How can television reporter Lily Atwood keep a secret private when she's in the public's eye? Find out in Her Perfect Life. Hank Phillippi Ryan speaks from personal experience as an investigative reporter about always being on when out in public, exploring standalone books versus series bo
Publish Date: Sep 11, 2021
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How can television reporter Lily Atwood keep a secret private when she's in the public's eye? Find out in Her Perfect Life. Hank Phillippi Ryan speaks from personal experience as an investigative reporter about always being on when out in public, exploring standalone books versus series books, and her pandemic-inspired platform for authors, The Back Room.HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, winning the genre's most prestigious awards: five Agathas, four Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also an investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 37 EMMYs. Book reviewers call her “a master of suspense” and a “superb and gifted storyteller.” THE FIRST TO LIE garnered a Publishers Weekly starred review and is nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Novel and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Watch for HER PERFECT LIFE on September 14, 2021, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it "A superlative thriller."Visit Hank at her website www.hankphillippiryan.com and at The Back Room for virtual author events.Get to know Hank - The Tart Words Baker's Dozen:1. Plotter or Pantser? Combo? Pantser yearning to be Plotter.2. Tea or Coffee? Coffee! Until 5pm. Then tea.3. Beer, Wine, or Cocktails? Red wine.4. Snacks: Sweet or Savory? Savory, any day. Pizza, chips, pretzels, almonds.5. Indie Published, Traditionally Published, or Hybrid? Traditionally6. Strict Writing Schedule: Yes or No: Has schedule, yes. Keeps schedule, no.7. Strictly Computer or Mix It Up? Computer.8. Daily Goal: Yes or No: Yes.9. Formal Track Progress: Yes or No: Yes. On a pencil-lined legal pad.10. Special Writing Spot? This desk. In my study. Where I used to look out at a stand of sugar maples, but now my windows are blacked out for Zoom.11. Writer’s Block? No such thing. For me, writer's block is a fancy name for fear.12. File of Ideas: Yes or No: Yes. However--it is empty.13. Favorite Author(s)? Edith Wharton. Shakespeare. Hunter S. Thompson. Tom Wolfe. Contemporary authors? WAY too hard to list.But debuts to watch? I've recently loved the first novels of Wanda Morris, Yasmin Angoe, Ashley Winstead, Vera Kurian, Amanda Jayatissa, Scott Shepherd.