Publishers Marketplace
   site guide
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   rights postings
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This site is a service of Publishers Lunch, the e-mail newsletter known as "publishing's essential daily read." Join the thousands of people who read Lunch every day.
writer :
Tessa Shaffer
Corvisiero Literary Agency

Tessa Shaffer is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter who searches for universal truths that bleed through any genre. Whether it’s finding the humor in the hurt, the evil in the good, or the strange in the familiar—her personal brand of writing focuses on multi-dimensional stories that leave audiences with a changed perspective. Recognized as an Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist, Journey Awards Finalist, and by the Writer’s Digest Awards in 2019, 2018, and 2016, her work has also appeared in GirlsLIFE magazine, Authors Publish, and Indie Chicks magazine.

Her drama pilot THE UNDERGROUND about the twisted world of human trafficking was a Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards Finalist and a Shore Scripts Semi-Finalist. She also co-wrote a comedy feature with her husband based on their experiences with anxiety: FLAKING OUT won the Rome Independent Prisma Award for Best Feature Screenplay, was a Finalist in the 2020 Screencraft Comedy Competition, and a 2020 Austin Film Festival Second Rounder.

As a novelist and a screenwriter, she has a passion for translating books to film and is currently working on funding her first indie feature. She’s also an accomplished Book Doula with her past writing clients having won awards for both books and screenplays, and looks forward to being a hands-on agent with Corvisiero Literary Agency once she opens up to queries in the future.

years experience: 5
Writing, Ghost-writing, Fiction writing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book packaging, Book Doctor, Line-editing
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Lifestyle, Children's books, African-American, Science