About Theresa Anthony
Meet Theresa Anthony
Theresa Anthony is the author of two books, and has been a freelance writer for 25 years. Ms. Anthony began her writing career in the mid-nineties as an op-ed contributor, sharing her musings about parenting, education, cultural issues, and much more. Over the period of her 25-year 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 now allows her to be actively involved in helping others, including sharing and writing about her personal grief journey.
Ms. Anthony's new book, entitled Hope Springs from a Mother's Broken Heart, represents a natural evolution of her grief journey. In this book she shares with the reader what she has learned over the years since losing her son, and provides validation, guidance, and support for newly grieving mothers. In addition, Ms. Anthony invited 10 other mothers to share their own stories and insights about the grieving process. The book offers the reader inspiration and 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 believes that writing an honest accounting of his struggle has benefited many people.
Ms. Anthony is a devout Catholic, with a deep devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, 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 for her Etsy shop, SoulStirringsGifts.