About Theresa Hupp

I am a writer of fiction (novels and short stories), essays and poetry.  Please see the “Publications” page for more information about my writing.

I am currently working on a series of novels about the Oregon Trail in 1847 and life in Oregon and California during the Gold Rush.  Why?  I grew up on the Western end of the Oregon Trail, and the emigrants’ stories have always fascinated me.  I now live in Kansas City, Missouri — at the Eastern end of the Trail.  So my migration has been backwards.

I also take on editing and freelance writing assignments.  If you are interested, please contact me at mthupp@gmail.com.

I have been (and sometimes still am) an attorney, a mediator, and a Human Resources executive and consultant.  I am also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague.  One or more of these experiences may creep into this blog, if the story requires them.

My Amazon Author Central page can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Hupp/e/B009H8QIT8.

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22 thoughts on “About Theresa Hupp”

  1. Happy Birthday, Theresa! I really enjoy your storytelling!


  2. Pleasure to meet you.


  3. I nominated you for the Best Moment Award. Please go to: http://babyboomersandmore.com/2014/09/09/blogging-award-a-very-tardy-response/
    to accept your reward!


  4. In recognition of your wonderful blog, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Acceptance is voluntary. Details can be found at: http://kateloveton.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/versatile-blogger-award/


  5. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’m looking forward to reading more of yours!


  6. A book in that time period would be pretty cool. We suffer from not having too much in that genre!


  7. Thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it. I look forward to reading your blog :)


  8. Hi Theresa!

    I have tagged you for a blog hop here: http://jgburdette.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/a-novel-blog-hop/

    It’s a little thing that helps authors acquaint their readers with the book they are currently writing. You’re not obligated to go accept it as it is just for fun.


  9. Hi Theresa,

    I love the way your blog brings together family history (past and present), with dashes of philosophy and tech stuff thrown in for good measure.
    It is still early days for my blog, but I ultimately hope to achieve something similar. Thank you for starting to follow me.

    After my mother passed away last year, I have found blogging to be not only helpful and healing as an outlet for expressing my emotions, but it is also turning into a way to explore and document my family’s past. My parents came together under rather unique circumstances (at least in comparison to other 1960s BC families), and one day I’d like to write their full story.

    I’ve been so impressed with the writing in blogs such as yours! I hope to learn from you experts while finding my own voice.

    All the best,
    Ian B.


  10. That makes two people in St. Louis who would love to see you. I’m putting your blog up on my toolkit for writers which is more updated on wp.org than wp.com
    Cheers to you as well, Maureen.


  11. Theresa,
    I’ve had your blog on my mind. Thank you for stopping by my blog a couple of weeks ago. It’s always a wonderful feeling to have someone like something on your blog and thank you so much for becoming a subscriber. I just finished perusing your blog. What a wonderful find! I think the subject matter you write about is so interesting and fascinating. i saw a couple a weeks ago Ken Burn’s Dust Bowl documentary. Not the same thing but his documentary reminded me of you. I look forward to reading more of your posts and your writing publications.



  12. Thank you so much for starting to Follow me Theresa – and now I’m one of your Followers. Your Bio interests me very much. I am on the brink of writing my 1st novel. It’s scary, yet exhilarating at the same time. I look forward to perusing your articles, and your publication list. Cheers to you and yours!


  13. Theresa,

    I admire your journey. I enjoy learning about history through your posts.

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award.

    Information is on my site: http://lindajoycecontemplates.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/

    The Rules: One Lovely Blogger Award:
    ■Thank the blogger who nominated you.
    ■Tell 7 things about yourself.
    ■Post the One Lovely Blogger Award picture in your post.
    ■Nominate 15 other blogs for this award and notify them of their nomination.

    I look forward to enhancing my history knowledge from you.


    Linda Joyce


    • Linda, thank you so much! I will pass on the honor to others, but it will be after Thanksgiving before I can — I have to write about my 35th wedding anniversary first (it does take precedence)


  14. Thanks for hopping on my blog; I am enjoying yours! I just learned how to insert pictures before I posted my “Trails” piece and I was delighted to find an actual picture of the ruts from the Oregon Trail wagons in the public domain. Best to you on your project re: the Trail which, of course, is of great interest to me. I was born in Upper Michigan, but when I was 11, my family moved to Oregon. Early in my marriage, my husband and I moved back to Wisconsin (where his family lives) for six years, but then came back out here. This state is the best, as far as we’re concerned.

    I don’t know what sorts of stories you might include in your collection, but I’ve always found the stories of the first two white women to cross the “Great Divide” fascinating. Eliza Spaulding and Narcissa Whitman were both missionary wives. You may be very familiar with the Whitman massacre, the story of what happened to Narcissa and her husband and entourage. She had a disdain for the local tribes and I believe this added to their great resentment of her and her husband and their “mission.” Of course, the Whitman Mission was also an important stopping off point for Trail families. Eliza Spaulding and her husband, however, were a completely different kind of missionary team. They loved the coastal tribe they worked among and were in turn loved by the people. How important it is to do what we do for the right reasons…

    Anyway, I look forward to your entries on this topic and will enjoy others.
    Phyllis Nissila


  15. Dear Theresa, thank you for following my From the Lou blog! Yours looks fascinating. If you’re coming to St. Louis sometime please let me know! I’d love to take you to Henri Chatillon’s home in the Cherokee Historic District. That is unless you’ve already been there! Regards, Maureen


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