By Tessa Just
Great affection for something,
Desire to care for,
Satisfaction for a job well done,
Absence of stress,
A state of harmony and serenity,
A tranquil feeling,
Tolerant in troubles,
Calmly enduring trying moments,
Considerate of others’ needs,
Pleasing qualities to behold,
Believing without needing to see,
Loyal to the end,
A friend to those who need one,
Mildness of manner,
Able to control one’s feelings,
Tessa Just is an eighteen year old who loves acting. (Maybe too much. You will always find her performing something. And repeating from movies too.) She lives in Australia in the state of Victoria. She lives on a small farm with her parents and three of her six siblings.
Tessa loves dressing up, knitting, reading (lots of reading), dreaming, acting, singing, sewing, baking, and photography. She also adores writing (naturally).
She began writing when she was twelve. Her first short story was a miserable flop. She has written numerous short stories since then, and is beginning to look at poetry too. She is proud to announce that she has handmade her first children’s book. Tessa is also super excited because she has just finished writing her first novelette. It still has major work before it is any good, but hey, that’s what writing is all about.
Tessa finds that war is a common topic for her to write about. She also likes writing funny stories that make people laugh.
Her favorite authors include Gail Carson Levine, Martha Finley, and DJ Stutley.