Sunday, April 25, 2010

News about Our Progressive Story and Malice Basket


"A Crafty Kind of Murder," the progressive story written by the Killer Hobbies Blog Sisters morphed into a novella. Yes, folks, weighing in at 12,000 words it's a book! We even threw in a recipe for you! As you can imagine, when six authors put their heads together the result is a combination of murder and mayhem. But we've finally gotten this gem polished to perfection. Be sure to add your name to our followers list because the installments will start Sunday, May 2, and run through the next Sunday, May 9. You won't want to miss a word of this exciting, fun, and puzzling mystery.


Here's the lowdown on the story:

What happens when seven crafty sleuths try to take a hobby holiday? The tangled web of crime follows them! They might be amateurs when it comes to crime detection, but these women are professionals in the world of handicrafts and hobbies. Join scrapbooker Kiki Lowenstein, miniaturist Gerry Porter, needlearts expert Betsy Devonshire, pet-sitter and attorney Kendra Ballantyne, rubber stampers Rocky Winchester and April Buchert, and crochet enthusiast Molly Pink as they put their heads together to solve the worst sort of murder possible, the crafty kind!


Speaking of the Killer Hobbies Blog Sisters, we've also worked together to create this stunning basket:

Oooh, I know you want to take it home with you! Well, it will be auctioned off at Malice Domestic, which starts the weekend of April 30 and runs through May 2 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

The live auction will be held Friday night, April 30th, beginning at 9 p.m. Our silent auction will run all day Friday and part of Saturday, with the last chance to make bids possibly until 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Unfortunately, we can't tell you which donated items will be in the live auction versus the silent auction. So if you love mysteries and you want a chance at the craft basket, I suggest you take Friday, April 30th off from work and come to the whole convention. According to Program Chair Barb Goffman, "It's going to be a blast!"

The full schedule is available at Malice Domestic.


Here's a list of what's inside that "Killer of a Craft Basket"--Blackwork (HB)by Monica Ferris; Murder in Miniature, Mayhem in Miniature, Malice in Miniature and Mourning in Miniature by Margaret Grace; A Stitch in Crime by Betty Hechtman; Double Dog Dare by Linda O. Johnston; Photo, Snap, Shot and The Best of British Scrapbooking by Joanna Campbell Slan; Wild Goose Chase, Stamped Out, Inked Up, Old Maid's Puzzle, and Ocean Waves by Terri Thayer;a cell phone purse quilted by Terri Thayer; an eyeglasses case crocheted by Betty Hechtman; a “Witchwork” cross stitch pattern inspired by Monica Ferris; assorted ribbons, an Origami kit, a magnifying glass,and three packages of adorable miniatures from Margaret Grace; and three pairs of scissors,the basket, knitting needles and yarn from Joanna Campbell Slan.


signlady217 said...

Looking forward to the story, and the auction basket sounds incredible! All you ladies do such a great job. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

We appreciate you! You're going to love this story. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Peg said...

Really looking forward to the story, a collaboration by some favorite authors - how much better could a story get!?!
The basket sounds fabulous - no chance of on-line followers to get in on the auction?

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Peg, I wish we could figure out a way to let our online friends in on the auction. That's a great idea. Hmmmm. File it away for the future. All of the blog sisters were so generous!

The story is a real hoot. I wish you could have seen the emails flying back and forth with suggestions. It just took longer than expected because there were so many good ideas.

Jan said...

I am so jealous I won't be there just to bid on this! it's fab! Great work ladies.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Jan, maybe you could find someone to bid for you?

nyc bride guide said...

im sure the auction will be great. the book sounds very interesting. kudos ladies!