Tessa A. Adams

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Omaha, NE
University Of Nebraska-Lincoln
University Of Nebraska-Omaha
University Of Nebraska-Kearney
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  • Since 2013, Tessa has been writing articles published in HuffPost Parents, Motherly, Sammiches and Psychmeds, and Grown and Flown.
  • She has worked as an editor, and she has taught writing to teens and adults for 20 years.
  • Her short stories and poetry have been published in more than ten literary magazines.


Tessa A. Adams is a language arts and creative writing teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. She is the co-author of the blog www.familyfootnote.com, and she has three children. She has been writing since she was young, and she surrounds herself with it as an artistic medium all day every day. When she is not mothering or teaching, she is writing. Her work can be found in Fine Lines Literary Journal, Empty Sink Publishing, Route 7 Review, THAT Literary Review, Sammiches and Psychmeds, xoJane, the Carillon, and Parent.co. Tessa became a freelance writer for Glam in the summer of 2022, and she has been enamored with and inspired by her Glam coworkers’ articles since day one. Glam allows Tessa to marry her love of writing with her desire to connect with other humans who are journeying their way through life. As a forty-something, she is determined to celebrate life at this age and to remind others that we have no expiration date. We are forever fabulous in our skin.


Tessa Adams is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in secondary education, with a master's degree in reading from UNO and a creative writing endorsement from UNK. She is an adjunct creative writing professor for Metropolitan Community College in her high school.
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