What: Hank Phillippi Ryan: An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both!
Where: Saugus Public Library Community Room, 295 Central Street, Saugus, MA
Hank Phillippi Ryan: An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both!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 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 72.
She’ll also reveal how she made a major career move at mid-life. Now an author of 14 novels,
national reviews have called her “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Hank’s 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, five Anthonys, two
Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Hank’s current book is The House Guest.
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!
This event is sponsored by the New Friends of the Saugus Public Library.
Spaces are limited. Register for this event on our online Events Calendar or call our Reference Dept., 781-231-4168 ext. 3106
Published: April 3rd, 2023