This weekend Rachel and I are having a Harry Potter Marathon with our good friend in her brand new house. We’re really excited for it with our plans involving butterbeer milkshakes, coloring books, and the movies rolling all through the night.
It’s amazing to me how this beloved fantasy series has lived on and evolved since its first publication almost 20 years ago. A theme park, movies, and now there’s a new play in London, with the script being published at the end of this month, not to mention the American Wizarding school and houses.
I wonder how many authors dream of the success J.K. Rowling has. Certainly she’s active with her fans, getting praise and critique alike for it and her new tidbits of Hogwarts lore. She seems to enjoy her success and the amazing family of fans she has created with her novels, but she’s also in the public eye just as often as any other famous figure.
What do you think? Would the recognition be amazing as an author, or would you be content with more quieter successes?