Hallie Ephron

Three time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award!


Hallie Ephron’s work has been called “unputdownable” (Laura Lippman), “unsettling” (Seattle Times), “Hitchcockian” (USA Today), and “deliciously creepy (Publisher’s Weekly). With THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN (Wm Morrow) she delivers her most accomplished novel of psychological suspense yet.


There Was an Old Woman

  • Finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

  • A BOSTON GLOBE best seller

  • Now in paperback

“Hallie Ephron’s ‘There Was An Old Woman‘ is a New York suspense story set in an extraordinary outer-borough neighborhood that will stay with readers… . For those who love Gotham and abhor gore, ‘There Was An Old Woman’ is the perfect thriller lite.” — Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

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How much of the story is based on fact?

Are you wondering: Is Higgs Point a real neighborhood? Did a bomber really crashed into the Empire State Building? Did someone actually survive in an elevator that fell 80 floors in the aftermath of the crash? …Read more

Hallie talks about her writing


On “Growing Up Ephron” in “O” Magazine


Hallie on “Your Supporting Players” in Writer’s Digest Yearbook



Photos from the road

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Upcoming Events

Easton Public Library Thursday 10/2 at 6 PM, Hallie talks about writing...
Hallie teaches in Atlanta at MWA University’s full day writing conference. Hallie teaches with a...
Hallie Ephron will be one of the presenters at this fantastic writing conference in British...

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In the News

Registration is open! Hallie will teach at Writers Digest’s “Retreat on the Water” in Celebration, Florida Nov. 13-16!

Writer’s Digest is running a new writing “Retreat on the Water” at  Celebration Bohemian Resort. Join Hallie Ephron, literary agent Paula Munier (author of PLOT PERFECT), and WD editor Robert Brewer for four glorious days. Get your fiction read, discussed, revised and reexamined, prepping it for consideration by industry...

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