Recording Device Works

I just recorded one hundred eighty-seven minutes of myself speaking the unwritten, unplanned first chapters of my new book into my QuickVoice app on my iPod. Eager to see how many pages this becomes when transcribed. Not eager to do the transcribing. 

And my feet are rekt from pacing circles barefoot over a mixture of uneven soil and crumbling, jagged asphalt for the entire recording period. 

New Book! :D
Release Date: May 12, 2015

Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond
by Jody Revenson (Author)

A comprehensive and delightful look at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, The Burrow, Azkaban prison and all of the memorable places, both loved and feared, that brought the Harry Potter movies to life—a keepsake treasury bound in a debossed leatherette case and featuring a removable poster and interactive booklet.

Grand in its design and package, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond offers an unprecedented look at the creative process that transformed the magical locations of the wizarding world from the page to the big screen. Inside, readers will discover the many challenges the studio faced to build the fantastical sites depicted in Rowling’s books, from Hogwarts castle and its many classrooms and dormitories, to Diagon Alley and the Ministry of Magic.

Organized by film appearance, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond takes readers on a behind-the-scenes visual journey through all eight of the Harry Potter films. Jody Revenson provides detailed profiles of each location and pairs them with never-before-seen concept art, behind-the-scenes photographs, and film stills with supplementary information that reveals filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archives.

Gorgeously designed, visually stunning, Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond is truly is an unmatched look at the imaginative sets that were designed, built, furnished, and digitally enhanced specifically for the films. It also includes real-life scouting locations across the stunning countryside of England, Wales, and Scotland—many of which would later become the settings for Hagrid’s hut, Shell Cottage, the Hogwarts bridge, and other iconic places.

This stunning full-color compendium also includes two exclusive bonus inserts: a map of Diagon Alley folded in an envelope in the back of the book, and “The Paintings of Hogwarts” catalog inserted in the text.

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New Harry Potter Universe book alert: Harry Potter: The Creature Vault! Warner Bros. and Harper Collins have released a new book featuring original concept art for many of the creatures from the Harry Potter books! Some of the artists include: Adam BrockbankDermot Power, Rob Bliss, and Paul Catling!

Buy it here | here | here | here |

Words cannot describe our level of excitement for Laini Taylor’s next book with us… and guys, the title is AMAZING. Are you ready?

The Muse of Nightmares

What’s is going to be about? 

There was a war between gods and me, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them.

That day is at hand.

!!!!!!! 

[Get more info here + here.]

24 years after his death, a new Dr. Seuss book will hit shelves

Good news for moms and dads who think Green Eggs and Ham is well past its sell-by date: The publisher of Dr. Seuss is releasing a new book by the iconic children’s author. Random House Children’s Books announced on Wednesday that it is slating a late July release of the story called What Pet Should I Get, based on a manuscript discovered in the writer’s house in California.

And it features some characters you’re already familiar with

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Harry Potter: The Creature Vault, on sale October 28th

About the Book
Dementors and House-elves, merpeople and Chinese Fireball Dragons—these are just a few of the magical creatures and frightening monsters populating J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world. Harry Potter: The Creature Vault is a fascinating look at how this menagerie was brought to life for the blockbuster Harry Potter film series. Detailed profiles of each creature include rare concept illustrations, behind-the-scenes photography, and filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. A removable poster picturing each of the creatures and an interactive Eeylops Owl Emporium catalog complete this must-have package.

Take a look inside the new book: HERE
Pre-order: HERE

So amiekaufman and I have been sitting on some pretty exciting news for the past few weeks, and today we finally get to share it with all of you! The announcement went live today for our new series together, starting with Unearthed, to publish in Fall 2017.

The quick and dirty down-low? The book is Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft… in space. 

If that’s not enough of a teaser for you, then check out its page on Goodreads for the (slightly) longer version of the pitch!