Category Archives: Writers

Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Rosemary Harris

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Rosemary Harris is the most adventurous person I have ever met. She’s—brave, in every way. She’s just as happy to be kayaking down the Dangeroso River (I made that up) as she is at the gala opening … Continue reading

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SinC New England Mystery Photo of the Week! March 17, 2014.

Thanks to Maureen “Mo” Walsh, Sisters in Crime New England has a stash of photos — some of which have become true mysteries with time! Here’s one from Mo’s collection; can you name the event, guess the date, or name … Continue reading

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Marketing a Book: Online vs. Real Time

While chatting with a friend this weekend she asked how my book sales were going. My second suspense novel, ‘Dark Circle,’ was recently released and a frenzy of promotional activity soon followed. While it’s easy to see how “real time” … Continue reading


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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … KATHERINE HALL PAGE

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:  When I was a little girl, I read Agatha Christie mysteries up in the hayloft of our barn. I fell in love with the mystery, with the puzzle, with the careful architecture of that kind of storytelling.  … Continue reading

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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … NANCY PICKARD

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: There’d be no Sisters in Crime without Nancy Pickard, right? She’s a founding member, and former president. She says on her website she’s “not usually an organization kind of gal,”  but “Sisters In Crime was an organization … Continue reading

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Organization & Accountability (Or the Tedium of the Mundane)

Somehow when we picture ourselves as “real writers” or better yet, “bestselling authors,” the vision is one filled with glitz and glamour. Exciting parties. Titillating conversation with other wordsmiths. Champagne toasts over brie, whirlwind book tours, and readers discussing our … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Success Stories — A New Series of Interviews by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The names of the first “Sisters” include Sara Paretsky, who convened the gathering; Nancy Pickard, first president of the board; and Margaret Maron, first vice-president. The whole board was stunning and even more so today, looking back at that crucial … Continue reading

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The Art of Persistence

In our toss aside, throw away, late-breaking-news world, the word persistence shows up somewhere between “tedium,” and “yawn.” But rather than focusing on the word’s lack of glitz and glamour, it’s important to remember the power it holds. “You don’t … Continue reading

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Crime Bake Master Class: from Diane MacKinnon

Anatomy of a Bestseller by Diane MacKinnon  At the start of New England Crime Bake 2013: 12th Annual Mystery Conference for Writers and Readers, I was excited to attend Hallie Ephron’s Master Class: Anatomy of a Bestseller. As a writer … Continue reading

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Takeaways from YA panel at Crime Bake

During the New England Crime Bake conference a couple of weeks ago, I sat in on the panel titled “High School Murder: Writing the Young Adult Mystery.” Our own Julie Hennrikus moderated the panel that consisted of: Peter Abrahams (aka … Continue reading

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