MARSocial Special Interview: Author #10 Theresa Moretimer

Theresa Moretimer began writing as therapy after becoming disabled following a domestic violence incident. She went through several years of physical therapy and counseling. Theresa strives to prevent this from happening to others with a prevention/awareness campaign. She has spoken for the Governor of her state concerning domestic violence and donates 20% of all book sales to help victims. Her goal is to ultimately build shelters where there are none.
Theresa is divorced and lives on a small farm with her daughters. She enjoys writing, singing, cooking, family game and movie nights as well as horseback riding, swimming, football and ghost hunting. Theresa has earned a BA in Accounting and Creative Writing and was named a finalist in the MARSocial Author of the Year 2014 Competition where she was named a Runner-Up for her book To Hide from Death II: When death comes stalking.
 

May Author Interview: Author #10 Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Lauren married her high school sweetheart at 24. They had their first child the following year. The next six years of her life were taken up with caring for her three children. She found out early on that being a parent could be as devastating as it is wonderful. Her first two children developed life-threatening conditions. At four weeks her son developed pyloric stenosis and two years later, at eight months of age, her daughter contracted meningococcal disease. Many surgeries and some very scary hospital stays later Lauren’s third child was born and her parents cross their fingers and thank the gods that, so far, she hasn’t needed any life-saving surgery! Her son (8) and two daughters (6) and (3) are now happy, mostly healthy and extremely boisterous.When Lauren hit her thirties and her children’s health problems began to settle, she started throwing herself into artistic endeavors, but was not entirely satisfied. The solution: Complete a massive renovation and sell their house so they could buy their dream block of land and build. After selling the house, buying the block and getting the plans ready, the couple discovered they had been misled and the block was undevelopable. This left the family of five homeless.

When Lauren hit her thirties and her children’s health problems began to settle, she started throwing herself into artistic endeavors, but was not entirely satisfied. The solution: Complete a massive renovation and sell their house so they could buy their dream block of land and build. After selling the house, buying the block and getting the plans ready, the couple discovered they had been misled and the block was undevelopable. This left the family of five homeless.Taken in by Lauren’s parents, with no home to renovate and faced with a stressful problem with no solution, Lauren found herself drawn to the computer. She sat down and poured all of her emotions and pent up creative energy into writing The Woodlands.

Family, a multicultural background and a dab of medical intrigue are all strong themes in her writing. Lauren took the advice of ‘write what you know’ and twisted it into a romantic, dystopian adventure!

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