Fri, Jul 14|
WBG July Monthly Meeting With Hank Phillippi Ryan
Our WBG Connects monthly speakers meeting is an opportunity to learn, expand your business contacts, find inspiration, and share your expertise with others. Guests are welcome to attend two events before the membership. Register now, get your mug of coffee or cup of tea, and sign in to Zoom.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 2023, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
About The Event
ABOUT JULY'S GUEST SPEAKER
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Award Winning Author & Journalist
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is USA Today bestselling and five-time Agatha Award-winning author of 14 thrillers, winning 37 EMMYs for television investigative reporting. Her newest novel is THE HOUSE GUEST—it’s Gaslight meets Thelma &Louise. Publishers Weekly says, “Ryan is a master of suspense!” The Library Journal starred review calls it "Binge-worthy.”
“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!
First time joining? Here's what to expect:
• Guest Speaker •
Listen to our inspiring guest speaker.
(Appx. 15-20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A.)
• Speed Networking •
Get ready with your 30 second elevator pitch and have an opportunity to be part of our speed-networking session that follows.
(Appx. 20 minutes.)
• Break Out Rooms •
Become acquainted with fellow members when we break out into rooms for further discussion about a chosen business topic.
(Appx. 10-15 minutes.)