the blog of Anastasia Pollack, crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth
featuring guest mystery authors; crafting tips and projects; recipes from food editor and sleuthing sidekick Cloris McWerther; decorating, travel, fashion, health, beauty, and finance tips from the rest of the American Woman editors; and the occasional contest
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas from all of us at Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers!
Read about Anastasia in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries by Lois Winston. Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun, the first book in the series published by Midnight Ink, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Kirkus Reviews called it "North Jersey's more mature answer to Stephanie Plum." Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun has been nominated for a Book of the Year Award by ForeWords Reviews, a Daphne du Maurier Award by the Kiss of Death chapter of Romance Writers of America, and a Readers Choice Award by the Salt Lake City Library System.
I'm the crafts editor at American Woman magazine; the single parent of two teenage boys and a Shakespeare quoting parrot; caretaker to a semi-invalid, communist mother-in-law from Hell and her demon dog; daughter to a multi-married descendant of the Czars (supposedly); reluctant cat-sitter to Mama's extremely corpulent white Persian cat; a born Jersey girl; and star of my own amateur sleuth mystery series.