An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both with Hank Phillippi Ryan
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About the Event
How does an Emmy winning reporter become a USA Today best-selling author of fast-paced murder mysteries? And how does a just-the-facts journalist add mystery fiction to her resume – and juggle being a reporter, an author, a wife, and a grandmother? Hank Phillippi Ryan has managed to mix the worlds of fact and fiction – in an amazing career from radio reporter to Rolling Stone Magazine to undercover investigations at Boston's WHDH-TV. She’ll discuss the obstacles and challenges of a newbie in 1971, as well as the risks and rewards of an experienced senior reporter. The craziness, the fun, the stress – and how she ended up where she is at age 71. She'll also reveal how she made a major career move at mid-life. Now an author of 13 novels, national reviews have called her “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Hank’s novels have been named Best Thrillers of the Year by Library Journal, New York Post, BOOK BUB, PopSugar, Real Simple Magazine and others. And she has won major awards – five Agathas, four Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Hank’s current book is HER PERFECT LIFE, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge, with starred reviews from Kirkus andPublishers Weekly, which called it "A superlative thriller." She’ll even reveal how the book was inspired by a disturbing experience that took place early in her years as a news anchor.
Sponsored by a generous grant from The Cummings Foundation.