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

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


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 → → → → 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