”Piece by Piece (the best news of all)” is a lullaby for Tessman’s two sons. It’s about how Katy pieced her life (and body) back together after her courageous and victorious battle with breast cancer a decade ago. It’s about living to watch her sons grow up; they were just 3 and 6 years old at the time of her diagnosis. The lyric video showcases illustrations by Jessica Bailey from Katy’s award-winning children’s book entitled ”Our Mama is a Beautiful Garden.”
Sarah Morris invited Katy Tessman to be a part of her YouTube show "Hey! I miss you!" along with five other songwriting challengers who participated in the Facebook group "Singer/Songwriter Songwriting Challenge." Marc Severin. Mary Strand, Pat Egan, Nigel Egg, Christopher David Hanson, along with Katy are only a handful of folks who participated in the 20-week, 10 prompt session — a community that is full of thoughtful and loving folks giving constant encouragement and good vibes to each other.