About the Author, Brad Geagley

Brad Geagley is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, “Day of the False King” and “Year of the Hyenas”. He has worked for many years as a producer in the entertainment industry. The film that changed Geagley’s life — or at least turned him into an expert on Cleopatra — was Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1963 film starring Elizabeth Taylor in the title role. In fact, Geagley learned so much about the Egyptian ruler that he was asked to contribute to Ken Burns’ two-hour AMC documentary, “The Film That Changed Hollywood”. Mankiewic was Geagley’s mentor at USC film school. Geagley currently teaches screenwriting at Mount San Antonio College in Southern California and lives in Palm Springs. He can be reached through his Twitter account, @BradGeagley.

His newest novel, “The Stand In”, is a sexy noir, crime-thriller set in Hollywood in the 1950’s. It is available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble eBooks and the iPad, through the iTunes bookstore for only $4.99. Murder, movie moguls and intrigue for the price of a cup of coffee.


66 Responses to “About the Author, Brad Geagley”

  1. thedevilsroad December 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Hi Brad, thanks for the like on my new site thedevilsroad.com….i have just collapsed and re structured it in a different way with a different url and new material will appear regularly in the coming weeks, though this is a beginning of course. i hope to cover obscure writers or works, whether ancient or contemporary. and will see where the site takes me from there.

    • Brad Geagley December 22, 2011 at 9:33 am #

      Congrats on your new site, can’t wait to see it and the direction it takes you.

      • jessesublett February 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

        Brad, I’m so glad you “liked” this post. A lot has happened (OK, I mean, I’ve been real busy) since I last heard from you, and I forgot your name, and wanted to get back to you, buy your ePub, say hello, etc. Send me your email, will you? I want to ask you some questions for a story I’m gonna write for the Austin Chronicle about all this eInsanity, OK? And I’m buying your book tonight. Cheers!

  2. Colin December 18, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Brad, I just wanted to thank you for posting “likes” on a couple of my pieces.


    • Brad Geagley December 22, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      Happy to do it, writers and bloggers have to stick together. I’ll keep following your blog.

  3. fooddrinkandbooks December 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi, just wanted to say thanks for the ‘like’, it was much appreciated.

    • Brad Geagley December 22, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      You bet. There are a wealth of wonderful writers out there and we have to stick together!

  4. PJ December 23, 2011 at 5:26 am #

    Many thanks for ‘liking’ my recent post on ‘Love and Summer’ – hope future ones are of interest too. Enjoyed your piece on Writing for TV and Film.

    • Brad Geagley January 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      Of course, PJ. Thank you for reading my blog.
      Best, Brad

  5. Linda Vernon December 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s flattering to get a like from you! I love the idea of getting to get your book for the price of a cup of coffee. And I don’t have to leave the house to do it? SOLD! 🙂

    • Brad Geagley December 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      Linda, That’s great. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the book. Please post a review, good or bad. I’m on goodreads too, so we can share books.
      Best, Brad

  6. Cate Dean December 30, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Hi Brad,

    thank you for the like on my book review. I look forward to checking out your books!


  7. Ian January 1, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Hi Brad, Thank you for Liking my post. – Ian

    • Brad Geagley January 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

      You bet, Ian. Thanks for finding me here in the other world of the web.

  8. Cate Dean January 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm #


    thank you for subscribing!


  9. maroon5gurl88 January 2, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    Brad, thanks so much for liking my post on “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” I’m honored that you enjoy my posts since I’m hoping to write on film full-time and am glad to know I’m not rambling. I’m getting your book ASAP as I’m always intrigued by those who write about the subject matter (a personal favorite of mine)! Thanks for making my day!

    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

      I’m thriller you were pleased. I can’t wait to hear about what you’re writing. Keep in touch! I’m going to post more “how-to” and writing advice for those who want to be in the industry.

  10. Sarah January 2, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    I just wanted to thank you for your support of my new blog. I appreciate you taking the time to check it out.


    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

      Sarah, You bet. And to you too. Happy New Year!
      Best, Brad

  11. Anne Moore January 2, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Hi Brad, I’d like to say thank you as well. I’m glad you enjoyed reading my blog. Anne

    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

      Anne, You bet. Let’s stay in touch!
      Best, Brad

  12. Kialtho January 2, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Hey there,

    Thank you so much for the “like” on my post 🙂 Made my day, so thank you very much!!


    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Thank you so much! Keep reading!

  13. Jolea M. Harrison January 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Hi Brad, thanks for stopping by my blog. Really appreciate it! Happy New Year!


    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

      Jolea, Writers have to stick together.
      Best, Brad

  14. jessesublett January 4, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    “A noir thriller for less than a latte.” That’s a great pitch, Brad. I would steal it, but you gave me another idea, which will work well here in Austin: “A noir thriller for less than a breakfast taco.” Problem is, a lot of slackers here would rather have the breakfast taco AND the thriller AND a place on the guest list… but hey, that’s another story.

    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

      I’m glad you liked the tagline. I love Austin! It’s the only place I would consider living in Texas!

  15. Shannon Howell January 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    So nice of you to check out my new blog (and like a post too). I really wish you had a “like” button for your latest post (on Writerly Resolutions). I really enjoyed it. Especially the part about Wikipedia.

    • Brad Geagley January 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      Shannon, The “like” button is the on Amazon… buy my new book!
      Thanks for the lovely response.
      Best, Brad

      • Shannon Howell January 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

        You know, I finally found it (I think), just before I read your reply. It seems the little bugger keeps moving around on me (probably because I just updated my browser or something).

  16. Bobbi Carducci January 5, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    Brad, Thank you for the Like on my blog. I look forward to reading The Stand In.

  17. Cate Dean January 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Brad –
    thank you for the like! Nice to have you stopping by my blog. i really enjoy reading through yours!

  18. My Book of Stories January 5, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking my post on book reviewing. I appreciate the time you took to read. I look forward to reading more here on your blog.

  19. honeyhaiku January 6, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post…I am definitely going to pick up a copy of your new book! Also, thanks for your resolutions post for writers! I am a poet but I am currently trying my hand a novel writing, it a whole different world!!!

  20. Arlene January 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Just dropping in to thank you for taking the trouble and hopefully reading and putting a ‘like ‘ on my post ‘Life’ much appreciated I will check out your books as soon as I have caught up with my pre Christmas blogstuff.

  21. Nella January 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi Brad, thanks for dropping into my site. I went to Egypt a couple of years ago and am fascinated by ancient Egypt, so your knowledge sounds fascinating. I also like the sound of your new book, The Stand In – I’ll be getting it soon.

  22. C. Rasmussen January 9, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Hi Brad.
    Thank you for the ‘like’ on my review of Espedair Street. Good to know that the blog I only started a week ago is already getting views from people other than my friends. 🙂

    • Brad Geagley January 11, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Sure, Charlie. Hang in there and keep writing!

  23. Sandra Gore January 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Thanks Brad for the like on my post about my ancient Egypt novels. Agree that writers need to stick together – as do all we lovers of the Nile!

    • Brad Geagley January 11, 2012 at 10:13 am #

      Sandra, My first two books were Egyptian mystery novels. It captured my heart and mind like no other place. I was lucky that my editor at Simon & Schuster, Michael Korda felt the same way and championed my books. Thank you for reading the blog. I’m excited for you to read a chapter excerpt from new novel, since I’ve propelled myself into Hollywood 1957 for this latest mystery.

  24. wscalfaro January 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Brad, Thanks for stopping by my blog and “liking” my post/review of Heaven is for Real. I appreciate your support.

  25. jesse s. hanson January 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Hi Brad, I appreciate your noticing my post, Remarkable Books, Not One but Two: One is Old and One is New. It’s very good to be connected and I hope that we can get an opportunity to read each other’s work. Best wishes for a happy and successful new year. Namaste, jesse s. hanson

    • Brad Geagley January 11, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks for reading. Best of luck to you!

  26. beckyday6 January 11, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Hi Brad, thanks for stopping by my blog and deciding to subscribe, hope to see more of you in the future! 🙂 I’ve just been poking around your blog page as well, it looks great, so keep up the good work! 🙂

  27. jmwinspear January 12, 2012 at 11:09 am #


    Nice site you have here my friend. Thanks very much for the like.



  28. Nancy Curteman January 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    Hi Brad, What a treat to see your name next to “like” on my latest post. I enjoyed reading your review of “Sundial.” However, “The Possibility of Evil” also sounds fascinating.

    • Brad Geagley January 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

      Nancy, You’ll love both, I promise. Let me know what you think of my latest too. The Stand In is on Kindle, Nook and iPad.
      Best, Brad

  29. newfanglednative January 13, 2012 at 10:22 am #


    A couple of days ago you liked a book review I wrote for a class on Leonard Peltier’s book “Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance.” Thank you! I am in the process of writing a historical fiction on the Navajo Long Walk. Your site has interesting reads!


    • Brad Geagley January 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

      Check out my other books on my author page on Amazon, I wrote several historical mysteries set in Egypt you might enjoy. I love historical fiction and bet you’ll love writing it.
      Best of luck to you,

  30. withsims January 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm #


    A sincere thanks for the ‘Like” on my ‘In WITH the Old’ post at withsims.com. Empowering others to surround themselves for success is my passion and what the blog is gong to be all about. I am glad it made an impact on you.

    From reading you comments and blog, its clear you are surrounded for success. Best of luck WITH your goals in 2012.

    Maybe we can catch up – I’m headed to Palm Springs for a video shoot over Presidents Day. I would love to connect and build a connection WITH you.

  31. thousandmonkeys January 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog, glad you’ve enjoyed it. Your new book sounds well worth checking out – 50s Hollywood noir, what’s not to like?

    • Brad Geagley January 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      I hope you do like it. Can you download from Kindle in the UK? I’d love to know.
      Best, Brad

      • thousandmonkeys January 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

        I’ve seen quite a few people with Kindles on the train so I guess you must be able to. Apparently there’s something called the Amazon Cloud Reader that should allow me to read Kindle books under Linux, so I’ll have to give that a try sometime. I did enjoy the excerpt from The Stand In elsewhere on this blog.

  32. deb January 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Hey Brad,

    Thanks for “liking” my blog post today. Self-publishing is something I will accomplish over the next several months. It’s been a WIP since giving up (for now anyway) on traditional models.

    I’m excited to download your new book. Sounds right up my ally…


  33. Shannon Howell January 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the 7×7 Award.


  34. jennadanielle16 January 22, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    Following the trend of apparently everyone else leaving a comment on this post…thank you for finding/liking my post on The Thirteenth Tale. I honestly didn’t think people would read my blog so it was amazing to have a reputable author acknowledge it. I will definitely have to read and review some of your books, especially the historical fiction.

    Thank you again,

  35. simonreadbooks January 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Hi Brad . . . that’s for checking out my blog! Always a pleasure to receive a “like” from a fellow scribe! Look forward to learning more about your books . . .



    • Brad Geagley January 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      Thank you Simon. I’d love to know what you think of The Stand In. It’s always so wonderful to get reviews from fellow authors.

  36. Pagadan January 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my writing blog! The Stand In sounds intriguing.

  37. jmacg January 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Hi Brad – thanks for your ‘like’ on my blog about ereaders at http://jmacg.com/2012/01/23/a-convert-to-the-kindle-ereader/

    It was appreciated.

  38. Brook Kuhn January 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Thanks for the “like”. It’s nice to get noticed, especially by a published author.

    I’m also going to have to look around at some of the other blogs you’ve “liked”.

  39. Shannon Howell February 2, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I’ve given you the Versatile Blogger Award. Take a look:


  40. Serious Jest February 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Brad, thanks for reading my review of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and clicking “Like.” You seem like an interesting guy, so I followed you on Twitter. I see you’re a Cleopatra fan. On Episode 5 of the Live from the ManCave podcast, we discuss what actresses we would replace Angelina Jolie with in the upcoming blockbuster about the Egyptian queen. We also briefly discussed what we thought of Jolie’s casting in Episode 4. You can download both podcasts for free at http://www.livemancave.com or iTunes, if you’re interested.

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