Tess, the youngest of two daughters, grew up in Pontiac, Michigan and later Auburn Hills, Michigan. She also liked to read and was encouraged by English professors in college to think about a writing career, which led to her dream of being a writer. Haney Place Secrets is the beginning of that dream coming true.
Tess (Teresa) lives with her husband Ronald, who is also an author. She owns T&R Independent Books and Ron is the Editor of TR Writing Services. The two of them live in Port Charlotte, Florida, are active in their church, and now are joined together in a business they both love.