Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron is an award-winning mystery reviewer for the Boston Globe. She is the author of Never Tell a Lie, which was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and was made into the film And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network, and Writing and Selling Your Mystery, which was nominated for both an Edgar and an Anthony Award.

Her new novel is Come and Find Me.

Recently I asked Ephron what she was reading. Her reply:
I'm reading a memoir by Caitlin Shetterly, Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home. I met Caitlin at a literary festival in Florida, and I couldn't wait to start the book when I got home.

She started it as a diary during the recession. She and her photographer husband had a 2-month-old son, an empty bank account and an apartment in Los Angeles they could no longer afford. Here's how she encapsulates it: Tales from the Road, the Recession and the Heart: The Journey West from Portland, Maine to LA and Back Home Again with a Baby, a Cat, a Dog, Some Stuff and a Handful of Big Dreams Crammed Into a Prius.

She's a lovely writer, and it's really a love story. I'm enjoying it enormously.
Visit Hallie Ephron's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Never Tell A Lie.

--Marshal Zeringue