On Thursday, June 15th, I attended a celebration for the Sisters in Crime Toronto Chapter turning 25 years old. It was a lot of fun, and I finally met other members in person. Everyone had a smile on their face and warmth in their souls. It was a rewarding experience for sure as these people were amazing.

As a guest of honor that night, Hank Phillippi Ryan was there promoting her latest release Say No More. It was interesting hearing about her inspiration for this book, and I can’t wait to dig into over my next vacation.

Hank is an award-winning author and a winner of 33 Emmy awards for her criminal investigative reporting. In addition to writing bestselling mysteries, she’s a journalist with Boston’s WHDH-TV. But even more impressive than her resume is the inspirational force she is. Starting out as a young girl who loved to read, she let her trust and faith in the universe guide her life course, and this resonated with me on a personal level as I was “magically” directed back to writing after being away from it for thirteen years. She is a down-to-earth and lovely person and I wish her continued success. And not only did she pose for a picture with me and a hardcover of my novel, Remnants, she wanted the copy to read it! How awesome is that! 😀

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  1. Susan Helene Gottfried

    Isn’t Hank the best? I’ve known her for years (thanks to SinC). She’s genuine, so she WILL read your book. Be sure to follow up to see what she thought!

    • Carolyn Arnold

      That she is, and I will follow up. 🙂

  2. Laura R

    Congratulations to a wonderful organization and a fantastic group of authors!

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