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 → → → → 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

Home front news and Marred releases tomorrow!

on September 23, 2018

Good morning, all. We’re headed into the last part of September. Can you believe it? Time continues to roll on by whether we’re ready or not. Yesterday we took my Bonus Son 2 to college. We spent an afternoon and morning time getting him settled. One trip to Costco and one to Wallmart later, we… Read More

Stillness in the light of the morning…

on September 12, 2018

Last year my sweet Bonus Son 2 dropped Emerson off at her bus stop and then took Ella and himself to high school. Since he’s about to embark on his college adventure, I lost my driver. Honestly, I was dreading taking over the duty. It takes almost an hour to drop them at school and… Read More

Because she knew she could…

on August 10, 2018

She believed she could, so she did. I’ve been guilty of not celebrating milestones and achievements, too busy going straight to work on the next book. However, upon contemplating this and a few other things this week, like Imposter Syndrome, I decided to try and do a little better. This year has been an explosive… Read More

Jaded: Zane and Honor Released today!

on July 9, 2018

Good morning and happy Monday. If you’re like me you are back to work this morning. I call it #ButtInSeat and it’s the best work in the whole world. When I was a little girl I was that kid with her nose in a book, as I’m sure a lot of you were. I lived… Read More