Tessa Dawn grew up in Colorado, where she developed a deep affinity for the Rocky Mountains. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked for several years in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her master’s degree in nonprofit management.
Tessa began writing as a child and composed her first full-length novel at the age of eleven. By the time she graduated high-school, she had a banker’s box full of short-stories and books. Since then, she has published works as diverse as poetry, greeting cards, workbooks for kids with autism, and academic curricula. The Blood Curse Series marks her long-desired return to her creative-writing roots and her first foray into the Dark Fantasy world of vampire fiction. Her Dark Fantasy/Gothic Romance novels represent her long-desired return to her creative-writing roots and her passionate flair for storytelling.
Eleven books later, Tessa has reached #1 bestselling status, sixteen times; five of her highly-acclaimed novels enjoy a 4.9 average star rating; and her personal author-ranking has climbed to #2 in Horror and #11 – in both Fantasy and Paranormal – placing her in the company of authors like Stephen King and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Tessa currently splits her time between the Colorado suburbs and mountains with her husband, two children, and “one very crazy cat.” She hopes to one day move to the country where she can own horses and what she considers “the most beautiful creature ever created” -- a German Shepherd.
She is a member of NINC; SFWA; and RWA(PAN); and RMFW(PAL).
Writing is her bliss.