News about upcoming events.

  • August 21, 2021

    Hallie Ephron on Crafting Suspense – Sisters in Crime/Sacramento

    Hallie gives a 1-hour presentation (@1PM PST) for Sisters in Crime/Sacramento CAPITOL CRIMES chapter – Crafting Suspense: You know it when you feel it, but how do you build it into a scene? Into a novel?
    This Zoom presentation will focus techniques for building and modulating suspense.

  • November 12–14, 2021

    New England Crime Bake

    Hallie wouldn’t miss this wonderful annual New England mystery writing conference, back at the Hilton Hotel in Dedham. Registration is open!

  • January 16–29, 2022

    2022 Workshop for SinC-GUPPY: Writing a Compelling Protagonist

    A two-week writing workshop for SinC-Guppy Online Chapter on tools and techniques for writing a compelling protagonist – 5 classes through which participants develop a compelling protagonist and develop them using a range of tools. Instructions, reading examples, exercises, discussion.

  • January 21–23, 2022

    Writers Digest Novel Writing Virtual Conference

    Hallie gives an hour-long class on “Crafting a Page Turner” as part of this exclusive virtual conference for novel writers! Expert insights from SIX award-winning and best-selling authors on the finer points of how to write a novel. Register!

  • July 16, 2022

    Mystery in the Midlands

    Hallie is speaking on a panel at Mystery in the Midlands readers and writers virtual conference sponsored by the Palmetto Chapter of Sisters in Crime with the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. I’ll be digging into SETTING with Hank Phillippi Ryan and John Hart.

  • August 6–8, 2022

    Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference

    A 3-day conference (in its 27th year!) Covers everything mystery writers need, from developing ideas and writing skills to finding an agent and publisher. Hallie will be on the faculty along with a stellar array of authors, editors, agents, publicists, and forensics experts. Hallie will also be giving a pre-conference workshop and doing private manuscript evaluations.