When I was 13, I sent a fan letter to my favorite author Margaret Sutton. I’d found most of her 38 Judy Bolton mysteries (circa 1932-1967) in secondhand bookstores. I loved the realness of the Judy Bolton mysteries and how each mystery was based on a true event. When Margaret wrote back, I was THRILLED. I wrote again and she replied again, etc. She encouraged my writing and when I was 17 she came to visit for my high school graduation.
Years later, when I was starting to pursue my own writing career, I was given three chapters of a Judy Bolton mystery that Margaret had started. I’d always wanted to read “just one more Judy Bolton mystery”—but had no idea I’d be the one to co-write it. That book was THE TALKING SNOWMAN. Although Margaret wasn’t interested in finishing the book, she kindly edited and offered suggestions for the book, including adding her trademark “real life event” (a courtroom scene based on experiences she had while on a jury). With support from the Sutton family and Judy Bolton fans around the world, THE TALKING SNOWMAN became a paperback. The first edition sold out quickly, so a new cover illustrated by a Judy Bolton fan was created for the second printing.
For information about the Judy Bolton series and how to order THE TALKING SNOWMAN ($12 US postage included) click below.
Having been collecting vintage books all my life, I now have a such a sizeable collection that one entire room in my home is dedicated to my vintage series book library. For a better look at part of my vintage girl-series book collection from Anne of Green Gable to Nancy Drew please view the video below.
My A thru Nancy Drew Vintage Collection