The Back Room is your place to chat up close and Zoom-personal with your favorite authors.

Back Room events are always free and always fun! Sign up, sit back, take a sip, and enjoy an evening of relaxed conversation with bestselling authors and your hosts, Karen Dionne and Hank Phillippi Ryan.

2024 Spring Season

March 3 | Super Suspense! with Heather Gudenkauf, Gregg Hurwitz, Tracy Sierra, Nalini Singh
March 17 | Historical Fiction with James R. Benn, Avery Cunningham, Robin Oliveira, Heather Webb
April 7 – Riveting Stories! with Erin E. Adams, Lisa Gardner, Karen E. Olson, Carter Wilson
April 21 | Best Spring Fiction, Part One with Rene Denfeld, Paul Doiron, Nick Medina, Robin Peguero
May 5 | Twisty Suspense! with Ashley Elston, Michael Koryta, K.T. Nguyen, Kaira Rouda
May 26 | Best Spring Fiction, Part Two with Janie Chang, Sally Hepworth, Vanessa Miller, Sara Paretsky

How It Works

1. Register

2. Log in

3. Program introduction

4. Breakout rooms

Meet Your Hosts

The Back Room is the brainchild of bestselling authors Hank Phillippi Ryan and Karen Dionne. 

Learn more about how they conceived of The Back Room, how it works, and about their books too!

What they're saying about The Back Room

“Absolutely fantastic. Genuinely the most enjoyable event I’ve been to in a long time. So much fun!”

“The breakout rooms were the BEST. Almost like being there in person. What a marvelous way to meet authors!”

“It was a real treat to speak with the authors and ask questions. Thanks so much for hosting these events! They’re priceless.”

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