(Joshua Feriss, Luanne Rice, Richard Russo, Linden Frederick, Lawrence Kasdan, me, and Lois Lowry) Several years ago, I was invited to be part of a fascinating project. Renowned artist Linden Frederick, known for his evocative, moody landscape paintings, noticed that a number of writers were collectors of his work. He came up with the brilliant […]
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As a novelist, I’ve dealt with great reviews and awful reviews for my books, but I’ve never been as delighted by a review as this one. Two nights ago, our first feature horror film “Island Zero” (written by me, directed by my son Josh) screened at the Boston International Film Festival. It was open to […]
THE APPRENTICE is the second book in the RIZZOLI & ISLES series. In this sequel to the bestselling thriller THE SURGEON, it is now a year later, and Detective Jane Rizzoli is back on the force struggling to heal from the physical and emotional wounds from her brutal attack at the hands of the sadistic […]
Buy tickets here. If you’d like to get an early look at our horror film “Island Zero,” it will be screened at the Boston International Film Festival at 9:30 PM April 15 at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Boston. Based on my original screenplay, it’s the story of an isolated island off the coast […]
Feels like deja vu all over again. My readers have been emailing me that the plot of the new movie “Life” sounds awfully similar to my novel “Gravity.” While I haven’t seen the film yet, here’s the IMDB description of “Life”: A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life […]
The horror film I wrote and produced, “Island Zero,” will be screened at the Boston International Film Festival on Saturday April 15 at the Paramount Theater. If you’re in the Boston area, here’s your first chance to get a look at a movie inspired by those fun old-fashioned creature features that I grew up […]
Our indie horror film ISLAND ZERO is an official selection of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. It will be screened in Beverly Hills on February 21 at 10 PM at Laemmie’s Beverly Hills Music Hall Theater, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. If you’d like to get the general public’s first peek at our monster […]
Our film trailer is now up over at the terrific horror film site FunSizeHorror.com. They have an exclusive on our film trailer for “Island Zero” as well as some production comments by our director and producer. Have a look! http://www.funsizehorror.com/community/island-zero-exclusive-trailer-filmmaker-commentary And visit the Island Zero website: https://www.islandzeromovie.com
A number of musicians have written me, asking if the sheet music for my composition “Incendio” is available. I’ve just written a solo piano arrangement, and a digital version is now available on Amazon.com. “Incendio” is the theme music to my novel PLAYING WITH FIRE, about a Jewish violinist in WWII Venice who composes a […]
We played the piece in a gorgeous church — beautiful acoustics! With violinist Joerg Widmoser, who played his own cadenza for the event.
Recently I was interviewed by radio host Bill Knapik about writing books — and making indie horror films. For more info on our upcoming film “Island Zero,” visit the IMDB page. “Island Zero” is now in post-production.
Things to think about as you read PLAYING WITH FIRE: –The pediatric neurologist believes that Lily may be suffering from “Complex Partial Seizures.” What are the symptoms? What does the patient experience?(for more information, visit: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-seizures/complex-partial-seizures) — What seems to be the trigger for Lily’s apparently violent acts? –Listen to the music “Incendio.” Can you […]
Just got home from the UK. Thought readers might like to hear my short interview on BBC Radio: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07kld79#play
I was going through my iPhone today, discarding old photo and voice memo files, and I came across a voice memo that I recorded almost two years ago. It is, as far as I know, the very first recording of the “Incendio” melody, which I made while sitting at the piano. I had dreamed of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
International Thriller Writers has nominated my 2015 novel PLAYING WITH FIRE for a “best hardcover” award. The awards ceremony will be held in New York on July 9. Time to break out the formal gown!