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Tess RiderParanormal, SciFi
Tess Rider lives with her wonderfully eccentric husband in an equally eccentric Victorian in the San Francisco Bay Area. An avid cat lover in search of her next cat, Tess is a huge fan of anything by Joss Whedon and she gets inspiration for book titles from song lyrics. She’s an accountant by day, a novelist by night and an artist at heart 24/7.
Tess holds a B.A. in Art History and was greatly inspired by the work and life of Remedios Varo, one of the lesser known female Surrealists, whose deeply personal work brings an exciting dreamworld to vivid life. Tess has long been interested in the impact of dreams, myths and the transcendental on the creative process. Later in life, while spending a year living in New Orleans, Tess had the opportunity to explore the religions of the Caribbean and found in their pantheons and histories inspiration for her writing and art.
Today, Tess is an active member of the San Francisco Area chapter of the RWA and is working hard on the next books in her small town urban fantasy time travel romance series, the Haunted Hollow.