Tess lives in Sydney and writes fiction and non-fiction, and is also interested in the therapeutic capacity of writing and other narrative-based processes. She has studied fine arts, play and play-work, psychology, and graduated with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from UTS in 2013. Tess had the good fortune to receive a Varuna residential fellowship in 2014 to work on a novel-in-progress. She savoured the creative sanctuary, clear headspace, and community of supportive staff and other writers she found there. She already longs to return some day.