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HANK PHILLPPI RYAN: It's the biggest unsolved mystery in Boston--what happened to the art taken in the Gardner Museum heist? And adding to the mystery--who in the wold might have the Rembrandt and the Vermeer and all the other treasures?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Continuing Charlaine’s theme of lists: It’s always: It’s always fun to have a good pal (in this case Barb Goffman) introduce you to a new-to-you author. In this case Kim Kash. It’s always hilarious to read a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Have you hear about HOVER? Anne Wilson’s debut novel from Forge Books is getting high-altitude buzz! And talk about air time. Here’s the incredibly cool cover. Is it a thriller? Or woman’s fiction? Can it be both?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I always remind my pals: why do you think they call that thing a “cursor”? Because writing is work. And our wonderfully talented guest, Connie Johnson Hambley, has figured out what we need to do it right:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at My Weblog
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Hank Phillippi Ryan: Are you busy? Yes, I know you are. But today my dear pal, the wonderfully talented author Wendy Tyson, has some lovely advice. So take two minutes, okay? Read this. Then go on with your day--maybe in... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I know it looks like I am walking with my feet touching the ground--but I am not. I am now in possession of the ultimate answer to "Did you have a nice weekend?" Yes, indeedy. Here's who... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Guest blogger Jon James Miller will tell you he loves the written word even though most of the time it doesn’t love him. This love/hate relationship, he says, began back in film school when he decided to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Jonathan and I were at a wedding a few years ago, and dancing, and the band changed to a new song. Jonathan paused, and cocked his head, listening. “That’s familiar,” he said. “What’s the name of that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: You know Henery Press, right? It’s THE upandcoming publisher, focusing on cozies. (The adorable chicken is their logo--this is the winter version.) But the point is, you have to know Kendel Lynn, the managing editor. How she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at My Weblog
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Hank Phillippi Ryan: I love Topper, and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and yes, I am late to the party, but I am enchanted by Outlander. So imagine my delight to meet Fran Stewart, and to read the first of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:(Cool huh?The cover of the first Killer Nashville magazine! But Love it! But that's not what today is about.) Talk about "killer." I don’t have to tell you what we’ve all been going through, right? The New England... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Do you remember the first time you read To Kill A Mockingbird? Or saw the movie? How often have you thought about that story since then—the voice, the setting, the characters, the writing, the themes? You can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: What does Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, have to do with crime fiction writing? First let me say, you know how much I love the cover of WRITES OF PASSAGE, the anthology of wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: There’s marvelous quote from Stephen King—he says, “The hardest part is just before you start.” It’s the perfect sentiment for New Years, of course, and especially for me, right now, because I have to come up with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at My Weblog
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This is SO terrific! And congratulations... By the way, I cannot believe you rented cars and drove yourself. You are SO brave! xoox ps: and yeah, TSA precheck. How fabulous is THAT??
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by Hank Phillippi Ryan There’s a really famous author—I won’t tell you who it is, because honestly, I forget—who groans when he’s asked “Where do you get your ideas?” Because, of course, that's the hardest question of all. He laughs... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: My mother used to say there were two kinds of people: poets, and listmakers. Now Mom was one for pronouncements, and often she was right. More often than I ever let her know, I fear. (On the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Twelve days, ten cities. And I'm still on the road for TRUTH BE TOLD. It is fabulous. (Here's the crowd in Phoenix at the amazing Poisoned Pen Bookstore.) As I’m book-touring around the country--and so wonderful to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: It’s pub day for TRUTH BE TOLD. And, truth be told, I feel like running out into the street, yelling PLEASE BUY MY NEW BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT! (But I would never do that, of course.)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: My dad—did I ever tell you this? Was the music critic for the old Chicago Daily News. Back in the fifties, (that’s 19-50’s, okay?) )we lived in Chicago, and Mom and Dad told me stories of hanging... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Remember that Readers Digest section called My Most Unforgettable Character? I read millions (okay, many) of them as a kid, because I wanted to learn how to type, and I was eight, and I didn’t have anything... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Someone once asked me if I could write a mystery without any romance. I said--well, no, not if the characters are living breathing people. Even a character thinking about that there's "no romance" is romance, right? Then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: The book I'm working on right now--or, SHOULD be working on, as so often is the case--is titled WHAT YOU SEE. It's about how what you see in not always...well, you can imagine. And that brings me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at My Weblog
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BREAKING NEWS! THE WRONG GIRL wins the DAPHNE for Best Mystery/Suspense! (You know what I mean..) HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Do you still read paperbacks? If the answer is yes, keep reading—I have an irresistible offer for you. If the answer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at My Weblog
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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: When I first read this post, a song started going through my head, and it took me just a moment to figure out. The song "And Watch Our Garden Grow" from Candide--do you know it? Is one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at My Weblog