Though the above photo isn't mine, it definitely sums up my feelings about J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, and my life as a fan. It really was my childhood, and I'm so thankful for that.
I'm currently pursuing a project, but to fully propose the idea to a publishing company (I do have one in mind), I need a few things. One being...sample chapters. My idea is to collect essays from people around the world who grew up with Harry Potter. You read the books, saw the films, lived your life amongst the magic of Harry Potter. I know a lot of you out there have experienced this wonder throughout your life...and I want to hear about it.
If you're interested, please write an essay no longer than three Word pages (if it needs to be longer, okay...) and email it here: lauren51990 AT aol DOT com. Put your first name and "I Grew Up With Harry Potter" in the subject line so I know to read it and it won't get lost in spam.
I'm going to help edit some of these and include them in my official proposal. I want all types of essays to do with loving Harry Potter as a child. Ones that involve friends, dating, family, anything you can think of!! I'm going to put various essays in different sections so they really have "chapters."
Questions or comments? Email me! I'd also love it if you could spread the word. We've all been posting about Harry Potter a lot lately...what's one more post?! Or you can tweet it or facebook it!