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 will answer those questions in a virtual presentation, “An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both!” when The Communicators Club meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Hank has managed to mix the worlds of fact and fiction – in an amazing career from radio reporter, to Rolling Stone Magazine writer, to undercover investigator for 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. Hank will 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.” Her 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 du Maurier Award, and the 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 and Publishers Weekly, the latter of 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.
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!
The fee for the Zoom-based program is $10.
Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, winning the genre’s most prestigious awards. She also is the investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, winning 37 Emmys.
Book reviewers call her “a master of suspense.” Her newest book. “Her Perfect Life,” has been nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. Her next is “The House Guest,” coming in February 2023.