Meet Tessa

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen historical romance novels and four novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award and multiple RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards.  Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” and “Castles Ever After” series, she has had great fun creating heroines who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in “unladylike” pursuits that range from paleontology to beer-making—and dreaming up the strong-willed, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by them.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

Publicity Photos

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Tessa (Color)
Tessa (B/W)

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Book Signings & Appearances


February 11, 2016 – Yorba Linda, CA

February 20, 2016 – Brea, CA

March 5, 2016 – Culver City, CA

April 9-10, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA

April 12-17, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV

July 13-16, 2016 – San Diego, CA

August 21, 2016 – Studio City, CA

September 22-25, 2016 – Spokane, WA