Teresa Hirst was born in Texas and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, with an imagination and creativity straight from the books she consumed in her childhood. She studied journalism at Brigham Young University and graduated with a bachelor of arts in communications. Teresa has worked for a newspaper, in public relations, and as a freelance writer and editor. Today, she observes and tells insightful stories--both nonfiction and fiction--that characterize our emotional experience with life. Teresa is the author of Flowers of Grace, a novel inspired by a true story, released in February 2015. She also wrote Twelve Stones to Remember Him: Building Memorials of Faith from Financial Crisis, a nonfiction book about twelve families who crossed the Great Recession with faith. Her writing specialties include nonfiction books, women's fiction, biography and interviews, blogging, news releases, and LDS people and topics. Teresa lives in Minnesota with her husband and teenage children. She is a Mormon choosing faith and gratitude to cope with neuroendocrine cancer. She enjoys cooking, sentimental movies, Sunday afternoon walks, and great conversations.