Book talks

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.

Laurie will be a featured speaker at the Books & Lunch event on March 25 in Goodyear. More info on how to get tickets coming. 

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.



Check out new mystery podcast NOW ONLINE! 


It’s HERE! My new podcast, “Murder in the Air Mystery Theatre,”is off and running!  Sixteen weekly episodes will “drop” on Wednesday mornings through May. 

I’ve interviewed mystery, thriller and suspense authors and they — or a professional voice or I — read a segment from their published short stories or books, ala Alfred Hitchcock’s Murder Mystery Magazine podcast. I’m also reading some of my short stories as well as, and sections from my audiobooks will be sprinkled throughout. 

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. Here’s a short trailer: https://youtu.be/1miQgBBL-_g

Meanwhile, the audiobook for “Bleeder” is done, and 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 almost done with the rewrite on my new manuscript called “Raw Image,” in what will be a new series called “Behind the Lens” mysteries. I’m grateful to my 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

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 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)

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


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.

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

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 librariesd’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.



















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