Laurie is happy to speak to in person or zoom meetings with book clubs, social groups, and more!
DESERT FOOTHILLS BOOK FEST – Laurie will be at the free Desert Foothills Book Festival on Sat. Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Howard Gershkowitz and other authors at The Holland Center, 34250 N 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266. Info: https://
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.
Season 2 of mystery podcast launches Sept. 6
Season #2 of my weekly podcast, “Murder in the Air Mystery Theatre,” with an additional “Author-Xtra” feature to highlight seven more writers, launches Wed., Sept. 6 wherever you listen to podcasts, and on YouTube and BuzzSprout. Authors include Barbara Hinske, Desmond Ryan, Betty Webb, Alex Kenna, Susan McNabb, Merle McCann and Millicent Eidson, and after interviewing them, we feature readings from their published short stories or books, ala Alfred Hitchcock’s Murder Mystery Magazine podcast. AuthorXtra feature includes Andrea Ibanez, Darlene Dziomba, Kathy McIntosh, Al Kerns, Sandy Wright, Linda Rose and Karen Randau. I’ll read some of my short stories as well and sections from my “Bleeder” audiobook will be sprinkled throughout.
BIG THANKS to Shea Stanfield for her wonderful article about my writing career! Check it out on her Starlight Scribe website with other creatives at: https://www.starlightscribe.com/post/lauriefagen
Season #1 is still online, so if you missed them here’s where to find them: https://murderintheairmysterytheatre.buzzsprout.com
Season #1 authors include Dennis Palumbo from L.A.; Margaret Morse of Phoenix; Howard Gershkowitz of Chandler; Cheryl Cocroft of Carefree; Charlotte Whitney of Tempe; and Pat Spencer from S. California. The schedule in on my website, down below. Here’s a short trailer: https://youtu.be/1miQgBBL-_g
Meanwhile, for audiobook lovers, “Bleeder” is not only available on Audible, but also on other major audiobooks sites including Libro.fm https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9798754252653-bleeder and more. I narrated “Bleeder,” and many thanks to Leroy Timblin, Tess Jenkins, Ann Videan, Andrea Beaulieu and David Specht for lending their great voices to the recording session in my home studio for the “podcast” portion of the audiobook. You can purchase the print and ebook Kindle Unlimited versions here: https://tinyurl.com/GetBleeder
I’m tweaking my new manuscript called “Raw Image,” in what will be a new series called “Behind the Lens” mysteries. I’m grateful to my Mystery Critique Group and loyal beta readers who gave me great suggestions, and for 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!
About my books
I now have audio books for “Fade Out” and “Dead Air” and “Bleeder,” all available on Audible and Amazon. In addition, “Bleeder” will be available in other platforms, including Spotify, Libro.fm, Barnes & Noble, Nook and more. “Fade Out” and “Dead Air” will also be available on those additional platforms in 2023. 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)
All covers by Tad Smith of The Design Idea.
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” navigation bar above.
There’s additional information about my writing on my Amazon Author Page at amazon.com/author/lauriefagen. I would greatly appreciate a short review there, as my publisher says “it’s all about the algorithms” on Amazon.
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“Fade Out” and “Dead Air” are available at Chandler public libraries; d’Vine Gourmet, Chandler, AZ; Changing Hands-Tempe, AZ; JK Books & Gifts, Earlham, IA; Dog-Eared Pages, Phoenix, AZ; Peregrine Book Company, Prescott Center for the Arts Gallery and Prescott Library, Prescott, AZ.