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If you’re looking for a dynamic, entertaining speaker, Laurie Fagen is available to speak in person or via Zoom for book clubs, service organizations, critique groups or whomever wants to hear about her writing journey.

Topics include about writing mysteries, making the transition from journalist to novelist, writing strong female characters among other topics.  Email her at Laurie@ReadLaurieFagen.com for her availability.

 

Welcome

Be watching for new podcast!

For those of you who are enjoying podcasts, I hope to have my own in early 2023.

It will be called “Murder in the Air Mystery Theatre” – and I will be inviting published mystery, thriller and suspense writers to read a short story or a chapter from a novel, ala Alfred Hitchcock’s Murder Mystery Magazine podcast.

I will be interviewing and recording guests this fall for a hopeful January 2023 launch. If you’d like to be considered, please email me at Laurie@ReadLaurieFagen.com and tell me a little about yourself and send what you’d like to read. If you are uncomfortable reading yourself, I will read it or have fellow actors read for you.

Meanwhile, I finished recording my audiobook narration for “Bleeder” this summer, and had a great time recording five great actors in my home studio for the “podcast” portion of the audiobook. The audiobook will hopefully be available on Audible in time for the holidays. You can purchase the print and ebook Kindle Unlimited versions here: https://tinyurl.com/GetBleeder 

My new manuscript called “Raw Image,” in what will be a new series called “Behind the Lens” mysteries, is currently out to beta readers, and I will be doing revisions this fall. So far, I’m getting positive feedback, including “an intriguing story that I didn’t want to put down.” It’s about a tough freelance television journalist and videographer who covers major crimes and traumatic events, and does her best to expose sex traffickers. “TJ Banks” is kind of a badass women and is great to write. Plus, I am sending her to Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Europe in book #1! which is such fun. 

Don’t forget Fade Out, Dead Air and Bleeder in “Behind the Mic Mysteries.” If you’re in the Phoenix area, I’m happy to personalize a book for you or for a gift  – email me at Laurie@ReadLaurieFagen.com.  

Thanks for all your support!

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About my books

Bleeder, the third book in the “Behind the Mic Mysteries,” is the continuing saga of intrepid radio reporter, Lisa Powers, who covers the trial of the cop shooter from the Dead Air book. I get to include details about the lovely mountain town that was my second home for five years. Lisa will also cover a domestic violence case, and the podcast is entitled “Art of the Steal,” about a crime in an art gallery.

I have have two audio books for “Fade Out” and “Dead Air,” both available on Audible and Amazon. My son, audio production engineer Devon J. Hancock, handled all the editing and mastering duties, as well as adding sound effects and original music (www.DevonJHancock.com)

If you like crime fiction mysteries, check out the novella “Deadly Misfire,” by Short on Time Books (www.ShortOnTimeBooks.com), which is available on Amazon. It’s the story of a mysterious man who stalks reporter Lisa Powers at a radio convention, and every day ramps up threats against her. She and her co-worker/boyfriend Dean Jeffries fear for her life as tensions build on the final night with an awards presentation for which Lisa is in the running with another reporter from New York, who coincidentally looks similar to Lisa. Info: https://tinyurl.com/BuyDeadlyMisfire.

“Dead Air, book #2 in the “Behind the Mic Mysteries,” is available in e-book, print and audio book on Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/BuyDeadAir

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Dead Air cover by Tad Smith of The Design Idea

The cold case Lisa works on is a 15-year-old sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl, who is now 19. The young victim has not had any closure all this time, and Lisa is determined to help her find the rapist.

Lisa’s “podcast,” which she writes for fun at night after covering gritty crime stories during the day, is a “film noir” style story of a 1940s private eye and a dame. Only L. N. Pane, P.I. is the dame and the gentleman seeks help finding out why someone is out to kill him.

There are other stories Lisa covers in “Dead Air,” and as well as a new potential love interest for our heroine.

You can hear an interview with me on Golden State Media Concepts, about my books, my background and many other subjects, including my latest novella called “Deadly Misfire,” one of seven stories in a multi-author series called “Tawnee Mountain Mysteries.” Check out the podcast and blog cast at https://t.co/9WfsjTFBYw

For more details about my other novels, check out the “Novels” page above.

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Equalizer cover by Tad Smith of The Design Idea

https://tinyurl.com/GetEqualizer

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Fade Out cover by Tad Smith of The Design Idea

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.

“Fade Out” and “Dead Air” are 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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An "Author Essay" I submitted to Mystery Readers International has just been published! The subject is "Art Mysteries," and I wrote about the "The Power of Art," related to my previous ownership of a contemporary art gallery, and how I incorporated an art mystery in my latest book, "Bleeder." The "podcast" portion of the book is called "Art of the Steal," with a dead gallery owner, a missing painting and lots of suspects. Subscribe to the publication at mysteryreaders.org/ or check out the book in print, ebook and audiobook at tinyurl.com/GetBleeder www.ReadLaurieFagen.com @shortontimebooks, #SHORTONTIMEBOOKS, #readlauriefagen,@grandcanyonwriters, #sincnational, @sincnational, #instabooks, #AlwaysAuthor, @authorcarlylelabuschagne, @readlauriefagen, #selfpublishing, #BookTok, #indieauthorsoftiktok #CloseYourRings #fyp#writingcommunity, #writingexcuses @changinghands ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy to report my three crime fiction mystery novels - Fade Out, Dead Air and Bleeder - are all available at the Tempe Changing Hands location, 6428 South McClintock Drive, on the southwest corner at Guadalupe. Hours are 10am–8pm Daily. They are part of my "Behind the Mic Mystery" series. Please support your local independent bookstores and area authors and pick up the series today! @changinghands, www.ReadLaurieFagen.com @shortontimebooks, #SHORTONTIMEBOOKS, #readlauriefagen,@grandcanyonwriters, #sincnational, @sincnational, #instabooks, #AlwaysAuthor, @authorcarlylelabuschagne, @readlauriefagen, #selfpublishing, #BookTok, #indieauthorsoftiktok #CloseYourRings #fyp, #writingcommunity, #writingexcuses ... See MoreSee Less
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Books at Changing Hands/Tempe! Happy to report my three crime fiction mystery novels - Fade Out, Dead Air and Bleeder - are all available at the Tempe Changing Hands location, 6428 South McClintock Drive, on the southwest corner at Guadalupe. Hours are 10am–8pm Daily. They are part of my "Behind the Mic Mystery" series. Please support your local independent bookstores and area authors and pick up the series today! @changinghands, www.ReadLaurieFagen.com @shortontimebooks, #SHORTONTIMEBOOKS, #readlauriefagen,@grandcanyonwriters, #sincnational, @sincnational, #instabooks, #AlwaysAuthor, @authorcarlylelabuschagne, @readlauriefagen, #selfpublishing, #BookTok, #indieauthorsoftiktok #CloseYourRings #fyp, #writingcommunity, #writingexcuses ... See MoreSee Less
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Had a great time last night recording the podcast portion of the audiobook for “Bleeder” with some very talented actors! We look very serious here but we had a great time with the campy story “Art of the Steal“ with Leroy Timblin, Tess Jenkins, Dave Specht Ann Narcisian Videan Andrea Beaulieu with my son Devon Hancock handling recording and mastering duties. And even though I had a reminder sign to take video and other photos I totally forgot. Fortunately Devon took these while we were doing the table read. Hope to have the audiobook done by Christmas!  ... See MoreSee Less
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Just posted an excerpt from the "podcast" portion of "Bleeder" on my website. It's a campy story about a group of Red Hatters, a dead gallery owner, a missing painter and a lot of suspects: at www.readlauriefagen.com/short-stories/www.ReadLaurieFagen.com @shortontimebooks, #SHORTONTIMEBOOKS, #readlauriefagen,@grandcanyonwriters, #sincnational, @sincnational, #instabooks, #AlwaysAuthor, @authorcarlylelabuschagne, @readlauriefagen, #selfpublishing, #BookTok, #indieauthorsoftiktok #CloseYourRings #fyp#writingcommunity, ... See MoreSee Less
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