Theresa Smith

Biography

As a mother of three children who keep me on my toes, I like to write in the dead of the night and at odd times on weekends, always wtih a huge cup of tea at hand. I am heavily influenced by music as I write, and enjoy listening to Indie artists, particularly Australian. I am an avid reader and enjoy talking books with those who are likeminded.
I live in Queensland, Australia, with my husband, three children, and our German Shepherd. When I'm not writing, reading, or driving my kids around, I can be found at my day job at the local senior high school.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was about ten. I used to make up adventure stories and illustrate them as I went along, storing them in manilla folders with the front decorated to replicate a cover. I had early aspirations to be a journalist, and while I did go on to major in journalism at Uni, I lost my initial zeal for it. I became far more interested at the time in my Sociology major and writing and researching issues regarding Australian society. I have only recently started writing fiction again, but am enjoying the creative expression immensely. My own children enjoy writing and making their own books and it is wonderul to see young people being so imaginiative and creative.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, Somebody I Used to Know, was originally going to be about my teenage character. As I started writing from her perspective, other characters kept growing in importance and I knew that I would not be able to express their perspectives adequately if I didn't broaden the whole story. I like to write about life in general, the good bits and the sad bits, bearing in mind that sometimes you need to work really hard for a happy ending. While the story is fiction, the scenarios and emotions are all relatable, and intended to be thought provoking, something I enjoy myself in a book.
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Books

Yellow Light
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Series: Somebody I Used To Know. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,300. Language: Australian English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this long awaited sequel to Somebody I Used To Know, Yellow Light picks up two months on from where we left Nora, Nick, Nan, Vanessa and Finn, but not everyone is living their happily ever after and for those that are, life as they know it is about to change irrevocably.
In The Arms of Sleep
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 195,520. Language: Australian English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A contemporary Australian family drama that explores the many aspects of mental illness within a relationship and it's associated effects upon the family dynamic.
Somebody I Used to Know
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Series: Somebody I Used To Know. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,840. Language: Australian English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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When Nora moves herself and her teenage daughter back to her childhood home, she knows she is returning to a place that holds secrets she hoped would always remain hidden. While her tenuous relationship with her daughter hangs in the balance, her heart is put on the line when she reconnects with the man who changed her life eighteen years earlier with a love she chose not to return.

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Smashwords book reviews by Theresa Smith

  • Requiem on Nov. 09, 2013

    A really good follow up to the first book. Fast paced, great action scenes & plenty of emotion. Almost like reading an entire season of Supernatural! Looking forward to reading the conclusion to this great series.
  • Providence on Nov. 09, 2013

    A great book. I loved this take on the Angel genre. Plenty of action with an element of mystery thrown into the romance of it all. The characters are likeable, with the main character, Nina, someone you can't help but champion. Jared, our hero, is definitely swoon worthy. Looking forward to reading the second instalment.
  • Eden on Nov. 22, 2013

    A fair conclusion to the story of Nina & Jared. Perhaps not as convincing as the first two, but still an enjoyable read.
  • Happenstance: A Novella Series on Nov. 01, 2014

    I enjoyed this book with it's unique story line. It has a real depth of emotion to it and I quite like the idea of it's presentation in three novellas. Looking forward to the second instalment.
  • Happenstance: A Novella Series (Part Two) on Nov. 01, 2014

    This was a good follow up to the first in the series. I enjoyed the dramatic build up and the realistic aspect of adjusting to life in someone else's place. A modern fairy tale, but by no means light and fluffy. Looking forward to the next instalment in this series and also can't wait to see the next cover. What colour will it be? :)