Prayers, please, for Don Holmes

Soon after Zossima Press published the first edition of Hidden Key to Harry Potter, I received a call from a man in Bellingham, Washington, about the book. This man, Don Holmes, was a retired Christian book distributor for stores throughout the Northwest US and western Canada. He still delivered books “across the border” once a month though he was in his seventies so he could visit with friends in those stores. One of the books these courtesy drives brought to his attention was Hidden Key. My email and street addresses were in the book so he looked me up. Bellingham is only a ferry ride and short drive from where we lived on the Olympic Peninsula. [Read more…]

Welcome to the new HogwartsProfessor.com!

‚Hogwarts Professor.com‚ was born in 2004 as a place I could post articles I was working on or pieces I had written in my capacity as HogPro at Barnes and Noble University‚ (BNU) Harry Potter classes. I neglected it for months at a time when I was working on other things or was between BNU courses. This negligence led to complaints and suggestions in my in-box that I needed to update the articles there, take them down, expand and publish them, or just do something! I finally asked Erick to take down all the articles last Spring when I started re-writing them as a book. Over the summer I edited a collection of essays by five Harry Potter mavens that was published as Who Killed Albus Dumbledore? (Zossima Press, 2006) and drafted Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader. [Read more…]