Theresa Derwin has lived in Birmingham since birth and her career has been pretty varied; from Warehouse Packer, then bar work, to being a crap waitress then swiftly into retail, Admin, Professional Student and dosser until finally entering the Civil Service in 1999. She left the Service in 2012 on medical grounds, then decided to pursue a career as a writer.
HWA affiliate member Theresa writes humorous fiction including SF, Urban Fantasy & Horror. She has about twenty five anthology acceptances behind her. She also writes a number of book reviews at her site terror-tree.co.uk. Her first short story collection is Monsters Anonymous from Anarchy Books published 2012, followed by Season’s Creepings 2015. Her next collection ‘Wolf at The Door’ came out March 2016 (receiving great reviews and a couple of recommendations). In April 2016 she edited Weird Ales, producing the next volume Weird Ales: Another Round late 2016, while the third volume, Weird Ales: Last Orders, came out 2017. Amongst other Works in Progress, she is working on a novelette – Pride, Pistols and Pentagrams coming in 2017 from Quantum Corsets (which she manages and owns), and Josey Lambert PI. Her next two novellas are Once Upon A Feather, coming out 2017 from Zombie Cupcake Press, imagining a world where supernatural creatures are imprisoned in old holiday resorts because of their status as ‘other’ (her version of the ‘Mexican Wall’), and God’s Vengeance, due from Bram Stoker Award-winning publisher Crystal Lake Publishing in 2017/2018.
Theresa also mentors fledgling authors. You can follow Theresa on Twitter @BarbarellaFem or find out more about her review work at terror-tree.co.uk.
She has loved horror, fantasy and SF all her life, thanks to her father who raised her on 50s Sci-Fi, Universal Monsters, tango and popcorn. Her love of the bizarre, (including her Dad) remains constant to this day. She also owes a great debt to Rog Peyton from the BSFG who introduced her to alternative fiction at the tender the age of 14.
In 2013 Theresa ran the successful literature convention Andromeda One.
In 2018 she commences research into a four year study of #WomeninHorror literature. The site is under construction but goes live 2018 and has an awesome logo designed by Great British Horror.
She is a guest author at the Birmingham Horror Con in Halloween 2017.
Theresa Derwin – writing genre fiction since – her last cup of coffee.