"I didn't do anything and people want me dead. It's wrong. Why do people do the wrong thing?"
Empress Theresa "I didn't do anything and people want me dead. It's wrong. Why do people do the wrong thing?" asks eighteen year old Theresa on live television before four billion viewers after the President of France says a thouand assassins will be after her.
Prime Minister Blair gives a partial answer:
“People who have no conscience think everybody lacks one. They fear you.”
Empress Theresa will try to find the full answer.
In the cultural wasteland of today's heartless media, Empress Theresa is a breath of fresh air. Show it to your 8 year old daughter and show it to your grandmother. They'll both enjoy it.
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In impromptu remarks to reporters in the White House East Room, Theresa sums up the human situation in this world:
“I’m very simple. I follow my conscience. I am what I do. We are saved or damned not for what we think but for what we do. If kids understood that they are what they do and they can change their identity today, there would be no street gangs and teenage prisoners. ‘What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him little less than a god’.”
on page one Theresa sums up the human situation in a single sentence:
"We're lost in this confusing world unless we follow the directions of its Maker."
What is Empress Theresa about? It's about how to live to be the best of who you are.
"A woman who puts her trust in a higher power will be unchanged. Theresa will remain Theresa." -- Prime Minister Blair speaking to the House of Commons
"Nothing can stop Theresa except her own conscience, and it will." --Prime Minister Blair
"Somebody who wants to do God's will has an unconquerable ally. Theresa can't be defeated." -- Father Donoughty speaking to reporters
"I'm very simple. I follow my conscience. I am what I do." --- Theresa, when invited to explain who she is
Empress Theresa is about an eighteen year old American girl who acquires enormous power. She solves a series of "impossible problems" and becomes the most important person on Earth.
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If you glance at the Amazon listing for Empress Theresa you'll see the vicious attacks by the internet trolls. For a discussion of who internet trolls are, see the wikipedia article:
We'll examine this phenomenon and learn a lot about Empress Theresa at the same time.
Why do internet trolls fear and hate “Empress Theresa” ?
Decide for yourself. Choose one or several:
Theresa is a good girl.
Theresa follows her conscience.
Theresa believes in God.
Theresa is beautiful.
Theresa is very intelligent.
Theresa has a sense of humor.
Theresa has a great personality.
Theresa easily attracts boys in college.
Theresa avoids the common problems of youth, drinking, drugs, bad friends and so on.
Theresa succeeds in her endeavors.
Theresa is courageous even to the point of death.
Theresa has empathy for others.
Theresa puts herself in danger for others.
Theresa saves the world.
Theresa makes the world a better place.
Theresa never harms anyone.
Theresa uses thousands of times as much energy as the human race has used since Adam and Eve.
Theresa has more power than all the world’s armies combined.
Theresa could be a world dictator but leaves everybody alone.
Which of these do the internet trolls fear and hate the most?
Internet trolls are not literary critics.
They show no evidence of knowing the first thing about literary criticism which is a disciplined science. All they do is criticize, using lies and distortions to denigrate the target of their hatred.
Let's take time to learn a little about the human flavor of Empress Theresa. Quotations will do it. Internet trolls will hate this!
Twelve quotations from Empress Theresa:
"Nobody could have dreamed of what I'd do years later and nobody would have believed it if they'd been told. Prime Minister Blair said I'd still be remembered in a million years." --Theresa's narration on page 1
"If people grieve your passing rejoice in the good you did and die like a hero going home." --Theresa's message to home when she believes she's about to die in minutes
“When the world falls apart around us we look within ourselves and find ourselves. Show us what’s within you.” --Prime Minister Blair to Theresa when she learns of her global responsibilities
“The more I see of the world the less I like it. People are unpredictable. They don’t act according to their professed beliefs. You can’t find enough trustworthy people to fill an elevator. I think people have stopped thinking about morality altogether.” --Theresa, complaining to Prime Minister Blair ( pity the poor man having to deal with this girl! )
"Don't mess around with Empress Theresa!" --Steve Hartley, Theresa's husband
"Those who challenge Theresa Hartley's power are fools. She could destroy the world. Don't push her too far." --Israeli Prime Minister Scherzer to his nation
"A woman who puts her trust in a higher power will be unchanged. Theresa will remain Theresa." --British Prime Minister Blair speaking to the House of Commons
"The only thing that can stop Theresa is her own conscience, and it will." --Prime Minister Blair to the House of Commons
"Somebody who wants to do God's will has an unconquerable ally. Theresa can't be defeated." --Father Donoughty speaking to reporters
"Theresa is a genius. Everybody knows that." --President Veronica Stinson at a press conference
"This is a story like none we’ve ever heard. An eighteen year old girl is single-handedly driving world events. Heaven help us all!” --President Veronica Stinson at a press conference
"I'm very simple. I follow my conscience. I am what I do." --Theresa speaking to reporters in the White House East Room
On page one Theresa describes herself as a ten year old: “…when I was a little girl I didn’t have a clue about anything. My job as a kid was to figure out what the heck was going on and what to do about it.” Later, when she is challenged with global problems, it turns out that nobody else knows what to do. Theresa has to figure it out herself. Her husband Steve complains, “Politicians are hiding under their desks. Theresa has to do it all”.
Most of the book's chapters reveal how Theresa deals with her long list of "impossible problems". I can't give those away on this website, but I do give you five other chapters on the Look Inside pages. They give some idea of the story's nature and how Theresa rises from a ten year old girl to become the World Empress.
This is a story with positive values. Finally!
Near the end of the story the U.S. President asks Theresa to define herself to reporters in the East Room of the White House. Theresa says: "I'm very simple. I follow my conscience. I am what I do."
Theresa instinctively knows the greatest of all human truths. A human being was designed to work in partnership with God. A person who cuts himself off from divine guidance is severely disordered. There is no chance he can behave in the manner intended from eternity. In the Tom Hanks movie 'Forrest Gump', Forest says, "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidently-like on a breeze, but I think, I think maybe it's both."
Forrest was close. We are intended to be a certain kind of person despite the accidents of fortune, but it's not destiny. It's not set up for us. We must do our part. "I am what I do."
The story is narrated by Theresa in the first person. You learn things as she learns them and share her wonder and experiences. You immediately feel she is an intimate friend.
To give a hint of the scope of the story's
setting, here's a teaser from page 202 :
It was still light in America. Early evening
baseball games were going on and the crowds
were jumping up and down screaming my
name. The scoreboards showed series of my
pictures. New Yorkers were pouring into Times
Square for a New Year’s Eve kind of celebration.
Church bells all over Europe were constantly
ringing as they had at the end of World War II.
St. Peter’s Square was filled with people in an
emotional display. Next, television showed
Tokyo. The Japanese enjoyed demonstrating on
happy occasions and millions of them were on
the streets. But all this was nothing. It was
morning in Beijing, China. Millions of people
had been collecting in the Forbidden City
anticipating that something important was about
to happen. Part of this area was the famous
Tiananmen Square equal in size to the Vatican.
Camera scans showed the huge spaces and wide
boulevards filled with people for a mile around.
It was estimated that twenty-five million people
were gathered there making it the largest crowd
in history. The sound of their voices was one
continuous, unwavering roar. They were
holding my photograph in their hands and
yelling Tah-ee-sah! Tah-ee-sah! I was smiling
and tearing up at the same time. This was my
( But don't relax after reading the teaser!
There are still 211 pages left in the story. )
For comments on Theresa's personality and behavior, see the Study Guide.
Empress Theresa could only be written once and then the story goes on the shelf. I've tried as hard as I could to make the story satisfactory to readers because there's no second chance.
I just made a quick trip to the local bookstore. It has a Young Adult section with about a thousand books. All the titles and cover designs look unpromising. I picked one out at random and the back cover blurb began. "Katsa had the ability to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight -".
Not exactly 'Anne of Green Gables' is it! What trash! The whole YA section is one vast wasteland.
Empress Theresa has no competition there.
Enjoy a few hours with Theresa!
When visitors look in at this website their locations are listed for me for a few minutes. I catch a small number of them, probably less than one hundreth of one percent. Here are visitors's locations from outside the United States. Most of the international visitors look in in the middle of the night when I'm asleep. The city isn't always given.
Maringa, Brazil__Benirredra, Spain__
Hope Valley, Australia__Curitiba, Brazil Singapore__
Winnipeg, MB, Canada__Pretoria, South Africa__
Karlsruhe, Germany__Doha, Qatar__
Seoul, Korea, Republic of __Saint John, NB, Canada__
United Kingdom ___ Toronto, Canada___
Birmingham, United Kingdom ___Parma, Italy___
Toronto, Canada___ Moscow, Russian Federation ___ Vancouver, BC, Canada___
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom___
Bern, Switzerland___ Skarholmen, Sweden___
Guarulhos, Brazil___ Glasgow, United Kingdom___
London, United Kingdom___ Guatemala___
Brunswick, Australia___ Wheelers Hill, Australia___
Camboriu, Brazil___ Cape Town, South Africa___
Saskatoon, SK, Canada___ Brisbane, Australia___
Beijing, China___ Ireland___ Mexico___ Brasilia, Brazil___ Herne, Germany___ Uster, Switzerland___Melbourne, Australia
Consecon, ON, Canada__Goteborg, Sweden___
Halifax, NS, Canada___Santiago, Chile
Kode, Sweden__ Canoas, Brazil __ York, United Kingdom
Aachen, Germany___ Utrecht, Netherlands__Manowo, Poland
Columbia ___ Katerini, Greece ___ Changsha, China __
Maceio, Brazil__Madrid, Spain__Bentleigh, Australia
Makati, Philippines___ Mexborough, United Kingdom__
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil___Sherwood Park, AB, Canada__
Czech Republic___Halden, Norway__Kaarst, Germany
Belo Horizonti, Brazil__North Shore, New Zealand__
Quito, Ecuador__Kungsbacka, Sweden__Tokyo, Japan___
Lindome, Sweden_ Bangalore, India_Santa Cruz Do Sul, Brazil
Lima, Peru__Fortaleza, Brazil __Quemchi, Chile__Vigonza,
Italy___Windermere, United Kingdom_Ponte Delgada, Portugal
__Berlin, Germany __Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil
WOW! All fhese international visitors showed up just today, Aug 9, 2015 Saint Helens, United Kingdom___Stockholm, Sweden__Chaville, France__Tallinn, Estonia__Alta, Norway__Limajoki, Finland__Italy__Bergby, Sweden__Ural. Russian Federation__Berlin, Germany__Beograd, Serbia__ That was just in the last 50 minutes! Wish I knew what caused the excitement.
Bromma, Sweden__Bom Jardin, Brazil__Tampere, Finland __Araraquara, Brazil__Recife, Brazil__Sao Joao Da Madeira, Portugal_Beijing, China Mar 26, 2016
( The web host seems to identify the nearest large city rather than a visitor's small town. )
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