Monday, October 10, 2016

"Perfecting Your Author Presentation" with Hank Phillippi Ryan

A select group was recently privileged to attend a workshop given by Hank Phillippi Ryan, and arranged through the New England chapter of the Sisters in Crime.

The class focused on Perfecting Your Author Presentation, and the first part was authors reading a short excerpt, and getting feedback on how to improve technique.
We learned a great deal of useful information on what to do and what not to do when making a public appearance or giving an interview. Valuable things to know! Well worth the day.

Here's Judy Copek getting advice, with husband Hans looking on.

This is Connie Johnson Hambley taking a turn.

Then there were mock interviews, where Hank role-played scenarios where things go wrong, and the interviewee had to maintain composure and keep plugging away. Here's Connie again, in the role of interviewee.

 Having survived the ordeal, she poses with her tormentor...

Ursula Wong was the other interviewee, and proved unflappable under fire

 Julie Hennrikus helped out on one interview

Authors at the back of the room

Left is Lisa Haselton, who put the event together. Many thanks for a spectacular time.

Authors took copious notes

And our group photo


  1. How wonderful! Thank you. I do hope you found it valuable. xoo

  2. Awesome pix, Dale! I'm so sorry I missed it.

  3. Edith, it was terrific. Valuable tips for everyone, and lessons learned from Hank's 40 years on camera!