Tessa Barrie

Looking at Life from the Funny Side


Welcome to the official website for Tessa Barrie and, her alter ego Sally Edmondson. Or, is it the other way around? Either way, between them they do their damnedest to look at life from the funny side, through blogs, works of fiction, and squibs about surviving life to date; before  COVID-19, and life beyond.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, before mobile phones and the WWW, a young Sally Edmondson was writing a column for the local paper called Serendipity.

As Serendipity often contained some slightly risqué pieces, she decided to write the column under a pseudonym, because she didn’t her mother to know that the content originated from her typewriter.

Tessa, after her Springer Spaniel and Barrie, a blatant misspelling of her Cococobana hero, Barry Manilow.

Very recently Sally Edmondson came out as herself after starting to write about her life to date and how she’s survived it, leaving all fiction to her alter ego, Tessa Barrie.

Always the twain shall meet.

Link to Serendipitous Blogs

Life’s too short to be niche

Longlisted in the Fiction Factory Short Story and Flash 500 Novel Opening in 2019, and Retreat West Best Novel Opening Page in 2020.

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