Tessa Barrie is a blogger and wannabe novelist from Jersey, Channel Islands.
She is also the alter ego of Sally Edmondson.
Tessa Barrie’s name first appeared in print as the author of a column called Serendipity for a provincial newspaper. She carried on writing short stories and freelance contributions, but after her alter ego was made redundant in 2015, she spent the next four years writing and editing various chunky pieces of fiction throughout the day, as well as during protracted periods of insomnia.
After receiving various critiques, such as the one above, Tessa Barrie learned from her mistakes. During 2018/2019, she made the longlist of the Fiction Factory Short Story, with An Honest Review, and the Flash 500 Novel Opening competitions with The Secret Lives of the Doyenne of Didsbrook. In 2020 she was longlisted in the Retreat West Best Opening of a Novel with The Secret Lives of the Doyenne of Didsbrook and, so far in 2021 she had made the longest of the Fiction Factory Short Story competition with Karma.