Writer, book reviewer, teacher…
Hallie Ephron made a splash writing suspense with Never Tell a Lie published by HarperCollins in 2009. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “stunning” and a “deliciously creepy tale of obsession.” USA Today: “You can imagine Hitchcock curling up with this one.” It was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network.
Hallie’s new book is There Was an Old Woman (4/2013 from Wm Morrow). Set in the Bronx, it’s a story of trust and betrayal, deception and madness. In it, a young woman and a very old woman connect across generations in spite of, or perhaps because, they are not related.
The book is garnering rave reviews. New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen calls it “an absolute must read. I devoured this in one ravenous gulp.” Deborah Crombie says it’s “Ephron’s best book yet, and reader won’t be able to put it down.”
Hallie’s parents were screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron who wrote such classics as “Desk Set” and “Carousel.” She grew up in Beverly Hills in a house filled with books, the third of four sisters (Nora, Delia, Hallie, and Amy) all competing to be heard. It was a good training ground for a writer.
Now Hallie lives near Boston, happily married for longer than she can remember, and has two beautiful and talented daughters.
Hallie often gives writing workshops, including at the annual Seascape: Escape to Write, and at MWA University’s day-long writing seminar. Her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ‘Em Dead with Style (Writers Digest Books) received rave reviews and was the first how-to-write book nominated for the Edgar Award.
Hallie is also is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe.
Video of Hallie Ephron talking about her writing
Hallie Ephron in “O” the Oprah Magazine
Hallie writes about growing up in Hollywood in a family of writers in the March, 2013 issue of “O” The Oprah Magazine.
Books by Hallie Ephron
- There Was an Old Woman (Wm. Morrow, April, 2013)
- Come and Find Me (Wm. Morrow, March, 2011)
- Never Tell a Lie (Wm. Morrow, 2009)
Hallie’s Edgar-nominated how-to-write book:
- Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ‘Em Dead with Style (Writers Digest Books, 2005)
Co-author of the Dr. Peter Zak mystery series by G. H. Ephron:
- Amnesia (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2000)
- Addiction (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2001)
- Delusion (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2002)
- Obsessed (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2003)
- Guilt (St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2005)