Tina Tedesco-Vella is based in the beautiful historic town of Hahndorf, nestled in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Australia.
From her earliest recollection at the age of 4 years old she loved reading, listening and imagining stories from family stories to bedtime stories. Storytelling was fun. She remembers creating stories from a forest painting in the lounge room of her family home. Through her vast work within the disability and community sectors, she discovered that everyone and every picture has a story to tell. So, she took her imagination for story and found that storytelling connects people. It connects one person to another. It connects communities.
Her yearning to write a fiction book started like all first-time novelists with an idea, a seed for a story, and then turned into something else altogether. Writing short stories has been a favourite and here her first children’s book was created. Following the footsteps was inspired from family holidays she had experienced, to be inclusive of all people, and her love of storytelling.