Tess Sharpe - Instructor
Tess Sharpe is the author of Far From You, a contemporary YA described by Kirkus Reviews as 'a beautifully realized debut, which delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery'. Born in a backwoods cabin to a pair of punk rockers, she grew up in rural northern California. Following an internship with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Tess studied theater at SOU before abandoning the stage for the professional kitchen. Now a full-time author, she lives, writes—and still bakes—near the Oregon border.