Tess Almendarez-Lojacono is a writer, business owner and a teacher. Her company, Fine Art Miracles, seeks to accomplish two goals: 1) to bring attention to the underserved through fine art education and 2) to embrace humanity in the elucidation of common experiences and emotions. She has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. International Family Magazine is currently publishing stories from her collection called Milagros under the heading of Latin Families. Her work has appeared in OffCourse, a literary journal and is scheduled for publication in The Cortland Review in August, '08.
Tess has been writing for International Family Magazine for a year now. We have recently asked her to become our Latin Family Editor and help us to collect more great stories and writers under her supervision. Thank you Tess, thank you. We are so grateful for you here at IFmag.