Author Information

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Short Biography (50 words)

Tessa Barbosa is a Filipina-Canadian author who writes fantasy novels by night, and software help by day. Her debut YA Fantasy novel THE MOONLIGHT BLADE will be out in March 2023 (Entangled Teen). When she’s not writing, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen, or sewing things.

Long Biography (150 Words)

Tessa Barbosa loved books so much that after spending one to many late nights up reading, and eating distractedly at the table, her parents banned her from reading. It didn’t work. Tessa 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 and performing arts. After graduation, she switched from a career in 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 YA Fantasy novel THE MOONLIGHT BLADE will be out in 2023 from Entangled Teen. What better way to live in stories than to write them?

Her short fiction (as T.S. Bazelli) has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, as well as multiple anthologies.

Literary Agent

Léonicka Valcius at the Transatlantic Agency.

Social Media

Twitter: @HiTessaBarbosa
Instagram: @HiTessaBarbosa
TikTok: @HiTessaBarbosa

Website & Newsletter

Publicity Contact

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Book Information

The Moonlight Blade

ISBN-13:  9781649373366
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date:  03/07/2023
Age Range:  14 – 18 Years
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Romance

Discover this atmospheric, edge-of-your-seat fantasy romance that combines the grit of The Witcher with the voice of Rin Chupeco. When seventeen-year-old Narra Jal enters a violent, mysterious competition to save the life of her mother, she’ll need to use more than just her strength and her wits. She’ll need to discover the forbidden magic inside her…if she hopes to survive.

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