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I'm Tessa Barbosa

Tessa Barbosa is a Filipina-Canadian author who writes fantasy novels by night, and software help by day. She studied computer science in university, but stories were always her first love. Her debut YA Fantasy novel will be out in 2023 (Entangled Teen)! Tessa lives in Vancouver, Canada and when she’s not at the keyboard, you can find her making messes in the kitchen, or sewing things.

Longer Biography

Tessa Barbosa always wanted to live in a story. As a child, she would cry because she couldn’t go inside the pages of her books to play with her imaginary animal friends. She loved books so much that after many late nights reading in bed, and eating distractedly at the table, her parents banned her from reading. It didn’t work, because Tessa just got sneakier. She stuffed books under her mattress, hid them in her sweaters, and many poor paperbacks met their ruin in a hot bath.

But writing novels didn’t happen for a long time. She majored in computer science, and minored in the fine arts. Eventually she switched from software development to technical writing, because words were always her first love. Now she writes software help by day, and fantasy novels by night. Her debut novel will be out in 2023 (Entangled). What better way to live in stories than to write them?

Tessa currently lives in Vancouver, BC Canada  and when she’s not at the keyboard, you can find her making messes in the kitchen, or sewing things.

Tessa is a regular contributor at Writer UnboxedHer short fiction is published as T. S. Bazelli and has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, as well as multiple anthologies. She also attended Viable Paradise 16.