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Creighton’s Annual Women and Health Lecture Features Author Tess Gerritsen

Creighton University’s 22nd annual Women and Health Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Joslyn Art Museum, Witherspoon Concert Hall. This year’s lecture will feature Tess Gerritsen, an internationally best-selling author.

Gerritsen is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, where she received a medical degree. She began writing fiction while on maternity leave and published her first novel, Call After Midnight, in 1987. She continued to write more than 20 works and a screenplay, Adrift, which aired in 1993 on CBS.

Her books have been published in 40 countries and have been bestsellers in the U.S. and abroad. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

Gerritsen won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award (for The Surgeon). Critics around the world have praised her novels and Publisher Weekly has dubbed her the “medical suspense queen.” She continues to be an internationally best-selling author of suspense novels today.

Register for the free lecture at the Center for Health Policy and Ethics website:

For more information, please call 402.280.2021

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