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Welcome! BookGirl’s mission is to save readers time by highlighting clean, uplifting short stories, women’s fiction and fantasy (all sub-genres).

BookGirlTV connects and informs readers and writers. We love to share great books, and we love to spread the word! On Facebook we have over 168 million impressions and a single post alone  about Helen Wan’s novel, THE PARTNER TRACK, reached over 1.8 million FB users with 3.7k engagements. On YouTube we have over half a million views.


Tessa Smith McGovern is an author and online teacher of ‘Ace the Common App: Add ‘Published Author’ to Your College Resume’. She writes fiction and non-fiction for teens and adults (fantasy under the name T. S. McGovern). Her stories are uplifting and usually set in the Britain.

She’s an Amazon bestselling author in 2 categories: British short stories and cocktails/mixed drinks. Her short stories and flash fiction have been published in many places, nationally and internationally, beginning in 1996. Most recently (Oct 2019) a fantasy short story called ‘The Selkie Mother’ appeared in Issue 255 of the Crack the Spine Literary Magazine.

In 2011 she was founder/editor of eChook Digital Publishing which won a gold and a silver in the 2012 eLit Book Awards. She’s taught all elements of writing and digital publishing at the following:

Teacher, Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, NY (2010-2016)
Co-founder/teacher at The Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, Westport, CT (2016 to present)

As host of BookGirlTV, she has interviewed many popular writers including Anna Quindlen, Dani Shapiro and Jane Green. She’s currently writing a YA fantasy novel with talking animals, set on the River Thames in London. It’s a fast-paced mystery (and a mother-daughter story) inspired by British folklore.

She lives in Connecticut with her family which includes Rocky (a black lab), Rosie (a Ragamuffin-Persian mix), and a black and white Maine Coon called Hamish who actually does talk.

tessasmithmcgovern at gmail dot com
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