Local Authors to Speak at P.E.O. “Books ‘N Lunch” Event

P.E.O. Chapter DM is presenting the 10th annual scholarship benefit, Books ‘N Lunch, to be held at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 925 N. Sarival Ave., on Saturday, March 25 at 11:30 a.m. Many members of chapter DM reside in PebbleCreek. This year there will be two local authors speaking about their careers and their books.

Laurie Fagen is a long-time “writer by habit” who has written for news, video, films, documentaries, murder mystery plays, and more. An honorable mention in a contest led to three published anthology stories and her crime fiction novel series. “Behind the Mic Mysteries,” “Fade Out,” “Dead Air,” and “Bleeder” are available in ebook, print, and audio book, including Fagen’s narration with professional actors, sound effects, and original music. A new manuscript, “Raw Image,” is in final editing as the first in a new series, “Behind the Lens Mysteries,” and is expected to be released in 2023. Fagen is a member of Sisters in Crime and chapters including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Grand Canyon Writers. For more information, see www.ReadLaurieFagen.com.

After 25 years of chasing the bad guys on the streets of Los Angeles, R Gregg Miller retired from the Los Angeles Police Department to chase his toddler around the house. Now, with his daughter working on her Ph.D., the aging street cop lives in the White Mountains. When he isn’t building furniture or strolling through the forest, he’s working on another entertaining novel that blends his personal experiences with history. “False Negatives” is set in 1972 Los Angeles when the Manson murders were front page news. “Black and White” is a first-rate political thriller set in south-central Los Angeles in the 1970s. “Honestly Deceitful” moves to the CIA with a female analyst who is sent to Mexico to kill a drug lord.

This promises to be an interesting and enjoyable event where the authors will talk about their work and background and take questions from the audience.

The cost of the presentation and lunch is $30. Tickets will be on sale Feb. 13 to March 13, 2023. For tickets, contact Dee Sussman at [email protected] or 623-594-8945, or Jackie Abel at [email protected] or 623-535-7426.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. P.E.O. chapters support the educational and charitable funds of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, but are not classified as charitable by the IRS. Therefore, donations to individual chapters do not meet the IRS requirements for a charitable income tax deduction. P.E.O. shall not be liable in any way for any goods and services supplied by third-party vendors or public establishments.