Therese has a passion for helping girls feel strong and healthy, smart and confident. She has written three advice books for American Girl, including Smart Girl’s Guide: Sports and Fitness. As former Senior Editor in the company’s book division, Therese edited nearly 40 other titles—from advice and activity books to fiction, graphic novels, and parenting books. She was also Features Editor of American Girl magazine and an editor for publications as diverse as Seventeen and Advertising Age.
From her home near Madison, Wisconsin, Therese writes for both adult and young audiences and nurtures her love of books working in the children’s department at the public library. She has a degree in Journalistic Communications from Purdue University.