About Author

Theresa Snyder

Theresa Snyder
  • Writing:

    Action & Adventure Paranormal Romance Science Fiction Fantasy Teen & Young Adult Children's Biographies & Memoirs
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 26
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 13 May, 1952
  • Member Since: Jun 2016
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BIOGRAPHY

Theresa Snyder is a sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and sometimes non-fiction writer with an internationally read blog. Theresa grew up on a diet of B&W Scifi films like Forbidden Planet and The Day the Earth Stood Still. She is a voracious reader and her character driver writing is influenced by the early works of Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard. She loves to travel, but makes her home in Oregon where her elder father and she share a home and the maintenance of the garden, resident cat, wild birds, squirrels and occasional dragon house guest.

Theresa Snyder Books

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The Adventure Begins: The Star Traveler Series - Volume 1-3 (The Star Travelers - Collection)by Theresa SnyderPublish: Oct 03, 2016Series: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
James & the Dragon - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 1
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James & the Dragon - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 1by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Farloft ChroniclesFantasy
Kingdom of the Last Dragons - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 2
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Kingdom of the Last Dragons - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 2by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Farloft ChroniclesFantasy
Dragon Deception - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 3
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Dragon Deception - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 3by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Farloft ChroniclesFantasy
Too Many Dragons - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 4
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Too Many Dragons - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 4by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Farloft ChroniclesFantasy
Three & a Half Dragons - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 5
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Three & a Half Dragons - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 5by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Farloft ChroniclesFantasy
Dragon Memories, Dreams & Reflections - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 6
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Dragon Memories, Dreams & Reflections - The Farloft Chronicles Vol. 6by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Farloft ChroniclesFantasy
The Farloft Chronicles - Collection 1
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The Farloft Chronicles - Collection 1by Theresa SnyderSeries: CollectionFantasy
The Farloft Chronicles - Collection 2
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The Farloft Chronicles - Collection 2by Theresa SnyderSeries: CollectionFantasy
Farloft's Storybook with coloring pages
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Farloft's Storybook with coloring pagesby Theresa SnyderChildren's
Shifting in The Realms - Book One
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Shifting in The Realms - Book Oneby Theresa SnyderSeries: The Twin Cities SeriesParanormal Romance Science Fiction Fantasy
Shifting Agony & Ecstasy - Book Two
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Shifting Agony & Ecstasy - Book Twoby Theresa SnyderSeries: The Twin Cities SeriesParanormal Romance
Shifting Places - Book Three
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Shifting Places - Book Threeby Theresa SnyderSeries: The Twin Cities SeriesParanormal Romance
The Helavite War - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 1
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The Helavite War - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 1by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
The Heirs of Henu - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 2
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The Heirs of Henu - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 2by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
Old FriendsNew Enemies - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 3
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Old FriendsNew Enemies - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 3by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
The Malefactors - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 4
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The Malefactors - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 4by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
Cataclysm - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 5
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Cataclysm - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 5by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
A Mear Sleight of Hand - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 6
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A Mear Sleight of Hand - The Star Traveler Series Vol. 6by Theresa SnyderSeries: The Star Traveler SeriesScience Fiction
We 3 - A Journey Through Caregiving
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We 3 - A Journey Through Caregivingby Theresa SnyderBiographies & Memoirs
In2Minds
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In2Mindsby Theresa SnyderSeries: In2MindsScience Fiction
In2Minds2
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In2Minds2by Theresa SnyderPublish: Nov 12, 2016Series: In2MindsScience Fiction
Shifting For Better or Worse (The Twin Cities Series Book 5)
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Shifting For Better or Worse (The Twin Cities Series Book 5)by Theresa SnyderPublish: Jan 06, 2018Series: The Twin Cities SeriesParanormal Romance
Shifting From Darkness Into Light (The Twin Cities Book 4)
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Shifting From Darkness Into Light (The Twin Cities Book 4)by Theresa SnyderPublish: Jan 06, 2018Series: The Twin Cities SeriesParanormal Romance
In2Minds3
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In2Minds3by Theresa SnyderPublish: Feb 10, 2018Science Fiction
The Beast Within (The Star Traveler Series Book 7)
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The Beast Within (The Star Traveler Series Book 7)by Theresa SnyderPublish: Jun 02, 2017Science Fiction

Theresa Snyder interview On 15, Jul 2016

"Friendly and down to earth despite being a famous, published writer are just some of the virtues under the wings of multi-genre author, blog-owner Theresa Snyder. Having grown up in a large family of own, adopted and foster brothers and having moved twenty-nine times in a span of twenty-five years, Snyder is a powerhouse of life experience. It’s not difficult to see that she has dedicated her life to writing, with 20 published books, she also runs a full time business to help up and coming writers with proofreading and editing services. Oregon based Snyder is a gem of a person and a hell of a writer. "
Tell us about your life and your struggles.

I grew up in a very large, loving family. I have two natural born brothers and twenty-three foster and adopted brothers. There was never less than ten of us in the house at one time. I have lived in every state west of the Mississippi. In the twenty-five years I lived with my parents, as a child, we moved twenty-nine times. I learned to make friends quickly. Twenty years ago I moved my elderly parents in with me. I was caregiver to my mother for fifteen years until her death five years ago. I am still lucky to have my father living with me. He will turn 90 in August. I have held down three jobs for the last 20 years, an 8-5 running a printshop at the local community college, a caregiver to my parents, and an author writing and actively marketing my work.

How passionate are you about writing?

I am so passionate about writing that I not only write my own books, but I have a business “Affordable Proofreading & Editing Service, LLC” where I help other authors make their work shine.

How long have you been writing and what inspired you to become a writer?

I can’t remember ever ‘not’ writing. My mother gave me a journal at a very early age. She encouraged me to write down my thoughts. I also had many pen-pals when I was young. My first published work was writing a column for the local newspaper in the mid-1990s. From there I started writing books and eventually became self-published in 2013.

How did you get the idea for your first book?

My first book was “The Helavite War, the first scifi in my Star Traveler Series. I truly believe I had been working on the idea since my youth. I used to lay in bed as a child and tell myself stories. Jake, Arr and Kay-o were my main characters. I have always loved ‘buddy’ books and movies. When I broke my foot in 1990 the doctor told me to stay off of it. I bought myself a dedicated word processor and started channeling. It was amazing. The first draft was completed in three months. It was finally published in 2013.

While choosing a name for your character, what aspects do you consider that determines what you finally call them?

I always want a name my readers can pronounce. I hate a book where I stumble over the names or have to give them a shortened name in order to continue reading it. All of my character’s names derive from their looks, actions and sometimes relations to people I know or have known.

Do authors in general and you in particular plan series beforehand or do they just happen?

I don’t know about other authors, but my series are not planned. I find myself interested in a character or situation I did not fully explore in the current book and that leads to another, and another, and another.

How do you choose which stories to tell?

I tell them all, or intend to one day. It is just a matter of what order I write them, or which characters scream the loudest in my head.

Do you ever get writer’s block?

On occasion my mind puts on the breaks, but I can’t say I ever had writer’s block. I usually just take a nap and when I arise the breaks are off and my mind is back in gear. I know it continues to work on the problem as I sleep because I have often awakened with an idea for a book. That time during half-sleep just before waking is a very creative time.

Do you have a “reader” in mind while writing?

No, I write to tell the story that is running through my head. I hope there is someone who wants to read it once it is completed.

Who is the first person to read the first draft of your books?

Usually my father reads the first draft as I write them, chapter by chapter.

How do you get reviews? Which was the best review you ever got?

I ask for reviews at the end of all my books. If someone tells me on Social Media that they have read one of my books I ask them to sprinkle a few stars over the book, if they feel so moved. I am blessed with many 4 and 5 Star reviews. I can’t really pick out one in particular. I appreciate the ones who notice my work is deeper in meaning then it appears at first glance.

What does the word “story” signifies for you?

A story is an invitation for my mind to escape. I suspend all preconceived ideas and dive into the story with no thought of coming up for air until it is over.

Do you think an author should be bound by Genre?

I write in four genres currently, so I would say, ‘no’ an author should not be bound by a genre. I also write paranormal that is not typical of that genre as it has been laid out in the past. I believe an author who breaks down barriers is admired. I would never want to be stereotyped as an author.

Are you currently working on anything?

I am currently working of two of my own projects, a fantasy, ‘Farloft, the Younger Years,’ and a paranormal, ‘Shifting for Better or Worse.’ As I said above, I am also always working on other author’s work as well.

Do you have a special time or place for writing?

I work best in the morning if I am free to do so. If it is on the weekend, I can work all day uninterrupted. I often get so involved I forget to eat or drink. I have a reading and writing room, called my Moroccan Room. It is all done in jewel tones and a peaceful place to work.

How do you promote your work? How will QuotesRain help you in your book promotion and sales, would you like to refer this platform to your author friends?

I promote actively on social media, Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. I take all offers to do podcasts, guest blog posts and interviews. I have both a YouTube and a SoundCloud Channel. I do book fairs, readings and signings locally. I hope QuotesRain will help me reach more readers with their connections, which might be different then mine. I would refer my fellow authors to your website.

Would you like to share something with your readers and fans?

I enjoy hearing from my friends and readers, whether it is via my blog, my website or any of my social media links. I hope folks drop by and stay for a chat.

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      • Theresa Snyder Theresa Snyder 8 months ago
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      • I write in four genres. My scifi has been compared, by reviewers, to the old masters like Heinlein, Bradbury and Asimov. I think it resembles Joss Whedon's "Firefly". My fantasy has a dragon as a main characters so I would say if you like Toothless and wished he could talk, you would love Farloft. I believe my paranormal has a touch of Sherrilyn Kenyon in it, without so much of the dark, troubled side. And my memoirs are reminiscent of Erma Bombeck.
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      • I think writers are influenced by what they read. I know I am. My style was very episodic at first and full of narrative. Then as I began to pick up on other author's styles, mine shifted. I love writing my first person paranormal books now. Cody/Scar, my shape-shifting wolf, talks to me regularly and it flows for me. I love writing dialogue and steer away from all the narrative now.
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    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • I do this all the time. I not only put myself and my experiences into my books, but also other people and events from their lives. Many of my friends and family members recognize themselves in my books.
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    • Have you ever experienced "Writer's Block"? Any tips you would like to share to overcome it?
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      • I always suggest sleeping on it. Take a nap or leave the writing until the next day. Your sub-conscious keeps working on the problem, and mine eventually solves it and I can move on.
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      • I love reading my reviews. I am happy to say, most are good reviews. But I also glean solid information from the critical ones. One person said that I should had named my first book, The Helavite War, something else because it is really about the friendship built between a human and an alien. He was right. I just wish he would have been in my beta reading group.
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      • I love getting involved with the characters. If I don't care about the cast of a book, then I don't care about the story. All my work is very character-driven. I love it when a reviewer says the story moved them to laughter or tears. I also think a character should be as smart as the reader. I hate it when I am reading a book and I can figure out the "who-done-it" before the main character can.
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      • I have been writing since me mother gave me my first journal when I was in middle school. My best friend and I wrote our first book during recesses in middle school. I wrote my first published book in 1990 and self published it in 2013.
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