Best-Selling Author Tess Gerritsen Speaks at Wells County Public Library

Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen poses with me during a book signing.

Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen poses with me during a book signing.


I’m thrilled to say I met a best-selling author this week! Tess Gerritsen, creator of Rizzoli and Isles books and TV show and author of 24 fantastic suspense novels, including Gravity, visited the Wells County Public Library on Wednesday, October 2.

Gerritsen created characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles for TNT series.

Gerritsen created characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles for TNT series.

It was a great night with a turnout of 100+. This was a big deal for my small town as it was possibly the first time a major author had ever visited.

More than 100 people attended a book talk/signing by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen at Wells County Public Library.

More than 100 people attended a book talk/signing by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen at Wells County Public Library.


Ms. Gerritsen talked about writing her books and then had a book signing. It was thrilling to meet an author whose books I’ve read and admired for years. My friend Shirley Jump got me started with a book called The Bone Garden. I re-read it and enjoyed it just as much the second time!
Terr Gerritsen is author of The Bone Garden.

Terr Gerritsen is author of The Bone Garden.


I bought Gravity because it was such an unusual plot for me to be intrigued by – space, biological terrorism, in other words technical stuff. But Ms. Gerritsen is great about not using too much of it to bog down a plot for an average reader.

That was the title our library chose to focus on and the librarians made a neat display advertising her talk.

The Bone Garden display at Wells County Public Library promoting author Tess Gerritsen's visit.

The Bone Garden display at Wells County Public Library promoting author Tess Gerritsen’s visit.


The tour was part of Ms. Gerritsen’s efforts to promote public libraries as places of learning. She had never been to Indiana and I hope we gave her a warm welcome! From the comments she has posted on her blog, I think that happened. Read them here.

Thanks, Ms. Gerritsen, for going out of your way to visit the Midwest. We loved hearing you talk and hope you’ll come back soon!

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