About Tess: With over forty million copies sold, New York Times bestselling thriller writer Tess Gerritsen is widely known for her Rizzoli & Isles novels, which inspired the hit TNT television series that aired for seven seasons. The iconic crime-stopping duo Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles return in Gerritsen’s new novel, LISTEN TO ME which will be available on July 5.

In this episode, Mike and Tess discuss: 

  • Placing your parents’ wishes before your own
  • Writing outside your genre
  • The importance of curiosity to being a writer
  • Being more adventurous

 Key Takeaways: 

  • It is not easy to let go of a dream or a passion, but if you truly want to do something different with your life, there is no such thing as “too late.”
  • Breaking out of a genre is difficult, but keep writing regardless of the outcome. Simply dedicate yourself to the journey.
  • If you’re curious, there’s always something new to discover in your everyday life. Following your curiosity increases your creativity and prevents you from running out of ideas that will lead to success.
  • Be more adventurous. Do not let your fears or anxieties get in your way of enjoying life. Take risks, you can do it.

“Trust your process, no matter how ridiculous it is.” – Tess Gerritsen 

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Connect with Tess Gerritsen: 

Website: https://www.tessgerritsen.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tessgerritsen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TessGerritsen

Email:  tess@tessgerritsen.com

Connect with Mike Carlon:

Website: https://uncorkingastory.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvS4fuG3L1JMZeOyHvfk_g

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncorkingastory/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncorkingastory

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncorkingastory

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uncorking-a-story/

Show notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.

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