Horizontal TabsDescription Tessa Fontaine gives a public reading from her book "Electric Woman: A Memoire in Death-Defying Acts," followed by a Q&A and book signing. Artists Tessa Fontaine is the author of "The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts," A New York Times Editors' Choice; A Southern Living Best Book of 2018; An Amazon Editors' Best Book of 2018; A Refinery29 Best Book of 2018; A New York Post Most Unforgettable Book of 2018. Tessa spent the 2013 season performing with the last American traveling circus sideshow, the World of Wonders. Essays about the sideshow won the 2016 AWP Intro Award in Nonfiction. Her writing can be found in Glamour, The Believer, LitHub, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. She's received awards and fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Taft Nicholson Center, Writing by Writers, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and taught for the New York Times summer journeys as well as founding a Salt Lake City Writers in the Schools program. She currently lives in South Carolina with her fella and pup.