Creighton's Women & Health Lecture Features Tess Gerritsen

Oct 3, 2012

Creighton University will present its 22nd annual Women and Health Lecture next Thursday.

Internationally best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is this year’s guest speaker.  Gerritsen is a former internist who gave up her career in medicine to write novels full-time. 

She is best known for her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles.  Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles books are the inspiration for TNT’s series of the same name.  

She says though medicine was her first career, writing was her first love.

"I wanted to be a writer way before I was a doctor.  I had dreams of being a storyteller when I was a kid but my dad who was traditional Chinese-American, who really believed in security, told me I could never make a living as an artist of any kind.  So I went to medical school to please him.”

Creighton’s Women and Health Lecture takes place Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall.  Gerritsen will be signing books after the presentation.  For more information, the number is 402-280-2021.