Mark your calendars!  We are thrilled to welcome the internationally known bestselling author Tess Gerritsen to our library October 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  Publisher Weekly has dubbed her “the medical suspense queen”.

Ms. Gerritsen says “I had the idea of a library tour some years ago because I know there are so many libraries with meager budgets who never get author visits.  I had thought of trying it out first in West Virginia but when Mary Clare (of Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus, Indiana) e-mailed me, inviting me to speak at her library, I thought why not start in Indiana? So it’s a bit of an experiment.  It’s my way to thank our public libraries because that’s where I first learned my love of books!”.

The author has taken an unusual route to her writing career.  After graduating from Stanford University she went to medical school and became a doctor.  She began writing while on maternity leave.  She is now a full-time writer residing in Maine.

Her first novels were romantic thrillers.  Then her first medical thriller Harvest put her on the New York Times Bestseller List.  She has since won the Nero Award for Vanish and The Rita Award for The Surgeon.  She also has a series of novels featuring Rizzoli and Isles which inspired the TV show.

Ms. Gerritsen will present a general talk about her books, the ideas that inspired them and the TV show.  There will also be a question and answer session.

All are welcome to visit with Ms. Gerritsen October 1st!220px-Tess_Gerritsen_(2009)