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G. Norman Lippert Typically, I have made a concerted effort to keep up with the information that Ms. Rowling has released in the years since the last book (names of new…moreTypically, I have made a concerted effort to keep up with the information that Ms. Rowling has released in the years since the last book (names of new family members, occupations of classic characters, etc) and incorporate it all into the JP stories. But as time goes by I don't feel especially beholden to new canon information. Here's why:

1) As the JP stories have developed, I have introduced a lot of new characters and elements into the Potterverse-- things like technomancy, the Progressive Element (which I "borrowed" heavily from C. S. Lewis), the lore of magical portraiture, Alma Aleron, etc. By necessity, none of these things will appear in Ms. Rowling's continuing canon, which means that it's inevitable that our storylines will diverge more and more with time.

And 2) I increasingly think of the JP stories not so much as canonical continuations of the original Harry Potter series, but as (I'm just going to say it) an alternate universe where details might be expected to diverge, leading to greater and greater differences over time. This is because, if I insist on complete canon (including all of Ms. Rowling's continued updates and new information) I will be enforcing some pretty rigid constraints on the James Potter storylines and megaplot.

To be succinct, the JP stories continue to be interesting to me (and tell me what you think, readers) because of where the diverge from the original tales, taking us into new possibilities and uncharted territories. This would become impossible if I remained firmly rooted only in Ms. Rowling's canon (wonderful and fertile as it is).
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G. Norman Lippert James Potter 5 is not yet out because (ahem!) it isn't yet written. It lives in my head, though, so... eventually? I'll keep you all updated.
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Greets all! For those who haven't been around for a James Potter book launch, the tradition is to release one chapter per day for the duration of the book (usually this lasts about a month).

The launch has officially begun! Head over to the James Potter website to read!

Alternatively, if you are one of those ravenous readers who cannot bear to wait a day between chapters, fear not: once the in... Read more of this blog post »
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James Potter and the Curse of the Gate Keeper by G. Norman Lippert
" هذه السلسلة الجديدة بالتأكيد تصلح لمهوسيين هاري بوتر
الرواية طبعاً وليس الفيلم
فسلسلة الأفلام لا تحمل حتى 1%من بهاء الرواية و سحرها
حتى مع كل المؤثرات الخاصة المبهرة
لم تجاري خيالي وخاصة بطريقة المملثين في الآداء التي لا تقارب جمال الشخصيات المرسومة
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The Girl on the Dock by G. Norman Lippert
" The unabridged audiobook of The Girl on the Dock by G Norman Lippert will be available December 2014 from Living Audio. Follow @LivingAudio247 on Twitter for the latest news. "
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“Cedric smiled and sat back again. 'You only think that because you think heroes always win. Trust me on this one, James. A hero isn’t defined by winning. Loads of heroes die in the effort. Most of them never get any recognition. No, a hero is just somebody who does the right thing when it would be far, far easier to do nothing.”
G. Norman Lippert, James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing

“Enjoy your ignorance while you can.”
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“What in the name of Voldy’s pasty-white rear end was that?”
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message 11: by Lucinda

Lucinda Thank you so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads!
Having grown up with the Harry Potter books, i was delighted upon discovering your 'James Potter' series that so inspired. I cannot wait to delve into your books and be transported back to Hogwarts, with a unique twist!

Lucinda x


message 10: by Crazy

Crazy Cat Would you like to check out my fan fiction. Can't seem to locate it.Think one fell under humor and one under science fiction fantasy going to add another probably under humor.


message 9: by Sue

Sue I have a Nook Color. How do I get Norman Lippert to down load to it?


Rebecca I will admit, as I begin book three, I'm turning into a bit of a fangirl! I said when I friended you a few weeks back that I was delighted and grateful to be back in the H.P. world, and that has only become more true. I just discovered that you have short stories, as well! The Girl on the Dock site is wonderfully done!


message 7: by G.

G. Norman Trine wrote: "G. wrote: "My pleasure. I make it a policy to accept friend requests from all redheads. (:"

*tosses hair* Redheads get all the fun! :)"


I believe they call them "gingers" in the UK. Are you perhaps a Weasley relative?


message 6: by G.

G. Norman Trine wrote: "Hey! Thanks so much for the add! :)"

My pleasure. I make it a policy to accept friend requests from all redheads. (:


message 5: by Kurt

Kurt Bali Had a chance to chat with Mr. Lippert. You can read that interview at http://sixgunwizard.blogspot.com/2012....


Clorissa Rene' Brown Sarah wrote: "Please expect Clo and I to geek out all over your page. ;) <3 thanks so much for accepting that add! :D"
She's right, and a thankyou from myself as well. :]


message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Rabbit Please expect Clo and I to geek out all over your page. ;) <3 thanks so much for accepting that add! :D


message 2: by Karen

Karen J. Hi! A thousand thank yous to you coz you made it easy for me to look for a pdf version of your book! Love the 2 previous books by the way! Keep it up!! Looking forward to the next one! ^_^


Novin Hi!
Thanks for the add I'd absolutely love to chat with you sometime, both about HP, and JP, and also things which ain't related to Harry Potter!
And that misspelling was my fault, actually ( a typing error :( )! Thanks for mentioning it. :-)


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