Faith-Based Speaking Topics for Teens

Tessa is passionate about speaking to teenagers, encouraging them to make the most of their youth by pursuing God, embracing their uniqueness, and tapping into their potential. She uses stories and examples from her own experiences as a teenager to relate with youth today and motivate them to view their teen years from a big-picture perspective. Teenagers come away from her sessions with newfound hope and an action plan that will compel them to strive forward in their walk with God, understand their identity, pursue their callings, and establish a firm foundation for their futures.


  • Why Wait? Pursue Your Youth & Launch Your Future!

  • Embrace Your Unique Purpose

  • It’s Just a Season

  • Your Story Isn’t Over

  • Walking Through Winter

  • Trash Transformed

  • Who Am I? Uncover Your God-Given Identity

  • Harvesting a Future

  • Discovering Your Path


“It is very rare to find someone as inspiring as Tessa is in terms of writing and faith. I absolutely loved having her speak at USCA’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Her testimony on how God can use your dreams and gifts for His glory is something that I believe that everyone, especially students, need to hear. Her journey with God and writing has spurred me on to not only chase after my dreams, but to tackle them to the ground."

DAVID B. CORDER, college student at USC Aiken

Interested in booking Tessa for your school, youth group, or conference? Be sure to
contact her to check availability.

Writing Workshops

If you are interested in having Tessa teach at a writing conference, please contact her to request the list of writing workshops that she teaches at conferences.

Writing workshops for teens/kids…

  • Teen Writers: Fool an Agent/Editor into Thinking You’re an Adult!

  • Teen Writers: Should You Prepare for Publication or Pursue It?

  • How Writing a Book is Similar to Climbing a Mountain: Breakdown of the Process

  • (Age Recommendation: Elementary) Writing Can Be Fun! Learning the Basics

Tessa is also willing to create writing workshops that focus on one area of the craft. (For example: Create a Character, Show vs. Tell, How to Write a Novel Step-By-Step, What Agents are Looking For, How to Build a Platform, etc.) If there is a topic you are interested in that is not on this list, please contact her.  


"I gained a multitude of valuable information to take with me in pursuing my passion. I'd highly recommend this for any student interested in creative writing!"

Taylor, 17

"I was impressed with Tessa's show don't tell workshop at the Ohio Christian Writer's Conference. Her presentation was clear and concise. She made it easier to understand the topic. Her pleasant personality made me feel comfortable  asking individual questions after the formal presentation was over." - OHCWC attendee


"At the the beginning of the hour spent in Tessa's 'Mastering the Variations of Show vs. Tell' I cringed uncomfortably, thinking she must be speaking directly to me--reminding me of what I already knew...I was becoming a lazy writer. Throughout the workshop, though, she worked to show us just how easy it is to spot our laziness and then use strong verbs and concrete nouns to strengthen our storytelling. I left feeling encouraged and capable." - OHCWC attendee


"As a workshop leader, Tessa teaches then empowers. By delicately pointing out common writing flaws and practicing a plan for correction, she gives writers the permission to be better. I left Tessa's workshop knowing that tomorrow my writing would be stronger than yesterday." - OHCWC attendee


"I recently attended a YA Fiction workshop by Tessa Hall and am glad that I joined in the discussion. She knows exactly what Christian teens are wanting to hear. She had plenty of information and certainly does her research well. I'm a YA Fantasy writer and even though she doesn't do Fantasy I still have gathered valuable information from her that I will put to use in the future of my writing." - OHCWC attendee


"Tessa's 'YA Christian Fiction' workshop was very informative and challenged me to consider writing fiction, even though I'm generally a non-fiction writer. Her accomplishments at such a young age are very impressive, and her willingness to share knowledge with others is a true gift. Looking forward to attending more of her workshops!"  – Debby Dever, OCWC2017

Interested in booking Tessa for your school, youth group, or conference? Be sure to
contact her to check availability.

Previous Speaking/Teaching Engagements

  • University of South Carolina Aiken 

  • TL Hanna High School

  • Anderson Christian School

  • Holy City Homeschooling 

  • Christian Home Educators of Easley

  • Writer’s Circle

  • Basic Training Co Op 

  • The Art of Storytelling: Teen Writer’s Workshop – Anderson County Museum 

  • Meet YA Authors – Anderson County Library 

  • Write Now: Teen Writer's Workshop – Anderson County Museum

  • Christian Home Educators of Easley

  • Southern Christian Writer's Conference

  • SoCal Christian Writers Conference

  • Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference

  • Foothills Writers Guild

  • Temple Christian Academy 

  • Ohio Christian Writers Conference

  • Holly Jolly Fair

  • Atlanta Writer's Workshop 

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference 

  • Colorado Christian Writers Conference

  • North Georgia Christian Writers Conference 2018

  • North Carolina Christian Writers Conference 2018

  • Write 2 Ignite 2018

  • Diamonds 2019

  • Columbia Writer’s Day Workshop

  • Florida Christian Writer’s Conference

  • Charlotte Writing Day Workshop

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference 2019

  • Southern Christian Writers Conference 2019

  • Hope Academy

  • Oconee County Public Library

  • Young Writer’s Workshop

  • North Carolina Christian Writers Conference 2019

  • North Georgia Christian Writers Conference 2019

  • Write 2 Ignite 2019

  • High Point Christian Academy

  • Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference 2020 (scheduled)

  • Diamonds 2020 (scheduled)

  • Word Weavers Kid Lit Conference 2020 (scheduled)

  • Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat 2020 (scheduled)

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference 2020 (scheduled)


Interested in booking Tessa for your school, youth group, or conference?
Be sure to contact her to check availability.