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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.

To see my most recent work check out the blog post below.

I write a lot of my stories as serial stories using prompts. I have many different stories, the longest one is 50 parts if I am not mistaken. My current one is here and still in progress. You can use … Continue reading

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April 15, 10 year WordPress anniversary!

I knew it was almost 10 years although I wasn’t sure just how close it was. I got the notification today. I have 3 blogs. Tessa Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com Author – Old … Continue reading

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Need a title for my murder book series. Can you help?

I started with one book. I called it “Murder in Angel’s Cove.” Then I got the idea to write a second book. I figured no problem, I would call it, “Another Murder in Angel’s Cove.” Well you guessed it! Now … Continue reading

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Looking for Editing Services? See Below!

I have a friend who does editing on the side in an effort to start up a full time business. If you are looking for edits check out: Melanie A. Doan Owner & Editor Final Proof Writing & Editing Services … Continue reading

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Looking for my most recent work, check out my new blog listed below.

My newest blog is http://www.tessadeanauthor.com. I rarely update the two older blogs anymore. 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, a work in progress … Continue reading

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The first part of my memoir is now complete.

I have now completed the first part of my memoir. There are 9 chapters. Click here or on the page above that says book – “Government Property – A Memoir of a Military Wife” for the link to read it. Tessa –  Advocate … Continue reading

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If you’re looking for some some horror prompts, check out Laura Nettles’s Blog

I know a lot of you are writers following me, but not sure how many of you are horror writers. If you are looking for good horror prompts check out Laura Nettles Blog. She has only been writing horror short stories … Continue reading

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Exciting News

First off I am sorry to have been missing so long, but I am just getting over a severe case of colitis and my stomach is finally allowing me to eat solid foods, very limited solid foods, but solid foods. … Continue reading

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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

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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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