Please use the contact form on this page to reach out to Tess Tobias and her team. If you’re looking for specific information about orders, please reach out to the seller where you got your book. We don’t handle orders directly. Use this form for inquiries about speaking, book updates, and more.
Before you reach out, please read through the FAQ below to see if you can get a quicker answer.
FAQ for Tess Tobias
When is your next book available?
The best way to know when my next book is available is by following me on Instagram. When I have a book ready, you’ll be the first to know. You can contact me there to ask questions, but if you reach out via the contact form above, chances are you aren’t going to get an answer. The truth is that it takes time to write a book and get it published and ready for resellers and distributors. As soon as I have a date for a new book, I’ll share it on Instagram. Plus, if you follow along on Instagram, chances are you’ll get sneak peeks too.
Where can I buy your books?
My books are sold through various large booksellers and distributors, some you may know. You can find some links on the book pages on this website if you have a preferred seller. See below for your options. If you have any problems with a book purchase, please contact the seller directly.
Where do you find inspiration for your works?
I find inspiration for my work in various places. Firstly, I’m an avid crime nerd, so I listen to crime podcasts and watch a lot of crime documentaries. I also love remote places, including massive landscapes with no people. Think – Norwegian landscapes where people are up against the elements. I’m also inspired by small towns, where residents know each other – and possibly everyone’s secrets. On the other hand, there’s something mysterious about the big city life that’s fast-moving and where crime can happen every day.
Ideas will come at the weirdest of times. I try to write them down as often as I can and let the ideas simmer for a bit before I actually try to write an outline. Sometimes, the ideas will work together in a book, and other times they will not.
Do you collaborate on works?
Right now, I haven’t collaborated on any works or novels. However, that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t want to do that in the future. I’m just waiting for the right match if you will. You never know – the right crime may come in an author partnership.
I can’t find your books. What should I do?
Above, you can find a brief list of resellers and distributors. Most of those are online shops. Even though my books are in paperback, you may only find them on the seller’s website. The reality is that it costs a lot of money to keep books in the stores, as you essentially rent store shelf space. With the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, more people started shopping online. In other words, it just makes sense to have everything online, both paperback and e-books, such as Kindle and iBooks books.
If you can’t find my books, the best thing you can do is go to the book page on this website. There, you’ll find links to specific buyers – both paperback and e-books. Another option is to go to the reseller’s site, such as Amazon or Walmart, and search for my books with “quotation marks” for the best possible search result.