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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: It was the first year I lived in Boston, I'm pretty sure, and city officials asked me to take part in a July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence. There were 20 of us, or so,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Time for our Tuesday chat--and so hey. We'll talk about talking. Do you love it? I do. Giving speeches, and presentations, and classes, and speaking at book clubs. I'm trying to remember the very first one I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Can you write? I mean, with a pen or pencil. And I guess what I really mean is: can you write legibly? I will admit--and all my friends and acquaintances will whole-heartedly agree--that I cannot write one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at My Weblog
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Just to remind you again of our dear Dana Cameron's movie SITE UNSEEN (based on her series about the intrepid archaeologist) that will be on the Hallmark Channel this Sunday, June 4! Her heroine Emma Fielding comes to life via... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at My Weblog
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Hank Phillippi Ryan: How are you feeling about TV? Yeah, I've working in TV for forty years. Actually more, and it's part of my life. Luckily, my husband likes TV too. The Americans, and Madam Secretary, and Masterpiece, and whatever's... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I am typing and jumping up and down at the same time! (Very high degree of difficulty.) Because our very own dear and brilliant Dana Cameron had another of her dreams come true. (She has a very... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: So Malice Domestic is over, and the fabulous Catriona won the Agatha for Best Historical Novel! YAY! She was a complete rock star, and wins not only for best book but for best lucky boots. And I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I have two very difficult jobs: I am a television investigative reporter, and a crime fiction author. But you know that. What you may not know is that I have one other job, which is sometimes feels... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Picture a horse with an attractive man riding it. So—did you envision a silk-shirted jockey on a sleek thoroughbred? An elegant jodhpur-wearing equestrian in the midst of Olympic dressage? A kilted Highlander galloping across the heathered moors?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: How many blogs have we all read? Written? And yet, and yet, from time to time, there’s one that special. Heartfelt. Instructional. Educational. Revealing. And universally wonderful. Take three minutes, do, and just read this. Into the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: How many of you like pie? How many of you love pie? How many of you have made a pie in the past week? Or even two? Or in the last month? Why is that? Is it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: How was YOUR weekend? Huh. Mine had its ups and downs…and in the end, I learned something from Tom Brady. Let’s start on Friday. Ordinary fun Friday, out to dinner with pals. Jonathan and I were hustling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at My Weblog
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So much breaking news from your Tuesday Femmes! Laura’s CLOSE CALL is a Library Journal Best Mystery of 2016! Hank’s SAY NO MORE is a Library Journal Best Thriller of 2016! Catriona’s QUIET NEIGHBORS is a Mary Higgins Clark Award... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Any of you who are authors will recognize this moment. I have sat at my computer for the last nine solid hours. Working on my book. Why do that you ask? Because today, Tuesday, is the deadline.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: TWO holiday gifts for you! One, if you are rushing rushing rushing to do your holiday necessities, wouldn't it be nice to stop for five minutes, make a cup of tea, and read a short story? Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Here’s a holiday gift for you—according to some article I read, it’s better if you don’t work to hard to find the perfect present for someone. Half the time they won’t agree that it’s perfect, and the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Okay, everyone—let’s raise a glass of virtual champagne! One of the most beloved people in mystery world, the superb and fabulous Dru Ann Love, has been selected by Mystery Writers of America to receive the incredibly prestigious... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Have you ever heard Jon Land teach? He is simply a rock star. Incredibly thoughtful, with an astonishing depth of understanding about the essence of thrillers and storytelling. We read books, sure, and, sure, we love movies.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: On this post-Veteran’s Day, a story. My Dad and I were once in a library of a home, and he saw a paperback anthology of poetry, the familiar one edited by Louis Untermeyer. And he said—“Oh, this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Well, the champagne is icing and the bookmarks are stacked and my suitcase is almost packed and my speech for tonight’s launch is almost written! It’s publication day for my ninth thriller, SAY NO MORE! I’m so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: My grandson Eli is a WHIZ at Rubik's cube. He can do one so quickly, it is astonishing. I said to him--sweetheart, how do you do that? And he said, Grammy I do it by the sound.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I was at a mystery convention in Maine last weekend, and heard workshops from Chris Holm and Gayle Lynds and Barbara Ross and Kate Flora—and I was taking notes like mad. After eleven years of writing—yikes—the one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: How many of us have been there? The week before pub date. When all your plans, all your calendars and to do lists and planning seem to be—ridiculously unfinished or wrong-headed or misguided or simply…worthless. Ah. But... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: It's a real moment of change in our lives--and some of us--who are not of a certain age--might not even realize it. I read in the newspaper today (newspaper? yes, on paper) that The Newspaper Association of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Pssst. Are you an Analytic or an Amiable? How about your characters? Jim Jackson (who is analytic AND amiable AND generous AND tireless) says understanding that part of our psyche can unlock some secrets. He's president of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at My Weblog
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