Almost finished “Dead Air” cover – by Tad Smith of The Design Idea


It’s been a great year, and it’s not over yet.

I’m still compiling comments and notes from my great beta readers on the first draft of “Dead Air,” book #2 in the “Behind the Mic Mysteries.” I hope to get it to my publisher in the next week or so, and we’ve decided to publish it in January 2017, so that I can enter 2017 contests with it, since book #1, “Fade Out,” came out in 2016.

I’m finalizing the cover with graphic designer Tad Smith, which incorporates a cornfield and a weapon from the primary crime story in “Dead Air.” It’s actually based on a real story I covered in my television reporting days at an NBC affiliate in Iowa, and because we have cornfields in Chandler, too, I transported the story here and fictionalized parts of it.

I’ve just started recording the audio book for “Fade Out,” and my son is going to help me master it. I’ve got my home recording booth all set up, and it’s been fun to play the various parts in the book.

Then, I’m taking a group of actor friends into a recording studio later this month to record a couple of the campy “podcasts” from “Equalizer” and “Fade Out” which will become part of the audio books as well. We’re doing sound effects and everything, like those old mystery radio shows.

Finally, I think I’ll take December off and relax a bit and just enjoy the holidays. I have a few ideas “simmering” about book #3, so hopefully after the first of the year, I’ll get it started, and begin the marketing campaign for “Dead Air.”

For those who can’t wait til Dead Air  comes out, check out my “prequel” novella of the same series, Equalizer, now available on Amazon for $.99.

Equalizer cover

“Equalizer” cover – by Tad Smith of The Design Idea

Fade Out cover 6_edited 2X3

“Fade Out” cover – by Tad Smith of The Design Idea

The print version of my debut crime fiction novel, Fade Out, is available at Amazon, as well as in e-book format. Click here for Fade Out details. The books are also available at Chandler public librariesSibley’s West in downtown Chandler;Dog-Eared Pages, Phoenix; Peregrine Book Company, Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery and Prescott Library, Prescott

There’s additional information about my writing  on my Amazon Author Page at amazon.com/author/lauriefagenI would greatly appreciate a short review there, as my publisher says “it’s all about the algorithms” on Amazon.

Make sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter so you stay informed about my speaking engagements, contests, and other details. Visit the “contact page” to sign up.

Appreciate all your continued support!

Also available at: Chandler public librariesSibley’s West Gifts, Chandler; Dog-Eared Pages, Phoenix; Peregrine Book Company, Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery and Prescott Library, Prescott

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A friend recently gave me a book called “40 Days of Thankful Living,” where there are spaces to write what I’m grateful for between Oct. 16 and Nov. 24, or the 40 days prior to Thanksgiving.

At dinnertime when our son was little, we would each tell what we were “thankful” for that day, […]



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Okay, so temperatures are finally cooling down in the Valley.
But in my manuscript for "Dead Air," Book #2 in my "Behind The Mic Mysteries" is set in the middle of the summer in the Sonoran Desert. So, I had to come up with a number of ways to describe "hot." Check out my blog at www.ReadLaurieFagen.com.
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