Hi! 🙂 Happy you came to check out my blog for Frank and Joe Hardy and Nancy Drew – awesome detectives who, with their intelligence, wit, courage, faith, and perseverance, have been solving crimes and disrupting and stopping bad guys’ activities in two centuries and in various places around the world!!! 😀

On this blog I want to share cool facts and trivia I’ve seen in the books I’ve read so far, talk about the many books, including upcoming releases and relevant Hardy and Nancy book news, plus have stories I’ve written that are inspired by the books. 🙂

Thank you to my family and friends who have encouraged and helped me greatly! 🙂 Most of all, I thank the Creator of us all for so many blessings. 🙂

Please comment and say hi! 🙂 I love hearing from friends – including new ones! 🙂


37 thoughts on “Hi!

  1. Hi! 😀 I’m Callie. 🙂 Your blog looks great! 😀 I have been searching for a place like this where conversation and information are focused on the great mystery books. I love the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books and I’m excited about this great new place! 🙂

    • Hi, Callie (cool name)! 😀 Thank you so very much for your wonderful compliments and encouragement! 🙂 I’m so happy that you visited my blog – your enthusiasm is awesome! 🙂 I hope you come back often! So cool seeing these great replies from you!!!!!!! 🙂

    • Hopefully soon! 🙂 I have a completed, never-posted-before story “Bid for Intrigue” that will be added in the hopefully near future. I’ll probably post one chapter a day. Hope you enjoy the story! 🙂 And thank you so very much for being so enthusiastic – it really means a lot! 🙂 Oh, and I have several more stories nearly done! 😀

      • Good. 🙂 That’s a compelling title; I can hardly wait! 😀 You are welcome, Ann. I’m ready to read them! 😀 Callie

        • 🙂 Thanks! 🙂 Hopefully I can get it posted before too long. I’m figuring out exactly how I want the pages to look, and I’ll want it to be when I have enough time to post them. 🙂

          • You are welcome. 🙂 I do not doubt that you will do a very fine job; everything on here thus far is clear proof that you have a good handle on what looks good. 🙂 That makes good sense. I look forward to your stories, Ann. 😀 Callie

  2. 😀 WOW! 😀 This place is so cool, Ann! 😀 Yeah, looking around here I’ve just got to say it again: WOW! 😀 I think this has got to be THE coolest blog on the planet!!!!! 😀 Your header looks amazing! 😀 Great job! 😀 I love the book covers you chose, the artistic layout, the warm & welcoming words – way cool! 😀 I like the way you’re highlighting one of your favorite book covers in this first post & as the background, too! 😀

    I’m happy I came, too! 🙂 Very accurate description of Frank, Joe & Nancy. 🙂 😎 Having had the pleasure of communicating with you online already, I know that you know the three detectives (& their friends/families/sweethearts) very well! 😀 You know your stuff. 🙂

    Anything & everything a Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew connoisseur needs or wants to know about – this is definitely the place to get your answers! 🙂 Ooo 😀 – book-inspired stories! 😀 I’ve read some of Ann’s stories & I love them all! 😀 She gets the characters right every time & creates some of the most intriguing, fun, exciting & true-to-life stories that I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading! 😀

    Beautiful thank-yous, Ann. 🙂

    Appreciating the good things,

    • Lily!!!!!! 😀 {{{{{Hugs!}}}}} 🙂 Thank you so very much for your awesome compliments! 🙂 Wow – right back atcha! 🙂 Coming from you, what you said, really means a lot! Wait – you know what? I think I’m speechless!!! 😉

      I’m even more happy! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂 You’re such a beautiful person, Lily. 😎 I’m so blessed that you’re my friend. 🙂

      I gotta say, and it’s so cool that I can honestly say this, I love all of your stories I’ve gotten to read and can’t wait to read more!!! 🙂 You are so really sweet and nice! 😎 Even though I talk and write a bit, there aren’t enough words really to convey my thoughts as fully as my heart feels them. 🙂

      • 😀 Hi Ann! 😀 Thanks for the warm welcome. 🙂 You’re welcome. 🙂 Thanks! 🙂 Wow, Ann Chvq speechless?! 😛 You’re not one to run out of words! 😀

        🙂 Welcome. 🙂 Thank you for saying that, Ann. 🙂 The blessing goes both ways. 😎

        Thank you very much! 🙂 I’m happy you enjoy my stories so much. 🙂 I’ve got a couple more of my signature stories written & am currently working on another 🙂 – which has a special guest in it. 😉 Thank you, Ann; your warmth & friendliness exudes from your every post. 😎

        Appreciating the good things,

        • Hi 😎 Lily! 🙂 LOL! 😀 Hey, you’re the first one to use a sticky-out-tongue-laughing smiley, lol! 😀 😛

          Thanks. 🙂 😎

          I LOOOOVE your stories – they are awesome and great! 😀 Sweet! 😎 Special guest – is this one I know about or a surprise? I know, you’re not saying and I have to wait and find out, right? 😛 I’m looking forward to your stories even more than the new series and you know how much I’m looking forward to the Hardy Boys Adventures. 😎 That’s true of you, Lily, thank you. 🙂

          • Cool! 😀 😛 😀 😎 😉


            I’m glad! 🙂 Thanks. 🙂 Right. 😉 😀 Wow, yes – I know that’s quite a compliment & I appreciate it very much! 🙂 Thanks! 🙂 Thank you 🙂 – & welcome! 🙂

            Appreciating the good things,

  3. Hmm.. nice place! 😎 🙂 Quite comfortable and full of lovely comments and messages! 😎 I would not be able to help but continue visiting it..

    Hey Ann! 😀 Guess who? :p Good choice of pictures of boys and book covers! 😎 And nice color choice, too! 😉 :p Also, very cool title and intro, Ann! 😎 And I was kinda expecting, “Never The End!” 😉 😀 Oh….

    Hi Lily and Callie! It was great reading your comments, too! 😎 🙂

    Really, I will look forward to all the posts and comments here! 😎 🙂

    • Ritu!! 😀 {{{{{Hugs}}}}} Welcome to the party! 😎 😀 Thank you! 🙂 I hope you visit a whooole lot! 😀 🙂

      Hey back ‘atcha! 😛 No guessing involved whatsoever 😛 – I know who my friends are 🙂 Thank you – a few of my favorite Mystery covers, but it was hard narrowing it down to a few!! 😛 😀 A favorite color of mine as you well know! 😉 😛 😀 Thank you, I’m really glad you think so. 🙂 Yep, had to have my tagline. 😀

      🙂 So happy! 🙂

      • 😀 {{{{Hugs back}}}} 🙂 Hmm.. it is a party all right! 😎 🙂 Thank you! 🙂 I hope so, too! 😛

        🙂 😛 I understand. 🙂 Yeah, I know. 🙂 You are welcome. 🙂 Of course! 😛

        That is good! 🙂

    • Hi! 😀 How do you do? 🙂 I, too, noticed the welcoming presence both in the design and words of Ann’s blog. 🙂 I enjoy coming here; it is a good, friendly, and informative place. It is nice to be here. 🙂 I know quickly what you mean when you say you would not be able to stay away, Ritu; it is so much fun here! 😀 Callie

      • Hi Callie! 🙂 I am doing fine; thank you for asking. 🙂 I know what you mean. 😎 She is like that always. 🙂 It sure is! 😎 Glad to know that you are having fun here. 🙂 Hope it continue to be so because I am loving reading your thoughts, too! 🙂

        • Good; I am glad about that. 🙂 Yes; it is cool. 😎 That is a very good thing and nice to know; people like Ann are a blessing to the world. 🙂 Cheerful and friendly people are nice to be around and it is always good to meet more such people. That is why it is nice to talk with you, too, Ritu. 🙂 Thank you. 🙂 Callie

          • 🙂 Thank you. 🙂 Yes, I feel very lucky and blessed to have her as my friend. 🙂 Yes. 😎 Thank you, Callie; it is great to meet you, also. 🙂 You are welcome. 🙂

            • You are welcome. 🙂 It is wise to recognize a blessing like that; I think you must be a blessing to have as a friend, too, Ritu. 🙂 You are welcome. 🙂 Thank you! 😀 Callie

    • Hi Ritu! 😀 Thanks! 😀 It’s nice to see you here! 😀 This place is 100% way cool! 😀 😎 Ann did – & does 😛 – a great job, but we aren’t surprised about that, are we? 😉 😀

      Appreciating the good things,

      • Hi Lily! 😀 You are welcome. 🙂 Thanks! 🙂 It sure is! 😎 Lol, yeah, not at all surprised! 😉 😀

    • Hi! 🙂 Awesome cover art! 😎 Thank you so much for sharing the original artwork for The Smoke Screen Mystery – I really appreciate it! 🙂 Is this something you found online or is it personally yours? 🙂 It must look great on display! 😎 Either way, it is very cool! 🙂 Thanks again! 🙂

  4. Actually, there was life on earth before the internet! Almost 20 years ago I tracked down most of the Nancy Drew / Hardy Boys / Tom Swift / Trixie Belden / Three Investigators artists by using the old phone book method. At one time, we had about 300 pieces. Over the years we’ve sold off some, but still have around a hundred left. This art is one of two that we have featuring Callie. The other is a CaseFile, I believe. Something about a castle. This one was done by Paul Bachem, who did about 50 HB. We bought all of his back then. My husband likes this one, so it’s one of those we have had framed and hanging for years.

    Most of the ones we still have are pictured on that chryamz comcast home page, including The Stolen Unicorn, where our daughter Julia was the model for, well, Julia in the book.

    • Lol, ok! 😀 Wow, awesome – great detective work! 😎 And what treasures you and your husband found – I can just imagine the fun of tracking them down and then getting to buy some!!! 😎 😀 You must have a fantastic collection! 🙂 The Smoke Screen Mystery is one of my absolute favorite covers – I’m happy to have the book, which has just as much action inside as on the cover – throughout the mystery and of course the finale with Frank and Callie and Joe and his Iola as they all escape the fire. 😎 Oh, cool, I’ve seen the artist’s name on some of my favorite covers – in the corner I’ve noticed it says “Bachem”. 😎 Great covers!!!! 😎 With a hundred covers, wow, that must look awesome!! 😎

      Oh, that is so very cool! 😎 What an honor to be pictured on a Nancy Drew book, a Notebook! 😎 And the same character name! 😎 Very special! 😀 Hey, I get the “chryamz” – Cherry Ames! 😎 😀 I don’t have any Cherry Ames books, but I have a couple of friends who have found one or two and read them. 😎 🙂

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