We are a team of writers wanting to share our knowledge and love for writing and the written word.


Tessa Hastjarjanto is a Dutch/Indonesian writer from the Netherlands. She writes speculative fiction, and blogs at narratess.com about books, fountain pens, and writing.

From a young age, she imitated popular stories and games in creating her own worlds. This love eventually led to a master’s degree in media and game studies at the University of Utrecht. However a mundane desk job was enough to inspire her to follow her creative passion. The first fanfics were written in lunch breaks and soon original fiction followed.

With the support of her husband, she now focuses on her writing career while battling chronic pain. Swiss white shepherd, Shiro, acts as a therapy dog to keep her healthy and reduce stress through extensive cuddle sessions.

She’s the owner of the site and the social media accounts of Narratess. You can reach her at tessa@narratess.com or any of the social accounts.


Raven is a writer, editor, and dabbler in all things literary – especially in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres. He is one of the hosts of the “Words are Hard” podcast, and spends almost all of his free time working on far too many writing projects.

You can find him and his ramblings at @KaedeVarr.

For business inquiries: varr.business@gmail.com.