Monday, August 8, 2011

Going Mainstream

The hip thing to do for books - YOU GOT TO GET A TRAILER!! With my book signing coming up, I got this together and here you go...


New trailer created for the Vivatera.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Memoir to The Boy Who Lived

...To Harry.....

I want you to go back in your memory... Christmas 1999... my husband and I were living in Logan Utah finishing up his Master's Degree. That year my Sister-In-Law Kris had my name for Christmas and got me this dinky Paperback book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

I thought that was so nice of her, but I really didn't look interested in it. It looked like a Juvenile book, like Junie B. Jones or Tale of the Fourth Grade Nothing. But she liked it so much and thought I would really like it, so I thought I would read it.

I was hooked by the first chapter - The Boy Who Lived. I was so intrigued. Now everyone in the entire world knows that Harry Potter is a wizard, but I had no idea at the time -1999 remember - what I was reading about - IT WAS GREAT!! It was surprising and I was so surprised but the whole thing. I was HOOKED and I read what I could, which at the time was only three books.

Ever since I have followed THE BOY WHO LIVED throughout the book releases and the Movie releases, parties... Midnight showings... and the time of my life - Harry Potter World in Islands of Adventure Universal in Orlando, Florida.

AND NOW.... what do I do?

First, I wanted to say THANK YOU to J.K. Rowling for creating such an intricately woven story that it inspired not only me, but so many others that have turned the YA Juvenile fiction genre into something for everyone.

Next, I wanted to say THANK YOU to Warner Bros. for doing the best series of movies I can imagine. I understand the world of script writing and movie making and I know they did the best they could. Books best of course... but Movies were downright FANTASTIC!

And Last, I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you that have shared all my crazy Harry Potterness with me. I've done a lot of silly stuff with my love and have brought many of you into the Fan Fare... and it has been the best fun I have ever had.

I thought I might share some pictures of my craziness.

Thank you for Everything Harry! We'll miss you!!

Summoning the Dark Lord

Dark Marks

Half of our Group at the Midnight Show - Our Shirts Say
"The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed Is Death"

Party Group at My Everything HP Party

Me and my Hubby at Hogwarts - Harry Potter World Nov. 2010

Becky, my best friend and I drinking REAL Butterbeer at HP World.
Our shirts say "Got Horcruxes?" with horcruxes as letters.
Creepy picture at Half Blood Prince Midnight Show.
I am showing off my missing pinky, like Wormtail.
I really do have a pinky - I just don't know what happened here.

Midnight party group for Half-blood Prince. Our shirt say
"Love Potions - Located at Weasley Wizard Weases 92 Diagon Ally London UK"
and on the back it has Wonder Witch Products Logo.

First in line for Deathly Hallows Book Release at the Gateway Barnes and Noble

Hermione, Luna, and Marietta the Sneak

Midnight Group for Order of the Phoenix. Our shirts say
"Weasley is our King"

Me, My SIL Kris, who first introduced the books to me, and my sis Becka. Our shirts read
"I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good"