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roni teson


Growing up in Southern California, I developed a love for the ocean and all things coastal. I lived inland for a few years in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Denver, only to be lured home by the sound of crashing waves and colorful sunsets.

I wrote Heaven or Hell, my first novel, after a stage IV cancer diagnosis. The day after the final edit of this book, the doctor told me that I was in remission—five years later, I heard the words, "You're cured." I believe writing was a critical part of my recovery, and it continues to be an integral to my life.

Twist, my second novel, was optioned for a movie, won a Readers’ Favorite Award, and a Dante Rosetti Award for Young Adult Suspense Romance.

I'm lucky. I have a passion that keeps me awake at night, friends who have been in my life for decades, family that supports my craziness, a home on the beach, many more novels in my head, and a body that is healed. I am forever grateful.

Interviews & Guest Posts

I discuss Twist on Conversations Live

I'm interviewed with Nikkea Smithers, Loretta Walls & Iris Bolling at Read You Later

I'm interviewed by Janice Ross at Midweek Cocktails

Lisa Haselton interviews me

I discuss finding my passion at Second Book to the Right