“An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both!”
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 69. She'll also reveal how she made a major career move at mid-life. Now an author of 11 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 – and she’ll reveal give a behind-the-scenes look at how she concocted her twisty and controversial developed the 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 investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 36 EMMYs. National bestseller of 11 thrillers, Ryan's won five Agathas and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her novels are Library Journal's Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016; Trust Me is a 2018 Agatha Nominee. Her newest book is The Murder List.