When I was writing my book David and Goliath, I went to see a woman in Winnipeg by the name of Wilma Derksen.
Thirty years before, her teenage daughter, Candace, had disappeared on her way home from school. The city had launched the largest manhunt in its history, and after a week, Candace’s body was found in a hut a quarter of a mile from the Derksen’s house. Her hands and feet had been bound. Read More
This morning, JK Rowling published a new short story about a 34-year-old Harry Potter with "threads of silver" in his black hair—our first Rowling-led trip back to the world of the Boy Who Lived in ages. She published it on Harry Potter fansite Pottermore, so you can't read it unless you have a subscription, but if you're the sort of person who's losing it over this news, you're already a part of Pottermore. In fact, you probably aren't even reading this anymore and have already printed and decopauged the new story to glue onto your locker. The story is written from the perspective of Rita Skeeter, Hogwarts' version of TMZ, and takes place at a Quidditch tournament. Tragically, there is [spoiler alert] no mention of a resurrected Dobby ... Discuss