Tess was raised in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill and now lives among the trees in Eltham. She is married with three grown children and five grandchildren. She loves to travel, and her most intense experiences are walking the Inca Trail and riding a camel in the Sahara desert.
She worked in schools, full-time at first, and then as an emergency teacher when her children were small. When they started school, she moved to TAFE were she began as a teacher, then as manager of programs for long-term unemployed.
Along the way, she joined a writers’ group and began to attend a class at her old TAFE.
I was a late starter…
My first novel, Book of Lost Threads, was published by Allen and Unwin in 2010.
My second novel, The Memory Tree was published in March 2012.
Mercy Street was published in 2016 and my newest novel, The Ballad of Banjo Crossing will be released in November 2017.
The fifth is a work in progress. Book of Lost Threads was published the year I turned sixty.
… so it’s never too late
Go to her website here