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…

Night Night, Sleep Tight

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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

pwStarGood Housekeeping Magazine: Night Night, Sleep Tight a “Killer Thriller”

pwStar“The plotting and character development read as if they could have been transplanted from an unpublished Raymond Chandler novel.”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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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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Hallie on her hair in Me, My Hair and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession

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Hallie’s “Remembering Sandra Dee” appears this fantastic book of essays that’s gotten rave reviews.

It’s 1958 and I’m ten years old, a skinny kid, all elbows and knees, a long face with big eyes under furry caterpillar eyebrows, sitting on a stack of telephone books in the chair at Mr. Latour’s Beauty Salon, where my mother gets her hair done once a week. I’ve come here often with her, but this is the first time Mr. Latour is cutting my hair.

 “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...

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In the News

Hallie Ephron interviewed on KPTV Fox 12 by Stephanie Kralevich

Sept. 2, 2016. Hallie Ephron interviewed by Stephanie Kralevich on KPTV Fox 12 Portland Oregon at the Willamette Writers Conference.

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