Tess Thompson writes small-town romances and historical fiction. Her female protagonists are strong women who face challenges with courage and dignity. Her heroes are loyal, smart and funny, even if a bit misguided at times. While her stories are character driven, she weaves suspenseful plots that keep readers turning pages long into the night. 

Her intention is to inspire readers on their journey toward their best life, just as her characters are on the way to theirs. Her stories celebrate friendships, community, motherhood, family, and how love can change the world. If you like happy endings that leave you with the glow of possibility, her books are for you.

Like her characters in the River Valley Collection, Tess Thompson hails from a small town in southern Oregon, and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she's lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she's gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.

Her historical fiction novel, "Duet for Three Hands" won the first runner-up in the 2016 RONE awards. "Miller's Secret", her second historical, was released in 2017, as were the fourth and fifth River Valley Series books: Riversnow and Riverstorm. The sixth River Valley book will (hopefully) release in the latter part of 2018.

"Traded: Brody and Kara", the first in her new contemporary, small town romance series, Cliffside Bay, released on February 15th, 2018. The second in the series, "Deleted: Jackson and Maggie" releases May 7th. The subsequent three Cliffside Bay books will release every several months throughout 2018.
  • Seattle, WA
  • JoinedAugust 14, 2013


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tesswrites tesswrites Jun 23, 2018 08:44PM
Heartwarming story about two people that have been through so much they're afraid to trust enough to love. Can they let go and learn to trust? https://www.wattpad.com/story/152817242
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Stories by Tess Thompson
Miller's Secret by tesswrites
Miller's Secret
While the rest of the world reels from World War II, Miller Dreeser remains focused on his obsession born of...
Blue Midnight by tesswrites
Blue Midnight
Blythe Heywood denied her destiny when she left Finn Lanigan behind thirteen years ago to return to her fianc...
Blue Moon by tesswrites
Blue Moon
Sparks fly when opposites attract, and so it goes with Ciaran Lanigan and Bliss Heywood. He's the handsome pl...