Nancy Drew FULLOn Saturday, July 29 the MWPA hosts The Mystery in Gerritsen’s Garden, a fun-filled, author-packed summer sleuthing bash at the seaside home of bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. How would you like to win a pair of tickets to attend? We are excited to offer two ways to win tickets to the party!

The Lottery (Open to MWPA Members Only)
Simply email your name and phone number to with the subject line “Summer Party Lottery.” We’ll draw names from a hat, and the winner will receive a pair of tickets.

The Dust Jacket (Open to All)
Are you a frustrated Nancy Drew ghostwriter at heart? Here’s your chance to be recognized for your hidden talent: win a pair of tickets for penning the best Nancy Drew book title and dust jacket synopsis! Be mysterious, be funny, but above all: channel your inner Carolyn Keene!

Submission Guidelines

  • The book title and a dust jacket synopsis contest is open to both members and nonmembers of the MWPA.
  • You may enter more than once.
  • Please submit an original Nancy Drew book title and dust jacket synopsis of no more than 150-words for your fictive title.
  • Please include your name, email address, and phone number on your submission.
  • Please include a short biography with your cover letter.
  • We are only able to accept submissions via Submittable; no exceptions.
  • If you do not have a Submittable account, you will be required to register, which is free and only requires your name and email.
  • Submit a single Word (doc or docx) or PDF document via MWPA’s Submittable by clicking HERE.
  • Deadline July 17, 2017 at midnight


Here are links to a few famous Nancy Drew classics to get your ghostwriting mojo going!

The Hidden Staircase

The Bungalow Mystery

The Mystery at Lilac Inn