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April - June 2011     VOLUME 15 ISSUE 2
 
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Hallie Ephron

Mystery

Hallie Ephron grew up in Hollywood in a family of writers. Her parents were screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron who wrote such classics as “Desk Set” and “Carousel.” Hallie grew up in a house filled with books, the third of four sisters (Nora, Delia, and Amy) all competing to be heard.

She made a splash writing solo when she turned to psychological suspense. Never Tell a Lie was published by HarperCollins in 2009. Publishers Weekly gave the novel a starred review and called it “stunning” and a “deliciously creepy tale of obsession.” It has been translated into 7 languages and was nominated for multiple awards, including the Mary Higgins Clark Award. It won the David Award for best mystery of 2009. Never Tell a Lie was adapted for film as And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network.

Hallie’s new novel, Come and Find Me, tells the story of a recluse who works and lives online and must brave the “real world” when her sister goes missing. Booklist calls it ““A suspenseful tale of high-tech skulduggery that even low-tech readers will appreciate.”

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. She also wrote The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel.

Ms. Ephron will be appearing on Wednesday, April 6th.  From 2-4 p.m. she will be offering a free writing workshop at the W. T. Bland Public Library.  At 7 p.m. at the Lady Lake Public Library, Hallie will be discussing her latest, Come and Find Me, as part of her national book tour.