Charlene Tess taught English and creative writing to high school students and adults for over thirty-four years. She was the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Ysleta Independent School District in 1998, and one of the five finalists for Region XIX Texas Teacher of the Year. She is listed in Who’s Who in America. She works as an educational consultant helping other teachers use her grammar workbooks, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense. Charlene now devotes her time to writing educational materials and fiction. She is the author of seven novels, and four non-fiction grammar workbooks. She has published short fiction and numerous articles in magazines and in short story collections. Here are links to some of her books and teaching resources for high school English classes. *Non-affiliate links.