Back on the road

With a suitcase of freshly laundered clothes, I’m heading out for the next leg of my book tour.  More when I get back.


14 replies
  1. joe bernstein
    joe bernstein says:

    i would wish you good weather tess,but the last time i did you ran into a competitor for the storm of the century,so i’ll just say have a great time

  2. Kyle K.
    Kyle K. says:

    Hey Tess!

    This is a really random question…

    Do you save all of the drafts of your novels? The hand-written first draft, the second computer draft, and then the final changes with your editor? If so, what do you do with it all? Printouts? On the computer? A small warehouse?

    I’m working on my second draft and my instinct is telling me not to get rid of ANYTHING, which means I have 3-4 different versions of chapters, and two complete novel drafts…

    Just curious…

    Any other writers feeling the same need to save your work?

  3. RosalieM
    RosalieM says:

    So glad to find this site! I was getting discouraged on the Zoetrope website when everyone was discussing a screenwriter’s age. I love what I read here about writing novels for movies … instead of screenplays. This is inspiring and motivating and comes at just the right moment. Thanks!

  4. GerritsenFever10
    GerritsenFever10 says:

    Hey Tess, I was reading this article and thought you might be interested:;_ylt=Avt8r.mYcGwH_FMdE_RRZ8Va24cA

    It’s about “killer amoeba” in lakes and such that enter the body through the fibriform plate (they don’t mention that, but it’s the most logical entry point as it attaches onto the olfactory nerve and goes into the brain). I thought you might find it interesting because you’ve already written a novel on the subject matter (at least I think it’s the same as the culprit in Bloodstream was). Anyway, have fun!

  5. jtmillsny
    jtmillsny says:

    Here’s hoping your book tour is a success! I just finished THE BONE GARDEN and was absolutely blown away. The ending was completely unexpected for me and left me clutching my head in utter disbelief. But alas, it is a bittersweet ending for it means I must wait for next fall for your next brilliant masterpiece. I have a long bus trip this weekend (10 hours, at the least) and I will definitely spend it rereading your magnificent books.


  6. wy82331
    wy82331 says:

    Hi Tess,
    Just finished your best yet, The Bone Garden. Must take quite some courage to sort of branch away from your norm. and comfort zone into this new area. Also it must have taken you tons of hours of research going back in history some 137 years or so. You will be a historian soon. lol. An artist paints one picture , may take several tries, but the end is one picture. An author, a good one like yourself, must paint many , many pictures if the book is to be believed and expressive.
    You do that so well. I love you new book.
    You make it real. The local, the people, etc. Your up there with the best. Don’t put too much into the numbers. Some just churn out books like a hen laying eggs. Your the great. Wonderful, have a great time on your tour.

  7. 6798maria
    6798maria says:

    Hi, Tess,

    I just finished the Bone Garden and thought it was just great, it kept me guessing who the killer was until the end. I can’t wait until your next book!

  8. Tess
    Tess says:

    Thanks all for the wonderful comments!
    GerritsenFever — yes indeed, I know about amoeba and cribriform plates. In act, that was the biological model I used for BLOODSTREAM, where all those teenagers were getting weird neurological crazies after swimming in the local lake.

    Larry — I had to screw up my nerve to write THE BONE GARDEN. It was really out of my comfort zone, and, I’m afraid, out of the comfort zone of many of my readers as well, who may have been surprised this wasn’t another slam-bam forensic thriller but something a bit more nuanced. Will have to see how it’s received!

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