Tessa’s Bio

Tessa Smith McGovern is an award-winning writer whose many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London. Her linked short story collection, LONDON ROAD: LINKED STORIES, is an Amazon best-seller and gold medal winner in the 2012 eLit Awards. Her non-fiction book, COCKTAILS FOR BOOK LOVERS (Sourcebooks), is also an Amazon best-seller.

She is founder and editor of eChook Digital Publishing, publisher of stories and memoirs on iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle. eChook won a silver medal in the 2012 eLit Awards and its stories have been read by thousands of readers in 100+ countries.

Tessa is also host and writer/producer of BookGirlTV, an award-winning digital channel that promotes books and reading on all digital platforms and smart TVs. BookGirlTV has over 6 million minutes viewed on YouTube, 800+ subscribers, and is partnered with Disney’s MakerGen Studios. An app called ‘BookGirlTV BUZZ’ is available on Android and iOS.

eChook and BookGirlTV have 166 million impressions on Facebook, 11,000-plus Facebook likes and 2,000-plus Twitter followers.

Tessa teaches at The Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, and is co-founder/teacher of The Fairfield County Writers’ Studio.

The Fairfield County Writers’ Studio is honored to partner with the Westport Library in offering WestportWRITES, a comprehensive new, free program designed to guide writers through all stages of publishing and to offer year-long support of National Novel Writing Month entries. Writers from all cities/towns are welcome!