Tessa Shaffer is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter who searches for universal truths that bleed through any genre. Whether it’s finding the humor in the hurt, the evil in the good, or the strange in the familiar—her personal brand of writing focuses on multi-dimensional stories that leave audiences with a changed perspective. Recognized as an Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist, Journey Awards Finalist, and by the Writer’s Digest Awards in 2019, 2018, and 2016, her work has also appeared in GirlsLIFE magazine, Authors Publish, and Indie Chicks magazine.
Her drama pilot THE UNDERGROUND about the twisted world of human trafficking was a Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards Finalist and a Shore Scripts Semi-Finalist. She also co-wrote a comedy feature with her husband based on their experiences with anxiety: FLAKING OUT won the Rome Independent Prisma Award for Best Feature Screenplay, was a Finalist in the 2020 Screencraft Comedy Competition, and a 2020 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder.
As a novelist and a screenwriter, she has a passion for translating books to film and is currently working on funding her first indie feature.
She’s especially interested in reading multi-POV stories, YA, book club fiction, inspirational memoirs, self-help, narrative non-fiction, and anything universally cosmic/spiritual that is also strongly grounded in reality.