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"Derring-Do and Nancy Drew Us In," July 10, 2012, panel at the American Women Writers National Museum, Washington, DC. Moderated by me.

* Leona Fisher (associate professor of English emerita, Georgetown University) discusses Mildred Wirt Benson, author of the first seven Nancy Drew novels and numerous other novels in the series, and her complex relationship with the Stratemeyer Syndicate.  (MP3 file, 6.24 min.)
 
* Kathy Harig (Mystery Loves Company, Oxford, MD) talks about the role of author Chassie West in the Nancy Drew series (MP3 file, 4.05 min.)
 
* Ann Hudak (curator, "Nancy Drew and Friends" exhibition, University of Maryland-College Park) reads an infamous quote by a librarian regarding the "dangers" of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. (MP3 file, 1.10 min.)
 
* The panelists discuss the reactions of librarians and the public to the Nancy Drew series. (MP3 file, 2.27 min.)

Nancy Drew panelists. Back row: Elizabeth Foxwell, Ann Hudak (University of Maryland-College Park)
Front row: Kathy Harig (Mystery Loves Company, Oxford, MD), Leona Fisher (Georgetown University)

"It's a Mystery" Radio Show Archive

My radio program "It's a Mystery" ran from February 2005 to May 2007 on WEBR in Fairfax, VA, and featured interviews with authors, booksellers, and others in the mystery field.

Library of Congress Webcast with Sara Paretsky, February 27, 2007

I give closing remarks in this Library of Congress Webcast with Sara Paretsky. The event coincided with the Clues issue on Paretsky for the 25th anniversary of V. I. Warshawski's debut.

 

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