Tess is a mom, a teacher, a writer, a reader, a bellydancer, and much more. She loves to see how words and phrases can build so many different possibilities and uses Legos to teach her middle school students the versatility of language. She has a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University in Communication Studies with a minor in Technical Writing, and a master's degree from Full Sail University in Creative Writing for the entertainment industry.
She is on staff at FenCon, a fan-operated science fiction and fantasy literary and filk convention in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She also contributes to The Belly Dance Chronicles Magazine, a publication promoting not just the ancient art of Middle Eastern Dance, but celebrating its defining history, the exciting changes of the present, and the creative dreams of the future.
She is currently working on a live action film script, non-fiction and fiction books, and a children's cartoon series for television.