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Hallie Ephron to Appear On April 6, 2011

Famed Author Joins Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

Hallie Ephron is a writer, book reviewer, and writing teacher. Her newest novel is gripping psychological suspense, Never Tell a Lie (William Morrow). Publishers Weekly gives it a starred reviewed and calls it "stunning" and a "deliciously creepy tale of obsession." In the fall of 2010, Never Tell a Lie is in production as a movie for Lifetime/TV and has been translated into 7 languages. It was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and won the David Award for Best Mystery Novel of 2010. Ms. Ephron reviews crime fiction for the Boston Globe. Her "On Crime" column contains reviews of three new books, and appears every other month in the Ideas section of the Sunday Globe.

Hallie combined writing talent with a love of teaching in Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'Em Dead with Style (Writers Digest Books). The book received rave reviews and was nominated for Edgar and for Anthony awards. Hallie teaches writing workshops at conferences across the country. She says, "Mystery novels are genre fiction, and though there’s no one way to write one, there are plenty insights that can make the process a whole lot less circuitous and painful the first time out."

She grew up in Los Angeles, the third of four writing Ephron sisters (Nora, Delia, and Amy) and her parents were screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron who wrote classic movies like The Desk Set and Carousel. She credits genes with giving her the courage to finally get started writing fiction. Her next standalone psychological suspense novel, Come and Find Me, due out in April of 2011.

For more about Hallie Ephron and her work, visit