About Me


Charlene Tess taught English and creative writing to high school students and adults for over thirty-four years. She was the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Ysleta Independent School District in 1998, and one of the five finalists for Region XIX Texas Teacher of the Year. She is listed in Who's Who in America. She works as an educational consultant helping other teachers use her grammar workbooks, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense.

Charlene and her husband moved to Colorado to be in the same city as her two daughters and three grandsons. She now devotes her time to writing educational materials and fiction. She is the author of nine novels, five of which she co-wrote with her sister, Judi Thompson, using the pen name Tess Thompson. She has also published four nonfiction grammar workbooks and other nonfiction books. She has published short fiction and numerous articles in magazines and in short story collections.

Charlene has many helpful materials for teachers. Visit her store and find them here.

You can read excerpts from her novels and get more information from her website.

All of her novels are available on Amazon.com as Kindle Editions. You can find them here.

The Van Winkle Bride
The Rebecca Bride
The Cowboy's Treasure
Our Hearts Remember
Accidental Angel (co-written with Judi Thompson)
Second Daughter (co-written with Judi Thompson)
When an Angel Whispers (co-written with Judi Thompson)
Student Body (co-written with Judi Thompson)
The Devil Makes the Rules (co-written with Judi Thompson)

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A note from Charlene,
When I'm not working, my husband Jerry and I spend our free time traveling. Here we are in Maui at our favorite vacation spot at the Westin Villas on Ka'anapali Beach.

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