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WNBA-Boston Open Mic with Hank Phillippi Ryan

WNBA Boston Chapter's Third Annual Open Mic, Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00-8:30pm, is hosted by Hank Phillippi Ryan, the USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, and winner of 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.

Ryan's 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.

The event is open to the public and members of the WNBA are invited to read at the “virtual microphone.” Before registering as a reader, make sure to join or renew. Read an excerpt from your original work or from a favorite author. Reading spots are limited, so please sign up soon!


Guidelines for sharing at the “mic”:

  • You will be notified by email if you have secured a spot at the mic  
  • Readings must be three minutes or less
  • Four days before the event, you will be asked to submit the excerpt you will share

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