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.
Jermaine Lucas was on a furlough from the Community Corrections Center of Lincoln when he was shot and killed Sunday by two Omaha Police officers. Authorities say Lucas, a known gang member, was armed.