Short Biography (50 words)

Tessa Barbosa is a Filipina-Canadian author who writes fantasy novels by night, and software help by day. She studied computer science and the fine arts in university, but stories were her first love, and she’s thrilled she gets to write them now. Tessa currently lives in Vancouver with her family and when she’s not at the keyboard, you can find her reading, making messes in the kitchen, or sewing things.

Long Biography (100 Words)

Tessa Barbosa always wanted to live in a story. As a child, she would cry because she couldn’t go inside the pages of 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. What better way to live in stories than to write them?

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

Literary Agent

Léonicka Valcius at the Transatlantic Agency.

Social Media

Twitter: @HiTessaBarbosa
Instagram: @HiTessaBarbosa
Pinterest: @HiTessaBarbosa

Website & Newsletter

Publicity Contact

Email: author {at} tessabarbosa.com