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Tessa Afshar

Author of  Harvest of Rubies

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Tessa Afshar's Bio:
Harvest of Rubies is Tessa Afshar’s second novel. Her debut novel, Pearl in the Sand, tells the story of Rahab as she leaves her home of Jericho to follow God. Tessa was voted “New Author of the Year” by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader’s Choice Award 2011 for Pearl in the Sand.

She was born in Iran, lived there for the first fourteen years of her life, and attended an English boarding school for girls before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever.

Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last twelve years in full- and part-time Christian work.