It’s Almost Fall!

on September 10, 2019

Happy Almost Fall, everyone! I’m in reflective mode the last few weeks as I begin writing the ninth Cliffside Bay novel. Writing Cliffside Bay has been one of the highlights of my career. Since the fall of 2017, I’ve been living and breathing with the ten couples of my little seaside town. The concept started… Read More


How is it August already?

on August 12, 2019

Hello friends, I hope your summer is going well and you’ve had a lot of fun time with family and friends. I know some of you already have kids back in school. Mine don’t go back until after Labor Day but the girls start sports this week. For me, summer flew by with two trips… Read More


Happy June!

on June 19, 2019

Happy June! I don’t know about you guys, but the spring flew by. My 16 year old daughter got her driver’s license in March and has already had her first fender bender in the high school parking lot. Sigh. This mothering of teenagers is no joke. Bonus Son 2 just arrived home from college for… Read More


Milestones

on May 3, 2019

Last week my sixteen-year-old daughter got her driver’s license. She immediately went out that night to visit friends. I’m fairly certain I had a few more gray hairs by the time she arrived home. It’s such a rite of passage for a young person. I remember being so excited the day I passed my test… Read More


Missed: Rafael and Lisa

on March 3, 2019

Same charming small town.Brand new heartwarming characters! Missed: Rafael & Lisa by USA Today bestseller Tess Thompson arrives on March 24th.DON’T MISS IT – RESERVE A COPY TODAY: Amazon → https://amzn.to/2WZWGrnApple → https://apple.co/2X9TEB4Kobo → http://bit.ly/2HSrB5jNook → http://bit.ly/2SrHhAK BLURB:Return to the beloved beach town of Cliffside Bay, where USA Today bestseller Tess Thompson spins another emotional, intriguing tale about overcoming… Read More


The stolen manuscript…

on January 12, 2019

I thought I’d share a bit about my writer journey today, hoping it might interest you to hear some of the background of my latest book.  The third in my romantic mystery series, BLUE INK, releases on January 21st. This is the book I thought might never see the light of day. It started in… Read More


That missing puzzle piece…

on January 2, 2019

I gave Princess Two a puzzle for Christmas, hoping it was something we could do together during break. My mom used to get one for us every holiday and putting it together was always fun, even though we almost never finished before it was time to return to school. To my delight, the entire family… Read More


20 Questions interview featured on Nook!

on November 27, 2018

Bestselling author Tess Thompson debuts her latest novel Tainted on NOOK! Love takes a village… The Village of Cliffside Bay to be exact. The fifth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of… Read More


Excerpt from my new release, Tainted: Lance and Mary

on November 21, 2018

​Brace yourself for ALL THE FEELS and an excerpt from Tainted: Lance & Mary  Amazon → https://amzn.to/2S00NB9Apple → https://apple.co/2pVvs62B&N → http://bit.ly/2EemQ4wKobo → http://bit.ly/2PtutVF Ten seconds before the clock struck midnight and tossed them into a new year, Lance Mullen had only one wish. He wanted to kiss Mary Hansen. Not a friendly peck on her… Read More


USA TODAY Bestselling author. Me? Yes!

on October 14, 2018

A dream came true last Wednesday when my husband burst into my home office shouting, “One-twenty-two!” Confused, I thought he was referring to something about our kitchen remodel. Currently, there were four workers banging and drilling in the kitchen.  He was not referring to an electrical switch. He’d been obsessively refreshing the USA Today site… Read More