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Author, Expat and Huge Agatha Christie Fan

Welcome to my website, where you can read about my journeys as a writer, get inside info on my published books and sneak previews of books to come. Feel free to drop me a line and tell me what you think of my books!



Tessa Kollen

I grew up in an expat environment as a bilingual multicultural kid. No wonder moving abroad was always high on my list of dreams! I was able to realize these by spending time in Pretoria (South Africa) and Strasbourg (France) as a student. But my first real expat experience came when I moved to Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) to work for an NGO and help rebuild the war-torn country. By then, I was already married to my diplomat husband, and further adventures (with kids!) came about in Kenia, Morocco and Qatar, where we have been living since 2015.


It is a delicious thing to write - to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creation 

-Gustave Flaubert



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