About Tessa

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About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts.

I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled “Government Property – A Memoir of a Military Wife”.  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation).

I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content.

I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.


If you would like to take a look at my other blogs the address is http://www.tessacandoit.com and http://www.tessadeanauthor.com.

61 Responses to About Tessa

  1. crubin says:

    From one life transitioner to another, good luck!


  2. Libby says:

    Another 50yo life transitioner here! We should start a club!


  3. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
    continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
    others too. Be safe, be fair, be good.


  4. Joyce says:

    Looking over your blog too, and reading a bit of your stories. Nice. I write in first person POV also, with a lot of my fiction. Thanks for stopping by mine and reading mine.


  5. rich says:

    south jersey, eh? i was born in north jersey, moved down here around 95, and haven’t left yet. maybe about another four or five years and i’ll end up in florida, like most others, but for now i’m good here. hi.

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  6. jessicalle says:

    Yay, Tessa! Not knowing what caused your transition I will simply say, it’s good to meet you. So glad you have arrived. – Jess


  7. gingerpoetry says:

    Same age same story, different country…regards from Germany, Carmen


  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    Good luck.

    Thanks for the visit.


  9. phdinmeblog says:

    Brave to pursue your writing dreams! Light and Love, Shona


  10. Hello Tessa, thank you for providing a link to this blog. I’m following (stalking?) you here as well now. Good luck with everything you’ve got going on, from a fellow blogger who hasn’t got the time to write just now I hope I can follow your example and write more soon.


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  12. J Lapis says:

    Can’t thank you enough for being an advocate of those with “invisible illnesses”–mine, depression/anxiety, has been tougher for the lack of physical earmarks. Not complaining much, as God takes care of me–but people just don’t get it. Thanks, God bless you.


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  14. Joan says:

    Hi Tessa, We’re neighbors, as I’m from Marlton. I look forward to reading your posts! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Mother Hen says:

    Hi Tessa, it’s always a pleasure to meet new bloggers and creative people. Thank you for the follow at Words Like Honey…

    Liked by 1 person

  16. My grandson has suffered for about eight years from many of the conditions that you list for yourself. He has been mis-diagnosed and put on the wrong “cocktail of medication”, as you describe it, many times. The local mental health authority here in Southern England are under a great deal of public scrutiny right now because they have failed to investigate the deaths of over a thousand of their mental health patients. I feel that my grandson is often treated by those who are supposed to care for him, as if he is a criminal. It is a great pleasure when we come to a professional who treats him with care and with a serious desire to help him with his problems. i am sure that you know exactly what I am talking about, and huge kudos to you for being “currently fairly stable.” Long may that continue!

    I wish you well for 2016 and beyond.


  17. Geetha B says:

    Hello Tessa, I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You don’t need to follow up with the answers but I really admire your spirit with what you have been through and still going through. I found it amazing that you try to be a beacon of light to others and thought I should share your blog address making use of this specific opportunity. Be well

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  23. ashdapoet says:

    Good for you, advocating to be a mental health advocate after all you’ve been through. Keep going strong. I also suffer from anxiety attacks, and have an anxiety disorder. Followed your blog. Check mine out.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. revengestar says:

    You are a very strong and inspirational woman!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Tessa, I am thrilled to have found your blog and look forward to following you. We share a common commitment to creating compassion for those with mental illness. I would appreciate it if you could visit my blog and share your feedback with me. You are an inspiration.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Alex Sarll says:

    Hi Tessa, I haven’t been on your website for a while, have you changed its appearance? It looks different from how I remembered it. Anyway- I have just hit 100 followers, and you are one of those so I wanted to message say THANK YOU!! It means a lot. I am also hoping to use my site to raise awareness of mental illness issues, and the reality behind serious mental health diagnosis. If you have any hints of ideas on how to gain more traffic they’d be much appreciated. Anyway, thanks a lot, and keep being well 🙂 it makes life so much sweeter don’t you think?! Take care 🙂

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    • Tessa says:

      Hi Alex. Yes the site is different. I had my daughter create a unique header for me she is a computer graphic artist. I am glad you hit 100 followers. The way I began to build my traffic was to follow people in the ideas I was interested in and of course follow those that follow you. You might have to start it first. Find blogs that you are interested in and follow them and maybe comment now and then. Most people will follow back. Now I also used meet and greets between Danny Ray at Dream Big, Dream Often and Jason Cushman’s too. Another thing I did costs some money but I became partners with Danny Ray and he promotes his partners. Every now and then he will have an opening and blog that.

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      • Alex Sarll says:

        Wow, great thanks a lot for this advice.. I am quite good at following the people who follow me, and being active etc.. lol it’s just long, slow work.. But that’s fine, it’s a lot of fun and a great outlet for experience and emotion 🙂 Thanks for following me 🙂

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        • Tessa says:

          You are welcome. It does get harder as your number of followers and followees grow. I am over a 1000 between the 2 blogs and no longer can follow everybody. I had to make a list of those blogs that intrigue me the most and unless I find some extra time, just stick with them and that list is ever-growing and will soon become too big to handles. Just do the best you can.


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