Entries by Tess

About my career as novelist, screenwriter, and composer.

A lovely interview with writer Elizabeth Heiter for ITW’s “The Big Thrill.”   Meet Your Heroes: Tess Gerritsen Interviewed by ELIZABETH HEITER Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite thriller writers — someone who’s been published for nearly thirty years, penning romantic suspense, medical thrillers, a popular crime series that prompted a TV series, as well […]

A conversation with Lisa Unger

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger is one of my favorite thriller writers.  Her new novel INK AND BONE will be out June 7 — and it’s fabulous.  We recently had a wide-ranging conversation about writing, life, guns, nightmares, and more.  Thought you’d all enjoy what two otherwise ordinary ladies talk about when the subject […]

“For Tess Gerritsen, success brings more artistic freedom”

A lovely article in the Portland Press Herald today: Gerritsen credits her parents for pushing her to be successful and well-rounded. When she was 7 years old Gerritsen told her father, a Chinese-American restaurant cook, that she wanted to be a writer. He told her to study hard and seek out a career that would […]

Latest Review Roundup: PLAYING WITH FIRE

Los Angeles Times: “Playing With Fire” will make readers drop everything to immerse themselves in its propulsive dual narrative. As beloved as Rizzoli & Isles may be, they can go on sabbatical more often if that gives Gerritsen time to craft terrific thrillers like this.” Cape Times, South Africa: “A sensitive look into a very painful […]

15 minutes with author Tess Gerritsen

Radio interview recorded recently with KYMN radio, Minnesota.  Hear all about how I wrote PLAYING WITH FIRE, composed the music “Incendio,” and collaborated with concert violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou.    

“Incendio” — theme music to PLAYING WITH FIRE now available

The full 7-minute recording of my composition “Incendio,” theme music to PLAYING WITH FIRE, is now available for download on: iTunes  and Amazon.com, Spotify, Google Play, Microsoft, iHeart Radio, Tidal, KKBox, and other sites. For non-US listeners, you can purchase the music at: UK: Amazon.co.uk Germany: Amazon.de France: Amazon.fr Italy: Amazon.it Japan: Amazon.jp Spain: Amazon.es Performed by […]

Suing Hollywood: why writers always lose

A screenwriter friend of mine, currently involved in a copyright infringement lawsuit against a studio, recently sent me this article written by Steven T. Lowe, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney.   It’s a pretty depressing piece.  Mr. Lowe explains why writers who’ve had their stories stolen by movie studios face impossible odds finding justice in […]

Publishers Weekly prints my War on Alzheimer’s piece

This appears in Publishers Weekly (August 7) It may be something small, but it’s enough to scare you: you misplace your car keys, or you can’t remember the name of the movie you saw last week. Or your mind suddenly goes blank as you try to retrieve a word that hovers maddeningly out of reach. And you […]