top of page

About the author

Tessa Dawn grew up in Colorado, where she developed a deep affinity for the Rocky Mountains. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked for several years in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her master’s degree in nonprofit management.

Tessa began writing as a child and composed her first full-length novel at the age of eleven. By the time she graduated high school, she had a banker’s box full of short stories and novels. Since then, she has published works as diverse as poetry, greeting cards, workbooks for kids with autism, and academic curricula. Her Dark Fantasy/Gothic Romance novels represent her long-desired return to her creative-writing roots and her passionate flair for storytelling.


Eighteen books later, Tessa now has readers in over 100 countries, and her novels have reached #1 bestselling status nineteen times, appearing on sixty-four bestseller lists in fifty-two different categories. Her personal author-ranking has climbed to #2 in Horror and #11 in both Fantasy and Paranormal, placing her on the Amazon “Bestselling Author” charts next to three of her favorite authors: Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.


Tessa currently splits her time between the Colorado suburbs and mountains, but she hopes to one day move to the country where she can own horses and what she considers “the most beautiful creature ever created”—a German shepherd dog.


As of 2019, she is a member of NINC, SFWA, and RWA(PAN).


Writing is her bliss.

With readers in over 100 countries, Tessa's books have appeared on 64 Amazon bestseller lists in 52 different categories, rising to the #1 position, 19 times.

Half-size for website.png

Tessa Dawn is represented by Brower Literary & Management 

bottom of page