Shirley Tallman
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Shirley Tallman

ABOUT SHIRLEY


Even as a small child, Shirley Tallman dreamed of being a writer. Born in Los Angeles, California, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as a teenager, where she attended junior high and high school. She obtained her BA degree in Radio and Television at San Jose State University, while working as Traffic Manager, script writer and director for KNTV, a local ABC affiliate station.

After college, Shirley flew to the Orient and the South Pacific as a flight attendant for Pan American World Airlines. Never one to waste a great opportunity, she used her travels to fill notebooks with ideas, story-lines and snap shots for future novels.

Juggling marriage, children and her new writing career, Shirley wrote a syndicated newspaper column while working up the courage to tackle that first novel. To her surprise when she finally did write it, it actually sold! To date she's written fifteen books, including ten contemporary Harlequin/Silhouette romances published under the pseudonym Erin Ross. During her "romance" years, she placed #6 on Waldenbooks' national bestseller list, and was nominated as "Best Desire of the Year," by "Romantic Times"!

Currently, Shirley is writing an historical mystery series for St. Martin's Press. The books -- MURDER ON NOB HILL, THE RUSSIAN HILL MURDERS, and the THE CLIFF HOUSE STRANGLER -- feature Sarah Woolson, a feisty nineteenth-century female attorney who squares off against an all-male legal establishment. The fourth book in the series, SCANDAL ON RINCON HILL, will be released on January 5, 2010.

Together with her screenwriting partner, Nancy Hersage, Shirley has written and sold television scripts to NBC, CBS, and ABC. Their movie, "THE BABYSITTER'S SEDUCTION", originally aired on NBC and continues to play regularly on the Lifetime Channel. Their current project, "THE WAR MAGICIAN", was bought for Tom Cruise by Paramount Studios and their story, "LILI", is being produced for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.

Among other groups, Shirley is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Novelist's Inc., Sisters In Crime, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Association, Willamette Valley Writers and the Oregon Writer's Colony.

Shirley welcomes visitors to her website: www.shirleytallman.com. Check it out for great monthly giveaways, plus some exciting contests coming up to celebrate the release of SCANDAL ON RINCON HILL!!

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Best Sellers

    • Scandal on Rincon Hill

    • A Sarah Woolson Mystery
    • By: Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    A body is found just blocks from attorney Sarah Woolson’s peaceful Rincon Hill home....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Juvenile

    • By Susie Buggs on 08-26-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Cliff House Strangler

    • A Sarah Woolson Mystery
    • By: Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    San Francisco attorney Sarah Woolson attends a seance, which turns out to be much more than "silly parlor tricks"....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Murder on Nob Hill

    • By: Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    This book is one of a new series featuring Sarah Woolson, an intelligent, outspoken young attorney in San Francisco in 1889....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Dawn on 01-14-05

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Russian Hill Murders

    • A Sarah Woolson Mystery
    • By: Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Defying convention, spirited nineteenth-century lawyer Sarah Woolson sets out to prove herself in her first criminal trial....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome Back Sarah

    • By Dawn on 10-12-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Death on Telegraph Hill

    • The Sarah Woolson Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Shirley Tallman
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    San Francisco, 1882: After enjoying an evening listening to the young Oscar Wilde, crusading young lawyer Sarah Woolson and her brother, Samuel are making their way home when a gunshot sounds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant cozy mystery

    • By BostonReviewerLiz on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $23.07

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