About Me

Short bio:
Romance author, lover of books, 90's pop music and happily ever afters. Writes YA under Tessa Marie.

Long bio:
Theresa Paolo lives on Long Island, NY with her fiancé and their fish. She is the author of NA and Adult contemporary romances. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and the companion novel (ONCE) AGAIN released Summer 2014. Mad About Matt, the first book in her new Red Maple Falls series, released March 2017.

She loves to write heartfelt romances with a dash of fun and a side of spice. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, brewery hopping, daydreaming, wasting time on Pinterest, or can be found chatting away on Twitter and Facebook. She also writes YA romance under Tessa Marie.

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Things I Love
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • New York City in the Winter
  • The Bronx Zoo in the Spring
  • Davis Park and Watch Hill in the Summer
  • The Northfork of Long Island in the Fall 
  • 90's Pop Music, Movies and TV shows
  • Happily Ever Afters
  • Central Park 
  • New Hampshire
  • My Family and Friends
  • Newport Rhode Island
  • Taking Pictures 
  • Christmas
  • Yoga Pants and Hoodies
  • Cosmo's, Sauvignon Blanc, IPA's, Coffee and Tea
  • Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Shadowhunters and Game of Thrones
  • Outlander (Jamie *sigh*)
  • Back to school supply sales
  • Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
  •  Uggs, Toms and flip flops   
  • Fifty Shades of Grey, Twilight, Sweet Home Alabama, She's All That, Ten Things I Hate About You, Dazed and Confused, How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days, John Hughes Movies
  • Dawson's Creek, Greek, Gossip Girls, Gilmore Girls, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl, This is Us, Riverdale, The Voice, Big Bang Theory and Friday Night Lights. 
  •  The Smell of Pumpkin Spice  
  •  Post Its 

    A video interview where I try not to be awkward: