July 16th Program

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me


Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, four Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Book critics call her “a master of suspense,” “a superb and gifted storyteller”; she’s the only author to have won the Agatha in four categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her newest is HER PERFECT LIFE, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge. It received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, calling it “a superlative thriller.” B.A. Paris says, “Shocking, suspenseful… kept me guessing until the end.” and Julie Clark says, “You will read this in one sitting!” It is now nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. Her next is THE HOUSE GUEST, coming February 2023. Hank is a founder of MWA University, host of CRIME TIME on A Mighty Blaze, and co-host of First Chapter Fun and The Back Room. She is a past president of National Sisters in Crime.


Visit Hank at,Twitter @HankPRyan, Instagram @hankpryan and Facebook at HankPhillippiRyanAuthor.


What I Wish Someone Had Told Me

You look at your computer. The blank screen stares back. The cursor blinks, waiting. The wonderful plot idea you had—where did that go? Why does this whole book writing thing suddenly seem impossible? What’s more, you’re the only one who feels that way. You are the only one who is utterly doomed. But Hank knows you are wrong.


Hank Phillippi Ryan promises: Here's what I'll tell you—how the savvy authors avoid the despair, the self-doubt and the wordlessness.  What I wish someone had told me at the start of my decade of writing? That's what I’ll tell you. All of it.

Program Information

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Meeting Schedule:

9:30-10:00 Business Meeting

10:00-11:00 Featured Speaker


Meeting Location:

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