She is searching for young adult and middle grade (specifically contemporary, issue-driven fiction, YA romance, historical, and speculative fiction). She especially enjoys stories in these genres that have a compelling premise and authentic teen/tween voice.
Other genres she considers include Christian Living, devotional, children’s picture books, fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, literary fiction, new adult, and contemporary Christian/inspirational women’s fiction.
She will not represent the following genres: horror, thrillers, mystery/crime, erotica, memoir.
Tessa writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show teens they’re not alone. Her passion led her to a career as an agent at Hartline Literary Agency, YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA (LPC Imprint), and Founder/Editor of PursueMagazine.net. Tessa’s first teen devotional, COFFEE SHOP DEVOS, will release with Bethany House in 2018. She’s guilty of making way too many lattes and never finishing her to-read list. When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, she can be found speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films.