Tessa Barrie is a blogger and wannabe novelist from Jersey, Channel Islands, who believes life is too short to be niche.
Her writing career has been sporadic, at best, and has drifted between being in print, and not, relying on a ‘proper job’ to support herself.
She never gave up on her dream, and fate rewarded her in 2015 when she was made redundant. Deciding to call time on her 9-5 working life, she threw herself into having one last-ditch attempt at becoming a better writer.
In 2019 she was longlisted in the Fiction Factory Short Story and Flash 500 Novel Opening competitions, and in 2020 for the Retreat West Best Opening of a Novel competition, but still has a very long way to go.