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. After that, libraries and bookstores were her favorite places to hang out.
Since then, she's won national recognition for her suspense novels. Her fifth book, Death by G-String, a ukulele-themed mystery, won the 2019 Colorado Humanities Book Award. The story introduces 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 Ms. 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."
Ms. 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 SHE WRITES BOOKS INSTEAD.
Ms. Harrison can be found in the desert, the mountains, or some far flung corner of the Southwest.