Teresa Nordheim began writing as soon as she was able to pick up a pen and put it to paper. She remembers sitting on the front porch of her grandparent’s home and drawing horses as she created story books about her own life adventures, and misadventures. Her grandfather said, “Don’t give up. You’re good at this.” She would never forget his kind words.
She entered her first writing contest in third grade and although she wouldn’t win, she learned a valuable lesson. Rejection is badges of courage. It means you were brave enough to pour your heart and soul into paper and share it with the world. If you don’t try, you can’t succeed. Many years later, she had enough rejection letters to wallpaper a room, but she didn’t give up.
She produced over thirty online and print articles for children and adults. Including such credits as the world renowned Highlights for Children Magazine and had two articles accepted to be placed on state testing for children. She has also published two non-fiction, historical books.
She discovered her niche of researching and writing non-fiction with flare and marking her success when a reluctant reader would compliment her writing.
Today she resides near Seattle, Washington where she works full time as a civilian nurse for the United States Army and writes whenever she can keep her head out of a research book or a juicy romantic suspense novel.
“I write for the same reason I breathe – Because if I didn’t, I would die.” Isaac Asimov