: finding “le mot juste,” and the perfect setting for a story. But Theresa is undaunted: Writing is her life, and, as she says herself, “writing is sharing what we enjoy with others!” So come what may, Theresa will keep going! She hopes you’ll join her on her journey–over the smooth seas of inspiration and through the rough patches of writer’s block–to further develop her craft as a children’s writer!