Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tess Gerritsen's Blog

Not that she needs my help, but if you haven't checked out Tess's blog lately, she's finally entered the 21st Century and upgraded to a new look that allows readers to post comments.

Visit her at http://www.tessgerritsen.com/blog and say hello. Link to her too. Tess is a rarity in this profession: A bestseller who is gracious, generous, not the least bit conceited, and actually takes the time to interact with her fans.

And remember: No one tell her that she's entered a black hole that will absorb hours and hours of her writing time. Mum's the word.

11 comments:

Robin Brande said...

Her recent post on "Hacks" is especially good.

Jude Hardin said...

I love Tess Gerritsen. Thanks for spreading the news, Joe.

DAVID THAYER said...

Tess explores the notion that no good deed goes unpunished as well as anyone.

Aimless Writer said...

Thanks a lot! I have three books (Konrath-of course, Evanovitch and Kerley=all coming out with new books)to buy in June and you just added one more! Or maybe more then one more--since I have to catch up on her writing.
Looks like she writes a great book and her podcast got me hooked!
Thanks Joe!

jamie ford said...

Thanks Joe. I visited her site long ago and never went back since without the comments it was just a plain ol' boring static site.

Eileen said...

I sent her an email once and she wrote back within a few hours. I couldn't believe it. She's down to earth, a great writer and a snappy dresser too based on her photo from the awards ceremony.

Justin R. Buchbinder said...

Joe... yes, she has a comment feature - but it asks you to "sign in" to comment... and I don't quite know what username/password it expects me to use!!

JR

S. W. Vaughn said...

I heart Tess Gerritsen.

And now, to move completely off-topic -- hey, JA; if you have time, I gots a question for ya.

My application has been approved for the '06 NYC Pitch & Shop Conference sponsored by Algonkian(and if they just approve everyone who applies, don't tell me; I'm enjoying my bubble). It's a tight squeeze finance-wise for me, but I'm going.

The question I have is: do you think it's worth it? I mean, the odds of getting published these days are astronomical. Would something like this improve those odds, or might I just as well withdraw the cash and set fire to the bills, and implant some false memories about NYC and hotel rooms and throwing back a cold one with high-falutin' editors?

Just wondering what your take is. :-)

JA Konrath said...

Algonkian is a good conference, and well worth your money. A face to face meeting is worth a hundred query letters, plus you'll learn a lot.

Refer to my previous blogs and my writing tips on my website for info on how to pitch.

S. W. Vaughn said...

Sweet, a hundred query letters in one shot! Lesse, that's 100 stamps at 39 cents each ($39) plus printing out 100 letters ($5 - $10, depending), plus sample chapters and/or synopses (more money) and gas to drive to the post office, and the cost of envelopes...

And I get to go to New York too.

Thanks, JA -- I'll look up how to pitch. 'Preciate the reply!

Poetiq Expression said...

She is a wonderful writer and she has an open mind, heart and spirit. I love reading her blog and it teaches me something everytime I read through it... Kinda like this blog right here.