Best-selling author Theresa Crater brings ancient temples, lost civilizations, and secret societies back to life in her visionary fiction. Her novels include The Power Places series, Under the Stone Paw and Beneath the Hallowed Hill. Stand-alone novels are School of Hard Knocks, The Star Family and God in a Box. Her short stories explore ancient myth brought into the present day. The Star Family won best fiction in the Indie Spirit Book Awards in 2015.
Theresa grew up in the middle of the civil rights movement, an experience which taught her that anything is possible. She studied English as an undergraduate at UNC-G, the school where you can throw a rock and hit at least two writers. Then, she studied Vedic philosophy and taught meditation until she ran out of money. Graduate school in Seattle lead to her first job at the Evergreen State College, the alternative school that had the distinction of being slated for closure by state senators every four years until it gained an international reputation. Besides writing, she also teaches creative writing, British literature, and does free-lance editing.
She lives in Colorado with her Egyptologist partner, who writes and leads tours to Egypt, and their feline overlords. She’s been to Egypt four times so far, and also traveled in Central and South America, Cambodia, and Europe.