Theresa Van Spankeren

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Theresa Van Spankeren lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She has ghostwritten online self-help articles in the past and grades standardized tests.

She has been writing since an early age and wrote the first draft of Book 1 of the War of Destiny series back in high school. After several unsuccessful attempts at publishing through major publishing houses, she seized the opportunity to bring her story to the public through self-publishing. This October, she has released book 3 in the series, Between Darkness & Light . There are at least 6 books planned in the series at this time.

When she isn't writing, she enjoys reading, hiking and swimming. She also loves to check out local haunted places.

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Theresa Van Spankeren Thanks for the question, Monika!

I started writing little stories when I was young, around 8 years old or so. The idea for the first book of the War of…more
Thanks for the question, Monika!

I started writing little stories when I was young, around 8 years old or so. The idea for the first book of the War of Destiny series actually came about by accident, a by product of X-Files fanfiction back in high school. My secondary characters had their own stories to tell and left Mulder and Scully in the dust!(less)
Theresa Van Spankeren I have many favorite writers from both my youth and adult years. A couple that helped inspire me over the years would be Stephen King and Christopher…moreI have many favorite writers from both my youth and adult years. A couple that helped inspire me over the years would be Stephen King and Christopher Pike. I would say my favorite books of theirs would be Insomnia and the Dark Tower series by King, and The Last Vampire/Thirst series by Pike. I hope that answers your question.(less)
Average rating: 4.3 · 23 ratings · 6 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lost Soul (War of Destiny # 1)

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As the holiday season swings into full gear, I wish everyone a blessed Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa! Try to remember to take a breath, and enjoy the sights and company around you.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped me on this arduous task of overhauling Lost Soul. It took many months, but it is finally complete and live on Amazon.

To my editor, Tricia, who had the not-so-en... Read more of this blog post »
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“That dog," her mother gasped. "That dog. I can't catch him."
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"He grabbed your purse off the couch, pulled something out of it, and now he's running around like he's an escaped convict from Alcatraz!”
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“The minute you begin to forget what you've experienced is the minute to cease to become the person you were and begin to become someone else. Someone unrecognizable in the mirror in the morning.”
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“Mortals treat women the way they do because that’s what they have done for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. No one has ever really tried to change it … or even question it.”
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“Sometimes, Hoss,” he said very gently, “you lose. Sometimes the darkness takes everyone. Sometimes the monster escapes to kill again another day.” He shook his head and looked down. “Sometimes, Hoss, the innocent little ones are murdered. And there’s not one goddamned thing you can do about it.”
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“Twain please!" Peck blubbered. "It was never personal. It was just business!"
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“A thousand curses on you and those who spawned you! You've plagued me long enough, you stygian fiend! I don't know what sulfurous pit you've crawled out of, but I mean to return you to it! I'll send you on a voyage down the river Styx if it's the last thing I do!" Twain directed his attention back to the phone. "No, I wasn't talking to you, but most of what I said still applies.”
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Theresa Donna wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend on Good Reads. I appreciate it.
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You are very welcome, Donna. I appreciate your interest in me and my books!


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Donna Thanks for adding me as a friend on Good Reads. I appreciate it.
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