Laurie has always been fascinated by the fear people have of facing their fears. She decided to write a series about a tough detective who is burdened by a childhood trauma which affects every aspect of his adult life. Because he has no choice but to work through his issues, Laurie created the series to follow the detective's psychological healing progression. She has done extensive research on the subject of male trauma and consults with a number of wonderfully helpful professionals. The murder case to which Detective Gabriel McRay is assigned ignites whatever point he is at in his recovery process.
Laurie Stevens is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. She has written for television (Chris Isaak's Guide to Jazz Fest), for film (Footprint Films and John Daly's Film and Music Entertainment) and her stage play, "Follow Your Dreams" ran for eight weeks in Los Angeles. A second-generation California native, Laurie graduated UCLA's Theatre/Film/Television program and went on to work such diverse jobs as babysitting a super-agent's girlfriend and sipping cappuccinos at Beverly Hills clothing stores while her boss tried on suits. She worked for Columbia Records in product marketing and decided to follow her dreams of being a writer, which led her to becoming a sales supervisor of a telemarketing room. This experience was the inspiration for the play, "Follow Your Dreams."Always tenacious, Laurie continued to write and her articles and short stories have appeared in numerous publications. Her Gabriel McRay books have become Amazon best-sellers and have won multiple awards. She is a hybrid author, having independently published her books and then signing on with Blanvalet, (Random House, Germany). Her U.S. publishing company FYD Media, has helped other authors to follow their dreams.
Laurie lives in the Santa Monica Mountains outside of Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
A Random House Editor's Best Picks: Book of the Month
Named Kirkus Review's
Best of 2011/Indie
2016 Amsterdam Book Festvial
The 2014 Silver IPPY Award
2015 Clue Award
for the medical/legal/police procedural category
The Beach Book Festival
The Los Angeles Book Festival
The Southern California Book Festival
2015 Self-e Awards
The London Book Festival
The Hollywood Book Festival
Annual Writing Competition
Named Shelf Unbound's Page-Turnerfor 2013