Inspired by her great-grandmother who published several works of poetry and philosophy, Tesa identified with writing from a very early age and enjoyed creating poems and writing assignments through school.
Her love of writing romance came after several years of reading both contemporary and historical romances. Deciding to give it go, there was no turning back. She didn’t sell those first two attempts, but did realize how much she loved working with words, creating characters and crafting stories.
She also realized how much she didn’t know about fiction writing and soon joined Romance Writer’s of America and a regional writer’s group. In the years to follow she attended every workshop and conference possible.
Frustrated with the limited time to write, Tesa rebalanced her life and found ways to give writing the dedication it deserved. Her first published works (Looking For Trouble) in an anthology with the Grand Dames, (The Trouble with Romance) drew favorable reviews and fired her need to submit more. With the rights back, she made a few changes and converted the short story into a full length book, titled, “Just Plain Lucky”, that sold to The Wild Rose Press.
Her great love of History, turned into Dangerous Disguise, set in the charming and scenic North Idaho Panhandle, and took many turns before being released by The Wild Rose Press.
She’s currently working on a three book continuing characters series inspired by her travels and fascination with political and international intrigue. Her plan is to travel to every location she plans to use as story settings.
A Navy wife in her early years of marriage, she and husband Don, lived in So, Korea, visited Japan and spent three years in San Diego, California. Her fascination with the military life sparked her desire to create military characters and to keep traveling! She and Don have continued to travel to Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel & Jordan and took a Western Mediterranean cruise, all perfect setting for her stories. You never know where she’ll pop up!
Tesa currently lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Don, three daughters, who married heros of their own, seven grandchildren, 2 cats, Sherlock and Watson and Border Collie, Fraser.