Hi, today I'm in Scottsdale, Arizona, chatting with Barbara Peters, store owner and event coordinator at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore, and mystery author C.C. Harrison.
Barbara Peters founded The Poisoned Pen, one of the world's largest mystery bookstores, in 1989, and later co-founded Poisoned Pen Press, a separate corporation dedicated to publishing mystery, making available originals and reprints. Poisoned Pen Press is now an imprint of sourcebooks.
Barbara is the winner of the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Poisoned Pen bookstore. She was the 2007 Bouchercon Fan Guest of Honor, and with husband, publisher Robert Rosenwald, the 2008 Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, again for their work with The Poisoned Pen franchise. In 2011 Peters was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award as CEO of a million-dollar company by the Arizona Republic.
Mystery author C. C. Harrison knew she was going to be a writer when her mother took her to the library for the first time as a child. Since then she's written five award-winning crime novels. Her newest book, a cozy mystery, "Death by G-String" introduces us to the Coyote Canyon Ladies Ukulele Club whose first-place win in a folk music competition is jeopardized when their star player is strangled to death with a ukulele G-String.
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