Entries by Tess

“A seductive shapeshifter of a novel”

A rave review for CHOOSE ME in the Wall Street Journal:  Boston is the setting of “Choose Me” (Thomas & Mercer, 320 pages, $24.95), a seamless collaboration between authors Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver. Police detectives Frances “Frankie” Loomis and her partner, MacClennan, have come to investigate the death of 22-year-old Taryn Moore, a college student who […]

It started over cocktails

A few years ago, novelist Gary Braver and I were at a Boston bookstore Christmas party. We’ve been friends for about 25 years, and we started talking about the #MeToo movement, which was then in the news. Maybe it was the wine, or the easy camaraderie of writers sharing stories, but I said, “Wouldn’t it […]

Discussion questions for CHOOSE ME

If your book club is discussing CHOOSE ME, these might get some lively conversations going! Is Taryn a victim? A villain? Or both? Do you personally know anyone like Taryn Moore? How did the course Taryn took with Jack (“Star-crossed Lovers”) relate to the storyline and characters? Do you think that the punishment for Jack […]

How I write my novels

A brand-new Apple podcast about how I write my novels:   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-81-how-tess-gerritsen-writes/id1484859401?i=1000525845344    

Tackling Sensitive Topics in a Novel

My fellow author Gary Braver and I discuss the risks and challenges of writing about a controversial topic. Something we did in our new novel, CHOOSE ME.   “In a way it was dangerous because we are treading on sensitive ground and stirring up people because we dealt with this topic,” Gerritsen says. “But our […]

Watch our film Magnificent Beast

Many of you know about this fun and crazy project I’ve been working on for the past few years, a feature documentary film called Magnificent Beast I invite you to our first virtual screening event! For ten days you’ll have exclusive access to the very first showing of our film. The screening runs from February […]

Cover reveal for my new book: CHOOSE ME

Coming in summer 2021: a sexy new thriller CHOOSE ME, written in collaboration with my old pal Gary Braver. It’s a story told from both a man’s and a woman’s points of view, and who better to tell that story than both a man and a woman?

In League with Sherlock Holmes

I’ve contributed a story “What My Father Never Told Me” to a collection of short stories called IN LEAGUE WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES. I had a fun time exploring the question: what if Professor Moriarty was the real hero? What if Conan Doyle got it all wrong?