Author & Teacher




 In her writing studio perched on the shore of the country's oldest wildlife sanctuary, Lake Merritt, in Oakland, California, Teresa writes short stories, essays, novels, interviews and book reviews. When she isn’t reading or producing her own work, Teresa offers workshops and master classes through Lakeshore Writers Workshop, and works one-on-one with writers to support the development of their unique voices and individual work. 

“A novel worth reading, is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.”
— —Susan Sontag