Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year from Mystery Playground

Happy New 2015! 
2014 was a wonderful year for Mystery Playground. 

And we went to speakeasies, conventions, had tea parties, made crafts that we never would have without Mystery Playground. 

And I have so many wonderful people to thank. 

First of all I want to thank all of our wonderful readers, especially Bobbie T., Petite, Traveler, Brook B, Cathy T., Library Pat and Ilona Arcari. 

Next I want to thank Kerry Hammond, who has been blogging away, covering everything from Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries to crime fiction fan panels at Bouchercon to teaching us how to go autograph hunting. It's really just the tip of the ice berg. She has so much more coming in 2015 too. 

Here's Kerry getting Catriona McPherson to sign her book at Bouchercon

Kim Hammond is also due big thanks. She's been my partner in crime at Bouchercon, when she's not hanging out with Castle's costume designer, Luke Reichle or reporting on Karin Slaughter's visit to Cleveland

Here's Kim and Eoin Colfer

A big thank you to our wonderful crafty club members - Pat & Janet (and we have some cool new crafts coming in the new year. One involves vintage Kodachrome slides.)  Pat & Janet are the go-to team on the ground for photos, ideas, cooking and encouragement. Janet made everything this year from Game of Thrones Dragon Noodles to The Queen of England's Scones. If you haven't made those Dragon Noodles, you need to do it soon. They are easy to make and very satisfying. 

I would also like to thank all of our wonderful guest bloggers without whom Mystery Playground would not be possible. 

Special thanks to Jo Ann Gaglione for letting us use her Comic Con photos for the second year running, and the gang at TLC Tours.

And super special big thanks to Lori Caswell over at Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book

And of course, my mom, who whips out book reviews when my work schedule gets heavy. 

You can see all of the Drinks with Reads posts and bloggers here

Here's wishing you and yours a fulfilling 2015! 


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  2. What a wonderful end of year wrap up. Mystery Playground offers so many fun things to its readers and bloggers, I can't wait to see what surprises are in store for 2015. Thank you Deb for creating and running this wonderful mystery themed fun page!