Teresa D. Patterson is originally from Arkansas. Her family relocated to Florida in 1978, where she currently resides. She graduated from Northeast Senior High School and attended St. Petersburg College, where she obtained a degree in Business. She is a single-parent of three boys. She founded Edit Again Publications in 2009 to self-publish her own titles. She has published twenty-three novels, including two young adult titles and a collaboration with author, Keith Gaston. She divides her time between writing and making handcrafted soaps. She is currently working on the release of her twenty-fourth novel, Writer's Island.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a rural part of Arkansas. I've used my own experiences of being chased by geese in some of my story lines. I can describe a country dirt road because I've actually lived at the end of one.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing at the age of ten. As a fifth grader, I became the most popular writer in my class. The teacher would pass around a sheet of paper with a variety of titles written down. We'd have to select a title, write a story, and read it in front of the class.