The Society of Phantom Friends
The Society of Phantom Friends was a group of girls' series book fans and collectors,
headed up by President,
Kate Emburg. The Judy Bolton series lends two of its titles--to the group name and
to the ten per year magazine that was published,
The Whispered Watchword.
The Whispered Watchword
The Society of Phantom Friends published a yearly magazine.
Ten issues--December/January, February,
March, April, May, June/July, August, September, October, and November.
All issues were filled with nice
articles on series books, authors, reviews, book format articles, have ads for books, and more! It averaged twenty-five
to thirty plus pages in length. Articles featured any type of girls' series and books. There were often
articles on Judy Bolton and Nancy Drew in at least every issue amongst many more series. No longer in print. Back issues can be found on eBay from time to time.
Sample Issue & Contents:
The March 2003 Issue
The articles in the March 2003 issue, edited by Jennifer Fisher, included:
- --Mr. Gold and Her Neighborhood House
by Kate Emburg
- --The Clue in the Old Nostalgia...An Interview with Phil Zuckerman, by Jennifer Fisher
- --Judy Bolton: The Whispered Watchword A Blathering Blow-by-Blow by Anna Peterson
- --Cassie Hartt - Girl Sleuth (The New Kid on the Block) by Domenic Ferrante
- --A Mystery to Me XXVI by Richard ZainEldeen
- --Phillip Pullman's Sally Lockhard Series by Kathi Peterson
- --Starvation Heights - Or - When Real Life True Crime Preceded Juvenile Series Fiction by Kathy Ursich
- --Nancy Nostalgia or The Mystery Behind Nancy Drew's Appeal by Jennifer Fisher
- --Nancy Drew TV Show Trivia by Jennifer Fisher
- --eBay Watch
- --Phantom Voices edited by Troy Horrisberger
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