Monday, August 31, 2009

August 2009 E-News & Clues

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Lots of things to add here to wrap up our month of August and look forward to 2010! Hope you all had a great summer. Mine flew too quickly but I had a lot on my plate with this year's convention and the planning for 2010 plus the new merchandising venture and so on and so on :)

In this month's Blog: Nancy Drew Merchandising & '09 Convention Merchandise, 2009 Convention Raffle Donations, 2010 Convention Reminders & Updates, 2010 Advertising Donations, 2010 80th Anniversary Update, Spooky Sleuth Sign-Ups, New Nancy Drew Products.


Convention merchandise will only be available through October 31st--these are the Forgotten City images, Survivor Sleuth, Groovy Vegas at the Cafe Press store. Sleuth Lea Fox designed the Survivor Sleuth image!

The other Nancy Drew images will be available year round.

The items for sale at our website: charms/jewelry, journals, handbags, and scrapbooking items are also available year round and I'll add new things from time to time. Remember, shop within the "members only" section at our website to get your 15% discount on some of these items.

Shop Links to Order From:

Cafe Press

The Sleuth Shop

Nancy Drew Sleuths' Nancy Drew Shop

I'm having a 5.00 ship special at my Nancy Drew website and the Sleuths' website shops through 9-15!


If anyone has anything to donate for our 2009 Vegas convention raffle, you can send them to me by mid-Sept at:

Jennifer Fisher
P.O. Box 128
Higley, AZ 85236-0128


Just a quick reminder, if you're going on the cruise portion of the convention next year, the deadline to get a discount by booking early is 9-1-09, tomorrow!

We hope to have the land registration fee ironed out by next week and up at the website. Either way, you're going to get a lot of stuff for the cost so it's very jam packed!

Also, check out this flyer on the cruise.

If you plan to attend, contact me and I'll put you on our e-mail list for the 2010 convention events.


We want to do more advertising for the 2010 convention and need to raise funds to do so! If you'd like to help us out, we're accepting any donation amount. Your name will be included in the program for 2010 as a sponsor. You can use the donation button on the convention page of our website or you can send a check to us at:

Jennifer Fisher
P.O. Box 128
Higley, AZ 85236-0128

Or Pay Pal:


In getting prepared for the 80th anniversary next year, I've begun to update my website with some new graphics and a new look in some areas. Plus a nifty 2010 press kit. Check it out here.

We will be holding the first ever Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Web Con in Jan. 2010 to kick off the 80th anniversary. More details to follow in our Sept. E-News & Clues Blog.


Sign up for our Spooky Sleuth Exchange by Oct. 6. I'll assign everyone to who you are to give to on the 7th or 8th. Send your gift by Mid-Oct to ensure delivery by Halloween. The object is to make a gift that is themed to Nancy Drew and of course Halloween--the main focus should be Nancy Drew!

You will send a gift to a Sleuth and you will get one in return. E-mail me to sign up.

In the "members only" section of our website, there is a list of gift ideas and pictures from past exchanges. This one is a lot of fun!


You may be wondering what the image is at the top of this Blog. It's a Kindle cover! One of a line of leather accessories products from Alicia Klein. There's also going to be a business card case and more. Check out my Nancy Drew Blog for more images.

I'll have more updates in the next month's Blog on more licensees and products.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nancy Drew Merchandising Venture

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to announce some fun news!

We've worked out a licensing deal with Simon & Schuster to sell Nancy Drew merchandise all year long--not just at conventions.

Our items include all kinds of merchandise with various Nancy Drew images and logos at Cafe Press. And a line of Vintage Nancy Drew products sold only at my website shop and at the Nancy Drew Sleuths' website. (Official members shop within the "members only" section to get your 15% discount on some of these items.)

The Cafe Press line includes lots of fun items and we'll add new things from time to time. The only thing that is sold for a limited time is the Vegas Convention merchandise only through Oct. 31st. Everything else you can get at any time.

The Vintage Nancy Drew line includes and will be sold indefinitely:

--Nancy Drew charms
--Nancy Drew book journals
--Nancy Drew book handbags
--Nancy Drew Scrapbooking/Scrap items

Shop Links to Order From:

VISIT: Cafe Press
VISIT: The Sleuth Shop

VISIT: Nancy Drew Sleuths
FYI: I'm having a 5.00 ship special at my Nancy Drew website and the Sleuths' website shops through 9-15!

Book Journals and Handbags coming mid-Sept. Scrap items added starting this weekend and updated often.Jenn:)

AZ Sleuths Book Discussion Group: The Mystery at Lilac Inn

AZ Sleuths met again on Saturday, August 22nd at the Barnes & Noble store in Chandler. Attending with me and my mom Linda were: Dede, Judy, Gail, Arlene, Laura, Tina, Beth-Marie, Tori, Sherry, and Brittney.

Our book for this meeting was #4, The Mystery at Lilac Inn. No chicken dinners were had, but we did discuss the original and revised versions. Some preferred the revised since it was actually set at Lilac Inn whereas in the original, not much of it was set there.

We had a show and tell this time around and several who attended brought some of their goodies:

Laura's scrabble Nancy Drew cover pieces

Dede's Witch Tree Symbol frame

Dede's Nancy Drew Earring/Jewelry Tree

Brittany shared that she had been one of the winners in the Her Interactive contest to create a mask and had her picture and mask featured in the above game, The Haunting of Castle Malloy.

Judy and her Moss Mansion Tee

Gail & Her Staircase Tee

Dede & Her Lilac Inn Tee


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

July/August 2009 Issue of The Sleuth

Our July/August issue is ready! Check it out online and order back issues/subscribe.

Issue Contents:

Calling All Sleuths: Editor's Note By Jennifer Fisher

The Clue Conundrum: Nancy Drew Files Trivia

Nancy Drew Files - A Brief Overview By Jennifer Fisher

Files On My Mind By Shelli L. Simontacchi

The Nancy Drew Crookbook Part VI By Caroline Stellings

Series Spotlight: Kay Tracey - In Her Time, A Popular Nancy Drew Clone By Dawn Allen

The Dean's List By Dean Burcham

Deconstructing The Digests - Debunking The Misconceptions Surrounding The Nancy Drew Paperbacks #84 - The Joker's Revenge By Todd H. Latoski

2010 Nancy Drew 80th Convention Blurb

Crazy Eights with Michael G. Cornelius - Recipe for Murder By Michael G. Cornelius

A Book's Life: The Hidden Staircase By Pamela J. Horack

Nancy Drew Files - Series Notes & Comments By Amriel Simpson

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: A Look Back at TV's First Nancy Drew: Episode 2.2 (16) - Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Meet Dracula Part II By Todd H. Latoski

The Reader By Joan Petitti

Keeping Up With The Carolinas Sleuths By Debbie Abels

Nancy Drew News

Sleuthing In Old Homes - Sleuths Find Treasures

From The Series Book Blogosphere: Nancy Drew Printers Block Blog Reprint By Jennifer White

Nancy Drew Sleuths Convention Merchandise Shop

Nancy Drew's Survival Guide: Sleuth Lesson #18

The Scoop on Upcoming Issues, Clue Conundrum Answers


Monday, August 3, 2009

2010 Nancy Drew Engagement Calendar Available!

As George would say, "Hypers! Have you got your 2010 Nancy Drew calendars yet?!"

Nancy Drew 2010 Engagement calendars are now available! Order online at B&N or Amazon or at the Nancy Drew Sleuth Shop online! Sleuth member sale: 10.50 each plus 3.75 shipping=14.25. Each additional calendar ordered add .50 cents:

Jennifer Fisher
P.O. Box 128
Higley, AZ 85

They feature 52 classic Nancy Drew covers from Tandy to Gillies to Nappi plus internal illustrations from some of the books. They're awesome!