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Tessa Gratton

Biography

Tessa Gratton

Born in Okinawa, Japan, while her Dad was on duty with the US Navy, Tessa moved around throughout her childhood and traveled even more. She’s lived in Japan, California, Kansas and England, and visited 4 continents.

After graduating from the University of Kansas in 2003 with a degree in Gender Studies, she went on to graduate school for a Master’s in the same. Halfway through, she ditched the program in favor of the blood, violence and drama of Anglo-Saxon and Germanic epic poetry and to focus on her writing. Tessa doesn’t have a graduate degree, but she did translate her own version of Beowulf!

Despite having traveled all over the world, she settled in Kansas where the sunsets are all in Technicolor, with her partner, two cats, and a mutant mutt named Grendel.

Tessa Gratton

Books by Tessa Gratton

by Tessa Gratton - Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest. Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early. Bound by duty, secrets and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town --- and their hearts --- inside out.

by Brenna Yovanoff , Tessa Gratton, and Maggie Stiefvater - Anthology, Fiction, Young Adult 13+
In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor. In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert's curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn't know how to love. In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea. Three new stories from 3 acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers. Curious?
by Brenna Yovanoff , Tessa Gratton, and Maggie Stiefvater - Anthology, Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Youth Fiction

A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck; bad guys, clever girls and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing; a world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream). These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction. 

by Tessa Gratton - Young Adult 14+

Fans of Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS and Holly Black's THE CURSE WORKERS will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard.