L. C. Hayden is an award winning author. Her Harry Bronson series have been the finalist for the Agatha Award for Best Novel (Why Casey Had to Die) as well as finalist for Left Coast Crime's Best Mystery (What Others Know). In addition Why Casey Had to Die is a Pennsylvania Top 40 Pick. She has repeatedly captured First, Second, and Third place status for her works at the annual El Paso Writers' League, and even won the coveted Best of the Best Award. She also won a gold medal at the Senior Olympics Writing Competition and garnished a Second place for Tallahassee's Writers Association's Seven Hills Writer's Contest.