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Teresa Toten


Teresa Toten

Author of Shattered Glass, The Unlikely Hero of 13B, The Taming, The Blonde Books trilogy, Piece by Piece, The Game and The Onlyhouse

Bio: Teresa’s earliest and most fervent ambition was to grow up and take her rightful place among the other mermaids. When cruel and insensitive adults crushed that dream by insisting that mermaids did not exist, Teresa went to Trinity College at the University of Toronto where she got a BA and then an MA in Political Economy taking great care not to take a single English or Creative Writing class. The only thing Teresa knew for sure was that she was never ever going to be a writer. 

As soon as Teresa graduated from U of T she married Ken and hightailed it to Montreal. There she wrote and broadcast a few on air pieces for Radio Canada International, which gave her an appetite for world domination so she moved to Ottawa to begin by taking over the Canadian Federal Government. Once Teresa sorted out Canadian culture and world peace, the Totens moved back to Toronto in order to make two brilliant and beautiful daughters, Sasha and Nikki. It was at this point that Teresa started writing. Meeting her readers in person, on the page, on the net, and even through their parents and teachers is a never-ending highlight for Teresa. She is inspired by the faces and stories of the teens she meets, and is deeply touched when they tell her about how her books affect them. Teresa’s readers make her want to be a better writer. 

Website: teresatoten.com
Teresa's Twitter: @TTotenAuthor
Teacher's Guide: The Unlikely Hero of 13B: A Teacher's Guide, Beyond Blonde: The Discussion Guide, Piece by Piece: A Teacher's Guide

Earlier Event: January 4
Jessica Taylor
Later Event: January 4
Becky Wallace