New York Times Bestselling Author

About Theresa


Theresa Alan became a bestselling author with her first novel, Who You Know (2003), and her novella Santa Unwrapped was in the New York Times bestseller Jingle All the Way (2004). She is the author of six additional Kensington novels, including Spur of the Moment, The Girls’ Global Guide to Guys, Girls Who Gossip, Getting Married, Spa Vacation, and The Dangers of Mistletoe. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies I Shaved My Legs for This?! and Sex and the Single Witch. Theresa was named the Colorado Romance Writer of the Year in 2004. She’s a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America.

A graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Colorado at Boulder, Theresa lives in Denver, Colorado.
You may connect with her on Twitter @Theresa_Author or on Facebook

Praise for Theresa’s Books

Who You Know

Alan does a masterful job . . .Reminiscent of Bridget Jones’s Diary (1997) and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (1996), Alan’s is a novel to be savored like a good box of chocolates.

A gorgeous book, superbly written with compassion and caring. Who You Know should absolutely be number one on everyone’s list.

This is a story that will have you saying “Been There” all the way through, sympathizing with the gals. The characters jump right off the page and entwine you in their lives. Theresa Alan does a fantastic job of bring these three incredible women to life. WHO YOU KNOW is a truly emotional book that I would recommend to anyone who has been around the block.
Romance Readers Connection

Getting Married

This isn’t your typical wedding-themed romance. Most chick-lit tomes don’t explore such issues . . . That’s what sets this novel apart, and Alan tempers the seriousness with doses of humor for a compelling mix. To that, add well-developed characters, interesting subplots, and a satisfying happy ending, and this is a strong effort that will surprise and delight readers.

The Dangers of Mistletoe

Within the pages of THE DANGERS OF MISTLETOE you will encounter a hilarious tale of two sisters, who are as opposite as night and day, try to help each other get through the grueling Christmas holiday. I laughed and cried throughout this lovely tale. The sisters are so likeable that you can not help but to bond with them. Ms. Alan pens a fun plot, charismatic characters and vivid imagery. The secondary characters are just as energetic and really balance the whole tale out. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Alan’s work.
Romance Junkies

Ms. Alan brings her trademark wit to this touching tale, guaranteed to make you both laugh and cry. The sisters are so vividly drawn and lovable that you wish they could be your friends in real life. A perfect book to curl up with on a cold December night!
Romance Divas

Girls Who Gossip

This book has a lot more depth than the cover copy would lead the reader to believe. Alan does an excellent job of letting the plot develop naturally without a too neatly packaged happy ending.
Romantic Times BOOKclub (4 Stars)

Girls Who Gossip drew me in at page one and kept me turning well into the night. I couldn’t wait to see how it all unfolded. Touching, witty and utterly delightful.
Jennifer Coburn, author of The Wife of Reilly

Theresa Alan had me up all night! I loved every twist and turn of this moody, funny, and ultimately touching story. Helaina is a character I expect will stay with me for a long, long time.
Megan Crane, author of English as a Second Language and Everyone Else’s Girl

“(A) beautifully written book. From the very first page, Girls Who Gossip captured me and didn’t let go until the very last word.”
Romance Divas

The Melancholy Dane receives a chicky makeover in Theresa Alan’s Gossip and Rumors, a modern-day revisioning of the Shakespeare tragedy in which Hamlet is now a young woman named Helaina, much of the drama has been replaced with comedy, and the result is smart-smart fun.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of A Little Change of Face

The Girls’ Global Guide to Guys

I loved The Girls’ Global Guide to Guys. I highly recommend The Girls’ Global Guide to Guys to all chick lit fans and to anyone who has ever thought about taking a trip abroad. This is a wonderful and fun read not to be missed!

With the Girls’ Global Guide to Guys, Theresa Alan delivers a brisk, funny, keenly observed portrait of a woman who wants more out of life than a soul-killing job and a tepid romance — and finds it on exotic shores.
Kim Green, author of Paging Aphrodite

Sex and the Single Witch

THE WITCH’S GUIDE TO LIFE is an intensely sensual read that will leave you breathless. Theresa Alan pens a tale with vivid imagery and compelling characters. Ariel is strong and sees everything positive in life. J.T. will draw you in with his passionate nature. The secondary story is as gripping as the main. I laughed and cried throughout this story.
Romance Junkies

Spur of the Moment

Alan shows that she’s capable of handling sensitive issues with an effectively gentle touch.
Romantic Times

The players come across as real — kudos to Theresa Alan for accomplishing this feat. The uniqueness of each member of the troupe . . . make for a solid character study.
The Midwest Book Review

I Shaved My Legs for This?!

This is a delightful journey that will tickle your funny bone.
Fresh Fiction

These four stories offer a lighthearted look at the pitfalls of blind dates and the triumph of love.
Romantic Times BOOKclub