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LIVE EVENT: Rachel Koller Croft with Olivia Fierro

Rachel Koller Croft discusses Stone Cold Fox

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Special guest host: Olivia Fierro


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Rachel Koller Croft. Stone Cold Fox (Berkley, $27.00).

A perfectly wicked debut thriller about an ambitious woman who, after a lifetime of conning alongside her mother, wants to leave her dark past behind and marry the heir to one of the country's wealthiest families.


Like any enterprising woman, Bea knows what she’s worth and is determined to get all she deserves—it just so happens that what she deserves is to marry rich. Filthy rich. After years of forced instruction by her mother in the art of swindling men, a now-solo Bea wants nothing more than to close and lock the door on their sordid partnership so she can disappear safely into old-money domesticity, sealing the final phase of her escape.


When Bea chooses her ultimate target in the fully loaded, thoroughly dull and blue-blooded Collin Case, she’s ready to deploy all of her tricks one last time. The challenge isn’t getting the ring, but rather the approval of Collin’s family and everyone else in their 1 percent tax bracket, particularly his childhood best friend, Gale Wallace-Leicester.


Going toe-to-toe with Gale isn’t a threat to an expert like Bea, but what begins as an amusing cat-and-mouse game quickly develops into a dangerous pursuit of the grisly truth. Finding herself at a literal life-and-death crossroads with everything on the line, Bea must finally decide who she really wants to be.


Like mother, like daughter?



Rachel Koller Croft is a novelist and screenwriter in Los Angeles where she has scripted projects for Blumhouse, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Comedy Central, among others. She lives by the beach with her husband, Charles, and their rescue pitbull, Juniper. 



Olivia Fierro is an Emmy Award-winning news anchor who can be seen waking up Arizona viewers daily on "Good Morning Arizona." She first joined 3TV as a news reporter in 2003, just her second on-camera job after reporting in Amarillo, Texas.


In 2009, Las Vegas became home as she spent six years anchoring evening newscasts at Fox5Vegas.


She first fell in love with the fast pace of the news business while working behind the scenes at "Good Day LA." While transitioning from student intern to full-time newsroom employee, she found "her people" – the curious and the chatty!


Olivia holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and women's studies (now gender studies) from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduating, she turned to UCLA's Extension Program for broadcast journalism.


A lifelong love of reading turned into a work project with the launch of Olivia's Book Club in January 2019. In 2021, she expanded the brand with a weekly podcast, interviewing bestselling authors about their books and their personal stories. Growing her role in the book community, she also hosts events for Changing Hands Bookstore, both in person and online.


Committed to the value of local news as a means of connecting people and strengthening our sense of community, she regularly donates her time to local nonprofits as a volunteer or event host. Organizations she works closely with include Chicanos por la Causa, March of Dimes, Dress for Success, Valley of the Sun United Way, and Girls On the Run.


Olivia has had the opportunity to interview influential people throughout her career, from politicians (Govs. Ducey, Brewer, Napolitano, U.S. senators, local mayors, and President Joe Biden) to athletes (Larry Fitzgerald, Diana Taurasi, Michelle Kwan,) actors, authors, and musicians.


Her favorite part of a career with Arizona's Family is the privilege of helping keep our community informed, empowered, and occasionally entertained.


Outside of work (and reading), she enjoys yoga, trying new restaurants, and watching her son play sports. She lives with her husband, son, and goldendoodle.


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March 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ United States