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POSTPONED: VIRTUAL EVENT: Cameo Conversation: An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both!

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Registration is requested
Free and open to the public

This event has been POSTPONED.

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Virtual Event: Cameo Conversation: An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both!

with Hank Phillippi Ryan


How does an Emmy winning reporter become a 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 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 70.

She'll also reveal how she made a major career move at mid-life. Now an author of 12 novels, national reviews have called her “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Hank's novels have been named Library Journal Best Thrillers of 2014, 2015 and 2016, and she has won major awards – five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Hank’s current book is the acclaimed standalone psychological suspense thriller The Murder List, a USA Today Bestseller and a Mary Higgins Clark Award and Agatha Award nominee – and she’ll reveal a behind-the-scenes look at how she concocted her twisty and controversial plot.

How can you follow your dreams? A highly sought-after inspirational speaker, Hank will have the scoop on mysteries, journalism, the mystery of television, and the mysteries of both. And who knows – it may change the plot of your life!

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV. She's won 36 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 12 thrillers, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and for The Other Woman, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her "a master of suspense" and "a superb and gifted storyteller" and she is the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Hank’s newest book is The Murder List: a USA Today Bestseller and an Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. NYT bestseller Liv Constantine calls it “an exhilarating thrill ride,” A.J. Finn says, “exciting, explosive, relentless,” B.A. Paris says it’s “her best yet,” and Library Journal starred review: “Masterly plotted—with a twisted ending—a riveting, character-driven story.” Coming Aug. 4: The First to Lie.  Bestseller Sarah Pekkanen says “Book clubs will gobble it up.”

Hank is a founder of MWA University and past president of National Sisters in Crime. Visit Hank online at, on Twitter @HankPRyan, on Instagram @hankpryan and on Facebook at HankPhillippiRyanAuthor


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