Hi, I’m Theresa Jarosz Alberti,  a writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.  I’ve published a book of poetry, (After) Confession, and seven books of children’s nonfiction:  Out and About at the Planetarium, Vietnam ABCs, Climates, Russia (One World, Many Countries) and three in a series on mythical creatures: Dragons, Mermaids and unicorns.  My writing has been published in American Baby magazine, Radiance Magazine, and Welcome Home magazine.  I have also written and edited newsletters for several organizations, and I’ve participated in and organized for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) since 2003.

I’m also a member and on the board of an arts collective called Crooked River Creations. We had an opportunity to open and run an art gallery called  The People’s Gallery in St. Paul from August 2013 – March 2015.  It was  great fun, a lot of work, and a wonderful learning experience.

My other interests include (in no particular order):  cooking, health & fitness, knitting, gardening (if only I had more sun!), dancing, looking at and making artsy things, learning to make stuff from scratch, playing games, and spending time with my fabulous husband and 3 wonderful young-adult  kids.

And of course, READING!  My favorites are Brene Brown, Anne Lamott, Liz Gilbert, Natalie Goldberg, Amy Tan, Geneen Roth, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Barbara Kingsolver, Tracy Chevalier, Anne Patchett, Louise Erdrich, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds.

I also have a big passion for reading kidlit, with Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy series being my all-time favorite.  I also love these sereis– Harry Potter, the Traveling Pants, the Mother Daughter Book Club, All-of-a-Kind Family, the Melendys, the Penderwicks, Gone Away Lake, Little House.