Category Archives: Interview

Not Quite Twenty Questions for Toni Kelner

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I was going to say Toni Kelner leads a double life, both as the Toni I’ve known for the past nine years, and as Leigh Perry, who the world has known for what, two? But truly, Toni … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Phillip Margolin

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: My stepfather was a corporate lawyer (you know this, right?) And one thing my family did together was watch Perry Mason. I say “together” in the loosest of ways, because we kids were not allowed to say … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Gayle Lynds

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Welcome to New England, Gayle Lynds! I knew she was a long time California girl, so I was surprised and delighted to hear she’d moved to town. “Town” meaning Maine, but we’re SinCNE, so hey, we need … Continue reading

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Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Q&A with NYT Best-Selling Author Linda Fairstein

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a multiple New York Times best-seller? Not the acclaim, which would be wonderful, but how it would feel to be writing a book that everyone is waiting for, … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Barbara Ross

Hank Phillippi Ryan: When Barbara Ross and I met, we didn’t know we were meeting. (She’s laughing right now, because she knows this story. And it is a GREAT one.) It was a million years ago… well, seriously, only fifteen. … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Kate Flora

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: if there is a photo of when I met Kate Flora it certainly was taken with an actual camera, not a cell phone. Because that’s how long ago it was. Not that long ago in real years, … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Meg Gardiner

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Were you at last year’s New England Crime Bake Conference, with the wonderful Meg Gardiner? (She’s gracious, too…she even dressed up for the luau.) Anyway, her story is remarkable. (She told it at Crime Bake, that’s how … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Hallie Ephron

  Hank Phillippi Ryan: I think the very first real person other than my agent/husband/editor to really read my very first book, Prime Time, was Hallie Ephron. She’s not only an award-winning novelist and non-fiction author, she’s also the crime … Continue reading

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Not Quite Twenty Questions for Laura DiSilverio

Hank Phillippi Ryan: She looks like such a nice woman. Pleasant, well-dressed, smiling and cheerful. But Laura DiSilverio has a pretty amazing—and incredibly tough!– resume. She spent twenty years as an Air Force intelligence officer – serving as a squadron … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Sheila Connolly

  HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: What does someone’s face look like when they’re telling you their dream has come true? I saw that look, I really did, on Sheila Connolly. She’ll be able to tell us how long ago it was—it … Continue reading

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