A Bittersweeet Tale

The Swimmer


Once, Upon an Island

Wave in D Minor

The Ungodly Hour

Fabulous! An Opera Buffa

Fog and Other Stories

Jenny Kidd

Presence & Absence

Snow, Shadows, a Stranger

Beneath the Lion's Paw

The Sea & Beyond

The Outcast Oracle


Laury A Egan
Photo by Vicki DeVico

Laury A. Egan is the author of The Outcast Oracle, listed as a "Best Book of 2013" by Kirkus Reviews; a comedy, Fabulous! An Opera Buffa; the collection, Fog and Other Stories; the psychological suspense, Jenny Kidd; two mystery/romance titles: A Bittersweet Tale and The Ungodly Hour; a literary work, The Swimmer; a young adult novel, Turnabout; and a literary suspense, Wave in D Minor. Forthcoming in 2022: Once, Upon an Island and The Firefly. Her stories and poems have appeared in 40 literary journals and in several anthologies. Two full-length poetry volumes, Snow, Shadow, a Stranger and Beneath the Lion’s Paw, were issued by FootHills Publishing in limited edition, as were two chapbooks, Presence & Absence and The Sea & Beyond. Laury is also a fine arts photographer and a former book designer. She lives on the northern coast of New Jersey.

                                 Praise for Laury A. Egan’s Books:

Wave in D Minor “A riveting book from beginning to end!”—Jenni Brandon, composer of 3 Paderewskis: An Opera in One Act

The Swimmer “Egan’s story is for anyone contemplating the meaning of death, and life, and everything in between: fear, regret, desire, hope, acceptance. There is deep compassion here and beautiful storytelling.”—Lori Ostlund, author of After the Parade

The Ungodly Hour “A clever, tense thriller with a surprise ending!”—Kathi Isserman, former reviewer, Curve Magazine

A Bittersweet Tale “I cannot recall a novel so perfectly menacing.”—Karla Linn Merrifield, author of Psyche’s Scroll

Fabulous! An Opera Buffa “A campy, hilarious, fast-paced indulgence that’s addictively entertaining. Dynamic, colorful characters add flair to a story full of snappy dialogue and rapid-fire action.” —©Kirkus Reviews

The Outcast Oracle “…highly literary, easily accessible writing that lifts this story to the very top of the heap. Simply delicious fun from start to finish.”—© Kirkus Reviews, Vicky Smith (starred review)

Fog and Other Stories “Laury Egan has the capacity for human understanding which has always defined the top writers of short fiction. In Fog and Other Stories, she has produced a collection of tales which both entertain and matter to the soul of the reader.”—T.D. Johnston, Short Story America

Jenny Kidd “Some [books] are little gems, like Laury A. Egan’s atmospheric Jenny Kidd. A top-notch thriller that takes on art forgery, murder and incest. The last twenty pages or so are a breathless rush of dark passageways, tense interrogations, and perfectly executed gore that leave you gasping and satisfied.”—Jerry L. Wheeler, © 2012

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Kirkus Reviews, Best Books of 2013

Interview with Laury A. Egan
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