Skidompha Public Library

Chats With Champions welcomes Tess Gerritsen

Tue, 07/11/2023 - 2:15pm

Story Location:
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
United States

    Chats with Champions is pleased to present Tess Gerritsen as the next speaker at Skidompha Library on Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

    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. Her 1996 medical thriller, Harvest, marked her debut on the New York Times bestseller list and her novels have hit bestseller lists ever since. Among her titles are “Gravity,” “The Surgeon” and “Listen to Me.” Her 30 novels have been translated into 40 languages, and more than 30 million copies have been sold around the world.

    Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TNT television series "Rizzoli & Isles. " 

    Now retired from medicine, she writes full time and lives in Maine.

    At Chats, Gerritsen will discuss how she creates her characters and develops her stories, from idea to final plot. She will also give a sneak preview of her new book, “The Spy Coast,” due out early next year.

    Chats with Champions is a free community offering sponsored by Skidompha Library and Sherman's Books. Skidompha is located at 184 Main St., Damariscotta. For more information, call the library at 207-887-0919.