L. C. Hayden has penned seven Harry Bronson mystery novels, including the highly acclaimed When the Past Haunts You, which recently became a Left Coast Crime Finalist for the Watson Award. Reviewers continue to give it Five Star Reviews. The book rose to the Number 2 Kindle Police Procedural Best Seller. When Death Intervenes, Hayden's previous release, continues to garnish great reviews. Preceding When Death Intervenes, Why Casey Had to Die, is an Agatha Award Finalist for Best Novel and a Pennsylvania Top 40 Pick. It followed What Others Know, a Left Coast Crime finalist for the prestigious best mystery award. Hayden's other mysteries are Where Secrets Lie, When Colette Died, and Who's Susan? The books have made the Barnes & Noble Top Ten Bestseller List and have been featured on Oprah's Online Reading Café.
Besides mysteries, Hayden is also the author of the inspirational, nonfiction book Angels Around Us. It hit the Number 1 position for the Kindle Angels Best Seller List. It followed When Angels Touch You, a WordWright Best Seller. Both books are spiritually uplifting books that focuses on miracles and angels. Along these lines, Hayden also penned the young adult inspirational novelette Bell Shaped Flowers.
Another of Hayden's recent releases include the children's picture book, What Am I? What Am I? It hit the Top 50 Kindle Children Best Seller List. Parents/grandparents have emailed/mailed Hayden praising the book. Children seem fascinated by this book.
The Drums of Gerald Hurd, another Hayden release, is a horror novel that promises all the punch of a first-class horror story and the sensitivity of a romance.
Hayden is currently working on a new mystery series featuring reporter Aimee Brent from Lake Tahoe, California. The first in this series is ILL Conceived followed by Vengeance in My Heart.
Besides being an accomplished author, Hayden is a popular speaker who is often in demand. She has conducted workshops, school presentations, has spoken to clubs and organizations, and was recently hired by several cruise lines to speak about writing while cruising all over the world. From October 2006 to October 2007, Hayden hosted Mystery Writers of America's only talk show, Murder Must Air.
Hayden, who taught high school English for twenty-six years, retired in May 2001 and calls El Paso, Texas, her home. Hayden holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and El Paso Writers League. She is also a member of Mystery Babes, an Internet mystery discussion group.
Besides writing, Hayden enjoys drawing, reading, traveling, and scuba diving. Besides fiction, Hayden's non-fiction and poetry has appeared in various magazines, periodicals, and newspapers. To date, she has sold over 400 articles and a handful of poems. Befriend her on Facebook at LcHayden.