Honors & Awards

Tessa has received a number of honors and awards including:




Milkweed Prize for Fiction, 1997

1997 “The Year’s 10 Most Recommended Books”, The Independent Reader

Book of the Year,  Friends of the American Writers

1998 Book of the Teenage List, New York Public Library Booklist Editor’s Choice

University of North Dakota 31st Annual Writers Conference, one of six writers selected to participate in the Year 2000 Conference


Author of River of Painted Birds and The Tree of Red Stars