Welcome to Pen and Moon! I’m Theresa Jarosz Alberti, but… who am I, really? Good question, and one I’ve actually been pondering lately in the midst of an existential crisis (of sorts) (it’s probably a mid-life kind of thing) (I’ll be okay though). 

Here’s a couple of highlights:

  • I’m a writer. I’ve been writing since I was 10 and I have the old journals in my quivery penmanship to prove it. I’ve written a lot of stuff and have big plans for more. You can hop around this website to see what I’ve written.

  • I’m a wife of 30+ years, mother of 3 great adult kids, living in a house a few blocks from the Mississippi River. We have 2 silly huge cats, Jinx and Loki. 

  • I’m into making art, cooking, playing games, taking walks, making things, exercising (yeah, I actually like it), movies, the Indigo Girls, thrift stores, buying pens and notebooks, and I’m a therapy nerd.

  • And reading! I love fiction but also get caught up in self-help books. I’m a big fan of children’s and young adult lit, with the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace being my favorite since I was a kid. Yeah, I’ve even gone to the conventions in Mankato, and have been on a listserv about these books since the early 90s. Yep, that’s me!


    Happy in Dublin

    Age 10– Had I been hijacked yet?

Hiking Carl Wark in the Peak District, England