Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Drew-O-Ween!

My Nancy Drew Halloween Party party this year was a small dinner party with a couple close pals and family but oh so fun! I took the classic Nancy Drew mystery, Mystery of the Glowing Eye and combined it with Scooby Doo since the book has a lot of Scooby Doo style in part - this way the Scooby Doo will carry over well for the kids on Halloween. Scooby Drew anyone?!

The house had to be "haunted" with a monster/haunt theme in keeping with Scooby Doo and the book and of course eyes and eyeballs were the big theme and we ran with it - creating the monster teeth and the "glowing eye" in the window above and hung eyeballs from the trees. An "eyeball" doorbell and eyeball wreath with "flying bats" coming off of it greeted everyone who dared enter...


Inside I set up a table scape with an eye theme as well and a prop from the book of an eye on a chalkboard. Thanks to all the stores out there with eyeball decor this year--it was everywhere!


The creepy scientist-villain in the book with the wild red hair made an appearance - "Cyclops" as he called himself or Zapp Crosson. I even found a Cyclops skull at Spirit Halloween! Naturally everyone was up to their eyes in eyeball treats!


Sunday, October 02, 2016

Nancy Drew Anthology

The Nancy Drew Anthology, published by Silver Birch Press, features a compilation of many Nancy Drew theme submissions from poetry to art to essays.

It is dedicated to Mildred Wirt Benson, the original Carolyn Keene, who I am writing a biography about! They are publishing a photo of Millie that is in my collection and also an essay I wrote about coming to write the biography and my search for all the clues to Millie and her amazing story!

You can learn more about Millie at my website and see how the bio is coming along.

Stay tuned, I'll be giving away a copy of the anthology mid-October!