Love in Isolation, Day Two, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

Day Two Bronte Dear Ellis, What a surprise you are. First, the sign in the window. Yes, a little unorthodox but very clever. Then, calling me beautiful? Well, how am I supposed to resist that? I couldn’t log on to my email fast enough. In all honesty, I’ve noticed you at the bus stop too…. Read More


Love in Isolation, Day Two, Ellis

on May 18, 2020

DAY TWO Dear Bronte, Thank you for replying to my sign. I can’t tell you how long I’ve debated asking for your phone number or email. Before we were confined to our homes, I noticed you at the bus stop. For months, I’d been gathering the courage to sit next to you, but I always… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day One, Bronte

on May 18, 2020

DAY ONE Bronte The first day of isolation I spent watching the news with Mother. She’s seventy years and in fragile health after fighting cancer last year. When news of the virus first started to spread, I’d worried about bringing it home to her. I work with little children all day and as much as… Read More


Love in Isolation, Day One, Ellis

on April 21, 2020

I’ve written a new book, Love in Isolation, that I’m serializing here and in my Facebook group, Patio Chat with Tess Thompson. So check back often for the next chapter. In Patio Chat we chat about books, food, life and pretty much anything. We have live author visits approximately once a month and every new… Read More


Emerson Pass and Giving Back

on March 6, 2020

I have a new series releasing April 1. It’s a weird one…because I’m me. In a nutshell, Emerson Pass is a small-town romance series. That part’s not weird for me, as that’s my lane. I have a heart for small towns, having grown up in one. I can’t seem to stop writing about them. However,… Read More


Keep Going!

on December 20, 2019

Dear Friends, I’m pleased to send the third installment of my Christmas short to my newsletter subscribers. Keep reading to enjoy it, as well as the first two. The last one will come out on the 30th, so be sure to look for that. I wanted to share a little personal story with you as… Read More


National Novel Writing Month

on November 1, 2019

National Novel Writing Month! Many of you are starting NaNoWriMo today. I wanted to share my story, hoping that it will inspire or encourage those of you who are hoping to write that first book this month. When I was 37 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl we named Emerson Blythe. I decided… Read More


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