At five years old, Tess was walking down a gravel path and saw that one of the rocks had been kicked away into the grass, all alone. She was instantly upset, cradled the poor rock in her hands and returned it to it’s family of fellow rocks. She told me a story then, of how the rock had come to be all alone, complete with romance, intrigue, and betrayal. She was never without a book. And had read the complete Lord of the Rings Trilogy four times before the age of thirteen.
It is with this kind of imagination, passion, and love for stories, that Tess now wrote her young adult fantasy novels. She began writing her first novel, Ember, at age sixteen and didn't stop.
Tess Williams passed away on May 3, 2014.