Tess Gerritsen is an American novelist and retired physician.
Writing Wrongs host and best-selling author William Myers Jr. welcomes international best-selling author Tess Gerritsen to the studio.  Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.   While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week. Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list.  Her books have been published in  40 countries.  She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award and the Rita Award.   After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace … until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there.  Captain Jeremiah Brodie has haunted the house for more than a century.  Ava confronts an apparition who looks and feels all too real, an apparition who welcomes her into his world — and into his arms. Even as Ava questions her own sanity, she eagerly looks forward to the captain’s ghostly visits.  But she learns that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that those in the village don’t want to reveal. Host William L Myers Jr. is an attorney & author that writes legal thrillers. He became one of the top ten bestselling authors for Amazon with his debt novel.
Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson. Tess’s first medical thriller, Harvest, was released in hardcover in 1996, and it marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list. Her suspense novels since then have been: Life Support, Bloodstream, Gravity, The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Bone Garden, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last To Die, Die Again, and Playing With Fire (coming October 27, 2015). Her books have been published in forty countries, and more than 30 million copies have been sold around the world. Her books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and number one bestsellers abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Critics around the world have praised her novels as “Pulse-pounding fun” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “Scary and brilliant” (Toronto Globe and Mail), and “Polished, riveting prose” (Chicago Tribune). Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen”. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine.
In this special episode, we interview Tess Gerritsen, author of the Rizzoli and Isles series, Playing with Fire and Gravity. We also re-issue our first author interview with Julia Spencer-Fleming.
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Birthdate
Jun 12th, 1953
Location
Maine, USA
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 20 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 694301