Tessa Smith McGovern

Fairfield County Writers’ Studio co-founder/teacher Tessa Smith McGovern is an award-winning writer whose linked short story collection, LONDON ROAD: LINKED STORIES, is an Amazon best-seller and gold medal winner in the 2012 eLit Awards. Her non-fiction book, COCKTAILS FOR BOOK LOVERS (Sourcebooks), is also an Amazon best-seller. Her many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London.

She is founder and editor of eChook Digital Publishing, publisher of stories and memoirs on iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle. eChook won a silver medal in the 2012 eLit Awards and its stories have been read by thousands of readers in 100+ countries.

Tessa is also host, writer and producer of BookGirlTV (BGTV), an award-winning digital channel that promotes books and reading on all digital platforms and smart TVs. On YouTube, BGTV is partnered with Disney’s MakerGen Studios, has 800+ subscribers, and has 6 million+ minutes viewed. Tessa’s latest interview with best-selling ex-NY DA Linda Fairstein is on the Amazon blog and more videos are to follow. eChook and BookGirlTV have 166 million impressions on Facebook, 11,000-plus Facebook likes and 2,000-plus Twitter followers.

Listen to (or watch) BGTV’s podcast, ‘BookGirlTV BUZZ’ on iTunes, or the mobile app ‘BookGirlTV BUZZ’ is also available on Android and iOS.

Tessa also teaches at The Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, N.Y.

Tessa teaches Write Your Story to Prompts (Fiction).