Hallie Ephron
New York Times best selling author

pwStarNight Night, Sleep Tight finalist for the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award!

Hallie Ephron is the New York Times best selling author of suspense novels that she hopes keep readers up nights. She is a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and her books have also been nominated for Edgar and Anthony awards. She is a much sought-after speaker and writing teacher. More about Hallie…

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pwStarPublishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW: “Old Hollywood glamour, scandals, and lies infuse this captivating thriller set in 1985.”

pwStarRichmond Times-Dispatch:Hooray for Hollywood, hooray for homicide, and hooray for Hallie Ephron…” — Jay Strafford

pwStarInStyle Magazine: Night Night, Sleep Tight #1 page-turning pick for April

pwStar“The plotting and character development read as if they could have been transplanted from an unpublished Raymond Chandler novel.” — Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter

pwStarTaut, tart, and absorbing.” — Christina Baker Kline, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Orphan Train

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newwsrevcoverWriting & Selling Your Mystery Novel: Revised & Expanded

A brand new edition of Hallie’s Edgar-nominated WRITING & SELLING YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL is being published by Writers Digest Books. What’s new?


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What happened before NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT …

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“Understudy in Scarlet” in Echoes of Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Laurie R. King)

EchoesofSherlockRead Hallie’s Holmes-inspired short story in this stellar volume along with tales from fourteen other authors. Kirkus calls her story (“Understudy in Scarlet”) “a delight from beginning to end.” PW names the anthology a “TOP 10 MYSTERY” for fall 2016.

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 “Growing Up Ephron” in “O” Magazine


Photos from the road

2016 Edgar Awards

Nominated for the 4th time for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

MHCNominees2016Hallie with fellow nominees Lori Rader-Day, Catriona McPherson, and Susanna Calkins.

Book launch for Night Night, Sleep Tight


Hallie with Anne Perry at the 2015 Surrey International Writers Conference

Photo by Sandra Vander Schaaf


Jungle Red Writers take Malice!

SRO “game” panel at Malice Domestic with help from Charlaine Harris and a lot of our friends…GROUPHallie Ephron, Rhys Bowen, Charlaine Harris, Lucy Burdette, and Hank Phillippi Ryan with the courageous souls who stepped up to play 50 Shades of Red with us

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Upcoming Events

Algonkian “St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop” Professionals work one-on-one with aspiring authors....
Keynote speaker, “Famous Authors Lecture Series” Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center...
Hallie visits Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA 2 PM and talks about growing up in...

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In the News

PREVIEW New/Revised Writing & Selling Your Mystery Novel: “Developing a Fascinating Premise” on Writers Digest

December 20, 2016. Hallie’s advice on developing a great premise, now on WRITERSDIGEST.COM … a preview from the new revised WRITING AND SELLING YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL

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