About the Author

  • Published Author
  • National Speaker/Prison Fellowship (speaker one-sheet coming soon)
  • Leadership Volunteer/Washington Corrections Center for Women
  • Workshops/Seattle Union Gospel Mission

Teresa followed the only role models she had which led to a life driven by drugs, a misdirected search for love, and ultimately homelessness and incarceration. She shares her mindset every step of the way out of that cycle. Thought patterns that may seem ridiculous to others were her truth. Only when she’d experienced enough pain did she become willing to change. New beliefs became the basis for new behaviors.

With new role models in place and a willingness to step into the unknown, she went onto a successful career and entrepreneurship. Teresa has now turned back to encourage those who believe there is no hope.

Book Reviews

 I like what you wrote about abortion. There is just too much yelling.
– Jennifer

My brother died of a heroin overdose. After reading your book, I understand it wasn’t my fault. Thank you.
– Karen
 “My sister is in prison and told me this book was important. I decided to read it too. It started a
conversation we didn’t know how to have! Our relationship is being restored! Thank you for donating
– Trina T., Tacoma, WA
“The pressure to read this book came from INSIDE the jail where the inmates were already reading it.
After reading the book myself, I asked for a donation. We now have a book club in the county jail.”
– Volunteer Chaplain, Pierce County Jail
“Thank you for helping me along in the forgiveness of my mother.”
– Inmate, Coffee Creek Corrections Center, Wilsonville, OR
“This book is a superb tool for assisting the incarcerated on their road to a better future. Thank you for
the books.
– E. H., Volunteer Prison Mentor for 20 years
“As a Corrections Professional, I am amazed at her courage to look back into her life and chronologically depict what happened along the years, good and bad. Not many people with similar experiences involving substance abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse have the courage to share with the world.”
—Gheorghe Turcin, WA. State Department of Corrections