Tuesday, November 30, 2010

L.I. Sisters in Crime Welcomes Hank Phillippi Ryan

A new chapter of Sisters in Crime recently formed on Long Island, and I immediately joined (although I happily remain a member of the New York/TriState chapter).

We are very excited to have Emmy award-winning reporter and award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan as our guest speaker this Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2 p.m.

Our meeting, which begins at 1 p.m., is open to the public ~ so if you live in driving distance to Holbrook, Long Island, stop by the Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road. Hank will join us at 2 p.m. ~ and here's what's in store:

"Using TV Technique to Write a Killer Novel"


Here's what you need to do to produce a successful television news story:
Develop memorable characters. Build suspense. Show conflict. Tell a compelling
story. Create a satisfying ending. Find justice. Change lives. That's exactly
what Boston's premier investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan's been doing
for her entire career.

But here's the scoop. Writing a successful mystery, thriller or romantic
suspense novel-or short story!--requires exactly the same things. And Hank's
years of experience with journalism can now give your book or short story a

With her top-ten list of questions, journalism techniques and solid practical
applications, this Emmy- (and double Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-) winning
reporter will teach you the secrets of television news. And then: she'll show
you exactly how those skills can work for you to develop the novel or short
story you always wanted to write. Or to make your next work of fiction better.

It's your chance to learn the inside scoop.


Hope to see you this Saturday ~ and spread the word!

Also -- a reminder -- this Saturday is the first "Take Your Child to a Bookstore" day. Read more about it on my post on Women of Mystery.


  1. Kathy:

    This looks great!

    I do have a writer friend in the area, I will share today.

    Enjoy your Thursday.


  2. Thanks for spreading the word, Jenn ~ I appreciate it :-) I hope your friend is able to attend.