Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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October 15, 2013

True crime inspires best-selling novelist

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Why has it been so successful? According to the novelist of 25 books read in 40 countries, “TNT says it’s the first show since ‘Cagney and Lacey’ that highlights female friendship. It’s interesting it took 30 years for Hollywood to see there was a hunger for that.” She reported, “I don’t have any say with what happens with the TV show. They made it funnier, more glamorous.” While Jane is married in the book series, the producer told Gerritsen she never will be on TV.

Now the former physician is in the middle of her next book in the series, focusing on “weird murders in Boston around a zoo” that connect to African safari killings.

When an attendee asked what effect e-books are having on writers, Gerritsen noted, “Over 50 percent of my sales now are e-books … I think that’s starting to level off. If you’re not sure about an author,” she recommends persons sample an e-book for a small fee.

The woman that Publishers Weekly dubbed the medical suspense queen maintained, “This is really the best time ever to be a writer. If you can’t find an editor or an agent … you can self-publish and actually make a living at it. The downside is everybody is doing it and you’re competing with writers” of varying quality.

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

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