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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.

9 year anniversary on WordPress – this was my first site

9 year anniversary on WordPress. I was off by one year. I thought I had hit 10 years. Oh well 9 years is still a great number for blogging. Tessa –  Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses New Author’s … Continue reading

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Well I kind of hit the wall when it comes to posting everything to 3 blogs – all creative writing is now on www.tessadeanauthor.com

Originally posted on Tessa Can Do It – Positivity is Everything!:
I am finding it just too much to post everything on 3 blogs. So all my creative writing is now going on http://www.tessadeanauthor.com. This blog will be dealing with…

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Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Poetry Challenge #181 6/10/2020 #Haiku

This Tuesdays Poetry Challenge is for #synonymsonly lively birds sing life’s mysteries sweetly lull Colleens Rules: Tessa – Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com Author of a book, … Continue reading

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New Author’s Blog – tessadeanauthor.com

I made a mistake in the website name in the title. This shouldn’t be a problem if you use the link I provided to go to the new blog. I fixed the title. I am getting confused with all these … Continue reading

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The Blue Bird of Happiness – (non-fiction story)

The Blue Bird of Happiness – by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015 Approximately 10 years ago (15 years now) my oldest daughter K1 was married. It was a crazy time and the wedding planning was rough as her father and I … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt: Veiled #writephoto

Hosted by Sue Vincent Thursday photo prompt: Veiled #writephoto   Photo by Sue Vincent For visually challenged writers, the image shows a green horizon, beyond which the mist veils a hill topped with strange rock formations. Lost by Tessa Dean June … Continue reading

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Midnight Hours – a poem

Midnight Hours   written by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015   The surreal darkness of the midnight hours. Different rooms from the day time. Shadows changing, stretching Reaching out for me. ~~~~~~ Once known faces, different, scary. Touches from those once … Continue reading

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I am adopting a pen name for my writing.

I have decided to use a pen name for my writing. I am using Tessa Dean. My past writing was under Teresa Dean Smeigh in most circumstances. My youtube video on this is: I have a lot of work to … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love – Poem

A Mother’s Love – by Tessa Dean (2015) Mother I feel your love surrounding me now. Is it my thoughts of you that bring you forth to  comfort me? I still miss you, you know? I miss our talks and … Continue reading

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Fathers and Daughters…Non-fiction

I don’t know about others, but my father has always terrified me. Even as a full grown grandmom, he still scares me. I live in his house and he is my father and I am the daughter. The dynamic is … Continue reading

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Kicked out of Class (non-fiction)

Kicked out of Class – by Tessa Dean I have mentioned before that I was a goody-two-shoes most of the time, but there were times when you had to watch out. I think now after all this time that I … Continue reading

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Added Chapters to my book (Government Property – a Memoir of a Military Wife)

To read the new chapters or even the old ones if you haven’t read them, go to the link here. Tessa –  Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my … Continue reading

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Missing Mom on her Birthday (in Heaven)

Missing Mom on her Birthday by Teresa Smeigh February 2016 Today’s Mom’s Birthday! She is sadly missed by all. Happy Birthday Mom!

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #85 Tight&Warm

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #85 Tight&Warm Brightly colored skaters, By Teresa Smeigh February 2016 ~~~~~ Warm tights under skirts, Bright colors worn by skaters, Teen girls showing off.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #76 Sing&Day

RonovanWrites here! Sing of Cheer by Teresa Smeigh December 2015 Sing, sing, sing of cheer. The carols abound with joy! The day Christ was born! Tessa – Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian Author – … Continue reading

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Haiku – for Halloween

Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015 Tessa – Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is … Continue reading

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Secret Nights – Haiku

SECRET NIGHTS BY TERESA DEAN SMEIGH COPYRIGHT OCTOBER 2015   Nondescript, placid By day, but by night, changes To quirky monster. Tessa – Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat – poem

Trick or Treat By Teresa Smeigh September 2016 Trick or treat loved ones. Choose a costume that you like, Fill your bag with treats.. Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh -Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses -Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems … Continue reading

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The Doll of Horror – Flash Fiction Challenge

The Doll of Horror! Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh copyright October 2015   The doll was as big as the child. Dressed alike they looked so wild. You would never know the doll beguiled Until you saw her fake smile … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Family – Haiku

Written by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015  02/08/34  – 10/05/13 Tessa – Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), … Continue reading

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