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C. C. Harrison

KJZZ StoryFest Author 2019

About C. C. Harrison

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 crime novels that have won national recognition. Her new 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.

"I like writing books set in small towns," says Harrison, "the kind of small towns people run away to or hide out in. The secrets and the misbehavior there are so much more interesting. I know. I've lived in them."

Harrison came to the ukulele late in life and fell in love with it instantly. She now owns five ukuleles, two guitars, and two dulcimers. She's made her coffee house debut, and plays at all her book signings. So now she can honestly say she was BORN TO BE A ROCK STAR, BUT WRITES BOOKS INSTEAD. When she's not writing, Harrison can be found in the desert, the mountains, or some far flung corner of the Southwest.

Harrison is also a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.

"Death by G-String, a Coyote Canyon Ladies Ukulele Club Mystery is a Finalist in the 2019 Colorado Humanities Book Award, the 2019 American Fiction Awards, and was short listed for the 2018 Mystery and Mayhem Book Awards.