Tess has been a writer since an early age, while growing up in Des Moines IA.

Her first poem “The Red, White, and Blue” won an award and was sent to Washington DC, when she was just 8 years old. At the age of 11, even though she was stricken with fear of speaking in public, her short story was shared as her first public speaking experience talking about her passion for the Native American communities. 

10620191_10152607883004107_3147551002912456164_oTess loves living “in the zone” of writing, which has spanned over the decades, ranging from poetry and short stories, to full feature scripts, hour long drama, animated series, speeches for the United Nations, animated children’s series, children’s books and more.

(Writing samples and scripts available upon request)

Check out  “Homeless to the White House” “Bella Wishes”
(early learning reading  (pre-school).

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Published Author:

bella wishes

Bella Wishes – by Tessa May – early learning reading book with music CD  – 2004
Vision Board – by Joyce Schwartz – contributing author – 2011
Life Moments for Women – contributing author – 2012



Other Children Books by Tessa May: all in loving memory of her illustrating partner Dave Rodriguez who passed in 2015.

Zappy The Unhappy ClownThe Poppy PeopleThe Lonliest StarLeLe the CriketKing Charming