Saturday, November 11, 2006

Janet Batchler's Book: What Will Harry Do?

It's published! Janet Batchler, who blogs at Quoth the Maven, has published her "Unofficial Guide to Payoffs and Possibilities in Book 7." Most of the wonderful insights in this book, written from her screenwriterly perspective, were originally posted on her blog. But here she gathers them all together in one place for what promises to be a terrific read. I know it's good! I even had the privilege of proofreading three of its chapters.

I first "met" Janet in a Barnes & Noble's reading group for Half-Blood Prince, moderated by John Granger. She's got a terrific way of bringing storytelling expertise to her readings of the first six Harry Potter novels, providing clear insights into J.K. Rowling's story "set-ups" and then giving her own grounded speculations as to what we might see as pay-offs in the final installment.

The book will be sold at larger online retailers soon; for now, it's available for purchase here.


Erin said...

Mmmm, sounds intriguing!

Beth said...

Yep! It's really well-done! And Janet's a neat person as well as a vey good writer. I hope she sells scads of copies. :-)