Black Coffee author Daniel Ford in conversation with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Join us for a reading from Daniel Ford's new short story collection, Black Coffee, and a Q&A with local author Hank Phillippi Ryan (Trust Me). This event will also be recorded as a live episode for the Writer's Bone podcast.

About the book

Black Coffee, a new short story collection from the author of Sid Sanford Lives!, brews together heartsick, overcaffeinated characters and dialogue that sizzles off a greasy diner grill. Enter a mournful veteran’s mind as he loses his grip on reality. Join an all-female extermination squad hunting down despicable men. Wait at the bar with two soul mates as they battle their stormy past and try to bring a cold love back to a boil.
These nine moving, funny, and, at times, terrifying stories explore how people meander in and out of each other’s lives, why family bonds are the hardest to navigate and break, and how hope lights a path even in the darkest of coffee cups.

About the author

Daniel Ford is the author of Sid Sanford Lives! and the co-host of Writer’s Bone, a literary podcast dedicated to championing aspiring authors and screenwriters. Ford lives with his wife Stephanie in Boston’s North End, where coffee and cannolis are always within arm’s reach. Find more of his work at


Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 34 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Nationally bestselling author of 10 mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her “a master of suspense.” Her novels are Library Journal's Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Hank’s newest book is the acclaimed standalone psychological suspense thriller TRUST ME (August 28, 2018) ‒ the Booklist starred review says “a knockout!” It’s named one of the Best Thrillers of Summer 2018 by New York Post, BOOK BUB, Real Simple Magazine and CrimeReads.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Trust Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250232724
Availability: Available to Ship from Distributor's Warehouse
Published: Forge Books - December 31st, 2018