Wednesday, November 30, 2011

National Novel Writing Month ~ NaNo

This is the second year in a row that I successful completed the requirements for NaNo ~ 50,000 words in 30 days!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You're Invited to Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower

I'm so excited to be one of the sponsor's of Bella's Totally Awesome Bridal/Baby Shower over on Inksplasher. There are going to be some fun games over the next two weeks and she'll be giving away a Daily Prize. Be sure to go visit Inksplasher every day to enter to win! Visit

In addition to her daily prizes, she's invited sponsors to give away very cool prizes, like this one!

Yep, that's right! I'm a sponsor and I'm giving away an autographed copy of my novel, No Angel, to one lucky winner!

How do you get entered to win my book? It's easy!

1. FOLLOW ME: Become a follower on ONE of my three blogs for ONE entry, but if you follow TWO blogs, you receive TWO entries, and you've got it! Follow all THREE of my blogs for THREE entries!

2. Leave a comment on EACH blog post telling me you're a follower of that blog. If you're already a follower, just say so in the comments.

3. Then, you must also email me ONCE at - include your first name in the subject bar and the words bella baby shower. Include your mailing address, in case you win. Deadline: midnight, November 19, 2011.

That's it. Pretty easy, huh? And not only will you be entered to win my prize, but you'll also get THREE ENTRIES for the Grand Prize!

All emails will be automatically entered to win my book and the Grand Prize.

The winner will be posted on the Inksplasher blog on November 21st. Winner must have a shipping address within the U.S. Prize will be shipped at the end of the contest.

Good luck!

P.S.—Want to earn extra entries for the Grand Prize? Invite your friends to the party. Visit

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wow! A Great Review for No Angel!

5.0 out of 5 stars A SPIRITUAL FANTASY FAMILIES CAN TREASURE, September 24, 2011
Laura Lewis "LC Lewis" (Maryland)
This review is from: No Angel (Paperback)
Debuting author, Theresa Sneed, chose an ambitious project for her first novel, a spiritual fantasy titled No Angel, and I'm pleased to report that it delights on many levels.

Sneed's No Angel opens in a heavenly realm, moves into mortality where good and evil spirits impact humans, and then she thrusts her readers into a frightening underworld where even good spirits can become trapped through error. Each world is filled with complex characters and governed by strict rules--rules Sneed's main character, a reluctant Guardian Angel named Jonathan Stewart, hasn't bothered reading.

Jonathan was sorely disappointed by his own mortality and in an effort to make this second earth experience, (required by all post-mortal spirits), quick and painless, Jonathan selects an EMD client, Early Marked for Death, knowing his client will die young, allowing him to complete his assignment early and quickly exit earth once and for all.

What Jonathan failed to learn from that unread handbook is that special conditions surround the exceptional spirits assigned to be EMDs--their goodness makes them prized targets of the dark spirits.

Jonathan's poor attitude is a disappointment to the more dedicated Guardians, but more importantly, it also places him in the cross-hairs of dark spirits who pose a threat to his successful completion of his mission, and to Faith, the child, he has been sent to guard.

But Jonathan has two allies, a loyal Guardian Angel named Grace, who takes a special interest in him, and Celeste Knight, the premortal spirit of Faith. Their interest in Jonathan is not accidental.

Sneed does a wonderful job of fleshing out heaven and the underworld with rich, vivid description that drives the theme of good versus evil deep into the reader. Still, the book is not dark and eerie. Sneed successfully slingshots between humor and drama during Jonathan's bumpy, spiritual evolution, providing a change of pace that makes this book suitable for YA as well as adults, while also endearing this disgruntled soul to the reader. Without those humorous passages, No Angel would have been a dark, eerie tale. And though that was not Sneed's purpose in writing this book, she proves she has the talent to go that direction if she ever chooses.

The explanations of the rules of each world slow the read in places, but they are essential to the ensuing tension, and there is plenty of tension, which intensifies until the conclusion, which leaves the reader unsure about the outcome of many of the characters until the very end.

No Angel is fiction, but its powerful themes of good versus evil, spiritual promptings, choice and accountability, family, friendship, and loyalty, make it a valuable springboard for family discussions on these topics, and therefore makes this book one to be read together as a family, and worth having in a family library.

This is a first-rate read that quickly earned Theresa Sneed a Whitney Award nomination. Sneed is a talented writer who should find No Angel a contender for Whitney's "Best Novel by a New Author" award. She is already completing a second project, proving that great things are ahead for her, and those who pick up her imaginative, tender books.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Praise for No Angel

This is so awesome! Thanks Luis!

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best reading experiences I've had., September 27, 2011
By Luis Valenzuela, III (Mesa, AZ) This review is from: No Angel (Paperback)
I bought this book expecting a nice story about angels helping people and maybe experiencing a little self doubt and frustration. What I got was No Angel, the most spiritual reading experience I have had in a fantasy book ever. With a protagonist that annoyed me to no end, I really didn't think I could get to like him or that he could be developed at all. By the end of this story I was in tears of joy at what I read and tears of despair at not having a sequel immediately available. The mythos is unbelievably easy to grasp and vast in its future storytelling implications. The characters and their motivations are not immediately as transparent as they appear, and I love that about this cast of characters. I can not praise this or rate this highly enough, I have to share it. Thank you, Theresa Sneed, thank you!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Awesome Pictures of No Angel's Book Launch!

Check out this line! It was this long for two solid hours!!
Authors Theresa Sneed and Betsy Love signed 73 books in two hours!

One of Theresa's awesome students from last year!

Ladies Night at Deseret Book ~ Meet authors Theresa Sneed and Joan Sowards

Here's your chance to meet two authors at the same event! Theresa Sneed and long-time friend, author and songwriter Joan Sowards will be at Deseret Book in Chandler AZ on October 1, 2011, from 5pm - 7pm!

Author Joan Sowards

Check out Joan's awesome books!

Theresa and Joan will be available to chat, sign their books, and have a great time! Come meet them at Ladies Night at Deseret Book in Chandler!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Book Launch Announced

No Angel's book launch has been scheduled for September 24th at 2:00 p.m. located at Barnes & Noble on 1758 South Val Vista Drive in Mesa AZ. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back Cover for No Angel

I'm loving this back cover! Thanks so much for all the AWESOME endorsements I received for No Angel! There were too many to fit on the back cover, but Walnut Springs assures me that when the prequel to No Angel arrives on the scene, there will be a special page in the back of the book reserved especially for readers like you! I hope you love No Angel, as much as I do! Leave a comment here and/or at I'd love to hear from you! Don't forget about our exciting contest going on now until December 1, 2011! Check out the details below!

My AWESOME Book Cover!

YAY! What an incredible few days I've had along with my editor Linda Mulleneaux and marketing director Amy Orton! WOW! So, that's how a book gets published! Lots and lots of hard work, and worth every single second of it! So, here it is ... I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. I'm anxious to find out what you think about it and look forward to your comments! I'll post the purchase links, book signing dates, etc. as soon as I have them. It should be available from Amazon in the next few days - in Kindle and in paperback. WOOT! So excited! And now, I'm anxious to get back to writing...;)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Meet the Author!

Host a Skype or Live book club party before 12/1/11 with five or more friends who purchase No Angel, and receive a free autographed copy! Schedule your book club party by sending an email to with contact information-all days/times are available except for Mondays and Sundays. Live book club parties where the author is present must accommodate author travel expenses if more than twenty miles away from author's place of residence and a guarantee of a minimum of five books purchased. Skype book club parties may be scheduled in order to meet the author and discuss the book before committing to purchase and then a follow-up Skype book club meeting after reading book for further discussions.

Sell seven or more copies of No Angel before 12/1/11 and choose a name (yours or someone you love) to use in one of Theresa's books--and receive an autographed certificate of authenticity to prove that that name is yours! Photocopy all receipts/purchaser names and email to

Inappropriate names/nicknames, etc., will not be honored, and you will be asked to choose another.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Back-Cover Blurb for No Angel

Jonathan is an angel with an attitude. He’s not at all happy about having to return to earth as a guardian angel, but it’s required of all post-mortal spirits to fulfill at least one angel guardianship. Fortunately, on the Guardians Unlimited application, he had the good sense to request a client with Early Marked Death status, so he believes that while his stay on earth will be most unpleasant, at least it will be short. What he doesn’t know is that a spirit with an Early Marked Death status can choose his or her time of death! Jonathan’s client, Celeste Knight, has a mind of her own and refuses death at every turn, leaving him stuck as her guardian angel―in a place he only wanted to forget.

Endorsements for No Angel

Jonathan is a reluctant guardian angel. He seems to think that the rules don’t apply to him, so he doesn’t study, he’s ill-prepared and in for quite a surprise when he is assigned a very special child. He figures he’ll just put in his time. Little does he know that everything he ever thought about life, about himself (and he thinks of himself often), or about others is about to change. Join Jonathan as author Theresa Sneed spins a delightful tale of a world we can only imagine. ~~ Stephanie Abney, book reviewer for Deseret News

No Angel is a touching novel that truly makes one ponder why people do what they do, and why some unexplainable and extraordinary moments happen in life.
~ Jaron Lowis

Rib-tickling humor, a cantankerous yet somehow charming hero, and the most unique story ever written about how the spirit world and ours intertwine. Theresa Sneed's 'No Angel' has it all!
~ Shawnette Nielson, Author Once I Flew, business owner, Bounce me to the Moon, and

No Angel is a powerful story with captivating characters. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and my fingers turning the pages. Theresa Sneed is a masterful artist at creating a world in which one must question the motivation and intent of guardian angels. A must read!
~ Krista Darrach

Jonathan is a fantastically intriguing character whose constant desire to get out of being a guardian angel holds the reader’s attention like no other. No Angel is a satisfying, perfect read for anyone who wonders what their guardian angel might be like. It kept me captivated and constantly thinking about it long after the story was finished.
~ Katelynd Gillins

No Angel is fun, fast-past story full of suspense, romance and a glimpse into eternity. I couldn't put the story down, nor is it one I will ever forget.
~ Betsy Love Author of Identity

Theresa Sneed creates an inspiring world of theological fantasy in the epic battle between the ultimate good and evil.
~ Deirdra Eden Coppel, Book Critic and Author of the Knight of Light Series

Sunday, June 12, 2011

No Angel Update

Just a quick update to let you know that No Angel will still be published, but the date keeps getting pushed forward, as often happens in the hectic world of publishing. No worries though! I am grateful for this time to go through an emotionally charged move from a larger house to a much smaller one and all the difficult decisions involved with what to keep and what to get rid of. Now that that part of my life is almost over, I can focus on the intense edits that Walnut Springs will be sending me in an effort to make No Angel the best that it can be!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wish I Could be a Fly on the Wall! Update on No Angel

So excited to get this message from the marketing director at Walnut Springs:

"I've started looking for imagery for your cover (the first hurdle), but haven't found anything smashing so far....but I'll keep looking! As soon as we get close, I'll let you know."

Oh, I wish I could be a fly on the wall and hover over her computer monitor and look too! But, I guess that would be a bit annoying, so I'll just wait patiently instead! ;)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Latest Update on WIP: Escape

Escape is coming along fine! At 43,042 words, I'm excited to have this suspense novel half-way completed.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Update on current WIP: Escape

Today I added 1,134 words to my novel, Escape, bringing it to a total of 37,374 words--that's about half-way finished! Escape is a gripping story about a young woman's escape from her abusive captor, who doesn't take her 'disloyalty' in fleeing from him, lightly.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Update on No Angel

Good news! Actually great news! I heard from my editor that they are planning for a release of No Angel the last of May!
Now, she has requested a detailed character description of the main characters so they can create a book cover that accurately depicts the characters...too cool!