Author Takeover: A Pinch of Magic, by Michelle Harrison
Author Takeover / February 1, 2019

Joining us for our first Author Takeover of 2019 is magical middle-grade author Michelle Harrison. Her brand-new story, A Pinch of Magic, is an enchanting read full of mysterious objects of power. Potterheads know the impact of a magical object or three (or seven) on the outcome of a quest, so what better topic to see us into February.

Author Takeover: Potterverse, Pulp, and Prejudice, by Robin Talley
Author Takeover / December 5, 2018

This month’s Author Takeover comes from Robin Talley, whose new YA novel, PULP, examines how the power of storytelling can connect two young women learning about their sexuality and the world around them across the generations. In her Author Takeover, Robin was keen to examine Crimes of Grindelwald and the pitfalls that have befallen the Potterverse in making sure LGBTQ+ people are visible in the wizarding world.

Author Takeover: Pages of Possibility, by Anna James
Author Takeover / September 10, 2018

Our September Author Takeover comes from debut author Anna James, whose dazzling new middle-grade adventure book, Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers, is out this month. Anna explores the bookish wonders of Harry Potter and how her own favorite library spots have lent themselves to her imagination.

Author Takeover: Editing out Sorting Scenes, by Chloe Seager
Author Takeover / August 14, 2018

Our Author Takeover today comes from Chloe Seager, with a missing scene from her new hilarious and relatable UK YA book in the Editing Emma series. Like any Potterhead, Chloe is no stranger to thinking about Hogwarts Houses. Find out whom of her characters Chloe would sort into which House, and why.

UK Cover Reveal: “The Devouring Gray” by Christine Lynn Herman
Author Takeover , Blog Tour / July 18, 2018

We are delighted to reveal the stunning UK cover of a brand new YA contemporary fantasy by debut author Christine Lynn Herman. The Devouring Gray follows four teens who have the power to protect their town from a monster – if their families’ dark secrets don’t devour them first. It’s the perfect read for Potterheads who love a bit of mystery with their monsters.

Author Takeover: Exchanging Expectations, by Simon James Green
Author Takeover / July 6, 2018

In our July Author Takeover, we’re joined by Simon James Green, whose hilarious Noah Can’t Even sequel, Noah Could Never, is out now in the UK. With parallels to Goblet of Fire and Harry’s encounters with Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students, Simon examines the perils of expectations and stereotypes. Of course, there are lots of laughs along the way while Noah figures it out.

Author Takeover: Perils of Immortality, by Sara Holland
Author Takeover / June 26, 2018

Joining us for an Author Takeover today is author and Potterhead Sara Holland, whose fantastic young adult novel Everless is out now. Much like our beloved Potter series, Everless tackles the trouble with becoming obsessed with living forever, and the unfortunate imbalance this creates when it comes to power. Sara joins us today to ask if it’s worth it.

Author Takeover: Shipping Power, by Alice Oseman
Author Takeover / May 22, 2018

Our second Author Takeover for May is from YA author Alice Oseman, whose incredible third novel, I Was Born For This, was published in the UK earlier this month. An absolute must-read for everyone who has ever been involved in fandom, Alice’s novel has a particularly insightful exploration of the light and dark side of shipping, something the Potter fandom knows all about.