About Theresa Anthony
Meet Theresa Anthony
Theresa Anthony is the author of two books, and has a twenty-five year long career as a freelance writer. Ms. Anthony began her writing career in the mid-nineties as an op-ed guest column contributor, sharing her musings about parenting, education, cultural issues, and much more.
Over the period of her writing career she has been published extensively, including in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, the Washington Times, various magazines, and a multitude of websites. Her shift to the addiction and mental health space after the loss of her son to suicide now allows her to be actively involved in helping others. She also writes often about her personal grief journey.
Ms. Anthony's new book, entitled Hope Springs from a Mother's Broken Heart, represents the natural evolution of her grief journey. In this book, she shares with the reader what she has learned over the seven years since losing her son, providing validation, guidance, and support for newly grieving mothers. Ms. Anthony also invited ten other mothers to share their own stories and insights about the grieving process. The goal of this book is to inspire the reader, provide a sense of fellowship, and to ultimately guide them toward renewed hope.
In 2019, Ms. Anthony tackled a very personal and emotionally difficult project, culminating in the memoir, My 13th Station, the story of her son Matthew's battle with depression and alcoholism during the final years of his life. As painful as it was to reopen the wounds, she has found that writing an honest accounting of his struggle has benefited many people.
Ms. Anthony is a devout Catholic, and credits her strong faith for her resilience and optimism. In addition to her beloved son, she has been blessed with two wonderful and accomplished daughters, and four beautiful grandchildren. When not writing, she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, Zumba classes, and creating Catholic-inspired artwork and jewelry for her Etsy shop, SoulStirringsGifts.