Tessa Hastjarjanto

Writer of Wonderous Fiction

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.

Short Stories

Short stories in other publications

  • Mesmerizing

    Chimes (The GW2 Collective, 2017)

  • A Born Fighter

    Fear Not This Night (Chronicles of Tyria, 2020)

  • The Champion of Wintersdeep

    Second place - Fantastic Stories Competition 2020

  • The Frail Flittermouse and the Glacial Glindodder

    Winter Wonder (Skullgate Media, 2021)


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She devours books and doesn't stick to one genre. A cover is enough to sell her a book.


Loves baking and uses it as a method to relief stress.

Fountain Pens

Known as a penabler in her circle, trying to infect everyone with her love for fountain pens.


She started her first blog in 2006 and is still actively blogging at Narratess.


When she's not working on her stories or reading, you can find her in virtual worlds, roaming around.