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A Fireside Chat with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kristy Woodson Harvey

10:30 am


Hank Phillippi Ryan & Kristy Woodson Harvey

A Fireside Chat with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kristy Woodson Harvey

A Fireside Chat with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kristy Woodson Harvey

Sunday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.

Fireplace Room, Abbot Public Library


Two impressive authors come together for a most special fireside chat! Each with a newly released book, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kristy Woodson Harvey are here to give you an “up close and personal” look into their creative paths that led to their new two releases. Their genres are quite different. Hank brings us page-turning psychological thrillers, and her new book will not disappoint. Kristy brings, once again in her new book, lovely southern charm, exploring the power of family and the bonds of friendship. So, do these authors share a similar approach to writing? Do their different genres mean different writing strategies? Well, let’s hear it directly from the authors themselves.


About Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 15 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. National book critics call her “a superb and gifted storyteller” and “master of suspense.” She’s the only author to win the Agatha in four categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Nonfiction. Her newest is the page-turning standalone thriller One Wrong Word — a twisty nonstop story of gaslighting, manipulation, and murder. David Baldacci says, “A story with all the goods… Buckle up and read.” And James Patterson says, “If you’re looking for riveting suspense that keeps you up late — in One Wrong Way, you get your wish.”


Hank is a founder of MWA University, host of “Crime Time” on A Mighty Blaze, and co-host of First Chapter Fun and The Back Room. Visit Hank online at


About Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including The Wedding Veil, Under the Southern Sky, and The Peachtree Bluff series, which is in development for television with NBC. A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism, her writing has appeared in numerous online and print publications, including Southern Living, Traditional Home, USA TODAY, Domino, and O. Henry. Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Her books have received numerous accolades, including Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Parade’s Big Fiction Reads, and Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks. Kristy is the co-creator and cohost of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction. She blogs with her mom, Beth Woodson, on Design Chic and lives on the North Carolina coast with her husband and son where she is (always!) working on her next novel. Enjoy more southern hospitality at

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