TESS CALLAHAN is the author of the novel APRIL & OLIVER published by Grand Central Publishing (USA), Random House (UK), and by publishers in Italy and The Netherlands. Her short work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Writer’s Digest, AGNI (Pushcart Prize nomination), Narrative Magazine (Story of the Week), AWP Notebook, The Common Magazine, The Independent Teacher, BEST LITTLE BOOK CLUB IN TOWN, The Writer’s Brush, Best American Poetry blog, Project Eve,  Ms. Career Girl, Chicago Woman, Swaay, Powell’s Books Original Essay Series, National Public Radio’s “Three Books” series, the STYLUS ANTHOLOGY, New York Newsday, Boston College Magazine, and Women & Home South Africa Magazine. She offers advice to fledgling writers in her Writer’s Bone interview and TEDx Talk. A teacher and occasional painter, she curates the website, a toolbox for aspiring writers. A certified meditation teacher taught by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, her guided meditations can be found at: She holds a BA in English from Boston College, a M.Ed from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. She owes her sanity to the eight paws in her life.


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