Theresa Van Spankeren lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She got her bachelor's degree from Elmhurst College, in Elmhurst Illinois. She still hasn't figured out if the degree was worth it. She graduated right before the Great Recession and has found temporary work which included ghost-writing self help articles for online sites and has spent the last several years grading standardized tests.
She has been writing since an early age and wrote the first draft of this book 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 is the first book of a series she has been working on for over a decade. The writers who have had a large influence and inspiration include Christopher Pike, Karen Robards, L.J. Smith, and Stephen King. She was also inspired by "The X-Files", "Witch Hunter Robin" and "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer".
When she isn't writing she enjoys hiking and swimming, and also loves checking out local haunted places.