2016 Judy Bolton Weekend
October 7-9 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania
Since 1991, fans have gathered in picturesque Potter County to explore the real life sites that served as inspiration for the Judy Bolton Mystery Series, to discuss the books, and to honor the author, Margaret Sutton (1903-2001). The author was born Rachel Beebe and raised in Odin and Coudersport, Pennsylvania. This year, the Judy Bolton weekend activities include:
Friday, October 7
Meet and greet reception, Chamber of Commerce, 227 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Wine and cheese reception honoring the memory of Margaret Sutton and her Judy Bolton books. Buy tickets here for lunch during the Saturday tour.
Farmer's Delight Dinner at a 19th century historic farmhouse built by Margaret Sutton's father and grandfather, $14, advance reservation by October 3, 2016. Dinner cooked on a wood stove is always a feast! Send your check to Ilene Altenheim, 18 McLatchee Hollow Lane, Mina, PA 16915. Last minute? Call her at 814-274-9798 with your name, phone, and number of people attending and pay at the door.
Westgate Motel media/conference room, 307 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915. Activities include series book sales, an overview of this year's featured book, "THE RAINBOW RIDDLE," and presentation of the Susabella Passengers and Friends 2016 Margaret Sutton Writer's Award.
Saturday, October 8
9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tour of the real Judy Bolton sites. Peg and John Rotello direct this tour which includes brown bag lunch at the Austin School where the students created a Judy Bolton mural. Bring your cameras! See the sites that inspired the series locales such as the dam, the Potter House, the Farringdon-Pett mansion, and Dry Brook Hollow (the author's birthplace). Early October is the perfect time to enjoy Potter County's fall foliage!
Dinner at a local restaurant, to be announced later.
Westgate Inn Conference/Media Room. Series book sales including many hard-to-find treasures! The highlight of the evening will be the Annual Judy Bolton Trivia Contest about "THE RAINBOW RIDDLE." Laughter guaranteed!
Sunday, October 9
If you are staying at the Westgate Inn, enjoy the complimentary breakfast and a last chance to visit with Judy Bolton fans.
For reservations at the Westgate Inn, call early (814) 274-0400 www.westgateinn.net, rates $79 single, $82 double per room per night plus tax. Breakfast included.
THE STRANGE LIKENESS, #39 in the Judy Bolton series is available!
The title and some of the plot elements were created by Margaret Sutton before the series was cancelled. Based on conversations with Margaret Sutton and her family plus extensive research, coauthors Kate Duvall and Beverly Hatfield were able to expand the original plot, re-creating the magic of Judy and her friends as they pursue a criminal who resembles Judy’s husband. The book is illustrated by Margaret Sutton's daughter, Marjorie Sutton Eckstein, and edited by another daughter, Lindsay Sutton Stroh. The release of the book was celebrated in Margaret Sutton’s hometown, Coudersport, Pennsylvania, during the annual Judy Bolton Days, October 5-6, 2012.
The book has been published in paperback ($14.95) by Applewood Books. A limited number of hardbacks (250 copies) were also available ($24.95). To order your copies, call Applewood Books at 1-800-277-5312 or visit www.applewoodbooks.com.
All 38 Judy Bolton Titles Available from Applewood books!
All 38 of the Judy Bolton Mysteries by Margaret Sutton are now available in paperback from Applewood books. They were laser copied from the first editions of each book, courtesy of the author's family.
Look for them at your favorite bookstore! You can also purchase them on Amazon.com.