A fun chat with Tess and my co-host, Karen Peterson. Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.